I'm new to the forum and totally confused.
Basically, I was on a course of antibiotics about 6 months ago and then my problems started.
It began with a gurgling right side, bloating, gas and a feeling of fullness that lasted a long time after I ate espcially certain foods. Tried probiotics, no help.
Now it's many more including the gurgling, BM that are mostly loose with that varying colors and undigested food. Occasionally, difficult to go. I blurp from just drinking water.
In reading the symptoms, I do get brain fog, shaky after certain meals. I am tired after eating and must nap after lunch which is usually a sandwich on rye bread which made me sick for 2 days last time I had it. If dinner is breaded or contains pasta, I'm ready to feel asleep. I get weak, shaky legs and in bed by 7, asleep by 8pm.
My doctor "threw" in some tests for cealics as an afterthought at my last checkup. They are as follows
Anti-Endomysial 1:10 Ref <1:10 (Marked as anormal)
Gliadin, IgG, Abs. <20 Ref <20 (marked as negative)
Gliadin, IgA, Abs <20 Ref <20 (marked as negative)
I tried talking to her and she said I was "on the cusp". Then she moved onto other things and we never got back to it. I am calling her tomorrow and will discuss it more. What tests should I get to get a definate answer?
Is there any other tests I should have? Like vitamins, B12 & folic acid were low but came up on supplements, haven't been tested in awhile.
I did some experimenting and have avoided any gluten heavy foods and feel better after eating them. Not competely gluten-free because I read you have stay on gluten to do accurate testing. But I really feel bad after eating food with gluten so I don't want to even eat.
My Sed Rate is always elevated. My Vitamin D is always low. My iron level is low normal.
I am also positive for hashimotos and graves antibiodies but not on meds due to stable thyroid numbers at the moment.
Any help appreciated. Does any of this point to cealics/gluten problem or do I have another problem?
Thank you so much.
PS- This forum is wonderful and full of great information.