Hello everyone. I am new to the board and wanted to say hello to everyone. I have a few ??? and I apologize if this post ends up long. When I was a child ( from when I can remember until I was around 12 or so) I could not eat any wheat products, had to have potato or rice bread, rice cereal, If I did I would get very sick, stomach pains, I would throw up and have diarrhea. All I can remember was that I was a pretty sick little kid. But then I got off the diet, my mother said I grew out of it. For a long time I did not get that sick again. I always felt tired and I have had problem with diarrhea my whole life, but never got really sick like I did when I was a kid. But I am in my 40 now and the last few years I have been really not filling to well.. I have had problems with my stomach and intestines. Very bad gas, blotting, diarrhea, cramping, soreness in my throat, and sores in my mouth. I asked my mom what I had when I was a kid and she said I was cystic, could she have meant CELIAC. OK, what I am getting to is could they have thought I out grew this sense this would have been in the 60 and 70, it sounds like they know much more today about CELIAC then they did back then and now it is getting worse sense there has been damage done after all these years.. Thanks for any help that anyone can give me.