Ron, Stacy and all the others who posted for Underweight Celiacs..
You have NO IDEA how strangely comforting it is to read these posts...I have not been diagnosed yet..doing the blood tests on Monday and the stool tests as soon as they get here..Ron-I too have had symptoms of Celiac all my life but never even knew of the disease until I was diagnosed a diabetic and began researching alternative eating it's taken me two years of different eating habits to come across Celiac disease. I have lost over 25 lbs in the last year and a half and am 5' 4" and weight in at 106. My bones ache, my muscles ache, I am either crying or irritable and I have no concentration. I have had so many tests that I feel like a research experiment but nothing has been conclusive except that I have mild osteoporosis (I am only 34) and that my blood sugars are still not normal although I keep them half way controlled. I feel, most times, like I have bone cancer - infact I am scheduled for a bone scan of my wrist and hand sometime this month due to the osteoporosis. I don't sleep well and am ALWAYS tired. I have been following a gluten free diet for only about a week and the first 4 days I did feel better but I must have gotten something contaminated because the last three days have been utter HELL! I have switched to Ezekiel bread but from your post I see that it's not a good choice, at which I cried...I am so frustrated right now and feel so bad...What kind of bread can I eat? The headaches are almost debilitating sometimes. I also have gall bladder problems to which they want to give me a hide a scan to see if it has porcenalized. Frankly, I feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnell and lately I have just been asking God to take me in my sleep because having to wake up and face the pain is getting to be almost too much but I have three children that need me so I guess I am glad that God hasn't listened to me on that one. Anyway, this is long winded but it feels good to get it off my mind. I'm glad to see other people out there who have the same symptoms.