Intestines, Stomach Problems, Diarrhea
Three and a half years ago, I had an extreme intestinal change. For about three months I experienced diarrhea a half an hour after every meal. This was accompanied with cramping, gas, and a severely sensitive stomach. I also lost fifteen pounds. My physician suspected I was lactose intolerant. Eliminating dairy and some forms of alcohol helped the problem some but didnt solve it. Then one day the symptoms just ceased, but I was still severely lactose intolerant and sensitive to all dairy, greasy foods, and some types of alcohol.
In March 2004, I developed diarrhea, gas, and bloating. After coming to the conclusion that it wasnt just a bug, I visited a gastroenterologist. He diagnosed me with IBS and proceeded to treat the symptoms with medication. The symptoms were lessened but not eliminated. Because my symptoms increased with anxiety, the doctor wanted to put me on anti-anxiety, i.e. anti-depression, medication. At this point I realized that I needed to try something else because I wanted to be healed and not medicated.
I heard Dr. Winer on the radio and he reflected the treatments and philosophies of alternative medicine that I had been reading out. I saw Dr. Winer for the first time in September, after suffering for six months. He diagnosed me with yeast in my stomach and gave me supplements to take and diet restrictions to follow for one month.
The change was noticeable in days, and it was not temporary like my other attempts when I felt good for only a day or two. At the end of the month, I felt great, literally better than I had felt in years. Not only are the gas, bloating, and diarrhea a thing of the past, but I am no longer lactose intolerant and can eat or drink anything that I want
Suffering from IBS made me feel hopeless. I was miserable and didnt know what to do. Nothing I took or did seemed to help. People almost had me convinced that the problem was all in my head. Dr. Winers solution was the answer to my prayers and so much more.