I am fairly new to Celiac (only 3 months ago was diagnosed). I am doing some research as my GI doctor has me scheduled for a Colonoscopy the day before Thanksgiving (next week). My symptoms have changed/worsened since going gluten free on the diet. Added to the "usual" Celiac symptoms, adding extremely elevated liver enzymes, liver (palpated) is enlarged-which is extremely painful, very loose stools and abdominal cramping that varies from "discomfort" to "stabbing and unbearable" feels as if a sword is passing through my intestines. It almost feels like gas pains, but with less severe bloating. I am being tested for AutoImmune Hepatitis and having the Colonoscopy for Microscopic Colitis. Does anyone have any tips on reducing the abdominal pain until next week? Each day it grows worse, to the point that I am scared to eat. Of course, my GI doctor doesn't return my calls, so I am trying to find ways to cope with it until he does..
A4GVNGIRL replied to HannahHannah's topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & MedicationsThank you so much for this info!!! I have been trying to reach Starbucks to find out if my "Achille's Heel" aka: Caramel Macchiato, contained gluten - and had not received a response or reached anyone about it. This makes my recent diagnosis of Celiac Disease much less painful. THANK YOU for sharing this info!! I would also add that I asked McDonalds HQ via phone, if their McFrappes contained gluten or could be cross contaminated. I was told that the only ingredient that could contain gluten was the Whipped Cream. So I have been ordering mine without whipped cream, and surprise-they no longer make me sick. Good news for me again. You've made my day!