I Need Help. Badly. :( in Coping with Celiac Disease Posted October 25, 2010 · Report to Admin Thank you so much for replying. It's so nice to come to a place to "talk" to people who know what I'm going through. My husband, bless his heart, just says things like "Don't think about it" or "What's the worst that can happen? You go in your pants? It's not the end of the world." Uh, yeah, sweetie, that is pretty much the worst that can happen in my opinion. hahaha It's enough to literally paralyze me with fear of leaving the house. K8ling- A friend of mine just suggested Lexapro when I called her crying yesterday. She has major stress-induced IBS and recently started taking it. She said it helped her a ton! Dixiebell- I don't want any more tests for this. My celiac panel was negative but I got tested by Enterolab and showed antibodies. That was enough for me to commit to a strict gluten free trial diet. The challenge was the test and answer I needed that my body does NOT like gluten anymore. I have taken Immodium to go out before but unfortunately it doesn't do much when it comes to the bathroom urges due to nerves/anxiety. cassP- I've been dairy free since shortly after going gluten free. It helped alot at first then I went downhill again after about 3 weeks. I'm definitely going to keep the appt with the Osteopath. And actually, the new gastroenterologist that I'm seeing next month is a DO also. That's why I chose him out of all the docs in the practice. He was the only DO in a list full of MDs. dilettantesteph- I've totally put one of my toddlers diaper in my pants before when I was out and needed to get home. lol I didn't need to use it, thank goodness, but it gave the peace of mind like you said! T.H- Wow! It's crazy how sensitive you are! I'm glad you figured it out but man, that must be difficult. Your diet must be much healthier without processed foods, too. Here's the quick summary: I have always been healthy. With the exception of the occasional stomach bug, I've had no digestive issue my whole life. Until one day last December, when I got sick. Seemed like a virus or even a food poisoning. It came on fast and furious with severe stomach pains and diarrhea that lasted a few hours. (I was going every 15-20 minutes for a few hours.) I haven't been right since. I've been in pain daily and dealing with a cycle of C and D for over 10 months. The only "good days" I've had were the first 3 weeks my gastro had me on Librax and the first 3 weeks I was gluten and dairy free. That's it. My naturopath thinks that something else is going on that cause a leaky gut, resulting in the gluten intolerance. But what? My colonoscopy was good and the Metametrix test just showed an unclassified parasite. The ND even said that it could be a transient parasite that isn't causing the problem. There is something wrong and nobody is fitting the pieces to the puzzle together correctly. Hopefully it won't be ruining my life after I get on some anxiety meds but still... why am I in pain every single day for nearly a year? Oh, the only other thing that has showed... the bloodwork my gastro ran in the spring showed that my TSH was low. He never said a word about it but my naturopath pointed it out when I saw her for the first time and gave her copies of all of my tests. My mind has been running wild. Are my intestines twisted? Is my gallbladder dieseased? Is there a tumor somewhere? I just want to know what is wrong and why suddenly, in one single day, a switch got flipped and I went from happy and healthy to house ridden with daily pain?