My son, 30, has had a coeliac test endoscopy today duye to having "negative TTG antibodies". He has to wait 2 weeks for his results.
During the investigation he was told he has 3 x 2mm stomach ulcers beginning near the lower valve in the stomach. They took 3 biopsies from the duodenum and stomach. Can anyone advise whether the ulcers would be due to LOW or HIGH stomach acid? or something else entirely? He was advised to stop any Ibuprofen and to take Panadol only for his back pain. He only takes painkillers when he really can't manage at all as he has years of managing with heat packs, cold packs, tens machine, adjusting posture. pilates etc.
His main symptoms are excessive fatigue from mid teens. lots of hypothyroid type symptoms but bloods in range (haha). Debilitating back, neck and shoulder pain from early infancy, poor concentration, memory etc despite high achieving at uni level ; worse especially with low blood sugar, poor sleep. Cold extremities. His synacthen test was "fine" (again haha).whilst his adrenal saliva test showed low cortisol throughout the day.
Back x ray showed all "fine" - they did the wrong area of his back!
He has had food sensitivties in the past eg citrus potatoes etc but theses seem less acute at the moment . . .
We have a number of auroimmune conditions in the family from severe nut allergy, to Hashimoto's.
He lives alone so I am trying to stock him up with gluten free foods before he goes home again should I be adding anything else to his store cupboard.