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I Can't Fix My Leaky Gut

Discussion in 'The Gut: De Meirleir & Maes; H2S; Leaky Gut' started by Soccermanjb, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Soccermanjb

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    I've tried every supplement it seems and probiotics that are supposed to heal leaky gut but I can only tolerate a really tiny dose of each one I try... I've treated parasites a few weeks ago but have not seen any improvements had CFS for 3 years and my gut issues were there since day one? Can I ever get my gut right again? Food allergies and intolerances are severe and I feel backed into a corner... Any advice?
     
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    The two things that has helped me the most is:
    • Digestion enzymes, especially when eating carbs
    • Turmeric with 95% curcumin. The curcumin is supposed to increase gall production, and I can handle fat and fatty food much better since I started taking 4-5 days ago.
     
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    My digestive symptoms resolved once I removed myself from a house with hidden mold. Was not aware of it until I moved out. It did not smell.
     
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    Thank you for your comments I'm allergic to turmeric and I take digestive enzymes.

    How long did it take to improve @Christopher ?
     
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    I started gaining weight after a couple months
     
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    Interesting... I became ill after 2 days at my new house but it was built in 2003 and has no signs of water damage but I have always wondered about it. Even when I first walk in I struggle a little more to breathe. Lord willing my wife and I will be moving out at the end of August.

    It was a foreclosed home when we got it though. Did you have food allergies etc? @Christopher
     
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    No. I became ill the third day after moving into a new home. I stayed there for about a year while my health deteriorated and I started having suicidal thoughts by the end of my stay there.

    The day after I moved out, my symptoms immediately started abating. I had no idea there was mold in that house until after I moved out. There was no visual or olfactory evidence until the wall was taken down.

    I had no idea mold could have that severe an effect on anyone. All interventions failed while I was there. I believe it was the root cause of my illness and the other stuff was downstream. I would never have known mold was present unless my cousin had not done remodeling in the basement. It was a huge colony apparently. The man who lives there now I've heard says he hears ghosts. Whatever is there is very neurologically toxic.

    I am still dealing with mold unfortunately as a new colony grew in the house I recovered in.

    I developed a gluten intolerance I'm assuming once this new colony formed and started affecting me. I'm unfortunately fairly certain there's no way to fix the body without removing yourself from the exposure.
     
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    @Soccermanjb
    When you say you cannot fix your leaky gut, have you had your gut leakiness measured (for example by the lactulose-mannitol intestinal permeability test)?
     
  9. Soccermanjb

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    No I haven't had it tested or measured.

    I have been out of my house for even three months and didn't improve...
     
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    OK. All I can give you is my experience. It's possible the house you moved into had a colony as well. It is frankly an overwhelming subject even for me. Just keep it in mind as a possible factor.
     
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    Lord willing we will see improvement when I move out though. I'm not giving up hope on that. I'm always more bloated at home then my gut accelerates elsewhere... So crazy!
     
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    Hope that will work for you @Soccermanjb! I lived 3.5 years in a house where the mould was really thick... wasn't aware that it was so dangerous then, but it could have contributed to where I am today... really don't know! Anyways, one of the nations biggest newspapers used it as an example of a mouldy house in an article they wrote about mould on houses :/
     
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    @Christopher how much did your weight get down to? I'm down to 125. Was 176 when I got sick.
     
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    Diet? GAPS recommends not only gluten and dairy-free, but eliminating all starches for a period to allow healing and reduce the substances that can move through the porous gut.
     
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    Could be any number of issues. What are your main symptoms and when do they occur? What triggers them?
     
  16. Hip

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    So leaky gut may not be your problem.

    What are the gut symptoms you have that you are trying to fix?
     
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    @Hip is right, you need to get IP tested. My lactulose/mannitol pathology x3 are the worst my doctor has ever seen. But I also have 2+ Positive via Dr Chia's VP1 EV test. So two tests if you have Gut issues associated with your CFS/ME most should consider doing...

    Hi @Christopher sad to hear you have had to deal with mold issues. I could never believe how bad mold is for your health, until going through a near identical situation as you. There are reports that the most severely effected buildings by mold, are NOT visible...very scary
     
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    Easy remedy for stomach pain and GI issues for me was to Quit caffine, and also quit wheat for a few months.

    Easier said than done, and takes huge discipline.

    Digestive ezymes and ox bile salts may be worth a shot too if you got digestive issues.
     

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