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  1. I've been seeing a endocrinologist who has me currently taking Calcium and Vitamin D supplements to offset my parathyroid. I am also on Thyroid meds for my hypothyroidism. Recently, my potassium was discovered to be low as well, so more tests are currently being done through this doc as well.
  2. Hi Skylark, Thanks for the Response! I actually just met with my gastro doc today to get the results of my recent small bowel MRI. It turns out everything was negative for crohn's. Since my last endoscopy was 5 years ago, he decided to take another look to see if anything has changed so I'm going in next week to have another biopsy done. Dare I say it, but I am actually keeping my fingers crossed that I have celiac so at least I have an answer to all of these issues and stress I've been dealing with all these years. Since I've been gluten free for 2 weeks now, and my test is next Tuesday, should I start eating gluten between now and then to make sure the biopsy is accurate? I've read if you go gluten free too long that can cause false negatives for celiac?
  3. I am new to the forums but was wondering if people on here would possibly be able to provide some insight into the symptoms I am feeling and if they potentially could be Celiac. I am a 24 year old male who suffers from hypoparathyroidism, hypothyroidism, and digestion issues including lactose intolerance. My mother also suffers from Celiac. About 5 years ago when I began having digestion symptoms, blood tested low for iron, and also began experiencing brain fog/fatigue, especially after eating. I was given a full celiac blood panel which all came back negative, but I pushed to still have the endoscopy biopsy done to verify which also came back negative. I was diagnosed with IBS, put on iron supplements and that was it. However, recently I have had a number of abnormal blood tests (low potassium, elevated liver enzymes and billirubin). On top of this, a stool sample was recently done and I suffer from fat malabsorption and some inflammatory markers were also elevated through the stool test. I then had a liver MRI done, no problems found. A Celiac blood panel was done again, and again came back negative. I realize the blood tests came back negative, but I still feel gluten could be the likely culprit here especially with my family history of celiac (mother). I decided to go gluten free, now 2 weeks and counting but I still see no sort of improvement. A bigger issue I also face, especially lately is fatigue and brain fog after eating, which has not changed at all even after I started eating gluten free. I am beyond frustrated and just want this all to be figured out, I feel like I am so young for my body to be deteriorating like this. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts or suggestions?