You know what? F#ck carbs!
- 05-14-2012, 12:22 AM
- 05-15-2012, 05:17 PM
I had some of the same problems for years and finally had tests done.Gastritis,ibs,and a touch of diverticulitis.I found that pasta,beans,and potatoes are a killer for me all these years so I gave them up and it did help.I may even go as far as he did and give them all up.
- 05-15-2012, 06:46 PM
05-16-2012, 12:26 PM
Sorry to hear about the badish news, but glad to hear that it seems to be manageable. I'm not a doctor yet, so any advice I give is for entertainment purposes only. That said, if you're low not just on sucrase, but on multiple glucosidases (especially amylase), your symptoms sound like a lot like chronic pancreatitis. I know you said that you had a gastroscopy, but If you have insurance or can afford it, I think that getting an ultrasound of your pancreas might not be a bad idea (this might be what you meant by 'echography'). If you have insurance, possibly push for a CT scan, too--those will run you about $2000-$3000, whereas an ultrasound should only be ~$600-$1200, but rumor has it that CT scans are excellent diagnostic tools. If *I* learned that my own amylase levels were acting up, my first course of action would be to find out ASAP whether I had pancreatic cancer or a predisposition thereto. As I say, I'm not giving medical advice—just suggesting a few things that you should bring up to your licensed medical care provider. Also, you might ask about a fasting glucose blood test; these kind of suck, but information about the time profile of your personal glucose metabolism can be useful for managing day-to-day things.
Finally, if this all turns out to be nothing serious, but you want to carb-up from time to time for whatever reason, could you try straight glucose? Again, something to discuss with your qualified medical professional, but I would imagine that glucose tabs, or a glucose drip (if you can acquire one) would bypass most of your digestive concerns. Without more details on your pancreatic enzyme situation, I can't say how glycogen production/storage would go for you, but glucose throughout a workout would accomplish something similar. (Trolls: I know that an over-simplification...IGF-1, etc., etc.. I actually find that question very interesting, so feel free to PM me)
Ok--hope this helps
Stay strong, brother!
05-16-2012, 02:28 PM
05-16-2012, 08:21 PM
Right now I do not miss carbs at all, actually, three weeks without carbing up and I'm feeling great,
and - oh well - I look better ahah
in past, ain't happening again. I found my sweet spot, I really don't miss anything food wise
but for the most part food for me is just a tool to achieve what I want from my body.
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