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Bouts Of Symptoms And Elevated Eosinophilis?

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Hi, I am fairly new here and still in the testing stage.  I was wondering if bouts of symptoms were common in celiac or NSGI?  I have been looking back through my medical records and almost every year or every other year I went in to see my GP for stomach pain, give Prilosec and others but none of those worked, I just seemed to get better on my own after a few months.  I always thought I had an ulcer.  Now with my latest bout, I have had diarrhea for 3 weeks, abdominal pain in my upper left side, lost 7 lbs in 2 weeks and some of the days have been in bed with a pain like a knife is in my stomach.  I''m also starting to lose a lot of hair.  I went gluten-free a few months ago for a month for an elimination diet and I was adding things back and after about a week of gluten all of this started.  I've also noticed that everytime I have stomach pain, my blood eosiniophils are also elevated.  A few years ago when they were really high (absolute over 1800) they did a bone marrow biopsy, abdominal ultrasound, and echo to rule out a bunch of stuff but never really did anything about my stomach pain and again after a few months it went away.  I have had both Grave's disease and then Hashimoto's disease in last 20 years but it's well controlled with meds.

 

I finally saw a GI nurse and she has scheduled me for an endoscopy/colonoscopy in 3 weeks and I have to add gluten back in.  So, I'm very tired and foggy again which is what I noticed went away when I took it out before.  They are ruling between IBS (which is what they think it is), Celiac, Chrohn's, and Eosinophilic Gastritis.  My pain doesn't subside after I have a BM and I don't really feel cramping, just more of a dull ache/burning sensatin.  She gave me something to relax my intestines and that made me really cramp and it hurt a lot.

 

So, Are symptom bouts every few years common  and does anyone else have/had high blood eosinophils???

 

Thanks for any info!

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I have high eosinophils but I also have asthma so it's hard to say. high eosinophils are very common in asthmatics since they are present in the lungs but I also had asthma come out of the blue at the age of 38. I'm going through the same roller coaster as you are right now but my dr. said for me to go gluten free and see if I improve.

 

my dr (GI dr.) also said even if I have IBS gluten is known to bother that too so it's still the same treatment irregardless of the diagnosis.

 

Have you been tested for GERD? the burning/gnawing is a symptom of GERD you don't have to have heartburn with it.

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