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Hi All - I have been VERY sick since the end of Nov. I have always has stomach issues, bloating, coughing, etc. I have lost over 20 lbs in the past month and have had a BILLION tests done. I won't get into it all because the story is so long. This week I had a HIDA Scan done which showed my gallbladder isn't functioning normally, 11%. It's supposed to be at least 35-40%. I was supposed to start a brand new job this coming Tue. and am now having surgery to remove my gallbladder on Monday. In the meantime both GI and General Surgeon recomended that I go through with yet another test and have the endoscopy done to rule out anything else. I did this yesterday. It showed that my stomach lining is inflammed and even starting to erode! The GI took biopsy's of this. To check for celiac and also a possible infection. I was doped up still from the procedure and don't remember everything he said. He told my Mom that he didn't think it was probably celiac because my intestines didn't look bad at all, just my stomach. He told me ideally he would like me to wait another week for surgery to see what the biopsy's come back with. However, I am also being told this gallbladder not functioning will NOT get better and will just continue to get worse. In an ideal world I would wait, however I cannot keep pushing my start date back on my new job. I don't want to have an surgery that I might not need, but I don't want to find out it's also celiac or a bacteria and 3 weeks into my new job, need my gallbladder out now. Also with the findings on this test could I be gluten intolerant but not celiac? My cousins daughter who was about 6 at the time, had an endoscopy as she was bleeding in her stools. They found her stomach had inflammation and they did tell her to remove gluten (but didn't confirm) celiac. I know they are also testing for H-Pylori (to which I have already had a negative blood test for, and negative stool test for, however I was on prilosec during the stool test which can produce false negatives) I would like to hear feedback from all of you. My syptoms have been chest pain/breathing difficulties (gone now), stomach burning, nausea, vomiting, diaherrea, constipation, green stool, high white blood count.

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Hi Bekkaz,

 

Gall bladder issues are somewhat common in people with celiac disease.  You can search the forum and find threads from people about them.  Wether the gall bladder would get better or not on a gluten-free diet is a good question.  I don't think there is any way to know without trying it.  I think you already had you gall bladder removed though so guess it will remain unknown.

 

I really just wanted to reply because it seems we missed your thread, sorry! :(

 

Here's an article about non-celiac wheat reactions.  The researchers don't know much about it's effects yet, or how to test for it, but they are learning.

 

Non-celiac wheat sensitivity article
http://www.celiac.com/articles/23033/1/Non-Celiac-Wheat-Sensitivity-It-Exists/Page1.html

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    • Thank you so much guys. Reading that last response and those from forum members who seemed to be mind-bogglingly sensitive to gluten at times helps me feel like less of a freak  Perhaps worse than the symptoms themselves was my fear that I'm the only person on earth who has gone through this and that if it continues, I will end up with all of my friends and family washing their hands of me because it would look to them like I'm the only one with this and so I must be crazy. It's really good to hear that the sensitivity can go down too. I've been holding onto this idea through the tough times, reminding myself that I also had really bad hayfever for a few years, and asthma at a different time and they both got better.  It has been a whole month since I had a bad reaction to gluten. It has also been two weeks since I even had a small reaction and I'm feeling SO much better. I'm still going to take every precaution I can but this feels worlds away from how it was. At my most risk averse, I had a day on holiday where I only ate bananas and avocados because I could eat them without them having been touched by human hands, even my own! (This was straight after getting sicker and sicker and hunting down what it was that made me ill. I found the refill bottles of soap in the house where I was staying and read that they had wheat in them - not an airborne reaction I imagine but when I washed my hands to prepare food it was probably contaminating my food. Plus because I didn't speak the language, I couldn't be sure the new soap I bought was gluten free.) Now, I am still avoiding environments with lots of gluten and staying clear of all grains, with the exception of rice which I reintroduced using the food challenge method as directed by my dietician (since I understand that rice is, according to Dr Fasano, the lowest risk of gluten contamination of all the grains) and I am building my weight back up. My husband has been able to see also that the last time he cooked gluten in the house was the last time I got ill. So it is reassuring for him to see that the sacrifice he is making is making such a difference to me. I also took the advice about new cooking utensils - thanks! I have my fingers crossed for me. I want this better health to continue but right now I'm happy to know that there is a break in the clouds and to know that I can feel like me again. Good luck to everyone, sensitive or not, who gets into a bad place with managing their reactions. Hang on in there!        
    • I'm not sure I just had the endoscopy, and I've had a  songram. 
    • Thanks and I'm seeing a doctor in three months may have to make it sooner.    Thanks for all the replies.
    • Hey guys so question. I still am going through some of the motions to finally be diagnosed. I has a really bad case of acid reflux a few days ago and now i feel soo sick. Im still eating gluten because i got a negative biaopsy test but ive been told thag i more than likely still have it because its really hard to detect. Well i drank beer last night and had a poutine today stupid i know and now i feel soooo sick. And only felt really sick after the poutine. Now my question is can your symptoms get worse all of a sudden??  I have many other symptoms thaat read celiac deisease for most of my life. But since all doctors told me you have anxiety ibs and fibro at 28 years old. I just baiscally gave up and figured this was going to be my life feeling like crap for the rest of my life. Any thoughts??? Thanks guys. Sorry for the novel lol
    • A negative result from a biopsy that is. 
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