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IBS symptoms but i have a Celiac disease - ? TMS

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by raglangirl, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. raglangirl

    raglangirl Newcomer

    Hi everyone,

    I discovered Dr Sarno's work within the last year as like you all i was desperately seeking answers to my own symptoms. I hope it's ok to share my story and ask for help, any advice would be so much appreciated :)

    For the last two years i have had loose and frequent stools nearly every morning which has led to horrible anxiety which is affecting all areas of my life.

    Three years ago i had a bout of horrible gastroenteritis which happened at the same time as i was due to have a big non TMS operation which was really stressful. A year later i ended up in hospital with a rare infection (post surgery) and had a months worth of antibiotics which i think really stressed my gut. This is when the loose stools started and i was finally diagnosed with Celiac disease.

    I have been strictly gluten free for two years now and my recent endoscopy showed aside from Celiac disease my gut was clear. My antibodies in my blood are still elevated and my immune cells are low (and have been for a few years now). I have worked with a dietitian and tried every IBS modification diet you could think of, had EMDR therapy, CBT, hypnotherapy and tried meditation to name a few.

    I cannot see how these ongoing symptoms can be the Celiac disease especially as my endoscopy was clear?That's when i found Dr Sarno's work and thought that it could be the stress within and around me. I do not work and am socially isolated, i have no idea what i am going to do with my life now that i am well enough (recovered from non TMS surgery) to work. I don't know how i will afford to work, rent and live and do not know where to start. There are lots of family issues also which have and still take their toll.

    So my question is, could my symptoms be down to stress and not the celiac disease? It's hard to rule out the physical when you know you have a diagnosis of an autoimmune disease.

    I do journal and try relaxation and am currently working through Alan Gordon's recovery programme.

    Any advice would be so much appreciated. Thank you :)
  2. TG957

    TG957 Well known member

    My cousin who suffered from similar symptoms for decades, went on dairy and gluten--free diet and is totally healthy now.
  3. EileenS

    EileenS Well known member

    Answer to your question, YES!!! You start the day with self imposed anxiety (I know what this is like as I used to start my day just as you describe.) Being socially isolated has been proven to be a huge stressor not just by Dr Sarno. Then you have all the other stresses you mention.

    I suggest starting the SEP program on this site. Also, try to find someone to talk to your situation about. You need to reach out to people and ask for help to prove to yourself that you are not alone and to help see how to move forward. Don't wait to feel better before taking action. Action always comes first.

    Lastly, I hope you are taking a high quality probiotic. Go to a health food store and ask for their advice on one. Don't just buy what's in the drug store. My husband and I both had bad gas issues with the P&G brand Align.

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