I’m thinking that maybe I have gastritis. That’s inflammation caused by any number if factors, including, food poisoning, medicines and bile flowing into the stomach.
I got food poisoning when I was in Africa. Then I abused the medicine I got for it by taking it for a sinus infection. Lastly, I think bile may be flowing into my stomach to assist digestion b/c I don’t have the proper digestive enzymes.
On Saturday, I ate a small raw potato. All hell broke loose. In the past, raw potatoes have helped me tremendously! In my mind, it was yet another beneficial thing that I can no longer eat. It probably increased the need for digestive enzymes, which I’m low on.
This most recent episode happened, I think, because I fasted on cantaloupe and other fruit smoothies for a few days and then ate some raw aloe the next day. I’m wondering now if the cantaloupe lowered the acidity in my stomach too much? Then I wasn’t able to digest the aloe and the inflammation started.
I am also thinking that maybe the clicking I near in my nose and my chronic sore throat are from inflammation. Inflammation that has spread from my stomach. I bought a bunch of supplements and immediately started taking Slippery Elm capsules and liquid silver colloidal. I feel much better. My sore throat is gone. There’s still a little clicking at night but I missed a dose of the Slippery Elm.
Once again, I’m going to have to overhaul my diet. I plan to eat only easily digestible foods: boiled chicken with the skin cut off, ripe bananas, plain pasta, avocados, boiled potatoes, poached salmon and goat cheese. Grains make my stomach hurt unless it’s my risotto with goat cheese. Beans also make my stomach hurt unless it’s humus or Lima beans with feta cheese. It sucks to go back to a super restrictive diet but I need to keep the inflammation down.
It turns out that my GI appointment is tomorrow. Great! I know the doctor is going to want to prescribe some medication based on speculation. I’m not having it and I’m not taking it. AFTER the tests come back, I’ll see about medication. I read online many accounts of people taking medication that didn’t work or made things worse. I just need a diagnosis based on facts from tests.