Should We Be Tested?
Posted 16 August 2004 - 04:24 AM
My names Rachel and Iíve been wondering about celiacs disease. The reason being is my daughter has symptoms of celiacs, such as bloated tummy, extreme changes in bowel movements, aching muscles etc. I always wondered whether she has IBS but recently the paediatrician suggested a wheat intolerance. Anyway we went off wheat Deborah and I for a week and I started to read about celiacs and thought maybe I have it too, I have aching muscles, changes in bowel movement, bloating, stomach cramps, fatigue and generally not feeling real well. Originally they diagnosed me with a having diverticulitis and then after a colonoscopy found a growth and just told me I have IBS. Anyway my daughter and I both went off the wheat thing and have had bread etc and now we both feel really ill. I don't want to over react but its just I am tired of feeling ill, I often have gas, heartburn and so does my daughter.
Is it a co incidence??? Or should I consider testing? My daughterís paediatrician has sent a stool sample to the lab so we should get some results back this week. What do you think??
Oh and nice to meet you all
Posted 16 August 2004 - 12:56 PM
But, not being an expert, I would say get tested for it! The removing wheat, feeling better, then feeling worse once it's introduced.. could be Celiac. If you can't find a doctor willing to test you though, just go gluten free on your own, sounds like you had success when you removed wheat, could have even more when you remove all sources of gluten. =)
Posted 16 August 2004 - 01:39 PM
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