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yanathin

Member Since 08 May 2013
Offline Last Active May 25 2013 08:58 AM
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In Topic: Symptoms / Tests - Need An Opinion

13 May 2013 - 05:09 AM

The blood tests came back negative. I didn't get specifics, but I was tested for celiac and chron's. are there multiple blood tests for celiac? And would a gluten intolerance even show up at all? I'm still giving the gluten free diet a shot just in case the tests were wrong or an intolerance exists. The symptoms have steadily gotten worse over time and I'm getting a bit worried what it will become if I don't find the answer soon.

In Topic: Symptoms / Tests - Need An Opinion

08 May 2013 - 05:40 PM

Yes the CT scan can see the kidney stones.

They used a CT scan when I went to the emergency dept.

A previous moronic doctor had diagnosed my kidney stone pain as being "anxiety".  :angry:

 

 

Splenic flexure syndrome: do you get it at night only?

 

I only get it at night towards the morning. I also felt it in my tranverse colon.

I don't get it everynight, and it can cause me to have insomnia.

 

It started when I was gluten free. 

I don't know the cause.

 

My PCP diagnosed me with this and the gastroenterologist I saw last week said there's no such thing - sigh. :blink:

 

The gas pains only happen at night, towards the morning. I feel it in the traverse colon as well. Getting up and walking around seems to help a bit. It started for you after you removed gluten from your diet? And have you had any luck getting rid of the problem?


In Topic: Symptoms / Tests - Need An Opinion

08 May 2013 - 04:12 PM

I'm sorry you're having trouble!

I also had the lower right pressure and pain as well as movement when I would lay down at night in the past. It was so disturbing! It scared me so much. I also always felt like I still needed to go to the bathroom, despite going every morning.

If celiac or gluten intolerance is what you actually do have, I just wanted to tell you that it has stopped 100% for me now that I have been gluten free for a while!

I hope you can figure out your issues soon! Good luck,

Kristin

 

That is VERY encouraging news. Whenever I tell doctors exactly what you told me it seems like it's the first time they've ever heard of somebody with these symptoms. Seriously, your post has completely motivated me to make the effort to try a gluten-free diet. How long did you have symptoms for? And how long did it take before you removed gluten from your diet?


In Topic: Symptoms / Tests - Need An Opinion

08 May 2013 - 04:07 PM

I've had numerous x-rays and CT scans, even an ultrasound, to make sure it wasn't my appendix, and I'm sure they would have also seen a kidney stone on there as well if it existed. I've tried ruling out dairy in the past (for about two weeks) with no success. Should I have tried it longer? Everything I've read about dairy is usually instant gratification once the person removes it from their diet - I know gluten is very different than that.

 

I've never heard of splenic flexure syndrome. My colon does have an unusual amount of gas a lot of times that just doesn't seem to want to leave. I just looked it up and it says it's when gas gets trapped in the "bends" of the colon, which is EXACTLY where my issue lies, right where my colon would bend horizontally on the right (from the ascending colon). Any suggestions on how to get properly tested for this? I've tried intestinal gas preventatives in the past and none really worked - the only thing that seemed to work was a charcotab, but that made the constipation worse.

 

I really hope I figure this out soon. It's getting to the point where my colon is aching from everything it's been through the past couple years. Bending and stretching really hurts that area now.

 

EDIT: Forgot to mention that yes, I was eating gluten before the blood tests and still am until I hear the results.