Loss of appetite, severe stomach pains, extreme tiredness...help...
Hello ok so let me start by saying that i have already visited a GI and had a colonoscopy and a lactose intolerance and celiac test done. Celiac and loactose were negative and they did not find anything with my colonoscopy. I will say though that i am in the process of looking for a new GI that my insurance will cove, not just for a 2nd opinion but because they place i was goung i found them very rude n they were very pushy and rushed me out the door every time not telling me basically anything or helping me whatso ever. So back in july of '12 i started having a few days of constipation with stomach cramps and then it would be a few days or diarhea (diarrhea) and then constipated again, so back and forth every few days. Im starting to get more worried as i said my last doc didnt tell me anything or bother to really if care to even try n help me or find out whats wrong. The past month things have started getting really bad. Im in constant pain 24/7 with sever stomach pains, all throughout my stomach, not just my lower stomach like it was with constipation. I still have constipation and then diarhea (diarrhea) every few days back and forth and still have some bleeding (part of reason i saw a GI in the 1st place). But now im noticing the past month with the stomach pains ive also had loss of appetite or i will be hungry and i will try n take 2 bites of something and automatically feel nauseous n want to vomit(no vomiting though), ive started having pain in my back and my ribs and i am always extremely tired. When i say tired i dont mean, oh i got an hour less sleep last night im tired, i mean i am ALWAY EXTREMELY TIRED! No matter how little or how much sleep i get im always tired n have no energy. Its to the point where i dont even want to wake up or get out of bed anymore. Ive been in tears with my fiance from how tired i always am. Im also always nauseous. So does anybody have an answers or similarities to this? Any input would be great and as i mentioned i will be going back to a GI but im trying to find one that my insurance will cover so yes i do know i need to see a doc i just want to know if anybody else would know whatthis is or if theyve had the same stuff. So sorry so long but thank u so much for reading and i look forward to your comments. Thanks. Btw im a 19yo female with no history of medical problems besides oroblems with ovarian cysts, had tonsils and adboids out at age 7 and tubes in ears at age 8. And also im getting worried because its always been hitting me with a lot of depression lately and im norm a very happy person.
Any rashes? How about 'brain fog?' How did the doc test you for celiac disease - specifically which test was used? Any history of food intolerances in your family or celiac disease? Any other forms of autoimmune diseases?
No rashes, no brain fog, celiac test was done by blood work, twice and loctose was done by drinking something n blowing into a tube for 3 hours every half hour, this was also done twice, both came back negative twice. Only history is lactose intolerance, sveral people do but as i said its come back negative twice and i never have problems with dairy products. It doesnt matter what i eat ive still have the same prob since july when it started. Only autoimmune disease is mom m she has rheumatoid arthirisris in her hands and elbows n i know thats deff not it, my achiness isnt that bad n im onlg 19
Celiac can take quite awhile before it shows up via bloodwork, unfortunately. Food intolerance issues such as gluten or diary can both be very hard to pin down. Most people believe they should see a 1-to-1 pattern: eat the food and see symptoms. No so. In many cases there can be a delay of days to weeks so it can be hard to find the correlation.
If you think either gluten and/or diary could be an issue, take one of them out of your diet for several weeks and see what happens. If you believe nothing has changed, add it back over several days time and again watch. If you're okay, then take the other one out.
Dairy also contains a protein that can cause major food problem. The protein is casein, and the lactose test won't show you have problems with that.
If you've got joint achiness, I'd really suggest you take gluten out of your diet. It's the one 'food' that seems to result in a myriad of symptoms including joint pain. If you don't want to do an exclusion diet, at least have your genes checked for the presence of celiac and/or gluten-sensitive genes. You can do it yourself through enterolab.com. We tracked down my husband's gluten and dairy problems via enterolab, and further verified his gluten status via the same company when the standard medical tests failed. He's well and happy.
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