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Feel Awful After Endoscopy/biopsy...is This Normal?

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Hi Everyone,

I have been going through the process of getting diagnosed over the past few months and have found this site to be such a great resource. This is my first time posting and I'm hoping that someone can help. I started eating gluten free about 4 months ago. Being gluten-free made such a difference and I felt great. My primary doc did the blood tests for celiac while I was gluten-free and they came back negative (big surprise) so he sent me to a gastroenterologist who thinks I do have celiac and wanted to do the biopsy. Long story short, I did a 4 week gluten challenge (awful as you can imagine) and then had the biopsy done yesterday. My doc told me to go back to the gluten-free diet regardless of the results since it obviously works for me but I have felt awful since the test yesterday. I stopped eating any gluten right after the test but I'm not sure if my symptoms (stomach ache, bloating, dizziness, extreme tiredness, etc.) are from my gluten challenge, the anesthesia during the test, the test itself or maybe a combination of all three.

Did this happen to anyone else? I know it can take a little while to feel better now that I'm back on the gluten-free diet but I wanted to see if this seemed normal. I guess it was wishful thinking that I would instantly feel better!

Thanks so much!

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After my endo I was very tired for quite a few days, I remember sleeping the entire day after having it done. It took me a few days to feel normal again. Surprisingly I was up and normal more quickly after the colonoscopy, the first few hours were uncomfortable but I slept it off and was not even fatigued.

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Many people respond differently to anesthesia and invasive proceedures. I slept into the night when I returned home. In addition, it could be the results of your gluten challenge. In a few days, I expect that you will feel much betther.

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You might feel a little groggy from the anesthesia in the hours immediately following your procedure, but I'm betting the symptoms you describe are more from a month of gluten. It may take your system a while to get back to normal.

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It took me 2 full days to recover. I was exhausted, and kept dropping things. By the third day I felt like I could run a marathon; it was like a giant cloud lifted.

Good luck getting healthy!

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I had an endoscopy along with a colonscopy done about two weeks ago. I was very tired the next day and had a mild headache. For me, I believe it was the anesthesia.

Hope you feel better soon.

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I felt terrible after mine. Took me about 2 days to feel better. Tired, nauseas, vomiting, stomach pains, the works... My in laws thought I would be just fine and brought my 2 little ones home 30 mins after I got home! Aurg.. Hope you feel better!!

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Wow. I stand corrected. I must be in the minority.

I must be, too. I had a colo and endo on the same day. I felt fine afterward--even stopped at Whole Foods on the way home because the doctor told me to go gluten-free/lactose free that day. (Husband drove)

For the OP, it is probably a combination of the meds used and the effects of the gluten challenge. Everyone's different, though, and we all can experience the exact same thing so differently.

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I had both a couple of weeks ago w/o the gluten challange.

I felt great the week and a half after with the clean colon I think...but now returning to old stuff BUT...SINCE I didn't do the gluten challange and have been gluten-free etc for 2 + years...I'M BETTING YOU'LL FEEL GREAT ONCE THE OLD GLUTEN IS TOTALLY OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM.

GOOD LUCK

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I had both a couple of weeks ago w/o the gluten challange.

I felt great the week and a half after with the clean colon I think...but now returning to old stuff BUT...SINCE I didn't do the gluten challange and have been gluten-free etc for 2 + years...I'M BETTING YOU'LL FEEL GREAT ONCE THE OLD GLUTEN IS TOTALLY OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM.

GOOD LUCK

My question is, is all of the drugs they give you gluten free? My friend just had a breast biopsy. She has been gluten free for over 8 months along with me and they had to knock her out for this test. Of the 6 drugs they gave her, we could only find 3 on the "gluten free meds" list. She has been having neurological problems for a week now, similar to mine caused by gluten. She is not well at all. Can't drive or work. I was wondering if the drugs had gluten and of course being shot straight into the blood stream would go right to the base of the brain that is affected by gluten. I will be getting the actual names of the drugs that were not on the list of "gluten free" and will do some research. This is a serious matter and we need to know. Anyone else know anything about this?

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