So here we go...so far I have been spending most of my time on the IBS website because that is what I was diagnosed with after several rounds of testing. After western medicine failed me, I turned to alternative medicine, which in my area means chiropractors. The first chiropractor I went to was a "witch doctor" type and didn't help really. She had me give up dairy, which didn't help my symptoms of gas and constipation. The second one I went to had me give up all grain and only eat meat and vegetables and a little fruit. He also had me on enzymes. The diet made my gas go away which was great, but the enzymes were making me increasingly sicker and sicker and sicker until I was having diarrhea (sorry for that) and eventually throwing up. After a horrible trip to the ER which showed up a UTI and that was pretty much all, my family convinced me to stop taking the enzymes. I was baffled as to why my symptoms changed, but that the gas symptom pretty much went away. After I ate a piece of white bread and immediately started having gas problems again, I clued in to the fact that it might have something to do with the gluten.
So I went gluten free and alot of my IBS symptoms have regulated. I now have more normal b.m.s and much less gas problems. So okay...here is my question...I have a doctor's appt. to discuss celiac, but I don't know if it is really going to make a difference because I am already pretty much gluten-free and not willing to eat gluten just for a test. My mother is the one who wants me to have it because she wants to know if it is a life-time thing or what...but I don't know that the tests would come up positive anyways, since I'm probably skewing them with being gluten-free. Does anyone have any experience with this?
Oh, I almost forgot...all those enzymes I was taking that were making me so sick? They all had wheat in them.
Post Edited (IBSGOAWAY) : 9/5/2009 8:39:15 PM (GMT-6)