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I'm finally seeing a doc tomarrow and am going to tell him all my symptoms I've had and what i am going through. but I'm starting to wonder....

Eliminating gluten as definitlly eliminated tremendously my bloating/discomfort and D. But lately my C has been acting up (nothing works for it. and stuff like flax meal causes me more irritation!!!) The bloating is coming back also but it may be from menstrual probs.. I have had symptoms of endometreosis ( I think) although I havent been to a Gyno yet.. I used to have very heavy periods, but now I havent had one in 3 months, just occasional spotting accompanied with the worst PMS you could imagine for three months striaght!! (mood swings/water retention/lower stomach bloating/lower back pain/cramps)

In the past, it was always hard for me to distinguish my digestive problems from menstrual. I knew they always went hand in hand since I would get C and then bouts of D just before my period started and gas would alway be worse around that time. I read somewhere that people with endometreosis should avoid wheat/dairy and that the lower colon can be effected from the endometreosis as well, causing pressure. SO I'm starting to wonder if this has been my problem the whole time? maybe this is the reason I'm gluten sensitive??? but then it wouldn explain why my gas still isnt anywhere near as bad off gluten... I dont even know what the doc is going to think tomarrow, I have so many things going on and things I've been through....

we shall see.....ugh!

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I would get C and then bouts of D just before my period started

I also used to have this problem. I told my doctor about it, but he just said, " Huh, I've never heard of that." :huh: It's also been hard for me to tell the difference between menstrual cramps and digestive problems. However, I didn't have heavy bleeding until last year, and was diagnosed with fibroids. I haven't had a period in 3 months either, but it's probably either the fibroids or pre-menopause. My belief is that the C and D before my periods was brought on by my gluten sensitivity, since that and other issues have improved since going gluten free.


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I went to the doc finally! I decribed to him everything I've been going through, but didnt bring up celiac (purposely) to see if he would understand or have knowledge on the matter. Luckily he DID and ordered a celiac panel (even though I told him I am not eating gluten) the test he ordered said "celiac disease w/o gliadin" does anyone know if that is just a gene test?? or does the test he ordered mean nothing since I'm not eating gluten?? I'd really like to know...

anyways, he said my symptoms are a cross between IBS and Celiac ( which i figured he would say) and reffered me to a good G.I doctor. The only thing that made me mad is he said all I have to do is eat one piece of bread before a biopsy and it will wipe the villi out ....YEAH RIGHT!!!!!! if only it were that easy!!!! :lol: but at least he brought up celiac, unlike all the doctors in the past I've had just said I'm too young for the problems I have....we shall see what the G.I doc says... I am definitly in a dilema, whether or not I should go back on gluten to get tested.....ugh.....I really dont want to, but it is so temting to just try again...

he also told me to take fibercon for the C, so far it has been helping, minus the horrible cramps I got the first time I took it....

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