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Whiskey added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsTrying To Figure Out If This Is My IssueHello all,
Long story short, I've had intestinal symptoms since I was about 12 years old, about 7 days per month I'd have bad cramping, have to run to the restroom many times per day.
I saw specialists back when I was about 14-16 eventually they said I had IBS and told me to live with it. I have been but I'm fearful every time I have to do something like go on a long drive, it really limits the activities I choose to participate in because I just don't know how I will feel.
I'm 33 now, and I think I may have stumbled on some kind of pattern for this, I suspect that I may have a Gluten Allergy of some kind,.. I cut gluten out of my diet and I feel MUCH BETTER. In fact I now realize that I had symptoms every day of my life, but I just didn't know what normal should feel like.
But,. here's the weird part. Does some gluten effect you more than others? I noticed upon reintroduction of Gluten that I can eat some things (Like a bagel for instance) with no effect. However other things (Sour cream at a restaurant is one example) gives me a severe reaction.
That I didn't even know had gluten in it, and actually forced me to stay home one day when I was on vacation.
I'm afraid that I may not have found the answer after all, because some small slip ups when I was cutting out gluten have had a dramatic effect, but I had 2 bagels this morning expecting a reaction and didn't get one.
Has anyone else had this experience? Or do you think gluten is not the answer for me?
It is worth noting that my brother and mother have the same symptoms, though my brother has a tiredness and insomnia component to it as well. They also have been unable to pin down what the issue is.
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