Hi guys, looks like I have the first post of 2014
Hmm where should I start. Started with acne since about the age of 13, tried a couple medicines like Bactrim and I forgot the name of the other during my teenage years. I ate like crap of course. At the age of 23 after what felt like a lifetime with Acne I was prescribed Accutane 60 mg for 6 months. Got all the classic side effects, dry skin, achy joints, etc, however I was acne free. About a year later it came back and I did another 6 month course. Fast forward to last year at the age of 25, I started out with a pain in my lower abdomen and constipation, felt like bloating. After several trips to the doctor telling him I felt like my gut was inflamed I was put through the MRI. The doctor said it was a mild case of diverticulitis and that I just needed to up my intake of fiber ::roll eyes::. After much research I have come to realize a couple of things.
1. I have leaky gut syndrome and some form of IBD
2. I have allergies to dust, cats and shellfish, probably also related to my gut health.
3. Bad gut bacteria was probably what caused my acne all those teenage years
4. Accutane might or might have not caused me IBD, could also have been years of bad gut balance.
5. Regulating my gut has become a mission of mine.
Recently in attempt to figure out what was wrong with me I took up a vegetarian diet on January 2 of this year. Fruits Vegetables and lots of WHEAT. Well about 5 days after eating like this I started with bad flare ups and nausea that continues today. After that incident I continued my research and Eureka. I must be intolerant to either wheat or dairy. I am on day 3 of eating meat eggs, fruit and vegetables (basically)
These are my supplements of choice.
Udo's oil 3-6-9
Slippery elm- for gut healing
Magnesium citrate - for constipation
Probiotic 10 strain- 50 billion
This regime is still new to me, I realize there will be some discomfort at first, will begin adding fermented food to my diet and cut sugar as much as I can. I will keep you guys updated and any advice is always welcome.