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tahoedaniels added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping WithNot Dealing Well...I was misdaignosed by a doctor, he said I had IBS, for approximately 9 months ( he said everytime the pain got too much to stand, goto the ER, which turned out to be about 10 times in the year), finally ending up in the hospital for 6 days. Prior to ending up in the hospital, I started seeing another doctor who has actually started helping me. It is odd that if IBS is a diagnoses of exclusion, the doctor I was assigned in the hospital performed approx. 11 more tests for possibilities it could be. I have decided that if a doctor does not want to (or know to) test for other possibilities, they just throw you into the IBS category.
I have also since had my gallbladder removed and was very hopeful that I would be feeling much better by now...not happening.
I have been diagnosed with celiac disease for about a month.
I am still having a very hard time - and going through waves of being very depressed.
I have not enjoyed any type of food I have tried that is gluten-free.
Rice flour bread, Tapioca Bread, frozen pizzas, rice bowls, crackers and a variety of other foods that I got from Wild Oats Natural Foods. I am hoping that at some point I will have forgotten what good food tastes like, and I will be so hungry that anything will taste good...hasn't happened yet.
I have been staying away from anything that I don't know for sure is gluten-free...very hard. I actually read here that Heinz ketchup and French's mustard is gluten-free and am very happy to know that.
My friends are also having a very hard time really understanding what I am going thru and that makes it even harder. I'm tired of trying to explain and at the point that I don't care anymore if they understand. I will write more later...need a break.
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