I will probably never have an official PA diagnosis, but I'm a little worried that it means some of the common problems that tend to occur for PA patients might be overlooked in me simply because I don't have an official diagnosis.
After finally figuring out that some of my dizzy spells appear to be caused by gluten ataxia, I finally gave up gluten. The gluten issue has never previously caused me any gut problems, so lately I have been wondering why I keep getting a bloated feeling in my stomach every morning. It's been happening for over a month. The naturopath pointed out that it is unlikely to be SIBO because that usually gets better when one hasn't eaten anything in hours (such as during sleep). I'm wondering if it could be gastric atrophy and low stomach acid. Rather than send me for any testing, the naturopath suggested that it would probably be easier to just try taking some HCL and see if it helps. I'm a little leery about adding acid if that's not the problem though.
The only upper endoscopy I've had done did not show any gastric atrophy, gastritis, or h. pylori, (or celiac either), but that was back in 2010. I'm wondering if I should push for more testing or just try the HCL?