First, thank you all for the wonderful advice, it has given me a lot to think about. I've only been gluten free for about two weeks, and honestly, i don't really need a diagnosis for myself, i just want to feel better. I will go for the blood work today, but that is where the testing will end for me, since in reality, there isn't much else the doctor can do for me other than to tell me to get off the gluten. At the moment, i am sticking to fresh vegies and meats to eat along with some rice. I am hypoglycemic, so can't do without the sugar and carbs, uncortunately, potatoes give me mild upset tumy sometimes, along with anything else i eat too much of. I am trying to stay away from anything processed at the moment, though.
I know i need to have an epipen on hand but have no idea how to obtain one since my doctor didn't suggest it. I'll ask the pharmacy today about that as well.
Thank you again everyone !
I am very new to celiacs disease. I am 48years old, have always been allergic to casin and soy, and since pregnancies in my early 20's, i've been loosing weight. Over the past few months, i have become suddenly allergic to tons of foods, the reactions range from mild nausea all the way up to swelling tongue when i ate almond butter. Someone a while back suggested gluten might be a problem for me, so i have been gluten free for a couple weeks now, and finally my doctor decided that i should get tested for celiacs.
He also gave me prednisone to take for the allergic reactions, but i am unable to take it. (ok, mostly fear). I tend to have wild and severe reactions to medications and i am scared to death to take this stuff. I understand what it is supposed to do for me, as i suspect i may be having a leaky gut issue, but i can't make myself take it. The last time i had any medication, i Hallucinated for almost 2 weeks. I have become so sensative to everything, i am honestly scared i won't make it to the hospital.
Can anyone give me any suggestions to calm down the leaky gut reactions i am experiencing at the moment. Just about anything i try to eat right now makes me ill or worse. I barely weigh 78 pounds at the moment (i am only 4' 10" tall), and i can't really afford to loose any more weight.