still unsure

by jennifer
(texas, usa)

I am 41 years old and have been having stomach problems since about 12. Over past year the symptoms have worsened, including swelling in the upper abdomen each time I eat, and this has been accompanied by burning, cramping, constipation, nausea, and fatigue.

I have had lab work and an EGD, which were both negative for celiac. Have had gallbladder removed due to gallstones. I have been attempting a gluten free diet for about two months and have seen great improvement with the cramping but the swelling still persist..... anyone have any ideas?

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Jul 23, 2012
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feeling the pain
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the compassion and understanding.

I have also found certain foods increase the bloating.. bananas and all natural peanut butter, and potatoes are out for me. and they arent even gluten foods!! arghhhh!!

Doc says 99% sure am celiac even though test are inconclusive just frustrated! thank you for understanding and I am hoping you will soon have relief!! God Bless

Jul 19, 2012
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Bloating
by: Deb P

Oh how I feel your pain. Same thing for me and it seems to run in my family.

I thought by eating healthy it would help but alot of the fruits and veggies I eat cause bloating along with drinking out of a water bottle.

I do have IBS which doesnt help me. Vitamin B-12 bloats. Its geting easier to keep track of food that doesnt bother me these days.

Exercise helps somewhat... when I can do it. I am about 25 lbs over weight and dont want it to be more than that... but.....so if you get any more info let me know please.

Doctors havent helped me yet either I am just so tired of it but I will continue to look online.

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