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Member Since 24 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 08 2013 07:22 AM

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Losing Hope...

24 July 2012 - 04:35 PM

I have had the blood test done for Celiac but it was negative. I've been eating gluten-free and lactose-free for 3 weeks. The terrible pain in abdomen is gone but the bloating remains and I am continuing to gain weight while eating very little! I'm truly shocked by the weight gain and more than a little concerned. My doctor has done nothing other than tell me to take Prilosec and Align (probiotics). She didn't even suggest I go gluten-free (she told me it was just the latest fad!). I'm having a colonoscopy on August 16th but nothing else is scheduled.
I've had IBS on and off for years - since I was a teenager really (now 50). I have had hypoglycemia which no one can explain. I have had pneumonia 3 times in 4 years (finally got a pneumo-vax) and feel tired all the time. Last year I had an emergency appendectomy. Now I can't eat without feeling sick. I'm discouraged and frustrated and don't know who to talk to.
I need some help and don't know where to turn.

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