I'm guessing it's not very common. I looked it up and found:
"There is little comprehensive data regarding rumination syndrome in otherwise healthy individuals. Most people with the disorder are private about their illness, and are often misdiagnosed due to the number of symptoms, and the clinical similarities between rumination syndrome and other disorders of the stomach and esophogus, such as gastroparesis and bulimia nervosa."View Thread
You might not like to talk about bowel issues but you're having them. Two years is a long time to wait due to embarrassment - now you need to get testing done, and preferably as many tests as possible before your scope on Friday. It's unlikely that you're going to get an answer immediately but at least getting tests done now means you should start getting answers next week.View Thread
I'm guessing that the increased meds means your Crohn's isn't under control. Being really sick can cause you to skip a period. I know when it happened to me the doctor said not to worry about it unless it happened again.View Thread
As you've had C Diff you really shouldn't take antibiotics unless you really really need them.
Also there's no need to take one with a cold as that's viral - an antibiotic won't do any good. Colloidal silver won't do you much good either - there's nothing to prove it works and plenty to say that it could harm you. You're better off trying to keep away from sick people and getting some basic cold pills from the store for if you do get sick.
C Diff and the antibiotics used to treat it can leave lingering problems. Have you tried any probiotics to get your digestive tract back to normal?View Thread
Hormones can have a *huge* impact on you, and this started not only after childbirth, but also right after you started birth control again. Honestly I think that's the culprit. The symptoms you list are totally in line with what can happen when your hormonal birth control doesn't mesh with you. I'm betting that if you finish off the pills you're on now and then don't start a new pack, that your symptoms will start to go away. This isn't to say that you can't use birth control pills again, just that the one you're on now isn't working with the body you have now.
Stress isn't helping you either. It can also have a big impact on how you feel, and with the birth control pills it's likely causing everything to be that much worse. If you can manage even a few minutes to yourself every day to just stop and breathe, you'll be so much better for it.View Thread
As much as you want to be in denial, EntroLab has a really good reputation - if they found that you have gluten issues, then you have gluten issues. You should know as well as anyone that false positives just don't happen.
Hopefully CalGal will see this as I know she had a copy of Trudy's list of gluten-free alternative. There are a lot of options out there nowadays.View Thread
I've always been told to take vitamins with food, otherwise it didn't really matter when I take them. Personally I divide up my vitamins but that's only because I take a lot of them and it's simpler to take some of them with breakfast and the rest with dinner.
I take my Vit D as a 1000 IU dose when I have dinner. Over the winter I'll also add an additional 400 IU every other day and I haven't decided if I'll take it at the same time or in the morning.View Thread