Painful digestive condition, round 2
July 16, 2012 11:24 AM Subscribe
It's not parasites, IBD/Crohn's, or celiac - but the doctors have found no other explanation for this severe intestinal pain and chronic constipation than "IBS". Low HDL, metabolic syndrome. Gluten still seems to be a culprit - is this even possible?
posted by Seeking Direction to health & fitness (42 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I posted a previous question regarding this. 21, male. Newly diagnosed with low HDL and "metabolic syndrome". I'm starting a new exercise program and trying to cut out carbs, especially gluten-containing ones (yeah, sure - "no celiac" but SOMETHING very common makes my intestines burn, gives me embarrassing gas, and leaves me unable to fall asleep). Last year, I had a full colonoscopy/endoscopy, and several blood tests since. Nothing of interest found! Any advice?
Also diagnosed with ADHD and OCD/"general anxiety disorder", if that matters. Once again, I don't know if this is just a placebo effect, but the less gluten, the better I feel.
Are these things connected?
One of the doctors blames everything, including the digestive system, on "nerves", but I REALLY don't want to start with SSRI's.