My original message is below, but i posted unknowingly during your absense. I have included it in case you wanted my history. Anyways, here is my current situation.
My stools have now turned from yellow to dark brown as they should be but still have that very greasy oily fowl odor. I am losing weight like crazy. I have rashes on my face and back. I have a crawling sensation all over my back, arms, legs and at times a bubbly sensation as the fat breaks down in my body. It appears that the fat breaks down and travels to the liver and then into the bowel. My liver will release this oily stuff and then swell back up with more grease/oil/fat and be very heavy and painful. Its like a never ending cycle. My doctor is very puzzled and i am almost anorexic looking. I have lost 35 lbs now very rapidly. My organic acids tests showed high citric acid (i researched as an aspergillus by-product) and slightly high arabinose (candida by-product). Stool test showed candida parapsilosis at 1+ with interpretation as dysbiosis due to yeast/fungal infection. My urinary amino acid test showed excess sulfur amino acids being waisted by the kidneys and almost no glutathione (due to oxidative stress/or chemical exposure). I'm sure that somehow my fungal infection is causing this fat build up in my liver. Per food allergy test, allergies to citrus fruits, wheat, oat, all dairy including eggs and a few other things like garlic, apples, etc. My metals test showed depletion of many essential minerals even though i take vitamin supplement. I ordered these tests via great plains laboratory which i found to be more thorough than my great smokies testing. Yet, my gastroenterologist/hepatologist doesnt know how to test me for aspergillus and doesnt believe i have candida in my liver or systemically because the bowel test did show 4+. I told him i'd been cleansing the bowel with the p&b shakes. My doc also doesnt "feel" i need a test to detect fatty liver even though it is visibly clear that my rib is protruded on right side. He said as long as my liver funtions test is normal, there is nothing we should do. So on my own, I am doing the p&b shakes twice daily and taking anitifungals (capryllic acid and oregano oil) and lots of probiotics (fungal defense, primal defense and vital 10). However, the weight loss is very scary and this oily smell is in my clothes and burning my nose. The diet is leaving me with no energy....not to mention its difficult to adhere to. It seems there is no end to my suffering. Is this a detox stage ? Any ideas you have about what is happening to my body would be great. Thanks
PS, Other symptoms: night sweats, musty odor on body/breath at times, chemical sensitivies, neutropenia, dizziness, hair thinning, muscle twichting
Subject: Yellow stools again, please HELP
From: msteck < Send email to msteck > | All msteck's Messages |
Date: 1/26/2004 7:01:11 AM ( 22 days ago )
Andreas, Im really losing it...i know this is long but please let me know if you can offer any ideas....
Symptoms: pain on right rib from front to back with front of rib slightly protruding. Also skin experiences a bubbling/tingling sensation mostly in right rib area but also in other areas like arms thighs legs and feet. Things i've done on my own:
5 liver cleanses 12/02-12/03: olive oil/grapefruit juice/Epsom salts
3 five day fruit/vege juice diets 12/02-12/03
parasite cleansing off and on 12/02-12/03: clarkia and herbalfuge/botanifuge
daily fiber supplement (w/psyllium bentonite pancreatic enzymes) off and on 12/02-12/03: rainbow light everyday fiber
In addition to doing several things on my own, I have had the following medical tests since july 03: Liver function tests (about 6x) all normal. Hida scan=normal. Celiac sprue, anti-dna, sedimentation rate, chronic liver disease, primary biliary cirrhosis, h.pylori breath test, c-difficile toxin, ova and parasites, malabsorption of fats-all normal. CBC with metabolic profile and some chemistry tests (2x) all normal except low white count around 3.1. After looking over my white count results over past 6 years, it appears they have always been normal until jan 01 when I was hospitalized for infection following a partial hysterectomy. Since that time, they’ve been teetering from 3.1-4.0. Doctor sent me to a hematologist who looked at my live blood under microscope but he said I was normal and paranoid and sent me on my way.
Lost 30 lbs from sept 03-dec03 with no dietary changes, no explanation. During October, bowels turned yellow with very fowl odor, very loose and greasy…floaty. Large chunks of food in stool. Very fast transit time…within a few hours, I could see what I had just previously eaten. Corrected itself on own by nov. I guess this explains the weight loss, but doctor had no idea why this happened. I decided to seek testing on my own in nov and found a chiro online who ordered the great smokies intestinal permeability and cdsa tests for me. Tests revealed leaky gut, yeast 1+, mucus, undigested meat and vege fiber,. citrobacter freundii and e. coli at 4+, Lactobacillus, bifidobacterium and streptococcus at 3+. Before I move on with treatment, let me add that after taking the gs tests, but before getting the results, I also had my first colonic irrigation. Not a bad experience, but certainly don’t want to try again. During this session, the first thing to come out appeared to be a dead worm. It looked like ascaris, round in body and slightly coiled about 4 inches maybe. Also passes mucus and lots of a yellow fluid. In fact, the yellow stuff continued to flow for a few days with the bowels again and eventually bowel color turned normal brown again. Now back to the gs testing, After I got the results, I took them to my GI doctor who prescribed a 10-day course of cipro for the citrobacter and 2 pills of diflucan 2 weeks apart for yeast which was finished by year end. Then I followed up with candibactin-ar (thymol and oregano oil) for yeast and tanalbit for citrobacter as maintenance sent to me by the chiropractor who originally ordered the tests. I also am taking biotin to prevent fungal yeast, betaine hydrocholoride for digestion, a fiber supplement containing psyllium, bentonite, protease, amylase, and lipase for digestion, and vital-10 probiotic which contains several beneficial species. My diet consists of water, salads, stir frys with meat/veges ( no beef or pork). I also drink natural grapefruit or cranberry juice occasionally. Except for occasional pain on right side, I was doing good it seemed from new years until this past week. Now, the pain on the right side is worse, it is dull and feels very heavy like a brick has been placed in my rib. Tingling and bubbling sensations under my skin have never really stopped since the parasite cleansing but sometimes it has a burning or itchy sensation. My bowels have once again turned yellow, with fowl odor. The same odor is also on my breath. They are not greasy or loose this time. In fact, it has a soft appearance but definitely formed (probably due to the daily fiber). My question to you is….why do my stools have yellow color? Some say its “fresh” bile, other says it is lack of bile reaching the gut to mix with digestive juices. All I can find online says irritability and anger=yellow bile (I am irritable too at this point ). I know bile is supposed to be green (after all, I passed lots of green and beige stones when liver cleansing). I’m afraid to do anymore cleansing right now until I heal my gut lining and get the yeast under control. I want to know how I can restore normal digestion/bowels because the breath odor is horrible and very noticeable. Could I maybe have a liver fluke? What could this yellow stuff be and how do I control it? My doctor is referring me to a gi clinic at duke medical here in north carolina since he is baffled by my symptoms. Please let me know what you think ?