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Is It Celiac Or Something Else?

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I will try not to ramble so excuse me if I do.

 

Starting from the beginning. 

 

After the birth of my second child Sept 2013, my body just felt tired and achy, I was tired all the time, and my joints hurt. I went to the dr they did blood work, and said that that is just how it is going to be after kids. I didn't believe that for a minute. A few months after that I started getting an upset stomach a few times a week (august 2014). I started seeing a gastrointerologist late October and he suggested a colonoscpoy and endoscopy. With that he said that my stomach lining had similar patterns to that of Celiac. He did blood work after that and told me to try a gluten free diet and see how that helped. 

 

I have been gluten free since November, with a few accidents, and I am feeling better but not 100%. The most improvement has been with my energy levels and joint pain. I am still having an upset stomach and nausea a few times a week. I have a follow up apt scheduled for next week but wanted to know if any of you have experienced this before. I feel like I have been really strict with my diet and if I have gotten gluten it has not been intentional. It is incredibly frustrating to live this lifestyle and it not be better. Don't get me wrong I am incredibly thankful for the energy and my joint pain to be gone, I just would like to know what the deal is with my stomach!! 

 

Thanks in advance for any help or advice!!

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Do you actually have Celiac or not?  The doc sounds a bit wishy washy with this "try gluten-free" stuff.  If it isn't Celiac, he should be looking for other issues.

Now that I have had time to think back on the whole experience he was wishy washy. My blood tests were never discussed with me, he just said the lining looked similar to Celiac. 

 

I am debating on whether or not to eat gluten again and see what happens. I don't want to go full blown because I am feeling more energized I just don't want to be as strict if its not necessary. 

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Now that I have had time to think back on the whole experience he was wishy washy. My blood tests were never discussed with me, he just said the lining looked similar to Celiac. 

 

I am debating on whether or not to eat gluten again and see what happens. I don't want to go full blown because I am feeling more energized I just don't want to be as strict if its not necessary. 

 

 

I would suggest you get copies of the Celiac blood tests and the biopsy (pathology) report from the endoscopy.  Celiac si not diaganosed by how a stomach lining looks.  A GI doc will take biopsies of the small intestines and then a pathologist will look at them under a microscope.  Sometimes the damage in the small intestine is bad enough that the doc can see it with the scope - but they still take multiple biopsies to be certain.


 

 

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