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#135039 - 04/09/06 09:43 PM Re: Query on intestinal health
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
Brothers,

Please check out my post of 12 February on this thread. Everything I say there I now know is wrong. I won't go into the details, but just because they are triggering. A detailed exam on Friday shows that I have significant scarring to the colon and that a more thorough exam is needed.

These exams are very triggering and I won't hide that fact. But in my case it helped that I had told my GP how I felt and with my permission she wrote to the specialist to explain the situation to him. He was very gentle with me and explained everything as we went along.

I will probably need some corrective surgery later this year, but the big thing is that when I was told there might be a problem I dealt with it. Believe me, if fraidy cat me can cope with this, ANY of you guys can! ;\)

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
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#135040 - 04/09/06 10:18 PM Re: Query on intestinal health
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Registered: 07/06/04
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Loc: Stuck between water, air, and ...
Chrones, is a pretty bad disease to have.
I get burning in my bowles and anus, but I guess it is not Crohns.

I get furring of the tongue, and I hate it, because it makes my breath smell foul.

I just wish these things are not a producat of CSA, but sadly they must be, but yes, I must try and get my intesinal health back.

When I feel stress, then I feel its like acid attacking my bowels.
My anus feels so sore, but why!

ste

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#396099 - 05/04/12 07:50 PM Re: Query on intestinal health [Re: reality2k4]
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Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 6875
Loc: USA
I have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). I think lots of survivors of abuse have it.

My history: I remember having lots of diarrhea even when I was 10. Even as a child, I took Peptol Bismol.

When I was about 40 an excellent specialist recommended that I take large doses of psyllium powder. I found a store manager who ordered this stuff for me in 5 pound bags. It really helped to stabilize my hyper-active large intestine. Even so, I experienced some deterioration of the descending large intestine.

http://jamieriderbush.hubpages.com/hub/Best-Ways-to-Improve-Bowel-Regularity-Naturally

The large intestine is not made to come in contact with the powerful digestive juices from the stomach, so if they don't stay in the small intestine long enough to be neutralized, the juices start to digest the inner lining of the large intestine.

I have had good results with keeping a food diary. Write down the foods you eat every day. If you are trying to lose weight, also make note of the amounts you eat. Take note of the foods which cause digestive upset. In my case I have found: peanut butter, pork products, and milk products. Elimination of these has greatly helped the diarrhea problem.

Counseling has helped a lot as my inner tensions get relieved.

I have more recently found that a single dose of Advil PM when I go to bed promotes sleep, promotes relaxation of my digestive system, helps with the food allergies, and helps with the chronic inflammation from the constant intestinal irritation. Advil is ibuprofen and it is a powerful anti-inflammatory drug. You don't need a prescription for this. Make sure that you can handle it before you take this.

Puffer






Edited by pufferfish (05/04/12 08:25 PM)

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