I've been having problems with pain on my side stomach area ever since my little dd was born 16 months ago. I have no medical insurance, but have went to the emergency room three times when the pain was bad enough to think that something inside was at a breaking point. I'm sure you can imagine the bills, with no answers. I'm wondering what kind of pain those with gluten intolerance/celiac feel? It is sometimes itchy, usually a burning, inflamed feeling, occasionally sorta crampy. Not constant, it comes and goes. Sometimes when it is at its worst, it is sensitive from the outside, like if my daughter oushes on that area or what not I have pain. This is very frustrating for me. About two months ago I went gluten free. In about a week I wasn't having pain anymore. About two weeks ago I decided to trial it and had some pizza. That evening I was having discomfort. Coincidence? I don't know. This week I've had pain more days than not, even though I've been very careful to be gluten free. It is possible that I had something accidently, but can't pinpoint what. Yesterday I was frustrating and ready to call it all stupid and call it quits. So I ordered pizza. And subs. Yeah. I don't even eat meat much either so this was pure indulgement. Anyway, last night and this morning it is burning and inflamed feeling. But I was already having discomfort anyway, so what am I supposed to think here? Here's the tmi part, lol. I haven't noticed any difference in my bowel movements. I have noticed there are times when I have pain right before I have to go. Any advice? More medical bills aren't really an option at this point. I was referreed to a GI, but I don't see that happening right now.
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7/11/09 at 8:20am