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I am trying to change my diet but I have some special issues

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I am trying to change my diet but I have some special issues that I need help with
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I only take spiriva and yes I have seen him about this but he doesn't seem aware of what to do for me
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: yes I have a digestive problem with my food and I have had a gastric bypass
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 5 months ago.

Hello,

What issues are you having a problem with?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I have bad gas when I eat and diarrhea real bad so I have recently switched to a food combining diet\I had the gastric bypass so I don't digest food like others
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 5 months ago.

How long since your gastric bypass?

Are there specific foods that cause a problem or is it everything you try to eat?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I had it back in 98
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
all foods all the time.. it is a real bad situation
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 5 months ago.

Is this a problem you've had for 18 years or something more recent?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I noticed I wasn't sick when I ate at home but only when I went out to eat
I can't keep any food down that I combine starches and proteins
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I am still a heavy person but I think my gastrointestinal system has been poisoned by my eating habits and I want to turn this around I have had this problem for a very long time.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
for about the last 10 years
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I had a lot of very bad life issues that I have cleared out of my life recently and now I need to work on me.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I am trying to figure out the kind of diet I need to be eating what I am doing it I just eat the fruit by itself in the morning and I wait at least 1 hour to eat again and then I try to figure out what to eat next.. that is where I get stumped
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I try to eat one starch meal and one protein meal a day but I seem always hungry
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
are you still here?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I guess your a computer....bummer
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 5 months ago.

Yes, I'm still her but also helping other customers.

Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 5 months ago.

I could see that from 2:09 through 2:19 you were typing answers. Sorry I wasn't available immediately to answer you.

How is the current system working for you?

How often per day are you eating?

What are your meals like (specific meats and vegetables and amounts)?

Has your bariatric surgeon sent you to a dietician?