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Tomorrow is my day for colonoscopy and endoscopy....I waited over 2 months to see a gastro, I was forunate he has openings this week for the scopes. He is a specialist in celiac and gluten sensitivity. I am so thankful, because my other doctor has not a clue. He didn't even run the correct celiac panel. He said it was negative, to eat more bananas & take calcium. OMG! I did testing through Enterolab, I have 1 celiac gene & tested positvie for gluten sensitivity. I will be glad when Dr. Fine publishes his studies. I have been eating gluten since yesterday. Now I am saying so long to gluten....I am beginning to think it is posion for all! I cleaned my kitchen out yesterday, bags going to the homeless shelter (I worry about them too!) I have been researching recipes, trying to gear up! I have a son in college who has some of the same issues I have. He stopped eating gluten--feels so much better! I have a supportive family, so I am blessed! I have to say I am starving today, right now I am sipping on yummy chicken broth. I have to start the laxitives at 4pm...which is so funny, I have chronic diarrea. For those of you who pray, I would covet your prayers for tomorrow, I am nervous. This is my first scope. I am thankful for this forum, up until a few months ago, I could not have told you what celiac or gluten problems were about. I just keep thinking, how many people are suffering every singe day??? How many people are actually willing to change their lifestyle to feel better? I know it is worth it to me....I can't wait to start feeling better!

Blessings!

Bev

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Tomorrow is my day for colonoscopy and endoscopy....

Blessings!

Bev

I will be thinking of you! But don't be anxious, you will be fine :-)

Ana

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I am praying for you, Bev. God is good and I am asking Him to give you peace and your doctors wisdom and to work all things out for His glory.

Blessing in Christ Jesus,

Elizabeth

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I am praying for you, Bev. God is good and I am asking Him to give you peace and your doctors wisdom and to work all things out for His glory.

Blessing in Christ Jesus,

Elizabeth

Thanks so much! I survived! I had a rough night...with the prep. I am certain I was dehydrated! I could not drink the rest of the prep this morning. I knew there was nothing left in me. I get my results in two weeks. He did say I have Esophagitis...I was shocked. I have never had any reflux or gerd symptons. I occasionally remember feeling like I can't swallow. He thinks it is food allergies. My colon looked good, and small intestine too :-) At least to the eye...we will see. I am gluten free as of today. I am sure I will have allergy tests soon. Since I have Hashimotos and the genetic marker for celiac...I think I will be smart to stick to the gluten-free diet. I think I will have grits for breakfast! Thanks for the prayers...God is good :-)

Blessings!

Bev

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Praise God! I'm thankful everything went well. Yes, God is good!

Blessings,

Elizabeth

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Hi Bev I have Hashimoto's too. More than likely your tests will be positive. Both my blood tests and biopsy were positive. Let us know what happens !

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Thanks for the prayers...God is good :-)

Blessings!

Bev

Ah, that He is!!! B) I just saw this, sorry I was too late to pray for you, too, but happy to hear that you survived your ordeal, and with such a great attitude! Even though going g.f. is hard (it's been 1 month for me), it's such a blessing to finally have an answer, 'ya know? I mean, I don't know if gluten is the root of all my health issues, it's way too soon to know, but---it's obviously a huge part of my problem. As soon as we can afford it, my doc is going to test for food allergies, too.

Let us know how your tests turn out!

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Thanks so much! I survived! I had a rough night...with the prep. I am certain I was dehydrated! I could not drink the rest of the prep this morning. I knew there was nothing left in me. I get my results in two weeks. He did say I have Esophagitis...I was shocked. I have never had any reflux or gerd symptons. I occasionally remember feeling like I can't swallow. He thinks it is food allergies. My colon looked good, and small intestine too :-) At least to the eye...we will see. I am gluten free as of today. I am sure I will have allergy tests soon. Since I have Hashimotos and the genetic marker for celiac...I think I will be smart to stick to the gluten-free diet. I think I will have grits for breakfast! Thanks for the prayers...God is good :-)

Blessings!

Bev

I am glad this went well. I was also told I had irritation in the esophagus and stomach. Personally I feel this was a reaction from the prep as I had no stomach pain previous, none after and only had pain while drinking that nasty stuff. My doc gave me a bunch of different acid blockers to try but I used Pepto the next day for the left over discomfort and didn't need anything after that. This may not be the case for you.

I am glad to hear you are going to stick with the diet and hope the biopsies show something definative.

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He did say I have Esophagitis...I was shocked. I have never had any reflux or gerd symptons.

Bev, this happened to me too.

What do you mean I have acid reflux and small ulcers in my esophagus??

How come I have never felt it??

I'm on protonix now and my doc wants me to have a repeat scope in two months to see how the little ulcers are doing.

still waiting on the results of my endopscopy and blood tests too. Next week sometime.

I'm crossing all paws for you. Just getting off the poison once and for all was such a relief!!

Good luck with everything!!

Allison

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Bev, I just had my endoscopy/biopsy on Fri. My GI doc diagnosed me with gastritis and duodenitis by visual examination. I need to wait 3 weeks for a follow-up appt. as he will be out of town for two weeks so I won't know the biopsy results until then, even through they'll be available in a week.

He did tell me to go gluten free until then. So here I am wondering where I stand. I do not have stomach pain, acid reflux or anything like that so the gastritis/duodenitis was a complete surprise to me.

So I don't know if I will be diagnosed with celiac or not. Nor do I know how long it will take to see if the gluten free diet will make a difference or if 3 weeks is long enough to see any results. I had a very positive celiac panel in Dec., which pretty well tells me I do have celiac regardless of biopsy results. It just seems to take so long while waiting for a referral to a GI doc and then scheduling the endoscopy. A colonoscopy is definitely in my future. I just want to get rid of the Big D.

I'm so glad everything went well for you!!! biggrin.gif

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