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I have been having problems for over a year now. Feeling sick in the evenings, usually a few hours after eating. Sometimes I can have bowel movements upto 8 times a day etc.

I was diagnosed with IBS last year, but I don't agree with it. I have also had problems with my menstrual cycle. I don't have many during the space of a year. At the moment Im 5 months without. i have had all my hormones checked and they are all normal. I was found to have low iron levels and am now on tablets for it. I generally feel under the weather most days, feel tired and unwell. I just cant put my finger on it.

I was reluctantly refered to a GI and have my first appointment in a just over a month. I dont know what I should say to them or what to expect.

Any advice?

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You tell him what is going on. If you are being woken up at night by the need to go to the bathroom make sure you let him know. You may want to ask him to test you for celiac, if he doesn't suggest it. He will likely want to do an endoscopy, or he should anyway, and he will do blood tests. Don't go gluten free or light yet as that will effect the tests. After your testing is done no matter what the result you will want to give the diet a try.

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