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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Feel sorry for you, I have similar problem, may be even worse. I cannot eat anything but rice, potato, meat, bananas, olive oil, and some walnuts. Anything else I try to add causes loose stool in 1 day eventually D. I had negative lactose intolerance test, but cannot eat dairy (even goat milk). I cook everything myself, and do not know what to do next.
  2. I felt much better after I stopped eating gluten (gas, rumbling in the stomach) and even better after dairy free (completely normal for about a week). This is why I think it is related to gluten and dairy. GI Doctor recommended stomach cat scan to check other organs just in case, and endoscopy to see what else is there, and to take biopsy. About eating gluten before endoscopy: even blood test was done 3 weeks after I started diet. First I was suggested to try diet, and after that I realized that it is easy to test, so I asked and was told that 3 weeks is not enough to skew results, it should show celiac. I guess endoscopy is going to show whether or not there is damage. I have had D for more than 2 years, and it was slowly getting worse. Doctors tested for different things and did not find anything. At the end GI doc said it was more in my head. Gas and other symptoms probably existed for 5-6 years. I will try Culturelle. I have tried Align before, doctors recommended it. Did not help. Only today noticed that it has lactose, and Culturelle is lactose/gluten free. Thank you for your responses.
  3. Hello all, I have been on gluten/dairy free diet for 2 months. After the first 3 weeks my digestive system worked like may years ago: no D, no gas, normal appetite, everything was fine. I tried to eat butter, just a little to add to buckwheat. All symptoms came back, and now no matter what I do or eat, I have D. Very little gas, not much bloating, always hungry, everything goes down the toilet in the morning in 2-3 trips. I have food diary, eat very limited number of foods (rice white, black, brown, red and plain quinoa, potato, fish, beef, chicken breast, green salad,, kale, banana, grapes, raisins, olive oil, eggs, few blanched almonds), Cook everything myself, I do not eat anything processed. One day it is sort of better, feels more solid, next day or 2 it is D again. I do not know what else to eliminate. My blood test had increased Immunoglobulin A, Qn serum 426 (normal <414), everything else in celiac panel negative. I have stomach cat scan next week and endoscopy in 2 weeks. Is it possible to have D for several weeks after getting lactose/gluten? Or am I getting gluten somehow? Or I cannot eat some of these foods? I lose weight too.Doctor said that he does not think that with such blood tests I can be so sensitive to gluten.I do not see any light ahead.