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  1. As I wait for my blood test results, I was wondering: What are the key symptom differences between wheat intolerance and Celiac? My symptoms that I suspect may relate (maybe some aren't relevant) are: Fatigue Brain Fog (worst right after large wheat meals) Headache after wheat meals Irritability Arthritis (since age 14) Epididymitis (Since age ~20) Wheat Digestion issues (though not as severe as some people's gastro issues on here) Geographic Tongue Are any of these specific to Celiac or could they simply be wheat intolerance?
  2. If this thing comes up negative I think I will do that and get a second opinion. Like I said, I've kept a gluten to very tiny levels in my diet for some time (maybe average having a little of it once a week). I'm must admit, I'm paranoid that if I bother them with this concern re: the test, they'll think I'm a hypochondriac. I'm just really interested b/c after the doctor suggested it (b/c of my wheat-intolerance-like symptoms and arthritis) Thursday, I looked it up and a lot of little things I have might line up for it... poor digestion of wheat, arthritis since age 14, ADD-like brain fog, fatigue&mild depression, geographic tongue... I also am not sure if this is normal for people with Celiac: do people tend to feel foggy right after a big wheat/pasta meal, and then get a throbbing headache? Anyway, thanks, I appreciate your replies.
  3. Yeah, that's what I was afraid of. Now if the result is negative, I'm always going to wonder...
  4. First thing I read online is that these tests look for antibodies. Since I'd already suspected a wheat intolerance issue, I'd greatly limited wheat in my diet (for months prior to this). I had some the weekend before the blood was taken (4 and 5 days before), will that alone be enough to have the antibodies present or should I expect a possible false negative? I told the doctors I'd all but eliminated wheat from my diet...