On a more personal note, I had been suffering from stabbing adominal pain for 2 1/2 days. It started on Monday the 24th of September after eating a hearty steak and baked potato dinner. It had disappeared by the morning, only to come back roaring the next evening. I woke up the next morning to the pain and it was the day I was suppossed to start a new job that I was thrilled about. I called my new boss, explaining what was going on. The pain never let up. So for 1 1/2 days I lied in bed, hoping, praying that the stabbing abdominal pain would resolve itself. So after almost 3 days of the pain, barely able to even walk, my dad took me to the ER. I immediately started to experince fever-like symptoms. Once back in a room, several blood draw were taken and I had a CT scan with dye performed. I was in so much pain, I could hardly tolerate it. I was scared. Nothing worked to resolve the pain. I had taychcardia (120) beats per minute, elevated white blood cell count and a fever of 101 degrees.
After all tests were performed, a new ER doctor admitted me to the hospital to recieve antibiotics and fluids by IV. I spent over two days in the hospital. They even took a stool sample. I was given a flu shot, which with my body in infection-fighting mode, I’m not sure this was the best idea. I was diagnosed with neuritis, which is inflammation of the bowel and sent home. I’m still having severe pain and the occassional wave of cramping that is nothing like I’ve ever felt before. The hospital only checked for one form of bacteria, electing not to run other expensive blood tests, even though the ER nurse took at least six blood samples from me.
I am seeing a gastroentrologist on Monday. I’m taking ibuprofen for pain and today started Theraflu for my flu-like symptoms – body aches, chills, hot flashes – things I’ve expereinced before when I had the flu. I got out of bed after spending most of yesterday in bed, in pain and fear.
So today, I got up. Really forced to get up to take more ibuprofen for pain, but also to not worry my parents. So I texted some friends and decided to try and occupy myself with following up on emails and getting some fresh air. However, I came across an email that led me to this video about gut health. I’ve actually been suffering from what Dr. Gundry calls “leaky gut” symptoms for quite awhile – fatigue, cognitive issues and aches in joints for quite sometime. The video is long but worth watching. Heartburn, lack of energy, weight gain that you can’t get rid of despite exercise and eating right, body aches and gut issues are addressed – and all have a common theme – “leaky gut.” I hope Dr. Gundry’s solution(s) can help me and anyone else out there that might be suffering from a problem that needs to be addressed ASAP. Masking it with painkillers, antacids and having no answer to symptoms Dr. Gundry describes, is not the solution. You can get really sick, if you ignore the warning signs of your gut health. I hope I can bring this information to my G.I. doc on Monday and he is receptive at the least to these findings! If you’ve got an extra 50 minutes to watch, it’s worth watching so I’ve provided the link.
Wishing you all health and happiness!
Here is a list of supplements found in Total Restore, if you wish to buy them individually:
Here is a link to approved foods from Dr. Gundry’s book, The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in ‘Healthy’ Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain