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Had Blood Taken Yesterday For Tests

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Hey all. I just saw my doctor yesterday and she suspects this or possibly ulcerative colitis. I became lactose intolerant about 4 years ago at the age of 22. Since then, I have greatly modified my diet to cut out all dairy and have been doing great on very specific and plain foods. Fast forward to about a month to 45 days ago I am now becoming regularly sick on what used to be those safe foods. For example, this weekend I got sick from snacking on pretzels and a soda. Yesterday morning oatmeal made me sick. These are foods that I've had countless times and know for sure that they do not make me sick. I'm also getting sick from plain turkey sandwiches that I have at lunch.

It's very frustrating to be going through this uncertain period like I did 4 years ago before I narrowed down the problem to lactose intolerance. I feel like my entire food world has been turned upside down and have no clue what to eat any more.

My doctor took a ton of blood yesterday and I should have the results within a week or so. Is endoscopy really necessary? Also a biopsy? I'd really like to avoid those!! :(

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2 days later I'm feeling worse. While I haven't had diarrhea like I normally do, now I feel bloated and have not had any stools since being sick on Monday. Also, after every meal I'm becoming VERY dizzy and nauseous. Today I felt like I was going to faint about 1hr after eating. My stomach has also felt really weird, almost like it's churning. It hasn't been painful, just feels like it's definitely not normal. I've also noticed a lack of appetite the past few days.

How long did it take to get results back from blood tests? I hate the waiting game.

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I'm sorry you're having such a hard time. :( When my mom had her blood tests, I think it took about a week to get results, but they mailed them instead of calling- so that took longer than it should have. So hopefully you'll have your results soon!

I'm betting your doctors are really going to want to do an endoscopy, especially since ulcerative colitis is a possibility.

I'm not thrilled with the medical community's apparent need for biopsy to diagnose Celiac. But when other conditions are possible, I feel like an endoscopy is a good idea to rule them out. These are just my opinions, though.

It's ultimately your choice!

I hope the waiting game is almost over. Keep us updated!


-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007

--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.

--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.

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2 days later I'm feeling worse. While I haven't had diarrhea like I normally do, now I feel bloated and have not had any stools since being sick on Monday. Also, after every meal I'm becoming VERY dizzy and nauseous. Today I felt like I was going to faint about 1hr after eating. My stomach has also felt really weird, almost like it's churning. It hasn't been painful, just feels like it's definitely not normal. I've also noticed a lack of appetite the past few days.

How long did it take to get results back from blood tests? I hate the waiting game.

we had my ss tested on friday we had part of the results back yesterday. But some drs wait for all of the results to be back to call.

paula


gluten, casein and soy free

on low carb/low sugar diet

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Still feel terrible tonight. I had some corn chips (no wheat warning on it, so I assume it's safe) and water. I felt 100% after having those. Fast forward about 2hrs I hade a huge glass of gatorade and after that I feel miserable.....dizzy, nauseous, feel like passing out.

What the heck would make me sick from gatorade???

I am pissed. I went through all this getting sick stuff 4 years ago. It took me a while to figure out that I was lactose intolerant and then there have been MANY times where there was unknowningly dairy in something I ate and would make me sick.

I really don't want to go through all this again in order to narrow down what is wrong with me! :(

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I'm not sure... the first two thinks I think of when I hear "Gatorade" are sugar and salt. Gatorade is high in both. The corn chips were probably high in sodium, too. I don't really know much about how sodium can affect you. I'm just thinking of what was in what you ate.

You might want to think about calling your dr. office today to see if they have any results yet.


-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007

--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.

--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.

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Hi! My 18 year old son was dx 3 years ago with Ulcerative Colitis. So I am sure the GI will also want to do a colonoscopy. I know fun (not) It's kind of weird but my son can not eat Pretzels and soda together. But then there are lots of things that bother him when he eats.

I hope you get the answers that you need.

Virginia

quote name='fulloftrouble' date='Nov 9 2007, 04:37 PM' post='362340']

Blood test came back negative. I'm going to find a GI specialist and get them to start running tests.

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