Leticia33 posted a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsI have always had a "nervous stomach". I didn't have too many problems in my teen years but since I hit 30 it's been down hill. I've had the really severe bloating, the gas that rumbles so bad that it sounds like a severe thunderstorm, I have alot of pressure under my ribs and in my back and the diahreeah was a daily thing ....never a normal bowel movement. If it wasn't diahreeah...it was constipation. The GI did a colonscopy thinking it was colitis..but the test was good. Then I had the endoscopy a week after that and that came back good except he said my intestines were severly irritated. Well, duh, I already knew that. He told me to stay away from spice, nuts , carbonated beverages for a week. Now, My grand mother is celiac...but I never took too much interest in what that REALLY was until now. I went on the glutin free diet 3 weeks ago....The diahreeah cleared in 2 days. I don't even remember NOT having diahreeah and I haven't had it now in 3 weeks. But the bloating and gas is just still really bad. I've really been living a hell for going on 7 months now and I'm at my wits end. The GI told me to come back in 6 weeks.....appearently I'm in no need of help til then. I've lost all faith in doctors. I told him my grandmother was celiac and he just said " yea, okay." I just don't know what else to do. I did go out and buy glutin free digestive enzymes after reading on here how important those are. I'm just wondering how long do I have to be glutin free before the bloating and gas ease? The heartburn has gotten alot better also since I quit with any wheat product. Heart burn has always been really bad with me. I'm lactose intolerant...so I'm trying to be careful there too. Then my mother told me that the only kind of pain reliever that my grandmother can take is tylonol. All others contain wheat. Well I've been an advil poppin fool forever cause of insane headaches and muscle aches. But I haven't had to take anything now for headaches for a week which is NOT like me. I LOVE this site and my son was the one who found it for me while trying to find info. He's an angel, I swear. When I started reading all the posts......I could've cried. Everyone here is going through the exact same thing..it's very comforting to know I'm really not the only one on earth that has been living like this. Any and ALL info and advice would be so greatly appreciated. The glutin free diet has eased the diahreeah, the heartburn and the headaches..........when will the bloating and gas ease??? I'm so thankful for any and all advice.