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Emily Christine replied to hermitgirl's topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & MedicationsI'm having issues with it..Haven't been diagnosed with Celiacs, not sure if it's celiacs or other food allergies but I'm not feeling well at all after it. I researched many of the ingredients and they contain sucralose, which is an artificial sweetener, which can bother those with damaged intestines or for people that are sensitive to many foods. I tend to feel way better if I only eat naturally. It also contains citric acid, which is used in most soft drinks. I stopped drinking soda about 3 years ago because I just can't handle it.
Emily Christine replied to Emily Christine's topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsThanks so much for the information! I've been gluten free since Tuesday and I've been super sick since Tuesday night. I can't eat or drink anything without running to the bathroom. I am on a stomach only antibiotic for SIBO, small intestinal bacteria overgrowth, but I've read that that could be caused by Celiacs disease or food allergies. I've already been on a dose of this antibiotic and it really helped. The doctor put me on another dose and ive been back on it for a good 1-2 weeks and I have been fine. I don't think the medication is related to how I've been feeling since Tuesday. (The medication has very few side effects). I'm very achy today and very uncomfortable. It doesn't help that it's 94 degrees! It's killing me to not be at the beach right now that's for sure!!! But anyways my anxiety is through the roof today of all the possibilities and I HATE the unknown. My first cousin has Celiacs disease and my father has colitis. My GI doctor told me that he really doesn't think it's colitis at all (I have no blood and it's not sharp pain like my father has) or Crones. He says that he thinks it's ibs/sibo but he wants to do the colonoscopy and the biopsy to check for chrones, colitis, and Celiac disease. I guess my cousin tested negative in the blood test for celiacs and then tested positive with the biopsy. My GI doctor is sending me to the lab right now to make sure I don't have food poisoning and a few other things..just to be on the safe side...and I think another celiac test. My moms picking me up since I haven't eaten a thing and my anxiety is through the roof! I appreciate all the responses because this is really taking a toll on my health and well being. I'm naturally little but I'm getting very tiny and I'm not healthy at all. I'll let you know if I find any answers!! Thanks again for the information and responses.
Emily Christine posted a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsI'm a 21 year old college student who has had major stomach issues since a bad episode of food poisoning my freshman year. I just finished up my junior year and things seem to have gotten much worse as time goes by. I also have extremely bad anxiety which I have been on medication for for years and I'm seeing a counselor for the anxiety. Since the food poisoning I have had ibs symptoms like stomach spasms, loose stools, and constipation. When I lived in a dorm my sophomore year, I had to go to the bathroom after every visit to the dining hall. It would take me about 20-30 minutes to go to the bathroom. I had pencil thin and loose stools. I didn't make a big deal about it. I always have to sleep a lot. I get stomach spasms if I don't get enough sleep. Some nights I can sleep 10 to 14 hours and still feel fatigued. When I moved out of the dorms into my own place I was constantly constipated or had loose stools; it was either one or the other. I finally decided to get help because I was sick of feeling like this. I began taking Bentyl, Metamucil, and citrucel. Eventually I began having to go to the bathroom all the time. I no longer had much constipation and I began going to the bathroom from 5-20 times some days. I stopped taking the Metamucil and Citrucel at this point and I started seeing a GI doctor. He had a bunch of tests done and one was a celiac disease blood test. It came back negative, but I recently went on a gluten free diet and I felt really sick the first couple of days, but then I started feeling a lot better. About a week or two into the diet I caved and had pizza. Later that night I had cramps then I really did not feel that great all weekend. I felt really sick after eating pizza 2 days ago so I went back on the diet. Last night I had a rotisserie chicken that contained sodium phosphate(which is a preservative in food, but it is also used as a laxative in enemas and laxatives that are taken before a colonoscopy procedure. I've been sick since 10 pm last night. I was feeling better and I ate gluten free cheesy ravioli and I started having issues again. I'm thinking it's the sodium phosphate because I can't stop going to the bathroom. It's not water diarrhea, but it's definitely loose stools. I've had joint pain for the past 6 months and I've lost 10 lbs since January dealing with this. For a while all I could eat was bread and bannanas, which would leave me constipated. I went from 112 lbs to 102 lbs. It has interferred with my life so much. Once I was on the gluten free diet I started to feel better so I'm curious if the Celiac blood test is often accurate or if it sounds like I have Celiacs disease? I'm too afraid to have a biopsy, so I'm going on symptoms.