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I"m hurting pretty bad, seems to hurt everytime I eat.  Headache, and my stomach just hurts and I feel bloated. Also very weak and tired.

I have been to 4 different doctor offices with this. They have told me each time its a kidney stone. Well its not, I'm having a pain in my lower left side and its draining me.

I bought some gluten free mac and cheese, ate it for lunch thinking the gluten was the issue and I still hurt, I'm going gluten-free right now and need any help, on what I can eat, broth?

 

Never done this before, I am going to the dr tomorrow, I'd like to know what tests can be done or anything,  what will help this pain right now? and also what can I eat?

 

 

Thank you

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 I'm not sure if our pain is the same, but there was a time last summer during which I would be in pain any time I ate anything. I've been eating gluten-free for 5 years, So I know it wasn't that. honestly I thought I might have a stomach ulcer, so I went on Google to try and see what I could do to ease the pain from that, since I didn't really want to go to the doctor just to be told To eat carefully. I know they can give you antibiotics or something for actual ulcers, so maybe bring that up at your doctor's appointment. but anyway, after being really careful about eating gentle Foods, I started to feel a little better. I'm not sure if it was an actual ulcer or if it was just intestinal damage from having Celiac and not knowing it back then, But whatever I did to eat Bland Foods helped. the only thing I would definitely suggest, though, is to avoid gluten free crackers. I know regular wheat flour crackers have absorption qualities that are probably good for acidic stomachs, but I think that whatever gluten free flours are in gluten free crackers don't really help. Stick to broth, and make sure you're getting enough protein, those are what can help heal a little bit. This might sound weird but every time I ate steak I felt better. again I'm not sure if this is the same as you, but if you're on a Celiac Forum worried about stomach pain, I'm assuming you're a little familiar with it, so maybe you actually have Celiac or some other Something wrong with your stomach, and the damage is just gotten so bad that anything you eat upsets it. Good luck at the doctor.

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Hi Darnock,

You may have celiac disease.  If you do, it is important not to go completely gluten-free until all the celiac testing is done.  The celiac testing measures antibodies in your blood stream.  So you need to keep eating at least some small amount of gluten so the antibodies measurements are accurate.  Ask for the full celiac disease antibodies test panel.  If one of the antibody tests is positive, the next step is to schedule an endoscopy of the upper small intestine.  They take biopsy samples of the small intestine lining during the endoscopy.  If those biopsies show damage consistent with celiac disease then you should get a diagnosis.

For now it may help if you eliminate all dairy from your diet, and also sugar and carby foods.  Pepto Bismol and aspirin can help with pain.  Peppermint Altoids can help get gas out of the stomach which may be causing pain.

Welcome to the forum! :)

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thank you  very much, I've been in pain for awhile and been putting it off, today was just too much, I feel better though,, thank you

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