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Curious About The benifits Of Coconut Oil

  • By Duvie · New reply 7:41 am
  • Journal · 310 replies
  • This past week I've been hearing about coconut nut oil having a lot of great benefits on the body. Can anyone say for sure that coconut oil actually is working for some patients? Thanks for any responses ...

severe constipation

  • By mortisha129 · New reply 5:53 am
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • I suffer with severe constipation. I have had this condition for most of my life. I have tried everything from fibre to laxatives. Nothing really worked. The pain is awful alongside the swelling. Im in ...


  • By FernM · New reply 4:56 am
  • Journal · 9 replies
  • Hi; What is the best and safest way to balance your hormones. I dropped the Dr I was going to not long after he diagnosed that my estrogen was low and the testosterone was high. My old Dr when I mentioned ...

Gastroperisis & colonic inertia. Meds or Botox b4 surgery?

  • By Orzel · New reply 4:12 am
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 3 replies
  • I was told my doctors only seen a handful with a case like mine. I'm afraid of meds due to side effects. They seem to mainly target nausea. I hear on this site of Botox. Does it work? I really want to ...

Boost VHC Drink - 530 Calories

  • By Duvie · New reply 12:21 am
  • Journal · 68 replies
  • Thanks to a lovely lady battling ALS, I have found out about this new Boost high- calorie drink to pass on to those struggling to maintain or to gain weight. Check it out online. Take special notice to ...

Linzess and Constipation

  • By firstime · New reply yesterday at 11:48 pm
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 19 replies
  • I was wondering if anyone has had the side effect of muscle aches and pains on Linzess. I've been taking it since summer but was recently increased to 290 and I have the worst muscle aches imaginable ...

Newly diagnosised with gastroparesis

  • By NancyGale · New reply yesterday at 11:03 pm
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 10 replies
  • I was diagnosised for sure in Feb 2014 with gastroparesis and have been diabetic for 39 yrs so I'm quit distressed at have this new disease! My bowel routine is one movement every 2-3 days if I'm lucky ...

Extreme hair breakage and thinning

  • By BrnEyz · New reply yesterday at 10:19 pm
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 4 replies
  • I really need some answers quick! In the past couple of months, I have lost over 70% of my hair volume and length. My Dr. did blood work, it all came back pretty good. I do not take any medications of ...

SmartPill Exam Experience??

  • By ksludwig · New reply yesterday at 6:56 pm
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • I know some people mentioned having the SmartPill exam before and I was wondering what the test all entailed, what they used it for, and what your outcomes might have been with it? I do not have a colon ...

Supplements to help with hair & nail problems

  • By FernM · New reply yesterday at 6:52 pm
  • Journal · 27 replies
  • HI; My hair is getting very thin & breaks easy and also have problem with my nails. Has anyone found a supplement that has helped with this problem? I have tried a few with no results. Thanks ...

Has anyone tried Betaine HCL with Pepsin

  • By Redmoe · New reply yesterday at 4:32 pm
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 7 replies
  • I have GP & Gerd. I am trying to get off the PPI's. Has anyone tried Betaine HCL with Pepsin? If so, what was your experience. Thanks for your input ...

Nutcracker esophagus

  • By Kirsty87 · New reply yesterday at 2:23 pm
  • Discussion in Inability to eat · 6 replies
  • Hi, I'm 26 and have this condition. I had Botox injected into my esophagus 6 weeks ago and ever since I can't eat. Pain in my chest is awful. I have to keep going into hospital and getting put on iv fluids ...

New Diagnosis

  • By ksludwig · New reply yesterday at 2:08 pm
  • Journal · 27 replies
  • Well after traveling to Mayo Clinic now and going through some testing, I was diagnosed with Pelvic Floor Dysfuncion after I already had the abdominal colectomy and ileorectal anastamosis. This is very ...

Gastroparesis & Over the Counter Meds

  • By ann2tie · New reply yesterday at 1:44 am
  • Discussion in Pain issues · 16 replies
  • I have recently been diagnosed with Gastroparesis. My Gastro Doc told me not to take Tylenol for pain, but my Internist says I can take it. Which is it?????? I also have Fibromyalgia. I try to get by ...

Small Bowel Obstructions Again

  • By John_B · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • So it seems like it might be time for surgery again and the last surgery was only on March 25, 2014, I'm getting the feeling like I'm close to needing a third surgery any day now, about three weeks since ...

Gastroparesis and Fibromyalgia

  • By lewism33 · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Pain issues · 4 replies
  • Does anyone else have both GP and Fibromyalgia like me? I have bad back pain and do not know which is causing it for sure. Or if it is both. I have gotten trigger point injections in the past, taken Vicidin ...

Day 7 after large colon colectomy

  • By Jlf1979 · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Journal · 7 replies
  • Well I'm feeling much more like myself. The first few days were fine just hated the throat tube, especially when I went 12 hrs with it half out and it made my throat very raw. The other set back was being ...

Meeting for GP in Washington,D.C. area

  • By teach23750 · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 11 replies
  • Does anyone know of any meetings in No. Va.(live in Fredericksburg, Va.) for people with gastroparesis or want to get together and start an informal meeting/gathering ...

Question about after my sub total colectomy - any advice welcome

  • By Mitch-S · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • Hi guys, I'm 3 weeks post my sub total colectomy and still feeling a lot of sharp pain in my lower right belly - is this to be expected? Am I being to premature to think the pain should be getting less ...

omg sorry to post again ASAP help

  • By Gschoice · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Understanding · 16 replies
  • Went to my Dr this morning and he referred me to radiology .I was under the impression they would help depact me. They call to make a appt. I haven't atesince Saturday.. I'm in lots of pain.. They scheduled ...

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