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  1. Thanks! My homemade tomato sauce is simmering away now and for the first time in a while i'm looking forward to eating! I look forward to seeing where this journey takes me. Trying to be positive about it and looking forward to feeling better/finding an answer.
  2. So, i was able to speak with a woman at the clinic, good news is they can perform the tests, bad news is they don't have any appointments for new patients until late september. I don't think I can go on that long with these issues. I am going to try gluten-free diet and focus on whole, unprocessed foods as suggested. I am also going to abstain from dairy and soy as you mentioned, squirmingitch. thanks for that info. looking forward to dinner tonight - going to do fresh kale and cucumber salad with fresh tomatoes stewed over some certified gluten-free pasta the hubby got for me. Also, there is a walk in clinic across the street that said i can come in for an anemia test on monday for a reasonable price, so i am going to do that. I am going to keep a food diary to track how i am doing, hope it would be okay to share my experiences on the forum.
  3. Thanks for the responses! It is nice to know that there are others out there. jeanzdyn: i cried a little when I read that you went through the same stint of diarrhea that i'm dealing with. it was hard for me to even admit that to my husband! i will look into that probiotic you mentioned. I did a bit of research and found a low-cost clinic that offers many different types of lab testing, but their info says that they aren't always accepting new patients. I am going to call them and see if they are and if they offer the tests that you mentioned, Lisa. *fingers crossed* I know i have to continue to eat gluten for any tests to be accurate, so until then, I will cope. Thanks for the welcome. It's good to be here.
  4. Hi. I'm new to the site. My name is Sarah. I've been wondering if I have Celiac disease for a while now, but I can't afford testing and have no insurance. Here's where I'm at: for a little over year now, i've had diarrhea. Literally every day I have to RUN (not always making it...super embarrassing) to the bathroom, especially after eating, have terrible stomach pains that precede that. I'm constantly bloated, and always exhausted. I bruise so easily that my husband is afraid that people think that he abuses me. Now, lately I've had this consistent itching...not really any rash to be seen, but I do have bumpy bits on the tops of my legs that look a bit like whelps only not red. I'm really at a loss as to what to do. Should I go gluten-free and see if that makes a difference? My credit can't afford to take another hospital bill that i can't pay, it's already a bad score. I just feel really alone. I've missed work because of how I feel and my boss has asked why I go to the bathroom so much...i'm so embarrassed.