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nickymacd

Member Since 04 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 14 2012 04:48 AM
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Received Report On My Endoscopy Today - Frustrated!

14 December 2012 - 03:35 AM

So, today after being chased, my report came back after my double endoscopy 3 weeks ago.

Report says no evidence of ceoliac but signs of a food allergy which gives indigestion symtoms. The report doesn't suggest I get tested for this allergy (glutten perhaps???) - just that I take some steroids for two weeks. I am frustrated, stressed and still feel ill. Any advice?

Sorry - just really fed up.


Thanks

Nicky

Endoscopy X 2 - What A Day!

21 November 2012 - 08:54 AM

Hi All

Firstly, thanks for all the support as my endoscopy approached. I was booked in yesterday morning. Nurse explained everything and also offered me a new procedure which is to put the scope in via a nostril. Initially I was not in favour of it but when she said it meant less gagging and the ability to talk during the procedure I agreed. Unfortunately, the scope couldn't go down so they had to change tac and go down thru the throat. The throat spray worked its magic but I did find my body naturally trying to reject the scope. After the procedure the doc said 'You've done very well - now we've taken a couple of biopsies of the wee lump in your throat which we'll send away for investigation. Try not to worry they nearly always come back benign and it (the lump) is very small. Also there is some slight inflammation of your stomach lining."

I was absolutely stunned. I didn't know anything about this 'wee lump'. However, I held it together enough to say, 'OK. What about the ceoliac?' to which I was greeted with a completely blank look followed with, 'We weren't investigating ceoliac.' Very quickly followed with a look at my notes, profuse apologies and being told I could either have it done now or come back. So, given I was there and had no wish to return I had it done again! Once finished, more apologies and told that in terms of ceoliac things looked Ok but would need to wait for biopsy results. In the meantime keep eating gluten...

What a day! I'm trying not to panick about the 'wee lump' but I have to say that I spent most of the rest of yesterday in a daze!

Nicky

Endoscopy On Tues - Gluten Free Reality Approaching

16 November 2012 - 03:39 AM

Hello All

I've been quiet the last few weeks - life has been hectic. I now have a date for my endoscopy which will be on Tuesday morning and as the date approaches I am becoming more anxious, even though I know, from what I've read on here, that it'll be fine. My doc says that the results will take a couple of weeks to come through but that I can cut gluten out immediately. Once the results are in then she'll arrange for me to see a dietician. Generally I am absolutely dreadful at planning my meals and quite weak willed when it comes to food. Now that the reality of taking responsibility for my diet in an organised, disciplined manner is only a few days away I want to stick my head in the sand! I know I'm just going to have to be sensible and suck it up but I do wonder if others have had similar experiences.

Thanks

Nicky

Been Called In By Doc Re Bloods

04 October 2012 - 05:37 AM

Hi there

I'm a newbie posting from Scotland.
A couple of weeks ago I had some bloods taken by my request because I've had maybe two years of toilet trouble in terms of diarrhoea. The bloods came back and with an indicator of underactive thyriod and something to do with my celiac results. I had no idea what celiac is at all but off course, googled it. I have a number of the symptoms; tiredness, bruise like a peach, sudden vomitting, constant trips to the toilet, tummy pain and bloating. I am not underweight howeverI thought it was IBS to be honest. What I'd like to know is if the blood tests taken basically give you a yes or no in terms of being likely to have it or is it that I might be on the threshold. I can't see my doc till next Tues and I just want to know what expect because I am worried. From what I've read, in the UK the next step is to have an endoscopy if the bloods have come back indicating it. I'm just worried really.

Many thanks

Nicky