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Thursday, July 29, 2010
Surprise
I spent this morning at a diagnostic center enjoying an upper GI series (drinking barium, which is a thick, white chalky substance is a really fun way to start the day). After the test, I went to the doctor to find out the results. I was SHOCKED to hear that the tests showed no signs of reflux. That is great news because it rules out surgery, but it doesn't answer the question, "What's wrong with me?"

I told the doctor that I have had suspicions for a while that my problems are related to candida (yeast) issues because of all the antibiotics and steroid medications I have taken in the past 18 months (and I am sure that my former high-carb, high-sugar diet contributed as well). I suspected that he would dismiss this as the cause of my digestive issues (many mainstream doctors do), but I was again SHOCKED when he responded, "I think you may be right."

He explained that he could do a scope to check for sure, but instead, we are going to try Diflucan for three weeks to see how I respond. I have already cut way back on my carb consumption, but I am going to try to eliminate them all for the next few weeks, with the exception of fruits and vegetables.

I am thankful that my doctor was willing to listen, and I hope we are on the path to wellness. I guess we'll know in a few weeks. I can't quit eating, so I would really like to eliminate this problem (although I will gladly accept the 17 pound weight loss that has come with it)!

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4 Comments:
At July 29, 2010 3:53 PM, Blogger Hyperactive Lu said...

17 lbs?!?! Wow!!! Have you tried probiotics?

 
At July 29, 2010 4:48 PM, Blogger Jana (sidetrack'd) said...

Yay for a doctor who listens and considers alternative explanations!!! Hoping you find some relief now.

 
At July 29, 2010 6:49 PM, Blogger morninglight mama said...

Good luck with everything here, Lauren. It sounds like you're moving in the right direction!d

 
At July 29, 2010 8:27 PM, Blogger Jennifer, Snapshot said...

ARGH, yeah, so frustrating! But yes, how great that you've done your research and your doctor is listening!

 

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