I've just made two years gluten-free as a certified celiac and lactose intolerant, and five months ago after a bad bout of diarrhea I had a bloated and painful tummy. The bloeating eventually went away but the pain persists. Normally concentrated in my upper right quadrant but can also move around to upper right and lower right and lower left; it can be a burning or a twisting or a feeling of trapped gas. It is never intolerable or indeed acute, but it is always there, sometimes more, sometimes less. I sleep ok at night.
Since I'm given to high anxiety, I have taken lots of tests (colonscopy, abdominal ecographies) and everything looks normal apart from some small diverticula and my having a LONG and TWISTED colon. Liver, kidneys, gallbladder etc LOOK ok.
I have gone to a second gastro doctor the other week (the first one says he thinks IBS) and he told me he want me to have an abdominal scan with contrast to rule out possible (but, he says, highly improbable) problems linked to celiac disease (refractary celiac... and possible consequences). These guys are both experts in celiac disease here in Rome, and the second one also says probably IBS.
(my BM are sort of irregular, rarely D, but very often spastic and pale)
Well, I AM anxious, but I also have read a lot of your testimonies. Apparently it is sort of normal to develop other food sensitivities on a stressed out gut. I have tried not eating several things but I've never made a "scientific" effort about it. I want to start as of today. Now this second doctor claims that nutritionists are "useless" and that gluten sensitivity does not even exist and that all celiac can get back to eat lactose products once healed and that healing doesn't take more than two years and blah and blah.
Question: anyone can relate? did you develop OTHER intolerances after going gluten-free, and did they manifest themselves with irregular BM and pain?
thank you all