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Jill Ochs

Published date: February 22, 2020 | Modified date:
by Dr Stephen Wangen
Jill Ochs

I began having bloating (severe) in my late teens. For many months I just brushed it aside not really thinking I actually had a medical problem.

As time went on, the bloating became more intense and for longer periods of time. I also began having chronic ear infections.

My family practitioner would prescribe me an antibiotic and while on it, and several weeks after, I would have extreme diarrhea.

While all of this was happening, my family doctor did blood work finding I was becoming more and more anemic and having low protein and calcium in my blood.

Finally after having various tests and sonograms, I was diagnosed with IBS. However, I just kept getting worse and worse. I was extremely tired all the time and did not have enough energy to work all day.

Finally after trying to do some research on our own, my parents and I found the IBS Treatment Center. We decided to make an appointment and flight reservations.

Within two weeks, we traveled across the country to talk with him. Three weeks later I was diagnosed with celiac disease along with many other food allergies.

Now, only a few months later, my energy is much, much better and I don’t feel sick all of the time.