I would like to know any IBS'ers out there that had a weight loss problem. If I knew that this is not the case, and IBS patients had not lost any significant weight lost like me,then I could rule out IBS. More than 50% of patients have a years-long delay in the correct diagnosis.
Maybe I am one of those people who thought I had IBS, but all along really have Celiac desease,(along with Crohn's,) IBS mimics these two conditions almost identically.
Symptoms include abdominal pain,cramping,constipation, gas, bloating,back pain,and weight loss...I have lost 65 pounds since last October!
Since there is no Celiac Disease Forum in this web site, I really did not know exactly where to post my inquiry.
A Gastroenterologist can perform a blood test and biopsy for a diagnosis. Treatment involves avoiding all gluten-containing foods. (wheat,barley,rye,and oats)
This condition of cramping hasn't improved with my diet of Metamucil crackers (wheat), oatmeal (oats) Pringles (wheat) anything with wheat,which is alot of foods I like.
I would like anyone who can give me a safe gluten free diet, (or resources) they've been on,that might make me feek better.
Thanks for any help!