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.