Adopting a Gluten-free Diet Seems to Have Helped My Pain

Adopting a Gluten-free Diet Seems to Have Helped My Pain
Christine Tender Points I've had irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) for as long as I can remember. At times when it was particularly bothersome, and because of colon cancer in my family, I underwent all the usual testing — everything from blood work to sigmoidoscopies to colonoscopies. Fortunately, the results were always negative. I've tried all the medications prescribed for this condition and suffered intolerable side effects from each one. My only options are ingesting probiotics regularly, taking Imodium (loperamide) when needed, and staying at home when all else fails. Years ago, after another negative test result for celiac disease, my gastroenterologist admitted that several other of her non-celiac patients with IBS-D showed improvement when they removed wheat from their diets. Some people are gluten sensitive even
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