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I just got back from another trip to the dr's office because of continued problems. I have severe pain in my right side that is getting worse after going gluten free instead of better. Aside from a few GI issues that I had prior to going gluten-free, I have no other noticeable signs of Celiac. After doing a quick internet search on the Breath Test...(my curiosity always gets the best of me) it states on WIKI that a person that has bacterial overgrowth may have symptoms of Celiac as well. It can even cause the blunted Villi.

I did test positive during biopsy after a barely positive blood test.

I am going to maintain the gluten-free diet as I want to feel better, but I am starting to wonder IF I do in fact have Celiac. I have had everyone in my family checked for Celiac and I appear to be the only one that has it according to all of the testing. I know that testing can be wrong (many people here are diagnosed or self diagnosed by diet change) but it just leaves further doubts in my head.

I would LOVE to be able to go back to eating all of the yummy things I could before, but mostly I crave the ease of eating again. I have found pretty good substitues for most of the stuff that I love, but would like to be able to walk into a restaurant and order ANYTHING I wanted and not have to worry about it. But most of all I want to stop being in PAIN!!!! I have followed the gluten-free diet since January and although I know it takes time to feel better, I want to feel less pain instead of more.

Has anyone else dealt with something similar to this before?

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do you mean hydrogen breath test - fructose?

and if you meant that one, that is the test that is done to test for infection in the gut/lower intestine due to fermentation of fructose not being able to transfer out into the blood stream (or something like that). it is also the test for fructose intolerance.

it is a 4 hour breath test.

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do you mean hydrogen breath test - fructose?

and if you meant that one, that is the test that is done to test for infection in the gut/lower intestine due to fermentation of fructose not being able to transfer out into the blood stream (or something like that). it is also the test for fructose intolerance.

it is a 4 hour breath test.

No it is not testing for Fructose, that was something they could have added to what I am doing, but I elected to no do it. I don't have a problem processing fruit so I elected to not do that at this time. My test is only for 2 hours and is checking for Bacterial Overgrowth in the small intestine.

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hmmm...okay. my daughter has fructose intolerance and it mimics celiac in a lot of ways. and that is what caused her gut infection. not being able to process the fruit. she can eat some fruits - just not all of them.

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editing to say that fruit is just a small portion of what she has to avoid, but she can still eat some fruit - just not a lot of it. she also has to avoid other foods. just clarifying.

tired today. blah.

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I surely hope that I don't have that problem....but so far it doesn't appear to be so. I just have unresolved Celiac symptoms that are just not going away despite the strict gluten-free diet that I adhere to. The most troublesome part is the severe pain in my right side. At first it would come and go, but now it is constant and NOTHING helps. They gave me pain medication to try and help, but that doesn't work. I don't think it is something that they can treat with pain meds, if those obviously aren't working, but IDK!! I am getting soooo frustrated and although I don't feel depressed at all, I do get very discouraged everytime they do another test and it shows nothing. I don't want to be sick, but I know that there is somehting going on and I want to know what!!

Thanks for listening to me vent!!

Good Luck with your daughter, and hopefully she will adjust to this way of eating pretty easily!

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I surely hope that I don't have that problem....but so far it doesn't appear to be so. I just have unresolved Celiac symptoms that are just not going away despite the strict gluten-free diet that I adhere to. The most troublesome part is the severe pain in my right side. At first it would come and go, but now it is constant and NOTHING helps. They gave me pain medication to try and help, but that doesn't work. I don't think it is something that they can treat with pain meds, if those obviously aren't working, but IDK!! I am getting soooo frustrated and although I don't feel depressed at all, I do get very discouraged everytime they do another test and it shows nothing. I don't want to be sick, but I know that there is somehting going on and I want to know what!!

Thanks for listening to me vent!!

Good Luck with your daughter, and hopefully she will adjust to this way of eating pretty easily!

Have you possibly tried taking food enzymes when you eat?

I have read on this forum that many poeple need to take them for a while because celiac can make it hard for your body to digest any food - even the easily digestable ones.

I just started to take them a few weeks ago and it is the first thing that has helped me since going gluten free (that I've noticed anyway).

I don't know if it would help you, but you could try it and it wouldn't hurt anything.

I hope you figure something out soon.

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I am going to have the same hydrogen breath test (on lactose) and was interested to know more about the test. I have found very valuable information on medicinenet.com.

According to this website, the bacterial overgrowth is treated with antibiotics, and that it may be useful to repeat the breath test to determine if the antibiotics have eliminated the bacteria.

Have you been prescribed any antibiotics? If so, did you get any improvement in your symptoms after taking them?

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Unfortunately mine came back negative for the over growth so I am still seeking out what is causing my problems. Sorry I couldn't be of more help!

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PS..The test was very tough for me to do....with the diet that you have to follow the day before and not eating anything for almost 16 hours was very tough. I did it because I want to feel better, but it was hard. Hopefully you will have an easier time with it!!

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