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    1. twin#1 added a comment on a blog entry A Diagnosis? Or Not........   

      Your body doesn't lie. I was "diagnosed" with celiac-sprue in 2007 (as well as my then 16 year old daughter) after MANY years of severe IBS, skin rashes, anemia, fatigue, and many other symptoms. The interesting thing is that I ended up seeing 3 different GI doctors and all 3 had something different to say about it. The one thing that was consistant was my symptoms. If I ate anything with gluten I was very ill, severe stomach cramps and IBS and horrible headaches. When I was gluten free I had none of these issues. 2 of the doctors attributed it to me being a woman and the hormone thing. All I can tell you is that this disease, though very common, is not very well understood yet. Listen to your body and feed it what it needs.
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    2. twin#1 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Doctors   

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      I have found it to be a challenge to find a gastroenterologist who doesn't think that the IBS symptoms from celiac aren't in my head since I am a woman. The questions they ask me I gaurantee they would never ask my husband. It has taken so long to get any true treatment for some things that I now have a hernia and need surgery however the doctor I was seeing had his staff schedule yet another test, without telling me why and what they hope to determine from this new test, meanwhile the hernia is getting bigger and bigger. So I went to another gastro doc for a 2nd opinion and during our conversation he asked me if I was the kind of person who "gets all worked up over things". I was stunned and didn't quite know how to reply. I told him that I am basically the kind of person who takes charge of my situations and can get a lot accomplished without any problems however I WAS frustrated with my health care and the situation I was now in so if he thought I was worked up then that was why.

      It goes along with a piece on the ABC 7 news a few weeks back where Noah Pransky said that researchers are discovering that IBS really IS in your head!!! And then went on to say that researchers at UCLA had discovered that the pain mechanism in the brains of women with IBS didnt' work the same way the pain mechanisms did in women without IBS. I couldn't believe it. IBS is a symptom, not the disease itself.

      I know we are out of the dark ages but sometimes I still see a long tunnel.

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