PurelyCanadian replied to PurelyCanadian's topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsHi there, Meline I have had my blood sugar tested on multiple ocassions and it was normal each and every time. I haven't yet talked to my doctor about my suspicions about being gluten intolerant so, no, I haven't yet had any blood work specifically for celiac. I think I will try to do a gluten free diet for a few weeks and see how I feel. I had a completely gluten free dinner tonight (whole foods only) and wow, no shakes! Of course I still don't feel well but having no shakes for a change was awesome! If anyone else has anything to share, I'd love to hear from you
PurelyCanadian posted a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsHello all you kind folk. I found you today and hope that you might be able to point me in the right direction. I have not been feeling 'well' for years and I have been going from doctor to doctor to doctor for years trying to find out what is wrong with me. After many tests and blood work, I have been given various diagnoses over the years such as 'stress', 'panic attacks', and my all time favorite 'it's all in your head'. My doctor won't take me seriously and insists that I am having panic attacks. He is trying to get me to take paxil, which I refuse to do. I disagree with his diagnosis as I do not have a sensation of impending doom or panic. When I say I haven't felt well, here is what I mean. After eating, usually 30 minutes to an hour afterwards, I get a weird (not well) feeling in my stomache and feel as though I am shaking on the inside of my body. I can't see the shaking taking place on the outside of my body but I can definitely feel it on the inside. Along with the shaking, I experience more headaches than usual, brain fog, some lightheadedness, and a general feeling of weakness. I have lost 25lbs since Christmas because I am becoming afraid to eat. I don't like the nasty, sickly, shaking feeling. Would these symptoms be typical of a celiac patient? I notice that this shaking/not well feeling is much, much worse after consuming bread or pasta. While on vacation three months ago I ate dinner at the most amazing italian restaurant (loads of bread and pasta) and an hour after I left I felt like I was going to die. I had major shaking on the inside and I felt like I was going to pass out (everything was going black around me). I don't generally eat pasta in my diet so could consuming a HEAPING plate full cause this kind of reaction? I sincerely apologize for my lengthy post. I just want to know if I could be on the right track. I would sincerely appreciate any advice or information you may have. Cheers!