Celiac? Nowhere else to turn.
From the time I was 19 I have had a multitude of tests ran. Endoscopy and Colonoscopy (around 20 years old), Ultrasound (Around 22), Multiple blood tests and nothing shows up.
I recently found out that I am hypothyroid which was sort of helpful. Only thing is my TSH levels and everything are within range but my stomach issues continue.
I came to the conclusion that a food allergy might be within the realms of possibility. Beats the hell out of the IBS Tag.
Right now I have the following issues:
-Gas (Foul Almost Sour Smelling 95% of the time)
-Mild Abdominal Discomfort (Mainly left side and lower middle)
-GERD (Occasional Gnawing in Stomach)
-Diarrhea, Constipation, Flat Ribbon Stool (Colors Change Yellow,Orange, Green occasionally brown)
-Occasional Imcomplete Evacuation
-Unable to lose weight (Possibly related to thyroid)
-Dry Elbows and Legs and Skin Boils
-Plain old crappy feeling 75% of the time
Please note that there has never been blood in my stool or on the toilet. Occasionally I get bright pink small streak on the TP from Hemmie's.
I'm never really in extreme pain. Only in discomfort.
I have not tried to cut out Gluten, but I am going to start this weekend. My doc is encouraging me to try this. So I am going to give it a go. Just wanted some opinions from people who are Celiac.
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