Crohns Disease and strange symptoms of...what? - Page 13 - The Horse Forum
 39Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #121 of 158 Old 09-14-2013, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
Teen Forum Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
Posts: 7,157
• Horses: 2
I'm not sure; I'd have to ask. Likely low though...doesn't potassium help with bruising/muscle cramping? I bruise so easily that its not even funny xD

Everyone in your life is meant to
be in your journey, but not all of
them are meant to stay till the end.
Endiku is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #122 of 158 Old 09-20-2013, 03:17 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,804
• Horses: 3
Yes, potassium does help with muscle cramping. If you frequently get Charlie Horses, it's either a sign of dehydration and/or a potassium deficiency. I was just using that as an example.

What potassium does is help with the electrical stimulation between your muscle and you brain. Essentially, it ensures healthy neurons. If there is a bad neuron connection it can cause muscle cramping and spasm (which are Charlie Horses).

Not saying you were having Charlie Horses or anything but in a nutshell that's what potassium does. In the link below from WebMD it states that people with health disorders that affect the digestive system (such as Crohn's disease) are more prone to potassium deficiencies.

Potassium Supplements: Benefits, Potassium Deficiency, Dosage, and More

By the way, how did that gluten free diet go?

"And somewhere in the northwoods darkness a creature walks upright. And the best advice you may ever get is: Don't go out at night..."

Last edited by tempest; 09-20-2013 at 03:21 PM.
tempest is offline  
post #123 of 158 Old 09-20-2013, 03:24 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,804
• Horses: 3
Endiku, did something big happen just before you started high school? I'm looked back at the beginning of this thread and you said that you were fine until you started high school?

Is there anything that you can think of that may have triggered all of this? And did it happen suddenly or gradually?

Aside from that, maybe you've been overdosing on some vitamins. Although I don't know why you wouldn't be having worse side-effects if you had been overdosing since starting high school. Acute hypervitaminosis A, is what I'm thinking of. Except for the hair loss, you don't seem to have the symptoms of Chronic hypervitaminosis A.

"And somewhere in the northwoods darkness a creature walks upright. And the best advice you may ever get is: Don't go out at night..."

Last edited by tempest; 09-20-2013 at 03:31 PM.
tempest is offline  
post #124 of 158 Old 09-20-2013, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
Teen Forum Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
Posts: 7,157
• Horses: 2
Yep, it all started right when I went into high school...pretty suddenly, too. It wasn't a one day I was perfect, the next day ALL of the symptoms were there, but they all started coming on very fast...within a few weeks of each other. The hair/eyelash loss is the only real 'new' thing, everything else has been happening since then with varied severity.

I really can't think of anything hugely significant that happened though. I've lived in this area since I was 6 or so, my diet didn't change, and I didn't go through any huge trauma or anything. I think I started puberty at the end of my 8th grade year though...maybe that has something to do with it?

If I am overdosing on a vitamin, I'm not sure where I'm getting it. At the moment I'm not even taking a daily vitamin. I WAS taking a very large amount of magnesium and riboflavin as a last ditch effort to control my migraines, but that only lasted from about March of this year until May when I quit because it wasn't helping the migraines at it was only causing other weird symptoms that indicated overdose of those particular vitamins.

I guess one good thing right now is that the cholestromine(sp?) suspension I'm taking right now is helping me with my appetite and decreasing the diahhrea, but if I take too much/too little of it, I vomit- and I have to take it at a certain time between the times I take my other pills for it to be affective. Kind of annoying since I have to take it 4 times a day, but at least its helping a little. I've put a little weight back on in the past few weeks :)
Sharpie likes this.

Everyone in your life is meant to
be in your journey, but not all of
them are meant to stay till the end.
Endiku is offline  
post #125 of 158 Old 09-20-2013, 08:33 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,804
• Horses: 3
You don't have to be taking a vitamin supplement. Americans consume so much food that contains large quantities of Vitamin A. In America, Vitamin A deficiencies are almost nonexistent, in fact, it's more common for an American to get an overdosage of Vitamin A.

Puberty might have triggered it. I'm not sure why though. Maybe the sudden influx of extra hormones? And congrats on the weight gain!

"And somewhere in the northwoods darkness a creature walks upright. And the best advice you may ever get is: Don't go out at night..."
tempest is offline  
post #126 of 158 Old 09-20-2013, 09:31 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central Texas, easily mistaken for a big bowl of dust!!
Posts: 1,427
• Horses: 1
Endiku and I have some similar symptoms, although I think her's a more severe than mine.

I also have migranes, tons of GI issues, joint pain, heart palpitations and lots of other things.

Endiku, I just wanted to share with you what my gastroenterologist has said. They took out my gallbladder on July 11th this year, and I'm still having lots of abdominal pain and nausea. It feels like I've been kicked in the stomach. So she ordered a blood panel to check pretty much every organ in my upper abdomen (pancreas, appendix, spleen I think..) And an abdominal CT scan to check everything they couldn't check with my upper and lower scope. Have they done anything similar for you? Maybe it's something to look into. I'm also having pretty good success with Topamax at the moment for migranes, although it could be luck.
Posted via Mobile Device
LovesMyDunnBoy is offline  
post #127 of 158 Old 09-20-2013, 09:37 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central Texas, easily mistaken for a big bowl of dust!!
Posts: 1,427
• Horses: 1
Endiku and I have some similar symptoms, although I think her's a more severe than mine.

I also have migranes, tons of GI issues, joint pain, heart palpitations and lots of other things.

Endiku, I just wanted to share with you what my gastroenterologist has said. They took out my gallbladder on July 11th this year, and I'm still having lots of abdominal pain and nausea. It feels like I've been kicked in the stomach. So she ordered a blood panel to check pretty much every organ in my upper abdomen (pancreas, appendix, spleen I think..) And an abdominal CT scan to check everything they couldn't check with my upper and lower scope. Have they done anything similar for you? Maybe it's something to look into. I'm also having pretty good success with Topamax at the moment for migranes, although it could be luck.
Posted via Mobile Device
LovesMyDunnBoy is offline  
post #128 of 158 Old 09-21-2013, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
Teen Forum Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
Posts: 7,157
• Horses: 2
^ and even weirder, LMDB is the same general age as me, in the same general location (ish...). Neither of us have had a good answer given to us by our doctors. Strange much?

ugh, I feel you Loves. They told me the GB surgery would be nothing, but it took me weeks to feel better. I didn't ride for 10 weeks after that surgery, and even then it hurt like crazy. Rebuilding all of that muscle that gets stretched/torn is torture.

I had a GI tract CT scan back before my gallbladder came out, a HYDA scan, a barium test, and an ultrasound done on all of my major organs and they said they looked fine. I have blood panels done, I kid you not, at least once every 6 weeks or so just to see if they can catch something off. So far the only thing that has ever come back off was a slightly low white blood cell count (nothing huge though, and it righted itself the next time they checked), high cholesterol, and the iron deficiency.

Did they find anything alarming with you? Also, have you noticed any changes in what you can eat (good or bad) since your surgery? I realize it hasn't been long but this was the same time frame in which I started having all of those weirds 'intolerances' to different foods.

Tempest- I didn't think about that. Is there a way to check for an excess amount of vitamin A? I'm assuming blood work? (Good thing I'm not afraid of needles...LOL)

Everyone in your life is meant to
be in your journey, but not all of
them are meant to stay till the end.
Endiku is offline  
post #129 of 158 Old 09-21-2013, 10:36 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 6,166
• Horses: 5
Endiku & Loves -- I wonder if it would benefit both of you for your doctors to exchange files/info/experiences.
NorthernMama is offline  
post #130 of 158 Old 09-21-2013, 10:38 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central Texas, easily mistaken for a big bowl of dust!!
Posts: 1,427
• Horses: 1
I've always been allergic to most fruit and pears were always one I could eat. Well I've apparently developed an allergy to that when I was fine before. Maybe the gallbladder? I'm not sure. I can't eat Subway's Italian Herb And Cheese bread anymore because it makes me sick, along with the majority of fast food now. So I have had a few changes in what I can eat.

As far as bloodwork, they haven't done the most recent panel I was talking about yet but in the past I've had high DHEA (type of testosterone) and I've also had high cholesterol like you. Oh and low vitamin C.
Posted via Mobile Device
LovesMyDunnBoy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Symptoms of Worms Linzee Horse Nutrition 10 07-06-2012 04:04 PM
Symptoms of...? Ladybug2001 Horse Health 4 06-24-2011 10:00 AM
Strange Symptoms Alycat Horse Health 7 03-22-2011 09:41 PM
Strange symptoms...Case of colic? APHAforlife Horse Health 31 03-16-2011 07:34 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome