Hi everyone. I hope someone out there has some advice. My 10 yr old son has been healthy his whole life, and has never had any digestive problems. Starting about 2 months ago, he began getting debilitating upper left abdominal pain. The pain would come in spasms. Appendix and gallbladder were ruled out. The GI did a hida scan and saw some inflammation where the small and large intestines meet. Did upper and lower scope and said he didn't see anything where he thought it would be but took some tissue samples just to have checked. GI office calls the next day and says the biopsy came back positive for Celiac, start taking Bentyl and start gluten free diet. They did the blood panel that day (we are still waiting on those results). He has now been attempting a gluten free diet for 5 days. The pain still comes and goes. Last night he got extreme vertigo and a migraine, back to the ER. Diagnosed it as a migraine, gave him med (I can't remember for the life of me what it was) and an IV and was getting ready to discharge him when he began having the same extreme pain in his chest. They basically said it was a muscle spasm and call the doctor in the morning. He was able to sleep for a few hours but as soon as he woke up the pain in his chest was back. His regular pediatrician did an xray, blood work and ekg, everything was fine. He said to stop taking the Bentyl for a few days and see if the spasms stop.
I am so confused!!!! Are these common things with celiac disease? Can celiac disease just show up so quickly with so many symptoms? Any advice or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!