I am hoping some of you who have IBS/GI type issues can give me some advice.
A very dear friend has a daughter, now 15, who has had horrible GI issues for years now - she's seen Gastroenterologists and had every horrible test they can think of done to her...they are saying they're out of options now, and she still has severe problems. They tested for Celiac, they scoped her whole system, they took samples and biopsied, they tested for rare types of amoebas and parasites, you name it - no results.
Food just goes through her like greased lightning, and she is so thin her periods have stopped - she eats like a horse, but nothing stays in her long enough for her to absorb it. She takes vitamins so her vitamin levels are okay - she's low on D, but otherwise her blood work is okay in that respect.
Her mom is just desperate, as you can imagine.
I am having lunch with her next week so she can pick my brain about this - they're going to try an elimination diet to see if any of that helps, but what else should they do?
I don't think they have seen a Rheum or an Immunologist - I know many times IBS can be autoimmune-related, but since I have not had that set of symptoms, I really don't know much about it. Do any of you have suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any help you can give....