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motherwqsalways4 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsWon't Give Endoscopy With BreastfeedingI went in on friday to have an endoscopy. They knew I was breastfeeding ahead of time. I got conflicting advice on not needing to pump and dump 2 needing to wait 24hrs. When I went in I had pumped enough 2 give me about 6hrs after the procedure (sedation) before my 5mth old would need to nurse. They gave me option to reschedule (with conflicting times_when I pump enough for 24hrs, pump enough for 3 days and last to reschedule once I wean him) or to do endoscopy without sedation. I said I would try to do without sedation as I have been feeling horrible and wanted to just get it done and over with. Well once they started I couldnt handle it and it didnt get done.
Rewind a bit....10yrs ago diagnosed with IBS then self diagnosed with Dr. approving milk intolerance beginning of this month. Sent to gastroenterologist. He wont give me bloodwork until I have and endoscopy..... Isnt there a way to diagnose celiac without endoscopy or if I have gluten intolerance??
Here are my symptoms
constipation mainly with occasional diarrhea
aching joints and muscles
more hairloss then usual (after pregnancy)
low potassium with possible low magnesium
Occasional numbness in fingers and toes (nothing found)
And the gastro just sent me home and told me 2 come back when I can get an endoscopy and to take pepcid or something like it and I should be fine.
Thank you and so sorry it is so long.....
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