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I MIGHT know what's wrong with my stomach

Monday, July 16, 2012

well I have been dealing with stomach issues for over a month now and its getting really tiring. I'm not eating much and when I do eat I get stomach pains and very gassy and bloated.

well while waiting for the next test I have to do, an upper GI series, I decided to do a little test of my own. I have been eating gluten free for over a day now. I think it's making a difference, I have less pain and less gassy bloated feelings. actually the pain is almost gone completely lol.

So I called my doctor and spoke to his nurse. I told her my theory and that there is a improvement after only 24 hours, obviously I'm still not back to normal. anyway, I think it's celiac disease, or might be lol. Obviously it's just a theory and could be quite wrong but as the first step is a blood test which is 90% accurate I figured it couldn't hurt to ask.

I'm now just waiting for the nurse to talk to my doctor and then call me back, if he agrees to the blood test I don't even have to go in and see him until after the results are in.

I know if it is celiac it's going to be a challenge changing my diet forever but at this point I don't care I just don't want to feel crappy anymore!!! and if it IS celiac then I'll know what to do to fix it lol. I'm actually kinda hoping it is just so that I finally know what's wrong!

I'll update in a new blog whatever happens ^_^
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  • CARLA393
    Hope all went well. You've been doing so great. Very inspirational :)
    2461 days ago
    My younger daughter had severe stomach problems about 2 years ago. Didn't make any difference what she ate or when, she would have terrible stomach cramping,bloating, and felt like she coculdn't even swallow the food. They FINALLY found she had a bacterial infection in her lower stomach. She was on some powerful antibiotic for a time and it cleared up. Now she has been having the problem again. Stomach hurting, diarhea, bloating. She has been having a lot of emotional issues at work so was attributing her tricky stomach to that. She is down 20 pounds in the last 2 months!! A friend told her that the bacteria that caused her problems last time never goes away, just lies dormant until something gets it active again. So she is going back to the GI to see if that's her problem. Your symptoms sound so similar to hers. Have you been checked for a bacterial infection? Just a suggestion because I know how absolutely miserable you must be! I hope you get some answers soon.

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    2468 days ago
    I know the stomach can cause all kinds of problems, so I hope you get yours resolved. I have to baby mine all the time or suffer the consequences. but Good Luck on finding out your problem and taking care of it.
    2470 days ago
    Best of luck to you hun. Hope that whatever is causing the issue is something that you can do simply without doing something crazy.
    2470 days ago
    Hopefully you'll get it figured out soon. I'm still thinking of you often. I really hate that you've had to suffer with this for so long.
    2470 days ago
    Sure hope it's not. emoticon
    2470 days ago
  • CAMAEL100
    Hopefully you find the cause. It may not be full blown celiac disease but just an intolerance. Cutting down on gluten is no harm anyway. Best of luck
    2470 days ago
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