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Questions about my mother's digestive problems

Discussion in 'Gastrointestinal and Urinary' started by jen86, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. jen86


    my mother is 51 years old.

    digestive problems for three years.
    out of no where she had sick to stomach and yellow burning stools.
    we thought it was stomach flu but it kept going and getting worse.
    felt like got punch in stomach that takes her breath away also,
    got hard to eat.

    she has always been a healthy person, ate healthy, clean body, no worries.
    most the symptoms left by dec 2012.

    she was not that bad in 2013 to 2014. was able to eat non citrus fruits, plain chicken skinless bake, plain hamburger, plain potato soup, and toast. drinks just water.
    but all that left when she cought the chickenpox by the beggining of this year jan 2015.
    unable to digest the food, now can't seem to draw water in her tissues and organs.
    she felt dry inside her gut where water dont seen to hydrate in her stomach anymore.

    no vomit or diarriah.
    her skin is so dry, bloated stomach where gas will not come out.
    she try vitamins and probiotics seems to have adverse reaction now, never did before.
    she try spring water and mineral water they don't help.

    i felt her stomach it felt like thick wet sand below her belly button across.
    when it push up out her mouth and out her nose holes with water and food, foamy acidic stomach where she cant breath it chokes her.
    she countinued to get worse. went to doctors, PPI and H2 blockers don't help her issues, they make her dryer and stomach tighter.
    saline iv inflames her intestines and give her gastritis. the saline made her sodium and potassium drop more.

    she always had a good potassium and sodium levels even three years ago.
    the chickenpox depleted them.
    she has takin sodium, potassium and magnesium, dont help.
    she use to take calcium before the virus, now just tightins her stomach and bloats.
    when shes givin plain water enema, her stomach relaxes for just a few minutes.
    blood test and other test shows normal exciped her potassium 3.2 and sodium 131.
    doctor believes she has inflamed intestines but don't believe the virus made her worse.
    they dont answer our question how come she can retain water in her tissues and organs.
    one doctor gave her carefate and said it will heal her stomach and retain water again.
    she try the pill and gave her sever stabbing stomach pains. told her dont take another pill.
    doctor said can't happen. then went on vacation.
    seven days later pains came back end up in bathroom diarriah bad and threw up.
    i order a test at walkin labs and got a blood test called IBD before the carefate she took.
    results came back 39.0 high. the highest is 24. the test i had to order when no doctor took it.
    i gave him the results but he has not answer.
    she can not get anywhere anymore. she is so bad that she cant make to doctors,
    also her osmolality. was low.

    all i want to know is how can i get the water get in her gut and tissues and what test shows the cause.
    the doctors wont help. GI doctor wont take her cause insuerance.
    how can i get the water in her tissues again.
    she is so bad i need someone that can help me on this.
    can someone let me know soon please?
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  2. WillowJ

    WillowJ คภภเє ɠรค๓թєl

    WA, USA
    can she have chicken broth? (unsalted if her sodium is high)

    That's a little difficult to answer. Normally one would expect an IV for someone not able to take fluid by mouth, but this has been tried.

    I did do a search to see if I could find anyone with similar issues, and I found a researcher looking at the effect of chickenpox on gut problems.
    These are different problems, but you might try contacting him to see if he knows what you can do or who you can ask.

    It's apparently not unkown to become dehydrated with chickenpox:

    Call and ambulance and go to ER if necessary. (They will eventually want to be paid. Now that insurance is the expected option, I'm not sure what the availability is for payment plans.) You can search for free and low-cost clinics in your area, but I'm not sure how many specialists participate.
  3. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

    Some people are able to get magnesium, potassium, and sodium into their system by putting them in a foot soak.

    Sometime food come back up out of the stomach because there is not enough stomach acid, rather than too much. She could try taking digestive enzymes with Betaine HCL.
  4. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

    Couchland, USA
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