I just found out that a biopsy that was taken during an endoscope in summer '06 showed the early stages of Celiac. The doctor decided that it must be from advil since my blood work was negative and didn't bother to tell me about the biopsy results until I asked for a copy of my records for a new alternative doctor that I was going to try.
I have been suffering for about 12 years with a lot of digestives issues including diarhea, weight loss, nausea, fast pulse with certain foods and the anxiety that comes with the diarhea at times. I was diagnosed as IBS after having my gall bladder removed.
I went gluten free for the first time this past week and was amazed that I didn't have any high pulse after I ate for the first time in years! Great right? Well, yesterday I ate some ice cream even though the alternative dr told me I was probably sensitive to casin. I figured that maybe it was just gluten that had been giving me all my trouble. Well, today I had diarhea followed by the anxiety and shakiness that comes along with it. I feel all keyed up and can't wind down. I also have trouble concentrating, feel almost like I am in a well, which makes it hard since I am a teacher!
Could it be that I need to give my body more time to recover eventhough I am eatting gluten free? Can you continue to have problems, symptoms, while eating gluten free? I know it is suppose to take some time to heal your insides but should I still continue to have such strong reactions? could the casin in the icecream have caused it?
I guess I just need to hear that this is a "normal" thing to deal with when you have Celiac. I am glad to finally have a diagnosis, I have been searching for so long for a reason besides the "it's all in your head or just IBS that I have heard for so long. I just wish I didn't have all of the negative thoughts and worries that come along with it too. I want complete relief and to be able to say that its over. (I know that it has really just begun but at least I know what I am fighting and I am not fighting myself anymore). Thanks for letting me vent and I am SO happy to have found this forum. My husband is very supportive but I don't want to keep burdening him with the same feelings and worries. I look forward to hearing your story and how you deal with the anxiety/fatigue/rapid pulse if you deal with it too.