I apologise if this is already a thread, however this has been bothering me. I heard a while ago that people with ASD (I have Asperger's) are prone to having stomach trouble, and I was wondering if other people have found this? I myself has always had terrible stomachaches or just a constant pain in my stomach. I didn't think too much of it until I went to university, and for the past four/five years it's getting worse. Doctors tell me I have IBS, which is at least something so I can manage it, but I was wondering if stomach troubles is also a common theme amongst other Aspies and people with Autism?
Thank you :)
Ditto. I’m waiting for celiac biopsy next month. Like you I was looking into ehlers danlos but my Gp wanted me to get the celiac checked out first. I haven’t been on the forum lately because the symptoms have made me feel most uncomfortable and exhausted. All the different connections hasn’t ceased to amaze me. I have started looking at autoimmune conditions.. there is a long list. Like you there is so much ., the ND, EDS, Autoimmune to get to grips with. It’s almost unbelievable until I read on here that others do too . I’m just grateful people share such information because it makes me feel less alone.
I think I'm in a similar boat to you and starbuck, ever increasing discomfort that I do my best to ignore and feel far too hypochondriacish to go to a Gp about it.
I was diagnosed with IBS years ago but that doesn't quite fit completely.
I read a bit about EDS and it seemed a bit like nailing jelly to a wall, with not even many healthcare professionals having much idea about it. Take care of yourself Misfit. xx
Yeah I have really bad gastric problems worse when I have the vomiting bug. It is very common in people with asd
I strongly believe the injections that they give you as a child trigger the already weak auto immune system. Hence the stomach problems pcos Nero problems
Hello. I suffered the same and at uni was diagnosed with IBS. I then cut out gluten and things are so much better. I’m not coeliac. I have since also tested positive for a dairy protein allergy. So now I’m gf and df if I have any gluten or dairy I really notice the stomach pains! Hope this helps. Perhaps do a gf couple of weeks?