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Can I ask why you’re seeing a new GI? I am also going for a second opinion (one that’s not 3.5 hours away) after I figured out that our Gi and our surgeon don’t seem to actually be coferring about my case. When I saw our surgeon again for my upcoming lap, I got a hinky feeling about him too… Not a good feeling when the guy is about to cut me open…
definitely not a good feeling…and maybe reconsider your surgeon? who is it? i’m actually seeing a gyno, not a GI, but she specializes in integrative medicine and knows a ton about the gut and how its the center point of the body. she works with nutritionists as well so its a really comprehensive treatment. my current GI’s response has just been to try a new drug every time i see him. no drawing blood, no conducting other tests…so i just feel like i’ve run my course with him. i can email you the new dr info if you like?
You don’t know me, but you know my brother, Larry and his wife Martha. He told me about your blog and everything you’ve been through. Erin, I feel like you’re definitely on the right track. My daugher has spent a lifetime of misery, suffering from constipation, anxiety, depression, fatigue and endless hours of sleep that did not provide the restorative rest her body needed. Doctor after doctor after doctor ran tests from their standard AMA toolbox that yielded absolutely nothing other than a low thyroid issue. It wasn’t until we ran across a functional medicine nurse practitioner who looked “outside the box” that we started getting answers; severe food allergies, leaky gut, hormonal imbalances and some genetic issues to name a few. It’s been a process but she has made great improvement with still more to go. Unfortunately, like you said, it gets very expensive since most of it is not covered by insurance. But at that point, it doesn’t matter. If only we had gotten our answers over a decade ago when we first started looking! Keep looking until you get yours.
Hi Donna, isn’t it so disheartening it took this long to find a diagnosis for her?! Leaky gut causes so many health issues, not to mention the other things she is suffering with. I think all the time about how much better I would be today if I had known about endo 10 years ago. I’ve made great improvements since, say, 6 months ago, but overall I’m still not anywhere close to being well, so I understand how your daughter feels. How wonderful to finally have answers though, because then you can start tackling the problem. It’s so frustrating to feel this way, and have every doctor tell you there isn’t anything wrong with you. Thank you for reading! Maybe share with your daughter too. It always helps me to know I’m not alone in this, so maybe it will help her too.
Came across your blog and coincidentally, I am a patient of both Mathias and Dr Ginsberg. I have been on the Mathias regimen for some time. My most recent visit to Ginsberg I left with the “poo kit” as well. I have not yet followed through with collecting my specimens for send off. I am still building up the courage and trying to let go of some pride to do so. I am curious as to whether you received helpful results from the study of your specimen?
Yes the results were really interesting, the most important one showing that my body was absorbing almost zero nutrients…all food was just passing straight through me. That showed them how damaged my GI was and they put me on an even stricter diet than the one Mathias has. Most importantly, no gluten, dairy, sugar or alcohol. It was tough, but within a month I was way better!!! So do it!!! It provides such great info about your body. How did you find Dr Ginsberg?