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Results From My Endo. And Colonos.

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A week ago I had both an endoscopy and colonoscopy. Immediately after the procedure I was told I had 6 small ulcers in my stomach and diverticulosis. I was told to take zantac (in the past zantac has given me more relief then prolosic or other belly drugs) and was given an Rx that is refillable many times.

Last night at 10 pm (I was sleeping on the couch) my doctor called me with results from the biopsies. I'm going to recall their office this morning to be sure I have all the info correct but I have the gist of it and I'm looking for comments, advice, etc.

She said I have gastroenteritis, which I guess means my insides are inflamed. I do not have h. plyori so that didn't cause the ulcers. She said the lining of my stomach and intestine is filled with cells associated with allergies (not sure what those are... would that be like Ige antibodies?) and this in itself is unusual. She said that also the fact that Zantac seems to work better for me instead of prilosic which is considered the stronger medicine is interesting because Zantac is slightly different then the other drugs in that it blocks histamine which of course is associated with allergy.

So... first we are going to run some basic blood work, yet again, cbc, blah blah. Then I guess some tests for parasites, etc. Then she is talking about having food allergy tests done.

I don't know much about food allergies, my daughter is severely allergic to peanuts/nuts. But I know there are different sort of tests... skin prick, rast, which is best? Has anyone paid for the York allergy tests you can order on your own? How reliable are they?

Anyhow that's the scoop so far... I know a lot of you all deal with multiple food allergies but for me this is a first and I'm a bit depressed by the thought that I will have more stuff I can't eat....


PS - she also said my biopsy for celiac was perfect, no damage so at least I'm doing pretty well with gluten-free.

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