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Desperate, celiac and so sick

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 25, 2013 at 9:58 AM

I have relapsed, I am so sick, vomiting, severe constipation and its not gluten, absolutely sure of it. I look 7 months pregnant and in so much pain. Have cut out eggs now. I am getting to the point now when I eat and start to feel sick within half an hour I get panic attacks. The only thing I can eat which doesn't cause me pain is a smoothie, whey protein powder gluten free, pumpkin and avocado. I am not sure if its because its a liquid so my body can cope. What I want to know is, will it hurt me to have this for a month to heal my insides. Love some advice. Please note any solid food is causing me incredible pain.

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on April 26, 2013
at 01:56 AM

Andrea, keep hunting it down. There ARE good docs out there, you just have to dig. Can you describe your abdominal pain better? Like where it is, how it feels, etc?

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on April 25, 2013
at 01:50 PM

+1 for "tweaking" the truth because most doctors are too stupid and hard-headed to take patients seriously even when the patient very clearly knows there's something wrong with them.

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on April 25, 2013
at 01:09 PM

We are Paleo and not doctors unfortunately. Definitely get to that specialist in Bangkok. I waited a week to go to the emergency room after I started vomiting and had the worst stomach pain ever. Finally I couldn't handle it any longer, went in, a surgeon came in to tell me I would've been dead in the next couple of days because my gall bladder had swollen and was releasing large amounts of toxins and was actually embedding itself into my liver because it was so large. Sometimes, a doctor is required.

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32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

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on April 25, 2013
at 12:35 PM

Andrea, you may have an intestinal blockage or intussusception. Or many other possible things in the gut. Find a doctor, have some tests run. If they prescribe you medication, you don't have to take it. But you do need to at least find out if there is something physically wrong. Even a blood test would be very helpful. Excess long-term vomiting is not something to dismiss.

I will say that most doctors first step is to put you on heartburn meds for anything gut related. Tell them you have ALREADY TAKEN pepcid, zantac, whatever it is in Thailand, for several months, and it has not helped. (Yes, you may have to "tweak" the truth. I had to do this to get them to take me seriously about my gallbladder.) Get an ultrasound, or something equivalent. The more information you have, the better decisions you can make.

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

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on April 25, 2013
at 01:50 PM

+1 for "tweaking" the truth because most doctors are too stupid and hard-headed to take patients seriously even when the patient very clearly knows there's something wrong with them.

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on April 25, 2013
at 10:11 AM

I know someone suggested you seek a doctor...how'd that go?

Truth.

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on April 25, 2013
at 01:12 PM

Those doctors are wasting YOUR time, not the other way around. And you can't live on such a limited diet forever, which makes your time more valuable than theirs.

If your symptoms are that of an obstruction and the only thing left in there that could be an obstruction is the hernia, go ahead and take the attitude that it IS the hernia and if they're going to get an attitude about that and try to prove you wrong, all the better. In the game of having to pick something to run with, I'd want it to be the hernia you demand they take seriously even if there were something else because those can cause even worse problems.

You can take an advocate with you into appointments if you're worried you can't pull off enough attitude. Practice scripts and confident postures ahead of time and expect your advocate to hold you accountable for them and take over if you flop.

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on April 25, 2013
at 12:48 PM

Thank you everyone, it is so warming when you get replies. I have had a barium, endoscopy and colonoscopy. They found polyps which they removed and a hernia but I was told that was not causing the problems. A month after all these tests I went back and was told you know you have celiac take these drugs, one I can't remember the name was the new drug for chronic constipation and the side effects are dreadful. I was made to feel I was wasting their time.
I think I might have to go to Bangkok and get another opinion, I guess I was hoping an easy cure. I think we are often made to feel we are wasting people's time by so many doctors so we try to live with pain. Thank you everyone once again.

32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

(5802)

on April 26, 2013
at 01:56 AM

Andrea, keep hunting it down. There ARE good docs out there, you just have to dig. Can you describe your abdominal pain better? Like where it is, how it feels, etc?

582e89904fef55ad5c7dac673653ef8c

(281)

on April 25, 2013
at 01:09 PM

We are Paleo and not doctors unfortunately. Definitely get to that specialist in Bangkok. I waited a week to go to the emergency room after I started vomiting and had the worst stomach pain ever. Finally I couldn't handle it any longer, went in, a surgeon came in to tell me I would've been dead in the next couple of days because my gall bladder had swollen and was releasing large amounts of toxins and was actually embedding itself into my liver because it was so large. Sometimes, a doctor is required.

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on April 25, 2013
at 11:58 AM

Any nutrition you can get in and keep in is a good thing. I suggest you go see a gastroenterologist and allow him to help you.

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142d7e06e608cff536ab78e6ca78ce38

on April 25, 2013
at 10:23 AM

I am currently living in Thailand where I am afraid doctors well decent doctors are impossible to find. I have been to four GI doctors since being here and all they want to do is give me a ton of synthetic drugs and when I did my research a lot of them had gluten so that has knocked my confidence here. Just thought there might be someone with similar experiences. Thank you for your replies.

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on April 25, 2013
at 10:07 AM

Can you get a hydrogen - methane breath test for SIBO? Also, could you take a comprehensive stool sample for parasites and gut flora? Have you tried some meat (you can blend it with water). You could also have gastritis / pancreatitis or something else.

The best thing would be to find a good gut specialist. Unfortunately, they are hard to find.

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