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Outsidemike
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   Posted 3/26/2016 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, currently going through testing, anyone find a way reduce symptoms In the period where your doctor tells you to continue eating normally so you don't affect rest results. I have a couple month wait for the endo/intestinal biopsi......such is the trouble free of public health care.

...chronic diareah/constipation/bloating...for like the last 20 year, early onset arthritis, skin rashes, modled tooth enamle, tired all the time, slow wound healing... Yadayadayada....Blood work says I'm highly positive for gluten antibodies, doctor says don't stop eating gluten till after the anal probi...er I mean endoscopy....oh well at least I can keep drinking beer for a few months...... Sigh...

cyclinglady
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   Posted 3/29/2016 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
An endoscopy scopes the small intestine and an colonoscopy checks the colon. Make sure they take four to six biopsies of the small intestine. Th small intestine is like the size of a tennis court so it is easy to miss damaged areas. Push for 4 to 6 biopsies. The University of Chicago has a well-written celiac website to support my advice.

Sorry, it is a drag that you have to have active celiac disease in order to get a firm diagnosis. You just need a slice of bread a day leading up to four weeks prior to the endoscopy. But stopping gluten now could make you feel worse trying to get back on gluten. So, take it easy. Do not over do the gluten and keep calling the GI's office to see if you can get an earlier appointment.

Good luck!

Outsidemike
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   Posted 3/29/2016 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks,

Been slowly getting worse for years. Dumb guy that i am, i figured being the guy who could clear a public restroom was something to brag about. Pretty much just ignored the bloating, and cyclical diarrhea/ constipation. And went on as normal as I figured it was just the way I was. As of 2 weeks ago I still thought gluten free was another dumb diet fad.

Its been getting bad the last couple months though. impossible to ignore being glued to the pooper 2-3 hours a day with cold sweats and cramps. Finally drug myself into a doctors office..... (I'll admit only after a lot of well intentioned nagging from my wife who was frustrated with me being in the washroom for hours on end)

cyclinglady
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   Posted 4/2/2016 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
In the meantime, you can give up dairy (eliminate those that contain the most lactose e.g. Milk and ice cream). Many celiacs are temporarily lactose intolerant (enzymes can not be released from damaged villi tips). You might find some relief while you wait for the endoscopy. It is worth it to test for a week.
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