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celiac disease or something else??

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 30, 2010
  • 00:41 AM

I have been struggling to figure out what is wrong with me for sometime now. I am 22 years old, otherwise healthy then what is described below, healthy weight, very active and athletic, and I take no medications. First symptoms began as missing periods. After 4 months I saw my gyno who suggested I take progesterine and have blood work done for hormone levels (I think estrogen estradiol, etc) The progesterine induced a cycle, but again the next month and after I did not have a period (nothing at all no spotting, nothing). I then had an ultrasound and it was found that I have many (dr. said thousands) of cysts. She did not call it polycystic ovarian syndrome, but just said that I had these cysts. I had known for sometime that I had cysts and I continued to get my period so I wasn't convinced this was the cause. Also her explanation for the bloating was cysts rupturing so it was fluid and IBS (haha, surprise). The Dr. also did more blood work for things like insulin resistance and testosterone levels, etc. I was also examined for a hernia. In addition to the lack of periods I have chronic severe abdominal bloating and extreme fatigue, sometimes constipation or diahrea and a ringing in my ears (don't kow if this is related). As a friends suggestion I eliminated gluten from my diet, and within days I felt so much better, and within a month I got a period (my first without taking progesterone in 8 months). But now, despite that I am still following a STRICT gluten free diet I am back to my original symtpoms. I have not had a period since the first "real" one two months ago, the bloating is back as well as the fatigue. I am open to any and all suggestions and I appreciate your help in advance.

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