Yesterday I got a call from my GI's office...my bloodwork came back, and it showed an allergy to wheat and egg whites. I was supposed to have an appointmnt yesterday, but had two of my kids home sick, so i didn't make it, so a nurse called me with these results.....my GI told her it was too complicated to explain over the phone, so to just tell me to stop eating anything with wheat, no rice, no pasta, etc. I know a bit about Celiac Disease, as she tested me for it years ago, and I followed a gluten-free diet for 2 weeks. I can't believe something else has popped up now. When I saw her two weeks ago, she decided to test me for food allergies, since she hadn't in a few years, and I had given birth since then....I guess my body changed. Is it common to have both of these issues? I mean, it's bad enough giving up so many things that you like to eat when you have Crohn's, and now I have to give up so much more....I live on pasta, and love eggs. She said I could eat spelt products, which neither the nurse nor I know what that is. I can also have soy. Hopefully I can get in to see my GI on Monday, since I'm having shoulder surgery on Tuesday and won't be able to drive. I'm so confused, I don't know what to eat or drink, I can't believe I have yet another issue. Is there anyone else out there who has both Crohn's and Celiac Disease? If so, do you have any good references? Thank you all so much....I'm so disgusted with everything right now, I can't believe that there could be any more wrong with me.
Asthma (diagnosed at 12)
Fibromyalgia (diagnosed 9/01)
Crohn's Disease/Colitis (diagnosed 12/02)
Diverticulitis (diagnosed 6/07)
Chronic pelvic pain/endometriosis, leading to hysterectomy (9/07)
Torn rotator cuff/labrum (repair 11/20/07)
Bladder sling (8/06), cholystectomy (2/06), tubal ligation (2/06), failed ablation (3/07)
Taking Asacol, Prednisone, Entocort, Remicade, Levbid, NuLev, HCTZ, Lisinopril, Cymbalta, Effexor, Ultracet, Protonix, Lomotil, Soma, Frova, Questran powder/Carafate suspension, and pain meds.