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My Journey with Bowel Diseases and More

I have had 3 Endoscopes and 2 Colonoscopies within a 5 year period. In that time frame, I was diagnosed with silent Gerd, Gastroparesis, Irritable Bowel Disease, Barrett’s Esophagus, and lymphocytic Colitis. The last Colonoscopy showed my Diverticuli had gone into Diverticulitis. I am now going on month 4 of daily diarrhea. More times than not it comes on shortly after a meal with stomach pain. diverticulitis

My stomach is distended and I have other symptoms

I’ve been prescribed Budesonide EC. I have no idea if it’s helping anything or not. My stomach has begun to distend and I don’t know why. If anyone can advise me on what steps to take to help with the symptoms, and even better, get these diseases under control, I would appreciate it beyond words.

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Comments

  • thedancingcrohnie moderator
    10 months ago

    I am so sorry you are dealing with all of this. I have Crohn’s Disease and can relate to the stomach pain, diarrhea and distending of the stomach.

    I definitely don’t want to give you any medical advice since I am not a doctor, and of course always talk to your doctor before you make any changes. But I found that when I eliminated grains, dairy and processed sugar from my diet, things really changed for me. I also started doing celery juice every morning on an empty stomach and it really began to heal my gut. I used to deal with diarrhea and pain daily and now I don’t anymore.

    I hope this helps a bit. Feel free to message me if you want to chat more about what has worked for me. I know what it’s like to feel hopeless.

    Always dancing,
    Elizabeth

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