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I'm very new here (2nd post). I'm not too sure about everything yet. But I have noticed "reflux" coming up often enough. My son has acid reflux disease and takes pretty high doses of meds normally for adults. He's almost 13 but was diagnosed at 10. He's been through a lot of tests and is back at Children's GI clinic again to see doc and doc wants him to see the psychologist on staff (she knows he has bad reflux but says she feels it's exacerbated by stress). I could go on and on here - but I won't! I guess what I'm getting at is: if I do end up having celiac (I'm going to doc this Friday) is reflux as bad as he has a symptom of him having possible celiac? I wonder....I know you may not know, but the fact your son has reflux - well, I though you might know the connection there.

I've been frustrated all my life over this. I believe that I have lived this way for so many years (since 3) that I just don't know what it feels like to be "normal". I suppose feeling ill so often is normal for me. Then again, it could still just be IBS and I'd be back at square one again. But I know how to live that way anyhow so not so scary for me! Biggest problem for me is that I never have complained to my doctor's about the IBS because I've had it so long it's just a way of life for me. This will pretty much come out of the blue for this doctor (been seeing her for 8 yrs.). I've had the depression too - not severe, but general depression - and hated taking the drugs so now take a low dose one for severe PMS (I'll never go off that - saved my life!! and my husband's!! lol).

At least if I do have celiac in the end I'll have a place to come to for some great help!

Chantalle

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Your son very well could be celiac, especially if you are. Acid reflux like his could be his body trying to digest the gluten. I never complained about only doing a #2 once every 10 days because I thought it was normal for me. Every body is different, after all! I did complain about the pms and cramps, the mood swings were destroying my marriage and the cramps were debilitating! All I got for it was Midol and Pamprin, neither of which really helped. Now that I am glutenfree, I potty almost every day, My midsection does not hurt, and I do not have such severe mood swings. I never had diarrhea or wasting away, but I do still have some joint pain (doc says I have arthritis now). Talk to your sons GI doc about testing him for celiac and gluten intolerance. If you can't get testing, try the gluten-free diet. It is better than the bland diets my husband had to be on!

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