Posted 05 May 2015 - 08:53 PM
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 02:46 AM
I am new here (just joined tonight), and I see that this is an old post. I am hoping you are still part of this group - I would love to hear what your experience has been since posting this. I, too, am experiencing horrendous flushing that began early last year. Last year, I was also having dry heaving (daily for 2 months straight), couldn't eat and lost over 30 lbs rather rapidly, large mucus pods on my stool and a bit of blood, constant nausea, horrific gas/bloating/gurgling/distension, and a constant feeling inside like my stomach was trying to eat itself. I also switched from my usual constipation to diarrhea. I suffered for 6 months before getting a proper diagnosis of C Diff. Began Metronidazole, and thankfully was feeling better after one round of the antibiotic. Still had to heal my gut, but knew I was on the right track finally.
I was eating Low-Fodmap at this point, trying to stay away from dairy til I healed more, and taking Culturelle. Throughout the rest of the year, I had bouts of flushing here and there, but all in all, was feeling much better.
Fast forward to last fall...I ordered food from a diner one night that hit my tummy in all the wrong ways. Horrible flushing that night. And the next day. And the next...etc. Saw my gastro - he told me, "You're viral - go home and take antihistimines and you'll be fine by next week." Well, fast forward to NOW...I have gone gluten free as a desperate resort and thought that was helping for a time, but the flushing is back every night now. I was thinking it could be perimenopause, but I'm noticing my tummy acting up again now, too, and it's getting harder to eat again. Not to mention, low body temp and horrible chills.
Been to several different doctors - had a myriad of tests done - so far, no answers.
Looking for someone with similar symptoms to speak with. I will add that my flushing is bright red, hot and can last 1 good hour during full flush, by the 2nd hour I start feeling some relief, and by 2.5 hrs or so, I'm finally starting to look mostly back to normal skin color. This is now becoming a nightly ordeal again. I also notice my upper tummy kicking in around the time I flush - I hear gurgles, tummy can distend, my hands go ice cold (feet, too), and I get an inner chill, palpitations and can feel nauseated.
Posted 12 February 2017 - 08:06 PM
It def could be IBS related. Glad to hear you are seeking professional medical advice