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Potential Gluten Allergie

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Ok guys. I am a 26 year old male. I was scoped about 7 years ago both on the top and the bottom, due to chest and upper abdominal issues. Doc said I had GERD and a Hiatal Hernia. Over the years my GI Health has seemed to steadily go down hill. I recently went to my GP about my GI issues and he said it sounded to him like IBS-A. he said since I was already scope within 10 years he didn't see the need to do it again, but sent me for all kinds of blood work. I was diagnosed hypothyroid as well TSH of 9.

I have some odd symptoms I would like to list to see if anyone on here has had the same issues. Here they are:

GI Symptoms:

Diarrhea

Constipation

Loose, Flat and Ribbon Stool

Left Sided Abdominal Pain (not severe but consistantly present, right underneath my ribcage)

Noisy stomach (Most on my left side and towards my lower back)

Foul Smelling gas at least 3-4 times a week

Gnawing feeling in stomach, indigestion

Excessive Gas

Other Symptoms (Possibly due to hypothyroid)

Fatigue

Anxiety/Depression/Irritable

Dry Skin (Especially Elbows and Knuckles)

Rashes (Boils)

Some Vision Issues

Cracking Skin on Feet

Back pain almost between shoulder blades and in lower back

Weight Gain

Brain Fog

All i know this is driving me nuts. I thought something was seriously wrong with me. My blood came back perfect except for my Thyroid. The hypothyroid explains a bit, but I am just curious if I could have a food allergy as well.

I am in the process of cutting out Gluten. If I feel better I will def let my doc know I want to be tested.

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Well, if you put the symptoms of the four celiacs in my family together, here's all the symptoms we had on gluten that overlap the ones you mentioned:

Diarrhea

Constipation

Loose, Flat and Ribbon Stool

Noisy stomach (Most on my left side and towards my lower back)

Foul Smelling gas at least 3-4 times a week

Gnawing feeling in stomach, indigestion

Excessive Gas

Fatigue

Anxiety/Depression/Irritable

Dry Skin (Especially Elbows and Knuckles)

Some Vision Issues

Back pain almost between shoulder blades and in lower back

Weight Gain

Brain Fog

So, yeah....it could definitely be gluten.

None of us had Left Sided Abdominal Pain, but I've met a few folks here who have. Haven't heard of anyone figuring out why, just that it disappeared on eliminating gluten.

Frankly, I'd ditch the gluten and see if it helps, just like you're doing, and who cares what the tests say.

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Okay, here goes for a self-diagnosed person:

GI Symptoms:

Diarrhea

Constipation

Loose, Flat and Ribbon Stool

Noisy stomach (Most on my left side and towards my lower back)

Foul Smelling gas at least 3-4 times a week

Gnawing feeling in stomach, indigestion

Excessive Gas

Insomnia

Other Symptoms (Possibly due to hypothyroid)

Fatigue

Depression/Irritable

Dry Skin psoriasis

Some Vision Issues

Cracking Skin on Feet

Back pain into neck and shoulders

Weight Gain

Additional for me: rheumatoid arthritis in feet, toes, hands, fingers, wrists

So your symptoms really aren't that unusual or whacky - only to doctors :o

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Kind of at my witscend here. After cutting gluten how long until you start feeling better.

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