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I'm no expert, and I haven't been diagnosed.
I am a nurse and I think that if it's possible that you should get the celiac testing done so that you know if gluten is causing your symptoms. It may be celiac or gluten, but it may be something else and it would be a shame for you to live longer feeling bad than you need to.
Tonight, I went to Chipotle in Bakersfield, CA and ordered a burrito bowl and two burritos (for my family). I asked the young lady to make mine after she started the burritos "because I can't have gluten." She was very professional and well-trained: she directed someone else to start the burritos while she removed her gloves and SCRUBBED her hands up to her elbows. She put on new gloves, quickly changed every spoon on the line, brought out new cheese and guacamole containers, and finished my order (rather than leaving it on the line to possibly get contaminated). The other employee was either new or hadn't received the gluten free training because she looked completely confused and lost, even as it was being explained to her. I'm so grateful to our Chipotle and to the employee who waited on me (I definitely gave her a substantial tip to show my appreciation).