I do apologize if this is a bit gross, but I am curious if anyone has had similar issues. Please, if gross medical conditions bother you, leave now This post is not trolling, it is 100% genuine and I am interested in positive feedback. I am trying to keep this as non-gross and professional as possible. Please return the favor. I am trying to get better, but I know this condition is not unique to me.
This week I saw a specialist physician who believes I may have a fistula of the not so nice variety (link warning) due to Crohn’s disease to which I am genetically predispositioned (this disease killed my grandmother and affected my brother very severely). More testing is required, and I am going to see a different specialist on Monday to go down that road. However, my doctor and I agree that the symptoms are consistent, which warrants testing by the proper specialist. My gut feeling is that I will test positive.
Here is what I did not tell the first specialist. I consume Soylent. When I am on Soylent, the symptoms dry up. Essentially, I have a “difficult” patch of skin in the area of that second link. It has the symptoms that Wikipedia mentions. When I am on Soylent, the symptoms decrease and it feels better even if it does not heal 100%. I am not sure if these medical professionals are ready for me to talk about this specific issue in the context of my “medical experiment” with Soylent.
Here are my questions to the Soylent community:
- Have you discussed Soylent with your medical provider? Primary care physican, a specialist, a nurse friend, etc.? What was the feedback?
- Do you have any type of gastrointestinal issue and you are using Soylent? What were the results?
- Have you had colo-rectal surgery in the past, and you use or have used Soylent, DIY or otherwise? there is a very real possibility that I may be in this category soon, I am interested in any feedback.
- Most importantly: anyone have the specific issue that may be my issue if the tests confirm it? What were your experiences?
I appreciate people keeping the discussion civil and not gross. Personally nothing bothers me, but I understand the social norms are such that this is a discussion not suited for polite conversation. Feel free to PM me if you need to provide details that do not conform to the forum guidelines.
One point to keep in mind is that since the last office visit I am eating traditional food which within 12 hours flared up the symptoms as it normally does. I want an awful, red, infected patch of skin so the next specialist has something to diagnose. Bad as it sounds, I have been living with this condition for over four years. I want an answer, even if it means some pain and discomfort in the process.