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Fettucini added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsWhat's My First Step?Does anyone know where I can be tested? I have low income, and no insurance.
What level of testing (if any) would be appropriate for me given my symptoms:
- difficulty focusing, forgetfulness
- diahrea, loose stools
- feeling a need for nurishment, even when full
Also, I am thin despite eating plenty.
I have been unable to clearly establish a link between eating wheat and my
symptons. If there is a link, there seems to be a delay of three days to a week.
This delay (and perhaps lack of mental clarity) makes it difficult for me to know
whether of not I am imagining the connection. I do not have any obvious
increase in symptoms on the same day I eat wheat, even in large quantities.
My understanding is that the response time to wheat among people with celiac
disease varies. Is three days to a week typical?
After avoiding wheat for a couple months, I noticed improvement, but this could
be due to a variety of unrelated causes. Casein or lactose intolerance may be
another suspect because I was severely allergic to milk as an infant.
I am starting a spreadsheet to track diet and symptoms over time. This should
be useful in any case.
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