I am completely new with this so please bear with me. I technically haven't been diagnosed with anything, celiac or IC, but I'm pretty sure that I have both and it is incredibly frustrating. I also have trouble with red wine and such. But honestly, I feel like almost every food I eat either irritates my GI system or gives me urinary problems.
How did you guys finally get diagnosed.?I have seen 30 specialists in the past 4 years and been tested several times for celiacs, diabetes, endometriosis, .... basically anything the doctors can think of. Everything comes back negative. The only thing they discovered is that it takes my stomach a really long time to digest anything (like 3-4x the normal pace). I used to think I just got UTIs all the time and that the culture test must just be wrong since it kept coming back negative. Now I believe IC is a much better explanation.
I read through the postings that you guys wrote and have started myself on a complete elimination diet (for the IC) and bought some Prelief this morning. I don't know if I should also stop eating gluten because I have had 2 blood tests for celiac and 1 endoscopy and they all came back negative. I also don't what I will be able to eat if I avoid the 'bad foods' for both IC and celiacs. That basically leaves milk and vegetables The weird thing is that my doctor now gives me Cipro when I complain of my UTI-like symptoms and it does work a little. Do you find this to be true?
And how do you feel about soy? Peanuts tend to aggrevate my stomach so I switched to soy butter but now I think I shouldn't be eating this either?????
I'm very confused. I didn't have any of this stuff before 4 years ago and now I can't make it go away. Did your symptoms come on all of a sudden?? I should note that 4 years ago I was diagnosed with acute appendicitis and rushed to the hospital for to remove my appendix. That is when all this nonsense started.
Thanks guys. I'm excited to have found this site.