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Eric1980

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Hello,

My name is Eric from NJ. Im 40. Since my 20s i dealt with migrains,canker sores, poor digestive health. I started to eat better, but i still ate the bad stuff along side of it. I was never a drinker growing up. 1 beer and id start to get a headache and feel louzy. In my 30s I really begain weight lifting so I was eatting a ton of food. Mainly carbs like pastas and breads. Anything really. I went through a period of time where I had daily headaches, was tired alot, and had a deep brain fog. like I couldnt shake this fog out of my head for months. anxiety and depression have always lingered but not too bad.  Blood work showed low vitamin D. low white blood cells, low blood platelets. Anyway i carried on and had good days and bad. Some very bad where I was puking in the middle of the night my head hurt so bad. Some days i felt like i could really die but i toughed it out.  Would still get canker cores, espically after a bag of pretzels.  pretzels were my addiction.  Then one night around 9pm I was watching tv  and BAMMM!! out of nowhere an intense sharp pain, like a knife. jabbed me in the right lower rib. It dropped me to the floor. it came and gone within a second but it scared me!! anyway that never happened again, untill about a month later.  same area under my right rib!!.. That carried on for a few years untill one night on the couch after a pizza when I got that stabbing pain 2 times in a row and it dropped me to the floor.  I went to my dr. the next day. He sent me to a gastro.   they ran ultrasound,endo and bloods. ultra sound was clean, no concerns. endo came back espohigal varcies and gastris and small ulcer.  the varcies concerned the Dr.  They checked for liver disease. hepatitus etc. all negative. Only thing came back was my antibodies for gluten were very high but not celiac level high.  I went gluten free that night.  ive been gluten-free 2 years now. Lost about 15 lbs from the lack of carbs.  Headaches disapeared. canker sores are gone. Never had that scary sharp pain in my right rib again thank god but i do have a dull mellow ache in the area 24/7. when im busy with life i dont even notice it but when im at ease, i can feel it...  I do eat lots of rice and gluten-free snacks.  I do beleive those continue to aggravate the issue. whatever it is.   I do plan on getting my gallbladder hipa scan soon, ive always thought it was my gallbladder but i dont know.  2 years of this pain, and always thinking about it has really mad life crappy.  I pretty much eat eggs,potatoes,fruit,veggies,nuts,coffew,dark chocolate,all meat.  I have gluten-free pizza or gluten-free bread but  i swear my rib pain flairs after that stuff.

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Welcome to the forum!  
 

have you considered getting that celiac disease test again?  See if your antibodies have gone down into the normal range?  It might be worth seeing a GI and getting that HIDA scan.  My scan revealed 0% functionality and it ended up getting infected.  I never had stones.  So, I urge you to get it checked out.  


Non-functioning Gall bladder Removal Surgery 2005

Diagnosed via Blood Test (DGP IgA only) and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

Repeat endoscopy/Biopsies: Healed

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Hi Eric1980! :)

Welcome to the forum! :)

I am posting a link to a Wiki article on the human digestive system.  It might help you identify the area causing pain.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_digestive_system

Your gallbladder may be a problem.  The gallbladder stores bile made by the liver.  It then releases bile into the small intestine when signalled to do so by enzymes produced in the small intestine.  Those chemical signals may be interfered with by celiac damage.  So then gallbladder issues can develop.

The pain may be caused by something else too.

You may find some relief by taking Betaine HCL with fatty/oily/high protein meals.


Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."

Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, celery, strawberries, pistachios, and hard work. Have a good day! 🙂 Paul

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