Hi there, I'm nearly 18 and about 10 years ago I have been suffering from severe stomach pain. It was mild when I was younger and I used to get given lansoprazole/ ranitidine as my dad used to get the similar pain and those medicines worked for him. However as years have gone by the pain has become worse. I get the pain every two weeks and become severely bloated (I feel like I have lots of trapped wind) the pain is much worse on the right side and is centred on my abdomen. The pain is so bad that I cannot go sleep and I even get two hot water bottles for my back and stomach and just cry. I've been to the doctors many many times, but they cannot do anything as my test results have come back normal. Last year I went for an endoscopy, lactose intolerant breath test, blood tests for coeliac (as I have two cousins who have coeliac) etc etc. I have also watched what I eat and have noticed that foods that contain gluten are a main trigger so i have completely eliminated them from my diet. My symptoms have gotten better however they're still there. If gluten is the culprit and I am not eating it anymore, why do I still get the pain? And also back in 2012 I was referred to the hospital for headaches and went through some tests, the paediatrician had told me that unintentionally on the bloods they found that I had a positive gastric parietal antibody result and a positive mitochondrial anti body result, and then she went on to tell me that I should be checked for coeliac. Can anyone tell me the link between these antibodies and coeliac. I have been tested for coeliac 3 times in total and all the results have come back normal. When looking at symptoms my symptoms are closely matched with that of coeliacs. The doctor has also mentioned IBS, yet when given tablets (mebeverine, busocpan, dysocloverine) they do not work. Please may someone help me as I cannot cope with the pain anymore and my surgery is on Medicare which means there's no one doctor so i see several, which means I have to repeat myself again again with no consistency of care. Thank you
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