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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. And Now We Wait!

    well i was three months gluten free but then I was back on gluten for three months. Mostly my problem is a BM, which is both strained but usually loose if not diahrea. I go several times a day, but I dont always get results, if you know what I mean. And no matter what I ate during the day, I am always extremely bloated by the end of the night and uncontrollably gassy. Sometimes I get relief from gas-ex but it is usually so hit and miss I don't even bother. Also fatigue. That is probably the worst symptom. I never have energy.
  2. I went on a gluten diet for three months and then underwent both a colonoscopy and an endoscopy. I have an appointment to see my gastro on the fifth of March (seems like a long time for a follow up!). The initial paperwork he gave me said "r/o early barrett's" and I was too drowsy to ask what that meant. Does that mean I have early barrett's or it is suspected? Also, I apparently have internal hemmeroids(sp?). Are these symptoms of celiac? Or am I looking at something completely different? I really only suspected celiac because my sister has it. Was I on the wrong track? Thanks for your help, everyone!
  3. I have been gluten free for two months already. Just FYI. Thanks for the response!
  4. I tried gluten free ( sister is a celiac) and was not seeing as much of a difference as I thought... So I tried not eating meat in addition to gluten free (meat makes my mom sick).... Still no difference! Started taking probiotics and saw an extreme difference... For three weeks and then back to my dogestive problems. I don't know what to do.
  5. So I had my blood work done... came back negative but I was only eating gluten for a couple of weeks so no surprise there. I went back to gluten free anyway. My doc wants to do an endoscopy despite my results but I just started a new job and can't risk being sick at work... although this time on the gluten free diet I'm not finding any relief. I'm taking lactaids with and dairy products because I know I might have temporary lactose intolerance but even that doesn't seem to be helping. My major symptom is just really strange and inconsistent bm. Sometimes they are pale, always piecy, often times there is a long piece of what looks like onion skin or clear lettuce... sorry, I know this is gross. Its just loose all the time and I'm always straining. The worst part is I have interstitial cystitis and whenever I am constipatd it really exacerbates my bladder symptoms. I started taking my medication for ic out of the capsules because I didn't know if the capsules were safe. I really wanna stay strong until January and if nothing improves go to my doctor again. At least by then my job went be so new. I just need some advice on things I could be doing to help this process. Should I take fiber supplements and if so which ones are safe? Unfortuanely (or maybe fortunately) I can't tell when I have been "glutened" very easy because my symptoms are so constant... Any advice would be appreciated!
  6. I know it is different for everyone but I kind of wanted to know how long it took people to have more energy and feel less fatigue after going gluten free? I just got a negative bloodwork back but I was only eating gluten for ten days... My doctor wants to do an endoscopy but I just started a new job and I need to be healthy. I need energy!!!
  7. Sorry for asking another question! I feel like I'm blowing up this board, but I'm just trying to reassure myself and understand this whole process... What does pale stool mean? I noticed mine are a light brown when I et gluten but during the month that I was gluten free my stool was much more solid and way darker... Now my stools are kind of loose and don't look fully digested.
  8. Well my symptoms are worsening a little again. I don't know if there is gluten in the elmiron capsules... But if there is, maybe the fact that I didnt stop taking them when I thought I was gluten free will help the accuracy of my bloodwork. Of course, idk what I will do when I go gluten free again. Maybe empty the capsules into water and take them that way?
  9. I just realized I never checked to see if my elmiron prescription was gluten free... Did a google search and got mixed results.... Maybe I was never gluten free after all?
  10. Okay so I recently realized I never actually checked to make sure that elmiron was gluten free (I have IC). I've seen some conflicting posts on the matter. Some say the medication inside the capsule is gluten-free but the capsule itself is not. Does anyone know?
  11. They seemed to be gluten free I just wanted to ask! It's a generic brand sold at sams club. Is it safe? Does anyone know?
  12. I'm just starting to doubt I even have celiacs because my symptoms are not as bad as other people on this forum, for most people here the idea of eating gluten is terrifying. If my results come back negative I'll be even more in dpubt
  13. My last post got a little beyond what I needed...basically I have been gluten free for a month and am now wanting to get a blood test. My doctor gave me the paperwork and told me to get the test in two to three weeks. I have mostly easy to live with symptoms... Dizziness, fatigue, constipation, bloating, gas, loose stools... My sister has celiac which is why I suspect this is where my symptoms come from. I am on a fairly high gluten diet, much more than just four slices of bread. Definately felt better gluten free, but I can manage a few weeks eating this way... I just don't k ow of my eating a lot of gluten makes a difference in two to three weeks being long enough or not.
  14. By the way, I dont mind the discussion going on as in the midst of it I am still receiving answers so that's fine by me
  15. I have mostly easy to live with symptoms... Dizziness, fatigue, constipation, bloating, gas, loose stools... My sister has celiac which is why I suspect this is where my symptoms come from. I am on a fairly high gluten diet, much more than just four slices of bread. Definately felt better gluten free, but I can manage a few weeks eating this way... I just don't k ow of my eating a lot of gluten makes a difference.