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Member Since 24 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 01 2011 08:16 PM

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Distended Abdomen...celiac?

24 March 2011 - 07:52 PM

Thank your for taking the time to view my post! For the past year I have had severe abdominal distention. When I wake up in the morning, it is only slightly distended, but bloats out a lot after eating ANYTHING (sometimes looks like I'm 5 or 6 months pregnant, and lasts for hours). I also frequently have excessive gas. I finally saw a doctor today who suspects I may have celiac disease, but I won't know for sure until we review my blood work @ my next appointment in 2 weeks. I've been reading a lot of the posts on this forum and am suprised to not have read anyone with the same abdominal distention as I have. I do also have symptoms sush as unexplained anxiety from time to time, gas, heart palpatations once in awhile, and fatigue/low energy... but I do not have any sort of pain or cramping (unless I eat something heavy) and my bowel movements are regular and healthy. I suppose maybe symptoms vary between individuals with this disease, but I'm wondering if anyone shares my problem with the "permanent" distended abdomen! Anyway, I'm very nervous to possibly find out I have this disease. Not only will it be a major lifestyle adjustment (never eating bread anymore OMG!), but possibly developing osteoporosis, anemia, or becoming infertile absolutely terrifies me :/

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