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I 've been having sore pain under my left ribcage right around the spleen area for a few weeks. It comes and goes and gets very sore. I had a bowl of lentil soup this evening and had a little nausea, sore pain under the left rib, raised heartrate, cold extremities, clammy hands and feet, and poor color. These attacks have been happening for a while, but I didn't really notice the correlation with food until recently. I was recently diagnosed with bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine and have had reflux, sometimes severe the past year with bloating and gas after eating. I treated with an anitbiotic but it didn't help. I am now on a protein and vegie diet and then began to notice the rib pain. I also recently saw a renowned Dr. of Chinese Medicine who put me on a regimen of herbs (antibacterials, antifungals, immune boosters). I've felt improvement with the herbs, but am wondering if maybe the spleen & liver are having a hard time with the herbs (too much cleansing?). I may have to go to the my regular Dr. tommorrow to have an ultrasound and CBC. Maybe because I cut out most carbs, my body is having a hard time digesting my protein. I've lost weight and am too thin (162 pnds 6'ft Male 37 yrs old). I also had hypoglycemic attacks, but they have somewhat stopped since I started cutting out all sugar and most carbs. Tonight I bought some fermented vegies (cabbage, carrot etc...fermented for a week) which had some red pepper in it (spicy) and I ate some and then had the lentil soup, and thats when the attack i described above happened. I'm not sure what to do as I've been eating homemade stocks with vegies and organic chicken and lamb. Can't be eating healthier?!?!? My extremities are almost always cold now. I had two drinks last night (beer and a vodka) and haven't been drinking at all and wonder if this had much to do with it (Pancreas?).Maybe this is pancreatitis? The symptoms sound spot on. My blood tests recently were pretty normal except for low platelets, and mildly low white count (I've had for years). Could also be a kidney or liver problem? Though I've never had elevated enzymes. Any thoughts? Thanks, Chris
 

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xtian, kel is not a doc nor is she very well read. Why are you asking her all these questions?. I recommend you go to a doc.
 

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quote: kel is not a doc nor is she very well read. Why are you asking her all these questions?
I agree.
 

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quote: I've felt improvement with the herbs, but am wondering if maybe the spleen & liver are having a hard time with the herbs (too much cleansing?).
good to hear that you have improvement from natural treatments.the thread that was started by Dreamers has a link to a very interesting site. It has a lot of information about yeast. Since you may have these problems (evidenced by the lab discovering the geotrichum yeast organism in your gut) you may find it interesting.It seems like there are no easy answers to any of this. I have been battling this thing for a long time and it is putting up an incredible fight. fortunately, I have made great strides but I don't know if i will ever be completely normal. Normal is my goal. I believe that a lot of people experience a worsening of symptoms when they cut down on carbs. this is a tough thing to maintain. i was a carb junkie, but I managed to go low carb for a very long time and it helped. But problems remained.*******************************************yes, it seemed like the doctor you were seeing was putting you through some rigorous testing. at least he identified some possible problems.
 

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quote:Dreamers has a link to a very interesting site. It has a lot of information about yeast.
Not what you expected?
 

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Xtian, Well, one thing is the spicy pepper you say was in the lentel soup? omit spicy peppers and see if you do not have weird symptoms.
 

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Speaking as someone with experience with gall bladder problems and pancreatitis - I would advise that you see a doctor and have your gallbladder and pancreas checked out.Most doctors are reluctant to consider the pancreas without obvious signs of pancreatitis (raised amylase and lipase levels) but a gallbladder would be a logical start for them to check out (and relatively easy to do) with the type of symptoms that you are describing. However, it could be anything (or nothing at all).........Laurie
 
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