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Hello From Washed Out Me

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I just want to say hello and how great it has been to come across the site as I now have gone from feeling a bit lonesome with what i'm going through and now seek comfort and support with people here sharing their own experiences and helpful advice.

I'm 23 and for the past 6 months have really not been my usual self. Initally i thought it was just work related stress/symptons and a bout of IBS. I have been off work now for 4 weeks and my doc has been great. He suspects that I may have celiac and i've actually had my blood test for it today. I've had some results back and tests have shown that my folate is very low and im currenlty being investigated for results showing borderline underactive thyroid. Since the summer i have suffered from chronic diarrhea and on/off stomach cramps. I've also lost weight and been suffering from anxiety. I have been referred to have an endoscopy too.

The doc has explainned that it is likely that i have malabsorbtion probs and that is why i have no energy and generally feeling washed out with the ongoing bowel probs. Hopefully i'm one step closer to beating whatever it is that is making my wee body feel so down!! I can only wait and see if the test come back indicating celiac???mmmmm

I hate feelin like this and i'm desperate to get back to feelin more like myself so fingers crossed! :D

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I just want to say hello and how great it has been to come across the site as I now have gone from feeling a bit lonesome with what i'm going through and now seek comfort and support with people here sharing their own experiences and helpful advice.

I'm 23 and for the past 6 months have really not been my usual self. Initally i thought it was just work related stress/symptons and a bout of IBS. I have been off work now for 4 weeks and my doc has been great. He suspects that I may have celiac and i've actually had my blood test for it today. I've had some results back and tests have shown that my folate is very low and im currenlty being investigated for results showing borderline underactive thyroid. Since the summer i have suffered from chronic diarrhea and on/off stomach cramps. I've also lost weight and been suffering from anxiety. I have been referred to have an endoscopy too.

The doc has explainned that it is likely that i have malabsorbtion probs and that is why i have no energy and generally feeling washed out with the ongoing bowel probs. Hopefully i'm one step closer to beating whatever it is that is making my wee body feel so down!! I can only wait and see if the test come back indicating celiac???mmmmm

I hate feelin like this and i'm desperate to get back to feelin more like myself so fingers crossed! :D

Welcome to the board. I hope that no matter what the blood tests say you will give the diet a good strict try for a couple of months at least. Unless you plan on doing and endo you don't have to wait for the test results to come back to get on the diet and see if it helps. Depending on how long it takes before the bloodwork is back you may have your answer before the test results arrive. Make sure you try the diet regardless of the results. Ask any question you need to, it can be frustrating at first.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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