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Mysterious Symptoms..any Suggestions?

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Hi, I'm hoping that someone else has experienced something similar and maybe can provide me with some insight into what is going on with my health. I am a celiac and I have been gluten free for quite some time and have had my symptoms under control with the exception of a few glutenings. In the past weeks, however, I've been feeling quite ill. After eating I have:

 -severe nausea (sometimes also accompanied by vomiting)

 -loud churning noises, sort of similar to the reaction I have to gluten

 - severe pain in the upper part of my abdomen under my rib cage that moves to the lower part

 - severe bloating & gas

 - almost no appetite at all & feeling really "full" even if I haven't eaten

 

My first thought to this, was that I was glutened... but I haven't had the usual symptoms (the cramping and subsequent diarrhea) that always goes along with it for me. My second thought was that it could be dairy, but I get just as sick from eating foods with no dairy as I do foods with dairy. It's been weeks now, and the only things that don't cause me pain while eating are plain chicken breast and toast. Naturally I am getting really sick of chicken breast with no seasoning on top. hahaha. 
In Germany you need a special recommendation from your doctor in order to be allowed to see a gastro, so I have just been dealing with my general care doctor so far. He is busy though, it's all really rushed, and beyond that I get the feeling that he isn't very competent when it comes to celiac/related conditions, which is why I thought I would look for some opinions here. Maybe if I go there again armed with some suggestions I can find a solution or at least a recommendation to see a specialist.. so far I have just had an ultrasound, and my gallbladder and pancreas appeared normal. The doctor suggested I have gastritis and gave me a prescription for pantoprozal which is an acid reducing drug that you take before eating. This doesn't seem to help at all. 

 

Any suggestions? Thanks for your help! I am desperate! 

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Gallbladder? http://www.healthline.com/health/gallbladder-problems-symptoms#1

 

Let me correct one thing you said about Pataprozole as this is a medication I also am on and have been for a long time to treat acid reflux. It's a proton pump inhibitor type acid reducer and doesn't need to be taken before meals. It's not an acid neutalizer. I take 40 mg in the morning after breakfast and it works quite well for controlling my GERD. It is also used to treat peptic ulcers.

 

I sympathize with you in your frustration about the inattentiiveness of your physician. Changes in the medical delivery system here in the USA have caused primary care physician patient care loads to increase dramtiacally. Now, the doctor has his hand on the door knob as he talks to you, trying to hurry the interaction along in order to get to the next patient.

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You sound like you need a GI refferal. A HIDA scan will catch a non-functioning gallbladder. The ultrasound just looks for stones.

Here is a link that talks about gallbladders. It is not a gov or edu site, but it is informative and I send it to family. The gallbladder curse runs strong in my family! ☺️

http://www.thurstontalk.com/2012/11/12/gallbladder-problems-with-or-without-stones/

My Dad got down to eating broth and drinking Pepsi before his doctor took notice (a 30+ weight loss in a month). I presented differently. Pain in lower ab, passing out and infection. They thought it was appendicitis. It was my GB rotting! I suffered for over 20 years with these GB attacks. The HIDA scan was what identified our non-functioning gallbladders.

I hope this helps!


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