(Closed) Could this be celiac disease? Help!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t have Celiac, but I DO have a gluten intolerance (a less severe form of the disease). From what you are describing, you very well could have Celic or some form of gluten intolerance. Your options to find out are:

1. Schedule a celiac/gluten sensitivity test with your doctor today. You need to have gluten in your system for the antibodies to show in your bloodstream (i.e. if you stop eating gluten now and take the test in a few days, you could get a false negative).

2. Stop eating any and all kinds of gluten (bread, pasta, pizza, crackers, beer, and ANYTHING with wheat, flour, barley, or rye in it). Take a few days on this diet and see if you feel any better.

 

I don’t have Celiac and my symptoms for the intolerance are very different than most, so it took a long time before I was diagnosed correctly. I get ulcers (in my mouth and throat), suffer from headaches, extreme fatigue, and irritability when I eat gluten. Words cannot describe how amazing I felt once I realized what was making me feel crappy and I started eating right.

 

 

Good luck!

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would consult a doctor.  FMIL has celiac’s and I’m quite certain that FI does as well.  I would avoid gluten for now until you have your answers.  Best of luck and keep us updated.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Could it also be a sensitivity to Dairy? I have an unofficial diagnosis (my doctor refused to test me and I refuse to go back on gluten for the full test) along with a bunch of other food issues. Do you have more than normal Bowel movements (I use to go 5 times a day) I know TMI but its quite important of a symptom. Good luck with everything if its just gluten its not to horrible to re adjust now a days.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would try to get to a doctor who specializes in this.  Its so hard, because even if a doctor says okay yes what you are eating is causing these symptoms, it takes more time to figure out exactly what it is.  The items you mentioned all have gluten, dairy, eggs in them which are all common allergy triggers and could cause those symptoms.  It definitly sounds like some sort of food caused issue, but you may end up needing a nutritoinist or elimination diet to really nail down what it is exactly that causes you problems. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

ETA: sorry it’s so big..i wanted you to be able to read it.

Hi I have celiac and thought you might like to see this diagram for symtoms.  If you do have celiac or a gluten intollerance you do have to maintain your current diet so they can get the right diagnosis with a blood test and upper endoscopy.

 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i would suggest going to the doctor right away to get tested.  my mother and brother were both diagnosed with celiac many years ago when it was not as commonly known. 

if you do find out that you are celiac or have a low gluten tolerance, don’t be too worried about “what do i eat?”.  i have had many parties, special holiday dinners, etc where my family can eat 95% of everything served.  in fact, my entire wedding dinner was gluten-free and it was fantastic.

Post # 10
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162 posts
Blushing bee

Celiac and an upset tummy aren’t necessarily related. The only way you’ll know for sure is to get tested. DON’T stop eating gluten though – the doctor won’t be able to diagnose you properly unless you continue eating gluten because he won’t be able to see how your body reacts to it. If you stop eating gluten, any reaction which could be diagnosed might disappear.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If you do find you are gluten intolerant or have celiac’s, check out glutenfreefix.com.  She’s got some amazing recipes on there!  Her carrot cake is amazing and better then the best gluten filled carrot cake I’ve had before.  🙂

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