This article has some information on bloat-inducing foods that you might want to avoid for a little while. It includes things like Brussels sprouts, beans, cauliflower, carrots, and more. I know you already know this, but if it continues after you've eliminated these foods, it's a good idea to see your doctor. Getting a diagnosis (even if it is unfortunately IBS) will hopefully offer you relief quickly. If it does turn out to be IBS, this article about controlling IBS symptoms with diet may be helpful. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
Here is some information about common symptoms of acid reflux -- Shortness of breath is not one of them. Have you spoken with your doctor about this? If not, I think that it is important to do so as it could point to something other than acid reflux. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
Hello and welcome to the community! I hope that someone who has experience with gastroparesis stops in to give you some advice on what has worked for them, but in the meantime, this overview article has some information that you might find helpful. It suggests waiting 2 to 3 hours after you eat before you lie down, and eating meals that are low in fiber and fat among other things. Hope this helps! Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
I know that you are scared that it is a repeat of what you went through before (and I'm sorry you had to go through all of that), but if you believe that you have another intestinal blockage it is important that you see your doctor for evaluation. Here is some more information on the topic. You will want to catch it before your symptoms worsen. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
Have you gotten a second opinion? I think that seeing another primary care doctor or possibly a gastroenterologist would be the best thing to do (especially since this has continued and you have lost so much weight in such a short amount of time). Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
I'm sorry that you have been dealing with this for such a long time. This page has some good tips on how to treat constipation (including foods to eat and how exercise can help among other things). This article has more in-depth information about specific foods (with amounts of those foods) as well as specific exercises that may help. Hope this helps!View Thread
Hi! The CD community that you tried to access may no longer be active (it was a member-created community and the creator may have chosen to discontinue the community), or it is possible that there is some kind of glitch (I would suggest checking back in later to see if the problem persists).
That said, I am sure that there are a number of members here who would be more than happy to offer support, personal experiences or advice based on any questions that you might have. We do get questions about CD here often (and it is actually in my family as well although I haven't been diagnosed myself).
How did your son's GI appointment go? Hope to hear from you!View Thread
I don't have any personal experience taking apple cider vinegar (the smell turns me off of it), but this article discusses what it may and may not do for you and has some information that you might find helpful. There is a small section about digestion on the second page that you might find particularly interesting. Hope this helps!View Thread
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