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Well, this morning between 5-7am..I had another big attack. SEVERE pains and explosive D. I am disgusted!!! The last major one I had was last Friday. I think I know what caused this one..I ate pastina (little egg noodles) before bed. My sister recommended this to fill my tummy and so I can gain some weight. I have lost too much weight again and am getting VERY nervous. I guess what I ate was just too heavy before bed. Do any of you guys eat before bed if you are hungry? What is the lastest you will eat and if you snack..what do you snack on?? I went to a dietician...no help. I am calling the gastro on Monday. I feel as if I don't know what to do anymore! I need something to calm my nerves, I guess. I am taking Librax but I need something stronger. I know that most of my problems have to do with stress and my poor eating and sleeping habits when I'm working as a teacher. I also think I have a yeast problem. I mean, the dr. found patches of yeast in my esophogus when he tested me last year. Isn't this a sign??? Yet, when I mentioned about having a yeast problem to him, he said I didn't have one. I've read The Yeast Connection and I'm sure that yeast is a problem for me. Especially since all I eat is breads when I get sick. Any advice for me so I can bring it to my doctor's attention?? Has anyone ever tried soy products??...just curious. Also, has anyone ever gone out on temporary leave from work due to IBS??? I swear, I am so weak and tired and nervous that I can't concentrate on being a good teacher to my students. I am thinking of trying to get a few weeks medical time off to recover. Then if I am not better, I will seriously consider looking for a new job..perhaps a part-time teaching job. Thank you everyone for listening!!!!! Gina
 
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Gina, Sorry to hear about all the trouble I've been having sooo much trouble since I had a miscarriage last Feb. it's not even funny. I've read the yeast connection book too and scored over 400pts. but the drs. don't seem to want to talk about it do you suffer from headaches, gastric reflux, also I have a constant low backache and dull ache in my rt. side it seems with me everything always come out in physical form when I have stress. I also suffer from panic disorder and do take a small am't of medicine for that. I too work in the school system and that's enough to give heartburn to anyone agree??? I try to talk to myself with postive thoughts and sometimes it helps but other times it's very overwhelming. It's also very hard for other people to understand what you're going through. I do feel better if I don't eat or drink alot at least 2 hours before bed and take Fibercon too 2 in the a.m and 2 at p.m. Well I'll maybe talk to ya another time goodluck and take care of you! Vada
 

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Sorry your are feeling so awful Gina. You've probably heard my story before. Sounds like yeast is a possiblity. Good luck finding a doc.. They seem to be hard to come by, but worth the search. I did take a leave of abscence because it was wearing on me- too long before I finally found the answers in the form of a well respected allergist. Some might call it environmental medicine. I know flux could flinch when he hears that. Just as in any business, there are quacks in all areas- even conventional medicine. I went to one before I got this one. Fortunately, I recognized the fact, before the quack finally was going to get around to actually treating me. Honeybee lucked out and had a gastroenterologist treat her, so there are some out there who are finally seeing the light. No doubt, especially these days, your job is stressful, as was nursing. I was having too much fun before I really realized it though. I know I can never go back, as it is more physical than my bod can handle anymore though since fibro, and candida took over. I admire what you do. I think the teaching and medical profession are among the most important jobs on earth. I am currently volunteering tutoring a ESL person, and it is a delight!I usually can handle herbal tea and crackers/Country Hearth Wheat toasted English Muffin. Put plain butter/nut butter on it. Sometimes I even eat an apple. I can handle a little tender hulless popcorn too (with butter and salt). I was losing a lot of weight too. The Food allergy testing and antifungal with low sugar diet treatment helped me to get back on track again with eating. I had to cut out juices and soda as well as the already usuals: coffee and alcohol for IBSers. Try to stay away from white flour products with high yeast. Hope you find answers for your problem soon Gina. Hang in there. You may need a break to get this all sorted out. I handed in an application last week, as I am finally started to feel I may be handle a few hours of work a day again. Never give up hope. PS. I didn't have yeast in the esophogeal/problems with reflux too much as far as I know. If it is a yeast problem, you may have to wait until the treatment works before you can eat less than 2hrs before bedtime. There was a period I had where I remember I couldn't seem to eat less than 2hrs. before bedtime before the treatment though. ------------------[This message has been edited by moldie (edited 09-18-1999).]
 
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