Ive had extremely similar problems except with the addition of a few more symptoms such as loss of saliva when eating, sometimes stomach pains and small lil red bumps that pop up on my back,shoulders, and arms. after seeing 3 doctors, 1 gi specialist, and 1 allergy specialist on the issue ive somehow developed allergies to a whole plethora of foods, mainly being nuts, seeds, vegetables, and fruits. after removing most of the foods ive identified my condition has improved although i still have the symptoms on a daily basis, just not as often throughout the day, i could still be allergic to milk or wheat, unsure of it. i also take digestive enzymes before most of my meals and a probiotic a few times each day and that has greatly helped. i highly suggest the addition of the digestive enzymes before you eat a meal.
yes twice, first time it was negative, second time it was inconclusive. i said wtf? inconclusive? along with milk and soy and i know im allergic to soy. apparantly if you have it sometimes it can be hard to detect. as advanced as our science is today one thing they are not good at treating and detecting too well are food allergies. i do have some of the symptoms though. i am gonna get tested again and for more allergies in a couple months.
Manimal, any updates on anything you've tried?
LatsRUs. Your symptoms sound similar to those that I had about 10 years ago. They tested me for everything under the sun and everything was "inconclusive." Finally, I just started cutting stuff out of my diet on my own. In the end, it turned out to be milk allergy. Even minor amounts in whey protein would cause me to flare up. There is nothing worse than trying to eat and having a dry freaking mouth!
manchester, did u try removing wheat? why just milk? how did u go about doing it? and how long after u stopped the dairy did u have a decrease in symptoms? did u have lil bumps too?
hey all! things have been much better! i've realized that i'd been eating way too many carbs, way too many complex ones at that. i'd have gobs of grains just sitting. but since i went back to higher fats and lowered carbs, i've been feeling a whole lot better.
hows your magnesium:calcium ratio?
It seems like to me that your confusing your body with different energy sources. When you eat a lot of carbs and little fat your body becomes a carb burning machine and the enzymes to digest carbs and utilize them become dominant. Then when suddenly swith to low carb high fat, your body's like WTF?????? it's not prepared to handle the increased fat intake and lowered carb intake.
So you have to give it time to switch and become acustomed to the change. But when you constantly change energy sources, your constantly fugging up your body processes. The bloating most likely comes from complex carbs and it's fiber content sitting in you stomach and fermenting since you recently switched from fat the carb digesting enzymes are low.
I've had similar problems. After some research I found that most food starches cause gas (bloating) except for brown rice, so I removed all but brown rice and it almost immediately fixed the problem. The other adjustment was the addition of one serving of yogurt in the morning with breakfast. I figured I needed intestinal flora.
I hope that helps.
you sound like me before i knew i had celiac
***i'd go to the doc, but i ain't got much $/no insurance. but there could be a chance that i have that.
yea Manimalia. I had the same problem. Eating my biggest meal before bed was a big mistake for me. Apples and beans are also my friends.
Something else I find extremely helpful are probiotics. You can get em dirt cheap at GNC. I kind of like the idea of millions of bacteria helping me digest all my food and get bigger,haha.
One thing no one has mentioned is that it's best to start the day with the carb meals and wean down to no carbs except maybe a couple fibrous vege's with your last two-three meals.
230g pro/165g carb/72g fat = 2228 cals
3 eggs and 2 whites, 1 serving beans rice, veggies
40, 40, 15
8 oz salmon salad(lettuce, cucumber, tomato, pepper,celery) with 1 tbsp. olive oil
40, 5, 30
tuna can, 1 serving beans rice, veggies
40, 50, 4
scoop protein with berries
25, 10, 2
scoop protein with 30g oats
25, 30, 2
chicken breast with beans rice and broccoli
3 whole eggs, veggies
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