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Garden of Life brand Dr. Formulated Organic Fiber. It's certified gluten free. Also free of psyllium husk, dairy and soy.
Also found that just simply increasing fiber intake works wonders. Perhaps try skipping a protein for at least one meal and fill up on veggies and fruits.
When you're looking for answers the negative endoscopy may seem like bad news in a funny way, it did for me when the doctor told me, but really as CL said it's good. Keep working with your doctors.
From what you've said before gluten could still be the problem. Now you've eliminated celiac you can try removing it from your diet, but it's important that you do it safely. You don't want to cause a problem while trying to fix one. Most people get a lot of B vitamins in particular from gluten foods. So if you make a change to your diet do it with your mom, ideally involve your doctor or a dietician and keep a diary of your symptoms too, sometimes called a food journal.
You may still have found your answer, don't panic and don't lose heart.
Best of luck
DH rash can occur in Celiac's who reindtroduce wheat/gluten after a break from gluten.
However I want to go/see that the parasite route has also been exhausted.
The fever's (for most Celiac's anyway) are not typically but low grade inflammation is.
I had annual bronchitis issues and ear aches that went away after stopping gluten.
You did not say if your were a native Bolivian or not but if you are you probably know about Chagas disease carried by the Kissing Bug.
A blood test will confirm that the Chagas parasite's were killed with your AB's round.
Though many AB's rounds can be as long as 2 months . . . not just two weeks for complete control.
I wonder if you have Chagas (possibly) and it is causing you colon problems. GI problems can be a sign of advanced Chagas complications.
If you are having your blood drawn again it should be (re)checked.
In the US (since it is not endemic) as it is in Bolivia people typically find out if they have it (Chagas) by giving blood.
Chagas is considered a Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) in the US but in Bolivia it should be ruled out as a possible cause of your fever(s) and GI problems.
"a dilated esophagus or colon, leading to difficulties with eating or passing stool" can be a sign of chagas.
if you hadn't mentioned parasites in your regimen I might not of mentioned it. And in the UK if they didn't know your country of origin or your home country they might not of think to ask about it since it is a Neglected Tropical Disease and therefore had no reason to suspect Chagas to test your blood for it.
I was only aware of it because it has begun to show up in Texas and CNN run an article about it a couple of years ago.
If you have an outdoor dog --- dog's can also contract Chagase disease from the bite of the Kissing Bug much like in the US dog's can get heart worm from a mosquito bite.
The CDC (the US health agency) says most people are assymptomatic but GI problems can be a severe sign of undiagnosed Chagas in about 30% of the population.
"In people who have suppressed immune systems (for example, due to AIDS or chemotherapy), Chagas disease can reactivate with parasites found in the circulating blood. This occurrence can potentially cause severe disease." . . (NCGS and/or undiagnosed Celiac Disease (my words) could certaintly complicate someone's response to the Chagas parasite).
This might be higher in Bolivia. . . and probably is since Chagas is endemic to Bolivia.
The good news a blood test can help you find out if undidangosed Celiac or undiagnosed Chagas is causing your problems or if it is a complicated mix of the two.
**** this is not medical advice but it explains your fevers' better than Celiac (usuallY) but the rash defiantly could be a DH reaction to gluten.
I hope this is helpful.
2 Timothy 2:7 “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things” this included.
posterboy by the grace of God,
ETA: Here is the FAQ link from the CDC on Blood Screening for Chagas disease in the US.
Again I hope this helpful.