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I need some safe basics since everything is now making me sick. On the 15th I'm redoing my colonoscopy after 6 years. I have super bad cramping and pains and urgent poop most of the day. I had to quit my sub jobs for a while. Please suggest some safe foods to eat for a while till I figure it out.
Reporting in regarding my Nov. appointment with the new GI doc. It was EXCELLENT! I was interviewed by both the specialist and by her Fellow. Very, very good listeners. Both demonstrated great understanding of my situation. She was eager to order blood work including a full Celiac panel.
Got my results and all tests showed that I am definitely not getting any gluten. They also showed intestinal healing. YEA!!!!!!!!! Finally, I have reassurance that I am doing everything I can to get better.
I'm so glad i listened to you all and found another doc. I'm so glad I listened to you all and insisted on all the appropriate follow-up tests for a Celiac. I feel a big weight off my back. It was always in the back of my mind that it could have been my fault that I was not feeling better. :-(
She also found that my folate level was elevated and said it could be a sign of SIBO. So, instead of requiring me to take the time and effort to return for testing; we began an empiric trial of Xifaxin. I've finished the 10-day course and note some improvement--but not what I'd hoped. She wants me to give it some more time. Says some people have even more improvement a couple weeks after the course of Xifaxin.
So, thanks for your help!
I recently tested positive for Celiacs disease via the blood test and currently have a biopsy scheduled in January. I have been having progressive stomach issues for the past year and I am currently at the point where eating anything hurts and cause massive stomach pain and other digestion issues.
I already eat mostly Gluten Free because my wife has Celiacs, so when my blood test came back it was just above the normal high range (few points into the positive). Since I don't eat gluten that much at all already I can see how having a slightly above average result would still be accurate for a positive confirmation in a blood test (Since normally you would have way higher results when eating gluten all the time).
Since my initial diagnosis I have stopped eating Gluten entirely and still have having stomach pain. While I believe the biopsy will still reveal useful information I am conflicted with the pre-eating instructions.
My current issue is I have 3 doctors that all have told me different things about how to prepare for my biopsy. 1 - Has no idea about celiacs diagnoses and one day tells me to eat it and the next tells me to not.
2 - Says I don't have to eat Gluten and my biopsy result will still be accurate.
3 - Tells me that I need to eat lots of gluten for my biopsy to be accurate.
What should I do so that I have an accurate test result but also not cause any more potential damage if I do infact have advanced Celiacs disease/stomach damage? Has anyone else been told conflicting information about eating gluten products before biopsy?
Thanks in advance!
Re: non-functioning gallbladder
How do they test for this? How did you get it fixed. I have pains like adhesions and d and I've had it for a month. I'd love any ideas or advice you may have. I have had a lot of abdominal surgeries, like C-sections, 3 of them and a hyst. Several other surgeries down there as well.
Please suggest any thoughts or ideas you may have. I see a new primary care next Tues. and have a colonoscopy on the 15.
Thanks so much!