Posted 11 October 2011 - 07:29 PM
Wow what an experience the last month has been. Started getting what felt like a cold in late August and just dealt with it no biggie. Labor Day weekend, had the worst bloody nose ever (out in public of course for added drama) and when I saw my ENT doctor on Tuesday after they asked how long I'd been stuffed up.. just a couple weeks I said. Well I had a sinus infection and they gave me antibiotics.. Boom, 4 days into them I'm getting Celiac symptoms and Fibromyalgia symptoms (that I haven't had in a few years) so I stopped them after day 5. Whew thought I headed that one off at the pass.. Not so! Two weeks later I am scheduled for a colonoscopy and they give me two, yes two bottles of the 'stuff' to drink. The pharmacist was concerned but said 'good luck with that'.. So being the obedient patient that I am, I drink the two bottles of stuff (ackkk may I say) and went in the next afternoon for my test. That was a Friday. Ever since then I have had the most sickening diarrhea, stomach pain, abdominal cramps and low grade fever that comes back at night. Talked to nurses all week last week, called the manufacturer of said 'stuff' to be sure it was gluten free and it is but they said and I quote "NO ONE SHOULD DRINK TWO GALLONS OF THAT TYPE" So then I was terribly pissed and demanded to talk to the doctor and he finally called me back on Friday morning.. A combination of the antibiotics killing my stomach and then too much of the 'wrong' medicine (there are two kinds from the same manufacturer and they gave me the 'powerwash' kind) has destroyed my GI track... yay after 11 months gluten free and so much progress the GI doctor's office put me back to square one! Grrr so now I'm taking probiotics and eating yogurt and progressing back to my high fiber diet. Why am I telling you all this? So that you all can BEWARE of prescription drugs ESPECIALLY if they are generic. Have your pharmacist double or triple check if need be because this just isn't right. So yes the gurgle is back!! Sigh
Food allergies to fish, seafood, tree nuts, aspartame(Equal),flax seed, and many drugs RE-TESTED ALL FOOD ALLERGIES IN JUNE 2015 AND THEY ARE ALL NEGATIVE NOW! TIME TO RE-INTRODUCE FISH AND NUTS!!!
Stomach issues since childhood
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) age 6-44
Diabetes age 44 to present now going back to Hypoglycemia since gluten free.
Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2005 and it's gone now that I'm aspartame and gluten free. c
Celiac disease- negative test in 2009, positive tests in Nov. 2010
Gluten free started 11/08/2010
Genetic tests positive- DQ2, positive -DQ6 (?) negative- DQ8 11/15/2010
Hyperthyroid 2013 - benign tumors and entire thyroid removed