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amoobaa

Boyfriend Taken To Hospital By Ambulance

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Hi everyone i am NEW :)

I posted a couple of days ago in the 'friends of..' section but haven't had any replies so i thought i'd drop a quick line here :D

i won't post everywhere, just thought that maybe my question might be more relevant here..

Anyway, my Boyfriend, Sean was in terrible pain a while ago, he was crying and shaking on the bathroom floor.. he felt incredibly sick and was in a real state, it happened a few weeks before that too, only this time it was really bad, he ended up being taken to hospital by ambulance. They let him go saying it was probably a virus (he had a rash too)

In short his complaints are Diarrhoea, stomach pains, bad (very bad) gas, cannot put on ANY weight (often looks ill and pale) :(

He gets really down about not being able to put on any weight no matter what he eats, i know it's getting him down hearted and unmotivated..

I have bought some home test kits for him and he agrees this is a possible cause (celiac disease)

But he is scared of going to the doctor for blood tests and the biopsy things.

Anyone know if this sounds like celiac's disease?

His usual diet contains a fair bit of wheat! He stopped eating gluten for a while and the gas stopped but he got MASSIVE hunger pains.. does that make sense?

He has started eating it again for the purpose of being diagnosed.

Thanks SO much for reading ;)

I'll go gluten free too if he has it :)

-Abi (wish i knew more to help my boyfriend! :angry: )

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It could be .... I'd talk him into having the blood test done. The blood test will not hurt as much as his stomach pains!


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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while we certainly can't say "oh, yeah, that's totally it", it's a possibility.

he really should go to the doctor and demand a blood test (the full celiac panel). get it over and done with.

then, when testing is done, he should consider going gluten free for at least two or three months. yes, he may get very hungry - that wouldn't be surprising since his body might finally start healing and being able to absorb food again.


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

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Bellevue, WA

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It could be .... I'd talk him into having the blood test done. The blood test will not hurt as much as his stomach pains!

Hey thank you for your reply :D

I forgot to mention that he has really weak tooth enamel aswell, which i heard is a symptom sometimes?

I will def try and get him to have a blood test, but for now he is going ot keep eating gluten and then take the home test as a starting point...(although i already said to him that if it's negative he still has to go to the doctors!! i made him promise if i paid for the test) :rolleyes:

anyway thanks so much for reading :D

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Tarnalberry- thank you so much for the reply, i am worried about him not being able to gain weight.

It really gets him down.. i will tell him exactly what you have said..

Thank you very much :D

tak ecare- Abi

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