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Bohemian

Member Since 01 Jan 2007
Offline Last Active Feb 17 2013 12:56 PM

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In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

10 February 2013 - 11:49 PM

PATTI LODES
 
I read your pdf. Your pale yellow stools and stringy bits are identical to my stool. I have found a solution to this problem. Please get in touch so I can send you the ebook for you to try. I would be very interested to know why this is happening. I hope my solution, while not a cure, will return you to normal strength and health and weight, as it has me. 
 
The diet is 100% free and the ingredients are cheap and easily available, but it does require changes in diet and maybe sleep pattern. It is easy enough for me to do when so sick I can hardly get up at all for the entire day, so I think you'll be able to do it, if you want to. 
 
GENERAL:
 
I retested ox bile (cholacol) after getting everything else right. While is does improve stool quality for fatty foods, it is too harsh on my damaged intestinal lining, resulting in mild pain and energy drop. Therefore I've discarded it. UDCA is much milder and better, it seems.
 
I tried plain organic kefir and it had a tremendous positive effect on energy, sleep, digestion and mood.
 
ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS PALE STOOL AND SOMETIMES STRINGY, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH. 

 

Oh wow!  Found something on the mucous strings right next to the article about bile deficiency.  Get to a doctor quick, ideally a naturopathic one that can lead you through a BADLY NEEDED DETOX and screen you for allergies.

 

http://metabolicheal...ucosal-barrier/


In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

10 February 2013 - 11:41 PM

Wow! You had Cipro too! Florquinlones are just as bad! Thank You for your story and your quote! You know out of curiosity were you ever checked for interstitial cystitis? I know a few suffers who had thier bladder/uretha dried up and was eventually dx with interstitial???

 

 

Hi Oli Girl,

 

I have been to so many urologists it's not even funny.  One of my least favorite tests was having a dozen electrodes inserted into my bladder while two people watched me urinate while propping myself up on a porta potty without doors. LOL!  I'm sure one of them diagnosed me with something somewhere along the line and it does sound familiar.  So... probably, and if I ever get around to reading my medical records again I will confirm it with you.   

 

I stopped having constant bladder infections when I did a couple things.  First, I delved heavily into a juicing regime, of granny smith apples with carrots, and various green juices.  I began eating a lot of raw honey.  Then I had 5 root canaled teeth extracted and let the abcesses heal.  During this time I also used medical marijuana which brought down the inflammation in my body and also helped me to poop.  I tried to turn my body from acidic to alkaline.  I haven't had a bladder infection since March of 2012!



Bohemian, is your stool also abnormally pale, and if so what is the explanation?

 

 

No, my stool is not pale.  Poop gets its brown color from bile salts in the liver.  Pale stools are indicative of a biliary issue (pancreas, gallstones, hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver). Apparently another cause can be taking antacids. 

 

It is essential for you to eat LOTS of fresh organic produce.  Avoid anything greasy, your system is unable to process it, as confirmed by your description of your poop.

 

Read this:

 

http://metabolicheal...stion-toxicity/


In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

10 February 2013 - 01:40 PM

PATTI LODES
 
I read your pdf. Your pale yellow stools and stringy bits are identical to my stool. I have found a solution to this problem. Please get in touch so I can send you the ebook for you to try. I would be very interested to know why this is happening. I hope my solution, while not a cure, will return you to normal strength and health and weight, as it has me. 
.....
 
ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS PALE STOOL AND SOMETIMES STRINGY, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH. 

 

 

I frequently have long strings and clumps of strings in and around my stools.  When I do an enema lots come out with the water. 

 

I took a picture and told my doctor.  I told him the "strings" looked as if there were whitish-yellowish long worms that had been split and gutted, but sometimes there would be a big clump of them.  He was stumped.

 

Then I saw a gastroenterologist.  He explained that it is normal where there is constipation.  (Which I have, and I see more strings when I haven't been able to eliminate for over a week).  He said it is MUCOUS lining the lower G.I. tract.

 

It's mucous.   


In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

10 February 2013 - 06:32 AM

Reading other people's experiences with Accutane.  So this could also partially explain a sudden weight loss of 50 lbs and my face looking so gaunt in the last year, so much white hair. And here I thought it was all stress. LOL!  We have done a number on our bodies, haven't we! 


In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

10 February 2013 - 06:04 AM

I did 4 runs of Accutane. 

 

I also had mercury in my mouth and 5 root canals that I had removed (i.e, extracted)  I also have digestive issues (could only poop hard black pebbles about once every other week) and a bladder infection every 2 weeks which became resistant to other antibiotics so I was put on an open dose of Cipro.  I always got a yeast infection afterward, so I got a round of difluan.  Then I tried to rebuild my gut flora before having to take the another round of Cipro.  Only to do it again, and again, and again for about 7 years. Couple this with escaping an abusive marriage and the stalking seven years later, and getting sued by your abuser for three million bucks (I am not joking) being a single mom for years then supporting a family of 4 on administrative assistant's wages while carrying 4 attorneys kids in college.  Yeah, I know stress.  Physically, emotionally, psychologically, financially, stress has all kinds of ways degrade you.   

 

I came back to this board 3 years after I spent thousands on some scar revisions treatments. Only to get cystic acne. Again. Then try to undo what my body has been through, and coming back to report the things that did, and didn't, for me.

 

Is this still the place to do that?  If so... I have about 80 more pages to read of this very long thread.  Secondly, I found Indigo's and Chino's posts incredibly insightful and from the heart.  The two of you, and a couple other people that started this thread are BRILLIANT.  Gorgeous writers. 

 

There ARE answers.  I believe I have stumbled upon a few.   

 

Like you I feel like I have "done it all"... vegan/vegetarian for 12 years, every "cycline" known to man, every blood cleansing herb, Boiron pellet, apple cider toning, sweating, not sweating, accupuncture, liver, kidney, and parasite cleanses... then 4 rounds of Accutane.  It is disparaging. But not a loss.  Do you sometimes wonder if you would be half as beautiful and brilliant had you not been blessed with acne? 

 

But right now, for the first time, I think I have stumbled upon a few things that really work. They are pretty simple.

 

Chino, what is the recipe you were using for juice?  Tell me more about your experiences with juicing, please?

 

Thanks for reading.

 

“You are not a victim. No matter what you have been through, you're still here. You may have been challenged, hurt, betrayed, beaten, and discouraged, but nothing has defeated you. You are still here! You have been delayed but not denied. You are not a victim, you are a victor. You have a history of victory.”
Steve Maraboli