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enoughalready added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsTest Results Negative, DisappointedMy blood tests came back negative for celiac, and I have to be honest that I am disappointed. I really thought that I had celiac and I wanted to be able to go gluten free and have at least some of my symptoms go away. I just wanted an answer and to have a solution. I have always had a sensitive stomach since I was young, either diarrhea or constipation. My bms have never been really normal. It's embarassing but they always smell really really bad. I also have been dx with fibromyalgia, pcos, anemia, restless leg syndrome, edema, cluster headaches, and migraines. I'm 28 and I've left jobs, dropped out of school, missed social engagements and I just want to feel better to live a more normal life. I'm obese so my doctor was hesistant to test for celiac. When I eat high protein, very low carb, I usually feel better and have more energy, but I've never been able to stick to Atkins or South Beach. My gastroenterologist specializes in IBS (which I have been dx with) and he seems to think that's what I have. I feel like all of these things put together are related in some way but he thinks they are all separate.
I am having a colonoscopy and upper GI endoscopy next week. For the past 4 weeks I've had diarrhea every day several times a day. Prescription anti-diarrhea medicines aren't working and the anti-spasmotic gives me horrible stomach cramps. Blood tests and stool sample came back negative for parasites, e coli, salmonella, etc.
Could this be all individual problems or do you think they would have to be connected somehow? My doctor is very hesistant to believe that it is celiac, especially after the negative blood test results and the fact that I am obese, but I don't know since I feel better when I cut out carbs, even though it's hard to stick to.
I'd appreciate your thoughts or advice.
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