skgirlMember Since 10 Aug 2010
Offline Last Active Dec 01 2010 12:35 PM
Ok so here is my ongoing Story....
I have had stomach problems for as long as I can remember. Through High school it was bad but managable. My mother and grandmother both have "IBS" or so they have been told. I have been anemic several times for extended periods of time especially while I was pregnant with my 3 kids.
Like I said since my mom and gramma have "IBS" I had always chalked it up to be the same till I was 20...The guy I was dating at the time had Crohns now in no way at that time were my tummy issues as bad as him.
After my husband & I had my first child aprox. 2 years later things changed dramatically. It seemed that not matter what I ate I was all over the map!!! Some days I would be great and could eat anything and other days i couldn't eat anything without sending my into cramps, hot flashes and several trips to the bathroom. I tried to control it through diet...it help very little.
Over the next 6 years again I just lived with it because when I had asked my Dr. at the time she just said its IBS and never did ANY tests.
3 years ago we moved to a different town new DR. complained once to them and here come the tests...blood tests colonoscopy etc. The Dr.'s also had put me on a VERY resrictive diet (pretty much ensure only). The colonoscopy showed nothing as the surgeon that did it refused to give me pain killers and I felt the whole thing...as a result there was no conclusive on anything. I was tired of waiting around and being poked at so I said I will just live with it.
We moved yet again a year ago and I began to have other health problems (PCOS & pituitary gland). A friend's gluten-free (nurse & celiac) asked me if I had been tested for Celiac "I couldn't tell you" Off to a new Dr. (the other 2 are always away) she order blood tests for EVERYTHING imaginable including diabetis (runs very heavy on fathers side!!) I also found out the other day that my cousin was diagnosed with Hypoglycimia then celiac a year later...
Got my test results for some of the test but not the celiac yet. I have hypoglycimia that if not taken care of I will be a type 1 Diabetic in less than 5 years. She told my to go on the gluten free diet as I have already had the blood tests done and she will let me know how the come out when they get in.
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