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IBS diagnosis for 10 years - real problem was Celiac Disease

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Old 09-24-2007, 12:04 PM   #1
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IBS diagnosis for 10 years - real problem was Celiac Disease

Hi everyone- I was misdiagnosed with IBS for 10 years. I had diarrhea(usually every day right after breakfast), gas, loud stomach sounds. I was reading a book about digestion last summer and I read about celiac disease. None of my doctors had ever mentioned this to me even though it turned out my symptoms were pretty typical for this disease. I asked my doctor to test me and had a positive blood test followed up by a positive endoscopy.

I just want to get this message out there, if you have diarrhea-type IBS, and you have not been tested for celiac, please do!! After being told for so long it was just something i had to live with, i found out it's NOT TRUE!! It is estimated that 1 in 133 people have Celiac and only 1 in 4,000 are diagnosed. I imagine that many of those people right now think they have IBS.

I know many people have IBS that is not Celiac, but I would just love to help someone not have to go through 10 years of unnecessary sickness like I did.

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