I am 34 years old. Had a major depressive episode in fall 2007. Been taking amitryptiline (initially 75 1 year and down to 25 mg for 6 months) and 10 mg cipralex for 2 years. In 2007 I was taking .5 clonipin as needed and since 2008, 1 mg ativan 2-3 times a week as needed.
I haven't had a drink since August 2008. Used to binge drink on the weekends. Had a liver function test in summer 08 when I told my doctor about my decision to quit drinking. ALT came back at 40. Ferretin was 38. Sent me to a hepatologist. Got in October 2010 (yes almost 2 years later) and they drew a new blood panel. Ferretin was down to 14 and ALT went up to 48. Initial ultrasound in spring 2009 came back clean. They have scheduled me for another ultrasound for May 2011. Such a long wait.
Hypothyroid was ruled out by blood test. Occult blood test in stool came back clean.
Symptoms include: bloating, flatulence, abdominal pain (maybe from gas), flat stool. Mood swings, irratibility, anxiety, depression, extreme fatigue. Pain seems to go away when I stop consuming gluten. Maybe just in my head. I know that to run both the endoscopic and blood test for celiac, you need to be consuming it. Celiac test was done but I haven't had any results yet. Are false negatives possible with a blood test?
I also had bilateral stress fractures on my tibias. I am scheduled for a bone scan next week. X-ray showed no fractures.
Could this be celiac disease?
Last edited by Soo Tired; 11-23-2010 at 10:47 AM.