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countrysnow added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsGetting Down To The Source Of The ProblemI am looking for help. I am currently active duty military and have had chronic constipation with bloating and gas for years now. I was told I had IBS but the meds did nothing. After two pregnancies and the chronic constipation I now have rectal prolapse.
About 6 months ago I came across a diet program in one of my fitness magazines and decided to try it. After 1 week all my symptoms were gone. Including constipation, headaches, burping, gas, ankle knee and elbow pain, the feeling of hungover upon waking, and most of all my energy level was amazing.
I started researching and found out the diet was gluten free. It was recommended to only stay on this diet for 21 days since it was also calorie restriction. Within a few days all my symptoms were back. I decided to go gluten-free again and made an appointment with a GI doctor.
I am not sure the doctor believed me since I am not underweight and "sickly" looking.
He did blood work on me even though I was already gluten-free and told me it would be fine. The test came back negative. Then he told me to stay gluten-free and see how I felt for 6-8 weeks. I scheduled a followup and told him that I still felt amazing and he said he would do a two week gluten challenge and a biopsy.
During the two weeks all of my symptoms of gas, bloating, weight gain, constipation and mouth sores returned. I also was so fatigued I slept for an entire weekend. When I would start eating I would become very dizzy and nauseous, a few times throwing up my food.
The biopsy results were negative and now my doc has pretty much said he doesn't know and I feel as though he has dismissed me.
I guess my question is should I seek a second opinion? Shouldn't blood work have been repeated after the gluten challenge?
Could I still have celiac disease?
Please Please help if you can with a response. I am just trying to get better.
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countrysnow added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsGluten ChallengeI started a gluten challenge yesterday at lunch. I have yet to have any really bad symptoms. I have been gluten free for about 5 months. I do have a lot of burping and today I felt like I was in a funk, this after being so happy go lucky for months now.
Have any of you done a gluten challenge? When and how did your symptoms return? What were the results of any testing???
Thanks for responding!!!!
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countrysnow added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsHow Long Did Your Enterolab Test Take?How long did your test take. Tomorrow will be three weeks. I am anxious to find out.
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