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Yankee added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsGf For 6 DaysI have been gluten free for about 6 days now and my stomach and bowels have felt fine. I have noticied that I am having a hard time sleeping at night. Is this a side effect of coming off the gluten? Is a blistery rash on your feet common with Celiacs? It too has cleared up since gluten-free.
I get tested on Sept 13th, so I won't know what I have for sure till then. I am going to go back on my gluten diet in a couple of days, as I don't want to show a negative on the test if I am in fact positive.
Any thoughts or suggestions? This site is a great thing as all your posts help to alleviate my anxieties over the possibility of having this.
Thanks so much,
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Yankee added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsA Real Pain In The ArseI am having an endoscopy on Sept 13th to test for Celiacs. They also have done blood work as well (but no results yet).
My symptoms are similair to some of what many of you have written, but they are also very different as well.
I truly hope I don't have Celiacs as I just can't see the quality of life for me being the same without eating wheat products. If it ain't meat, then it is wheat! And I hate vegetables.
Since my stomach has been bothering me fairly constatntly now, I am now wanting to just try to reduce the gluten in my diet now. But, the problem is that i am being tested on the 13th, so should I not stop the gluten as it will screw up my test?
This disease seems like a major, major pain in the arse as almost every food as gluten in it! Also, I am 40, so how can you suddenly develop this overnight?
I am getting really depressed about the prospect of having to eliminate gluten from my diet...it seems worse than a diabetic.
I guess I am venting a bit, and most of these doctors really stink, so I have zero trust level in them as well. The doctors I have ssen give you about 5 seconds to talk and they are out the door (literally)! The next doctor who does that to me, I am gonna raise Cain.
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Yankee added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsSymptoms And Celiacs?For 6 months now I have had the same symptoms occuring once-twice per month:
2 days of stomach pain at the bottom of my left ribcage (feels like bloating and not debilatating pain, but enough where you don't feel like doing much.
Then 2 days of no bowel movements, but i have gas (belching following by flatuence)
Then 2 days of feeling like I need a bowel movement 3 times a day, but only a small squirt of liquid and little or no feces comes out.
Then 2 days of relatively normal bowel movements 3 times a day.
Then back to normal BMs and no pain.
This is my third visit to a GI doctor. They have done pancreas blood tests, and upper GI and an endoscopy on my stomach (but not my intestine). All tests were negative except my intestine showed a bit of irritation on the upper GI.
Now, the GI doctor says he suspects Celiacs Disease and wants to do an Endocopy on my intestine.
Do these symptoms sound like other peoples sysmptoms for Celiacs?
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