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  1. Also, one more thing...I read something about a Selective Carbohydrate diet. (Was that what it was called?) Have any of you tried this? If so, is it hard to stay on? It seems so detailed and difficult. Is it necessary to be that drastic, or does just cutting out the gluten do the trick? Wanda
  2. Thanks a lot. That panel you mentioned...do I need to ask the doctor specifically to do those tests, or will he automatically do all that based on my symptoms? Wanda
  3. Hi. I know you all aren't doctors, and I do have an appt. to see a gastroenterologist in a week, but I'd like to hear what you think. I have had abdominal trouble for years, which was always attributed to Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I even had both Upper and Lower GIs done 2 years ago, which came back normal. But nothing ever stops the pain and bloating. Recently, I have had another strange thing happening...(sorry about being so descriptive)...which is oily diarrhea and gas. Sometimes I feel the horrible cramping, but when I visit the toilet all that comes out is gurgling gas. Then afterwards I notice that there are pools of yellowish oil floating on the water. I usually have diarrhea, but sometimes constipation. But the worst thing is the cramping. It doesn't seem to get any better after a stool, either. You'd think that would relieve it, but it doesn't. As far as the other symptoms of celiac disease, I do have a lot of body aches and am tired all the time, but this was always attributed to Fibromyalgia. (I think "Fibromyalgia" is just another word for, "We don't know what's wrong with you".) The one thing is DON'T have is weight loss. I am about 40 pounds overweight, and have a very hard time losing it. This makes me think it may not be celiac disease. Also, wheat products bother me a lot - especially whole wheat, as do oats. But other things bother me too, such as nuts, carrots and spinach. What do you think?