Hi Everyone! I hope you all can give me some more insight.
Here's my recent strory...
Around Thanksgiving I ended up at the Dr. because I woke up one day with the feeling that something was stuck in my throat and at the top of my stomach. I was put on reflux medicine and tested for gallblader and Pylori (sp??). Both came back negative.
After Christmas I was sent for an upper GI which showed MILD reflux. I practically laughed at my doctor, because to me this was not mild. He switched my medicine to Zantac and referred me to a GI specialist. The Zantac helped to the point I took myself off of it last week. The feeling has not come back, but, I have had some mild indigestion with sauce and such.
OK, well I went to the GI yesterday. She asked a lot of questions. I did tell her I self-diagonsed myself with IBS a few years ago because I have recurrent episodes of constipation, gas, and diaherra. I also have periods of normalcy.
I was also told her I was at the Hospital this past Monday with pain in my side. They thought it could have been my appendix or ovarian cysts. Both negative. They said maybe it was gas. I was very embarresed. Anyway, the GI asked if I've ever been tested for Cyliac and I said no. She wants to run an endoscopy on me to rule out an ulcer, pylori, and maybe cyliac.
Anyway, I came home and called my Mom and talked to her about it. She called me an hour later, she had just opened her new magazine and there was an article about cyliac disease. She read me the sysmtoms which lead me here.
I seem to have a lot of the symtoms, including headaches. But, I do have times when I'm fine.
Anyway, have any thoughts???
I'm not sure if any of the blood tests I've had have checked for cyliac. Also, I was going to cancel my endoscopy because I am tired and embarrassed of testing for nothing. But, after reading all about this, I'm not so sure.