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Diarrhea In The Middle Of The Night?

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Welcome!

 

Yes, your symptoms could be Celiac Disease.  I had abdominal bloating without gas for years and we all have variations of diarrhea or constipation -- some quite serious.  Also of note is Celiac Disease can prevent the production of the enzymes necessary to process dairy.

 

You mentioned your blood tests were negative.  Do you know if your doctor ordered the complete Celiac Antibody Panel?

 

Total Serum IgA

tTG IgA and IgG

EMA IgA

DGP IgA and IgG

 

If you don't already...request written or electronic copies of all medical tests.

 

If the entire panel is negative -- it is time to remove ALL gluten for at least 3 months (six is better) to monitor symptom improvement -- as this is the ONLY test for Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity.  NCGS can present with many of the same symptoms as Celiac Disease.  

 

As for the incident you mentioned at Day 3 gluten-free -- it can take time for your system to heal -- thus the need for at least a three month trial.  

 

A food/symptom log is a good idea especially since you have removed Lactose and Gluten along with following FODMAP.

 

Here is a great thread to help you get started living gluten-free:

 

Newbie Info 101 - Celiac Disease - Coping With - Celiac.com Celiac Disease & Gluten-Free Diet Forum

 

Let us know if you have more questions.

 

Good Luck to you :)

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I've suffered with this for a very long time and never knew it was part of celiac. At age 13 I had the very first episode that I can recall.  Much later in life I had the bad peristalsis that accompanies celiac and would suffer for up to an hour after the initial symptoms began accompanying the D.  Mine would courteously wait until later in the mornings as I would get up at 4AM to get ready for work, and then it would burst upon the scene at about 7:30 AM with a vengeance. 

Finally, 17 years ago, I did a search on my computer for causes for D and learned it could be caused by wheat, or celiac most likely.  Afterward I visited my MD who poopoo'd the idea that an adult could possibly have have celiac, her words "That's a children's disease".  She then sent me to gastro for a Sigmo, and it was then labeled IBS.  

The symptoms continued until I got all the glutens out of my diet and then there was mostly quiet in my gut.  Then 10 years ago she sent me back to gastro to have a look at why it kept happening, had both upper & lower GI and the old Doc could not confirm anything as by then there was healing.

Had it been caught back when I was 13, sure the food choices would have been plain foods instead of the cool pies and cookies offered at home, but better health.

BUT, yes Night D does accompany celiac disease.

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