Horrible day for symptoms too...blood this am with bm. Ate a turkey sandwich on a wheat deli thin before appt and I don't know why had such horrible bloating and cramping while there, driving home felt I need to puke too...got home nothing but flem when I tried to puke, and even more blood and clotting with bm (I have fissure and hemmoriods, but there was no pain associated with the bleeding like usually with the fissure). I curled up in a ball and went to bed at 6 pm. I can't function like that, I'm taking an online class and at this point going to withdrawal since I'm usually sleeping when not working.
BUT....oh yeah Dr. GI initial thought is it's "just" IBS. He asked a few questions, felt my abdomen...then said "be right back"...came back into exam room with samples of a medication. I don't even know the name right now, I'm too pissed off to open the bag again. I'm not taking it until I see the blood results. Oh yes, on the positive side he agreed to at least do the Celiac testing. He ordered blood work, I don't know what all he ordered, I asked the lab woman and she said CBC was on of them, and the 4th vial she didn't know what it was exactly but it was going to be sent to the Mayo Clinic, so tell me 4 vials of blood, only 1 being sent away...think they do the full Celiac panel from one tube? I can check the results myself online in a few days....that is GREAT! He said since I had a colonoscopy in 2009 that was normal, no need to repeat it...thank you. I asked about an endoscopy, he said he'd be willing to do one and take a biopsy, let's see what the blood work results are....oh and he thinks seeing a dermatologist for the "skin issue" is a good idea.
He doesn't advise anyone to go on a Gluten free diet unless it's necessary since it's "such a restrictive diet"...us um doctor but if it STOPS all these symptoms by simply excluding a food...it's a good thing! Tonight I threw together a chicken sausage, spinach, onion, mushroom, quinoa dinner....yes I know processed sausage not the best but it is Adele's which claims to be gluten free...thank goodness I can cook...I think I can adjust to Gluten free quite well just waiting for all the test so I can give it try.