Hi guys, a little back story before my main question:
I started taking on a loose paleo lifestyle ~ february as i have acid reflux issues. At that time, i had a lot of bloating and belching issues, which were eradicated after adopting a loose version of paleo. i went overseas, overindulged and also ate wheat products right at the end of my trip. Came back with a swollen mouth/gums, of which i wasn't sure was caused by the wheat or a dental issue (wisdom teeth).
went to the doctors and she thought it might be crohns disease or ulcerative colitis. i did take antibiotics for 3 days but saw they weren't doing anything so stopped and healed after time. i was referred to a specialist but he was a waste of time and money. I have previously had a colonoscopy and an endoscopy done in feb which was all clear except for slight irritation in my esaphagus from the acid. they prescribed me nexium, which i didn't take. I also did go to the dentist and he believed that the ulcers and swelling were due to my wisdom teeth (i also have a grinding issue; have to wear a dental guard at night due to excessive grinding) and the excessive grinding (i didn't wear my dental guard on my o/s trip).
having said that, after a few weeks the ulcers and what not were gone from my mouth, i ate a burger (lol) and after 1 bite the roof of my mouth started getting irritated and swollen. felt like some sort of allergic reaction. a week or so later, had 2 6 inch subway rolls and they were fine.
following all that, i started on a strict paleo diet on 8th may, the whole 30 day deal with basically no fruit and minimal veges. i wanted to get rid of the burping/belching i got.
initially, i felt great, more energy, wasn't tired and so forth. but then i started getting constipated and pellet like stools. i figured, this was because my body was just getting used to it. i also started eating more fats but to no avail. On top of the constipation issues, i started getting mild headaches in the forehead area after i eat food. and now today was the first instance where i started getting stomach pains and stomach grumbling sounds in my lower abdomen area. had to go to the toilet three times within a span of 30 mins, first two times constipated. 3rd time i had to go, i had diarrhea.
at the moment, i take a probiotic at night before i sleep. i take fish oil and vit c in the morning and night. i take betaine hcl with all of my meals. i also take a shot of apple cider vinegar after all my meals. my meals have been strict, meat (seafood, offal, red, poultry) and veges. the last 3 days, i ate no carbs at all, just meat and fats. i drink bone broth, licorice tea and also have made a new batch of fermented saurkraut. i've been avoiding nightshades, dairy, eggs and nuts since i started strictly.
anyone able to shed some light here after reading my babble? my belching/burping has gone down a bit but not completely.
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on May 20, 2012
at 12:35 PM
Have you considered additional supplements?
I would recommend magnesium to help things "move along". Also, while overdoing veggies will cause similar symptoms to what you are having, I wouldn't recommend just "meat and fats" - instead try to get some leafy greens in there.
on May 20, 2012
at 02:04 PM
I do not know what you have. But I have gluten intolerance and all kind of other issues so I am like SUPER DUPER sensitive to many foods. But by experimenting I have figured out the foods I am NOT SENSITIVE to. I am going to list them below. Try eating them and tell me how you feel then. I have a feeling all your problems will be solved. Just try it for one day and do not eat anything else:
leafy greens (kale, collards, beet greens)
cabbage family (broccoli, cauliflower, etc)
This is what my super-sensitive stomach/body CAN handle.
Hope it helps!
on May 20, 2012
at 02:02 PM
Little to no fiber with only protein will cause constipation. You need to find a good balance, even if its VLC which is up to 50g a day of carbs might help. I can only assume you are way below this, might be helpful to post your %s of fat/protein/carbs which will give more exacting information for better advice.
Too much fat can cause diarrhea, Fermented foods if not use to (if not weaned in slowly over time) can cause diarrhea too.
I find If I don't eat a consistently balanced diet, I can easily go from one extreme to the other all within a few hours. Everyones systems are different so you'll need to learn how much fiber you need to be consistent to avoid those extremes.
Cronhs- have they tested? there are also more indicators, perhaps read up on it, its not something to just toss out there without followup. (green stooles-indicate infection, inflamation in parts of intestines-tissue can be tested during colonoscopy, death of parts of intestines-which means it's not been managed).
Does the vinegar help? doesnt it add more acid to an already over acidic environment (if you have acid reflux).
You might want to consider yoga to learn how to consciously relax, I'm speaking as one grinder to another (I am also a clencher), it helps and you learn how to calm yourself down and breath. We apparently don't yell and scream at people, we clentch and grind and hold it all in, which in turn causes more damage to our insides, intestines as well.
Just a few thoughts off the top of my head, hope it helps!