Severe Dumping syndrome
I just got out of the Hospital and was told I have severe dumping syndrome even though I only eat healthy. My meals are protein and complex carb. So I've started octreotide injection 30 mins before each meal. It will hopefully work and stop the diaheria after every meal. I was wondering if any one else is on it i notice after I first have it I get like a hot flash.
I tried just about everything and was prescribed octreotide, but given that the side effects were symptoms I already had, I decided to forego the expense of the medication and not take it. I eat protein and salad, maybe some cheese, and non-starchy vegetables. That's about it. No beans, no grains, and definitely no processed carb products. You learn to live with it after a while. I had wanted to get a revision, but my insurance will not pay for it. Considering I've had blood sugars as low as 23, I thought they would have mercy on me. Nope!
I am not sure if you tried elimination diet. Most docs do no it believe in food allergies but sometimes that may cause a lot of issues.
I deal with constipation and have a lot of symptoms of IBS-C.
I adopted a FODMAP diet and that really helped. Not the constipation but the excessive (and nasty ) gas with pains I was having. I still have gas but more like a normal person. I even can go to yoga after work. (Yoga and gas do not mix).
Hope the meds will help you. Good luck.
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on 8/3/13 3:39 am, edited 8/3/13 3:39 am
Try yogurt ! ( with live cultures ... or better yet the refrigerated variety culture ( bifudus , acidophilus , several strains ) in the REFRIGERATOR in health food stores . Theyre not cheap ... but if U havent replaced your natural intestinal flora after surgery , this is no wonder ( the antibiotics killed em all ) .
You will notice a dramatic smooting of Ur skin after U take em ... and eventual luxuriant hair growth and better absorption of calcium and vitamins .. ((((()))))