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#1 amanda.wilson

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:16 PM

Does anyone else have severe IBS?? I'm on 3 different IBS meds now and I'm even having a complete hysterectomy.
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:49 PM

Talk to us, Amanda.  Tell us a little more about yourself and your symptoms.  We are here to listen. :)


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#3 GottaSki

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:57 PM

Welcome Amanda!

 

I had a hysterectomy -- not total -- 12 years ago due to cancer - wasn't diagnosed with Celiac until 4 years ago after decades of numerous symptoms.

 

IBS is a collection of symptoms that are often the same as those with missed or un-diagnosed Celiac Disease.

 

Let us know if we can help :)


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3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

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Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:42 AM

Another "IBS" and hyster-sister right here. Total hysterectomy after years of miscarriages and the early menopause from hell. 

 

Those symptoms you're having may all be celiac-related.  Tell us more!  (that "IBS" I had for most of my life--all gone)


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:06 AM

Yep, IBS all my life and hysterectomy at age 49 following an unpleasant period where I was in peri menopause, my then indiagnosed celiac was shifting into high gear, and I had fibroids, endometriosis and addenomyosis.

Let us know how we can help-- there is light at the end of this tunnel:)
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:16 AM

.......and that light is not an oncoming train, we promise! :)

 

Me, too, P--I was 47 and those fibroids, endo, cysts, etc can wreak havoc with the intestines. Adhesions can make a mess, too.My entire pelvic floor was deeply impacted and I had to have "special PT" to make things right. Not fun. 


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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else". –Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport "LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:55 AM

.......and that light is not an oncoming train, we promise! :)

 

Me, too, P--I was 47 and those fibroids, endo, cysts, etc can wreak havoc with the intestines. Adhesions can make a mess, too.My entire pelvic floor was deeply impacted and I had to have "special PT" to make things right. Not fun. 

Not at all <_< I had a similar mess going on in there--the surgeon had to deviate from the planned procedure because the endo had attached itself outside the reproductive area.  Looking back, I wish I had had it done 10 years prior. (the famous hindsight B) )


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:10 AM

Does anyone else have severe IBS?? I'm on 3 different IBS meds now and I'm even having a complete hysterectomy.

what is the reason for the hyst?  what out comes are being hoped for?  If you haven't tried gluten free, I would give it a go first.


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#9 amanda.wilson

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:11 PM

I'm 31 and I've been gluten free for almost a year, not only with my food but w/ every products. I've always have had a history w/ my periods I.E. small clots cysts bad cramps. But since the IBS dx the clots are now the size of cutie oranges, severe watery D, and vomiting. I lost 5lbs in 3 days and was extremely weak. With an active 5 year old I can't afford to go down like that.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:56 AM

And I'm having surgery 3-13-13 so if I don't respond in a timely manor you know why. Lol
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:46 PM


And I'm having surgery 3-13-13 so if I don't respond in a timely manor you know why. Lol


Best of luck! I hope it all goes smoothly. Let us know how you're doing when you are able:)
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:08 PM

Best of luck Amanda!

If you haven't been there yet HysterSisters is a great website :)
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3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAD

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:14 PM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!


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Potato starch free July 2009
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:01 PM

Yes-- HysterSisters! That was very helpful to me, thanks Lisa:)
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:47 PM

My gyno office called this evening to say that BCBS decided to deny my surgery at the last minute :(. If I was a betting gal I would say the person whom denied it has male plumbing! Now they have my doc and I jumping through hoops and dang it my muscles hurt to much to keep jumping not to mention girls w/ big boobs aren't ment to jump!!!

Ok...I feel a lil better now after venting.
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