Originally Posted by JaneS
Then they are not doing the right tests... what tests were they?
I'm highly suspect of any mainstream gi healing guts. Only if you can find one who is really top in their field. Bacterial overgrowth is being studied now in mainstream medicine but it's going to take a LONG time for it to trickle down. Did he test for SIBO, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth?
I *would not* do any sort of enema, etc. for testing while pg. That is ridiculous. Besides, what are they going to see and what are they going to tell you it's caused by. And what are they going to offer as treatments for lets say... inflammation? Steriods? No thank you.
Sorry I'm not being helpful with these thoughts, but I have less than any respect for the way medicine is practiced. Mainstream medicine generally doesn't cure disease, they only treat symptoms with drugs.
Oops, sorry I'm so distracted lately...
See link entitled Yeast/Bacteria at www.enzymestuff.com for info about taking them between meals and for what purpose.
I talked to DH about this and he was adamantly supportive of me that I not do the sig or anything while pg. That is a great point that you made: what would the doc find on the sig that he would have to know right now while I'm pg, and what would he do about it that wouldn't also endanger the pg. This aspect actually just makes me even more disappointed and angry at the way I'm being treated by the doc and office.
While I was talking to DH I was choking back tears the entire time. Now that I've delved into the 'alternative' side of the gut issue, I feel so utterly overwhelmed. There is so much out there (here? ) that I've never heard of about which I have to learn, apply to myself, and figure out. I completely agree, Jane, that the focus of mainstream is just to put a bandaid over the symptoms(with plenty of hefty kickbacks in the doc's pocket); I want this HEALED doggone it! Or as close to that as I can get.
I believe I have intuited a help for myself already in that I have begun taking zinc supplements and that is making a significant difference. At least I hope so; I have learned to be cautious with attributing any temporary (because it is always only temporary... ) improvement to anything. I'll post about the zinc thing another time: I think it is an interesting story in addition to being one of the points about which I am not thrilled about this doc. I will be starting glutamine next week (as soon as it arrives). I tried some kefir this morning and I will be monitoring that effect. Meanwhile, I'll keep taking baby steps in learning about healing the gut. One thing DH said the other day was, "I hope this isn't contagious." I told him it has been going on long enough with me that if it was I would think he and DC would have caught it. But my other fear is that my DC will have a propensity to develop it later. I want to already have it all figured out for them by then!!
I figure one thing going to the gut doc has done is propelled me to more action. As long as I'm trying something I feel like I'm making progress. And that is certainly better than just wasting my life away while the problem gets worse.