So I have this terrible IBS and finally, I drove those 5 hours with the train to the 'most hyped' german doctor who is a specialist on crohn's disease etc. to see if he could help me anyhow since paleo and probiotics or the common medication didn't change much about my symptoms (diarrhea, bloating, pain, cramps). He took a look into my results that I brought with me and said something like 'I wouldn't actually believe you do not have crohn's disease'. Then he gave me one antifungal (candio-hermal) and one kind of antibiotic (arilin) - but I don't see a link between crohn's disease and bacteria/yeast? i told him how I was eating and he said that i should avoid sugar and too much carbohydrates in general and also that gluten isn't only bad for me but for everyone's body (WOW! First doc ever to have a paleo-ish view on these issues!). He told me to stick with these medication for 3 weeks and sending him results about my crp and calprotectin-parameters (hope these names are known in english).
What do you think? do you see any sense in taking those two while maybe having crohn's? Please excuse my bad english :)
asked bybluekitty (252)
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on March 05, 2013
at 11:50 PM
How long have you lived with IBS or Crohn's? How long have you been paleo? Are you strict paleo? What type of supplementation do you do? Do you go to bed when it's dark and sleep in a dark room and get plenty of sleep? Are you under a lot of stress in your life? Do you believe in acupuncture? Herbs, etc?
on March 05, 2013
at 11:23 PM
Have you tried the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol? Its designed to help people for whom regular paleo diet is not enough. Also, food labels are really, really good at hiding the presence of problematic ingredients. One other thing to do is to make sure you aren't taking medications that have ingredients you are allergic to. I do my own research on my meds because my doctors never check and it has gotten me sick in the past. Since I don't have Crohns I cant really say which meds are best but I hope this info helps you :)