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  1. thank you for all your comments. I have tried to go totally gluten-free, but every once in a while I find out I have eaten something with gluten. I have checked my toothpaste, makeup, etc. and I am pretty considerate when it comes to CC. As far as milk goes, I have heard that it can be very constipating as well. I really don't drink or ingest many dairy foods (except yogurt), but I know that the whey and caessin can be hidden in many things like just like gluten is. It really makes me feel better that others have had a up and then went back down. I was thinking since I still feel pretty bad, I am not on the right track. I am pretty certain, since I am so new to this diet, that I am still doing a lot of things wrong and probably still ingesting gluten somewhere sometimes by accident. Thanks for your help!
  2. Hi, I am brand new to this forum, I have been reading a lot of the postings, but never posted anything myself. Anyway, I have been suffering from "something" for about 6 years now, but I'm still not sure what that "something" might be. (I am only 22 years old!) I have severe constipation and the only way I can get relief is to overdose on laxatives (which I take everday) - then I have D. I also have severe bloating and horrible pains. Within the past year or so, I have also become very nauseas and have really bad indigestion. I have been to a lot of doctors, GI's included and each seems to be more perplexed than the other. They all told me that I have IBS and pretty much just to eat more fiber - which makes me feel worse! One doctor even told me that my system was just slow and that I should just eat more fiber and I would be fine. How many 22 year olds do you know that have such a slow system that they don't even go to the bathroom? I have gone up to 2.5 weeks without going - finally resorting to laxatives. Anyway, I did have a blood test for Celiac's a couple of years ago and they came back just slightly elevated (I think it was an antibody test), but when the doctor did a biopsy of my small intestines, he said there were no signs of damage. So, he said that I didn't have Celiac's - end of story. Now, 3 years later, I am with a brand new doctor and we were reviewing my file and she asked if I had ever been tested for Celiacs. I told her yes, so she called for a copy of the test results. My new doctor claims that the other doctor didn't perform the biopsy correctly - she said that the doctor only did 2 biopsies, when he should have done something like 7 - is this correct? My new doctor suggested I try something and go on a gluten-free diet, so for about a month now I have been gluten-free (at least as far as I know). However, I haven't really seen any positive results. After about a week I had about 2 days where I feld absolutely great. I even had a semi-normal, formed BM, which I hadn't had in at least 5 years. But after those 2 days, I have felt just awful. I am still very nauseas and still have severe bloating. Is this normal? Can anyone help??
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