Gluten Intolerance or Celiacs???

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   Posted 8/19/2014 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I'm new to the board.  Do these symptoms sound familiar???
about a month ago I went to the ER with severe abdominal pain.  Mostly upper abdominal, feeling like a rock was just stuck under my ribcage.  Did all sorts of blood work which all turned out normal.  Did a quick handheld ultra sound of my gall bladder, nothing exciting there.  H.Pylori came back negative.  I've been on a PPI and Serafate (sp?) for about 4 weeks.   I have stomach aches every day.  The brick feeling, nausea, and I seriously have a BM like up to 3 times a day (like I can't get it out in one sitting, sorry tmi).  Doesn't feel like constipation, so I really don't know what's up with that part.
I feel icky whether I'm hungry or full.  Doesn't really matter.  But I do notice, when my symptoms are really bad, I don't drink nearly as many fluids as I should (can't explain that either.).
I've read that surgery and stress can trigger celiacs.  I had my 2nd child via emergency C-section 9 months ago.  Horrible experience (long story).  Very stressful on my body and emotionally.
I have a long term history of migraines and acid reflux.   Additional other ailments include extreme fatigue (even after lots of sleep), joint pain/body aches, inability to lose weight, and high LDL levels.   I had my thyroid checked about 4-6 months ago, normal. 
BUT I have just not felt well in months.  I feel like I'm missing out on my life. 
Any suggestions????  TIA :-)

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   Posted 8/19/2014 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, this could be gluten sensitivity of some kind (including Celiac).

Consider also that most MD's do not know how to properly diagnose and treat thyroid issues. Much more info at

Suggest consulting a Naturopathic or Integrative Physician, since they may be more likely to be able to identify the root cause of your issues instead of blowing them off or misdiagnosing you.

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   Posted 8/26/2014 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
nicsmith26, welcome, you didn't specify what the complications from you c-section were but I've 2 as well and while mine were fine, I know that they can cause major issues with many parts of the body especially intestinal and the stress of even a routine one is significant. I would asking your OB to check you, better safe than sorry, and if you physical health is not the problem you could also ask about postpartum depression. Most of the time this is hormonal and goes away after the first year but take it from someone who had it twice, it can feel like 10 years especially if your afraid to ask(me first time)or wary about taking meds(me 2nd time)but I'm also a firm believer in informed decisions so that's all I'm saying, ask, ask and find some other doctor to ask till you get an answer that you feel in your gut is the right one. Hang in there and keep in touch.
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