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So many symptoms...

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 1, 2007
  • 03:13 AM

Hello,
Well I am glad I stumbled upon this forum and I am hoping someone will be able to give me just a slice of information regarding my current state.

I am a 22 year old female and I think I am in very good shape. However, lately I have been having so many small symptoms that I am beginning to wonder if things are related.

This week I have had a horrible time with chest pressure and painful swallowing. It feels like something is constantly stuck in my throat and no matter how much I drink, it won't go away. This has gone on for 3 days now and today I have also developed a stomach pain. It feels like I am always hungry, but if I eat it retuns again.

A couple of years ago, I was having severe abdominal pains. I had an upper barium test, an ultrasound, several blood tests, a rectal exam (I also had malena) and was put on a variety of drugs all with no diagnosis, or relief. Then suddenly out of the blue the pains stopped (they lasted for a couple of months). The doctor passed it off as IBS, but the meds I took for that did nothing, so I am convinced it is not that.

I am originally from Canada, but I am currently living in Japan, with a far different health care system, so going to the doctor is not really an option. Plus, I want to have some sort of understanding of what is going on with me a bit if I do decide to go.

If anyone can help out at all, I would really appreciate that!

Thanks

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  • Hello,Well I am glad I stumbled upon this forum and I am hoping someone will be able to give me just a slice of information regarding my current state.I am a 22 year old female and I think I am in very good shape. However, lately I have been having so many small symptoms that I am beginning to wonder if things are related.This week I have had a horrible time with chest pressure and painful swallowing. It feels like something is constantly stuck in my throat and no matter how much I drink, it won't go away. This has gone on for 3 days now and today I have also developed a stomach pain. It feels like I am always hungry, but if I eat it retuns again.A couple of years ago, I was having severe abdominal pains. I had an upper barium test, an ultrasound, several blood tests, a rectal exam (I also had malena) and was put on a variety of drugs all with no diagnosis, or relief. Then suddenly out of the blue the pains stopped (they lasted for a couple of months). The doctor passed it off as IBS, but the meds I took for that did nothing, so I am convinced it is not that. I am originally from Canada, but I am currently living in Japan, with a far different health care system, so going to the doctor is not really an option. Plus, I want to have some sort of understanding of what is going on with me a bit if I do decide to go.If anyone can help out at all, I would really appreciate that!ThanksCeliac disease is often misdiagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome or lactose intolerance and up to 1/3rd of celiac disease patients have been previously diagnosed with IBS. I hope this gives you new insight on another possibility ( I am not a doctor, but have a child with celiac). Also read the personal stories at: http://www.celiaccentral.org/Do_I_Have_Celiac_/Personal_Stories/Alice/32/Good Luck http://www.newfalconherald.com/DABAIDindex.php?ArticleID=2023&PHPSESSID=1f0http://www.celiaccentral.org/Do_I_Have_Celiac_/10_Facts_About_Celiac_Disease/27/
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