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CandaceD

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  1. Celiac?

    Thanks for your comments! I'm going to continue with my gluten/lactose free diet for a couple weeks. I'm already seeing a difference in my bloating/cramps and general disposition... Gas is still active.... Today I am cutting out peanut butter, apples and pears. In 2 weeks i'll start adding things back in, starting with gluten. I won't be seeing the G.I until the end of April... I know I want to be actively consuming gluten products when I go see him and ask for a biopsy... Which I'm sure won't be for a few weeks after that.
  2. Hello.... I guess I am just rather anxious and would like the opinion of others... To start off - I had the Celiac Blood Test done and my IgA, IgG and my Tissue Transglutaminase IgA came back negative.... My FERRITIN (IRON) was pretty low at 8 (range is 10-291 ug/L) Roughly two months ago I started getting realllly smelly flatulence followed by visually noticable abdominal bloating, constipation and restlessness (If felt like I was awake most of the night). I've never had a problem with any of this before. I eat a VERY healthy diet and go to the gym 5/6 times a week. I thought maybe I was eating two much fiber and cut back my bran/flax breakfast and vegetable/fruit intake. Didnt help. My family was getting prettty grossed out to say the least with how bad my gas smelt. It is/was soooooooooo embarassing. I went to the walk in clinic and they suggested milk of magnesia... well we know what that does. It releave the bloating for a few days. My parents went on vacation, I was in a rush so I made a tuna caserole and frozen lasanga for my sisters (which I ate for dinner two nights in a row - *Note - I rarely eat any form of white flour pasta/bread etc)... I swelled up like a balloon... My Parents came home, saw how sick I was and made me a doctors apt. We then started self diagnosing. My Aunt and Grandmother (on my moms side) both are Celiac. I started consuming wheat like a mad women knowing I was going to ask my doctor for a blood test. I was horribly dizzy, bloated, constipated,awful cramps, my brain was a complete fog, it felt like my lungs were heavy/tired??? I know I stress out wayy to quickly, I sufffer from axiety and irritablity all the time. I have psoriasis on my elbows, I had hypoglocemic as a kid... Its two months before I can see a G.I. I've been gluten free since Saturday and lactose free for 2 days (today is day 5)and my bowels have started moving, my head is much clearer, I still have gas and bad cramps... SHOULD I TRY A GLUTEN FREE DIET OR WAIT TO SEE A G.I AT THE END OF APRIL???? Its soooooooooo expensive eating gluten free... What if I just have IBS ANY Suggestions would be soooooooooo appreciated. Thanks in advance