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  1. Hi! Just looking for any advice or opinions here in regard to my symptoms and celiac. I'm desperately searching for an answer to find a way to feel better. (32 year old Female). I think my stomach problems started when I was born. My mom said I cried non-stop and spit up constantly. Certain foods seemed to bother me more than others, but I seemed to have relief every once in a while. I always thought the foods that bothered me most were spaghetti with marina sauce, garlic, onions, fast food salads and greasy foods, but latley it's almost everything I eat. I was DX with Fibromyalgia and IBS in 2004 after over a year and a half of testing and visits to specialists. Not once did anyone mention or test for celiac, and it felt like I received "blanket" diagnosis because nothing really showed up. Also, I was never sent to a Gastro specialist. My first major symptom that made me seek answers was an itchy rash on my arms. They tested for lupus after I listed all my symptoms (mostly autoimmune type symptoms), but nothing showed up. I was also tested for rheumatoid arthritis..also negative. I have had 3 children. All 3 of my pregnancies, I was severely anemic and did not respond well to iron supplements. Currently, I am not anemic, but it shows up about every other blood test. Also DX with hypoglycemia...lowest blood sugar level recorded was 40. I could probably write a book, but I'll try to stick with my current symptoms hair loss/dry, brittle hair (thyroid is fine) very dry skin/scalp acne-like rash on face alternating constipation/diarrhea instant need to use bathroom after eating/cramping/gas/bloating/severe discomfort..often wake up in middle of the night if I eat after 5pm muscle/bone pain cracks in corners of mouth mouth sores severe exhaustion/fatigue anxiety attacks frequent migraines and headaches trouble falling asleep despite exhaustion Always COLD! I'm sure I'm forgetting a few! The thing that confuses me is that I haven't been able to lose and keep weight off for the past 4 years, and the few things I've read about celiac list weight loss as a symptom? The last time I had major weight loss was on ATkins diet over 4 years ago, and I felt great. I'm not extremely obese, but could stand to lose 20 pounds. I also don't have a very strong appetite. Sometimes, I won't eat for days. My new Dr. thinks my body is in survival mode and storing fat. My recent blood test results had low MPV, low Neutrophils and very high EOS%. I haven't received antibody results yet, and just making my appt with GI. Also, liver had low ALT. Not sure what any of this means, or if it is even related. Just looking for any insight from anyone experienced with celiac, as this is my Dr.'s strongest opinion at the moment. Thanks so much!