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yerbanate

Member Since 12 Aug 2006
Offline Last Active Aug 15 2006 07:48 AM
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Help! Getting Hopeless...

14 August 2006 - 06:04 PM

So it goes like this:

Since January, I've been having Celiac symptoms, as I see it. Fatigue, bloating/awfulsmellingflatulence when I eat certain foods (not quite sure what, I think gluten), irritability, sleeplessness, depression, mysterious sinus headaches, and general dizziness. I've gotten tested this summer for sprue a couple times, and both have come out negative. I told my doctor, who is very experienced, that I didn't think the blood tests were very accurate based on what I've read, and he said that they are 99.9% effective, the ones that he'd seen done. Anyways, today I tested negatively for lactose intolerance as well, and I'd had a biopsy done earlier, which was part of a colonoscopy. They saw some enflamed tissue and I was (mis)diagnosed with Crohn's, but I really don't have a lot of Crohn's symptoms, I don't think. The biopsy was negative for sprue though too, I guess. Anyways, I'm not sure what to do at this point. I've cut gluten out of my diet, and it seems to be better, but then again, I've cut a lot of things out at this point (everything but meat, fruit, and veggies). I...don't know what to do at this point. Any ideas?

Nate