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I got a call from my the nurse informing me that my blood work was negative for Celiac, but my Vitamin D was pretty low and I had some inflammation. I did get the okay from the doctor to go ahead with a Biopsy/Endoscopy and even scheduled it for next month but after hearing back from my insurance company my deductible of 2k would apply. So that's not going to happen, we cannot afford that. However I do have to go in in a few weeks to have a bacteria breath test done to check for bacteria in the small intestine and was told to remain on my normal diet until then. Does anyone have an experience with this test and is it possible all of my symptoms could be caused from this bacteria? In addition to "IBS" type issues such as bloating, gas, the big D, I have severe GERD, psoriasis, kidney stones, UTI's, yeast infestions, panic attacks, fatigue, foggy brain, mood swings, and the list goes on & on.

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I got a call from my the nurse informing me that my blood work was negative for Celiac, but my Vitamin D was pretty low and I had some inflammation. I did get the okay from the doctor to go ahead with a Biopsy/Endoscopy and even scheduled it for next month but after hearing back from my insurance company my deductible of 2k would apply. So that's not going to happen, we cannot afford that. However I do have to go in in a few weeks to have a bacteria breath test done to check for bacteria in the small intestine and was told to remain on my normal diet until then. Does anyone have an experience with this test and is it possible all of my symptoms could be caused from this bacteria? In addition to "IBS" type issues such as bloating, gas, the big D, I have severe GERD, psoriasis, kidney stones, UTI's, yeast infestions, panic attacks, fatigue, foggy brain, mood swings, and the list goes on & on.

Jessica

I had the test done about six weeks ago and mine was negative. It is so hard to figure out what causes all our symptoms. Wish it would be so much easier.

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I had the test done about six weeks ago and mine was negative. It is so hard to figure out what causes all our symptoms. Wish it would be so much easier.

I'm sure mine will be negative too, the only tests that have ever been positive for me are pregnancy tests :D. I had a test for H pylori a few months ago and it was negative too. My plan remains the same, I will go gluten free no matter what the results as I firmly believe that's my issue.

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I got a call from my the nurse informing me that my blood work was negative for Celiac, but my Vitamin D was pretty low and I had some inflammation. I did get the okay from the doctor to go ahead with a Biopsy/Endoscopy and even scheduled it for next month but after hearing back from my insurance company my deductible of 2k would apply. So that's not going to happen, we cannot afford that. However I do have to go in in a few weeks to have a bacteria breath test done to check for bacteria in the small intestine and was told to remain on my normal diet until then. Does anyone have an experience with this test and is it possible all of my symptoms could be caused from this bacteria? In addition to "IBS" type issues such as bloating, gas, the big D, I have severe GERD, psoriasis, kidney stones, UTI's, yeast infestions, panic attacks, fatigue, foggy brain, mood swings, and the list goes on & on.

I've read that 'breath tests' are very inaccurate. I tested for, was diagnosed with and treated for 8 different gut bugs (over a 5 year period). My doc used stool tests (esp. a microbial profile which ID's the DNA of the bug) to diagnose my 5 different bacteria, 2 parasites and candida. Stool tests are very accurate for diagnosing gut infections from bacteria, parasites and yeasts.

Despite eliminating gluten and 6 other diagnosed (by blood test) allergens, I still had gut symptoms until I treated those bugs. BTW I kept getting gut bugs, because my stomach acid was deficient. So my stomach acid didn't kill those food born bacteria (and parasites) that most people's stomachs kill before the bugs reach their intestines. I also had other immunity problems caused by low white blood cells (neutropenia), hypothyroidism and low Vitamin D. After resolving my problems with stomach acid, neutropenia, hypothyroidism and vitamin D levels, I no longer get 'gut bugs' or respiratory infections (which were frequent before I improved my white blood cell level).

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