iamblessed replied to iamblessed's topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsThanks for the welcome! We have a big problem w/ seeing dermatolgoist's where I live. There is only two groups, one isn't covered by our ins. and the other doesn't take new patient's! Crazy! I admit I'm afraid of going ahead and getting tested and this being true. We're headed on a big family reunion vacation to Australia in June and I couldn't imagine the dificulty in trying to eat gluten free there. When we visited before we had a hard enough time finding "normal" food that we liked to eat. (We're pretty picky already..not into seafood much). I did see where this diet is kind of like the low carbohydrate diet, which is the diet I should be on for my PCOS anyway. Thanks for your welcome and I see I have a lot of check into about all of this.
iamblessed posted a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsHi ya'll! It's passed through my head here & there over the years that I might have celiac disease. I took my grandmother for her colonscope a couple of weeks ago and the dr mentioned doing a celiac disease test on her. Said he didn't think she had it, but just in case. She has chronic stomach problems (diarahea) mostly (we asume) due to having part of her intestines taken out in her 30's. My dad just had to be taken to the emergency room for a allergic reaction to wheat three nights ago. He is deathly allegic to a certain type of wheat, tea, red meat, etc. (I know food allergies are different from this) He also has stomach problems w/ upper GI pain and is lactose intollerant. My grandmother's daughter and granddaughter..my aunt and cousin) both have have been diagnosed with IBS. I always thought they were just big complainers, because honestly...they are! LOL Now to me. I've been having more of this upper stomach pain. It's hard to describe. It just hurts..bad..like a constant pressure & uncomfortableness. I had two Eggo waffles this morning and spent hours with this pain. Nothing I take seems to help. Other times I've tried one Librax and that didn't help. My dad takes 2 Libraxes at a time to help his and sometimes it takes 2 days for this pain to feel better. I had this pain triggered in June when I was prescribed a high dosage of antiobiotics. I was in such pain I was crying talking to the dr. He had me taking Librax & it did finally help that time. I was dx w/ hypothyroidism in 1994 as well as polycystic ovarian syndrome. My hubby and I have tried for 8 years to get pregnant to no avail. I also have this bad rash on my bottom, just above the crack on just one side. I can't seem to get rid of it and it itches like crazy sometimes. I try to leave it alone, but sometimes it looks like something got busted. It gets better on & off, but never goes away. I put off eating lunch because usually about 15 minutes later my energy level just crashes for a couple of hours. Nw like this afternoon I finally ate an apple, some celery, some cheddar cheese, and some nuts and I felt fine...no pain..no tiredness. Before this time the last thing that sent my stomach pain off was I made a loaf of bread (using all purpose flour and yeast) and ate a little of it for four days in a row w/ homemade veggie soup and I hurt so bad for days afterwards. Oh, the last thing. Since my early 20's (I'm now 38), I've been getting this awful, awful arm pain. It's not muscle. I tell my hubby it feels like my bone is aching! It's all the way from my neck/shoulder area to the tips of fingers. One side only at a time. Nothing helps. Constant. Sometimes likes for a couple of days. Makes me want to throw up. I also have migraines and chronic sinusitis. Boy do I sound like a miserable person. I'm not! I'm very positive and optomistic! I just told my husband I think I should get tested for this. I do medical transcription & it's a joke that transcriptionists "get" every medical condition they type about, but I haven't typed about this..I promise! I'm just not sure if I'm headed in a direction I should even be looking in or certainlly that I want to be headed in! Thanks!