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kramery added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsGluten Sensitivity? Opinions Are Appreciated!This is my first post although I have lurked here in the past. I recently found out that geographic tongue is associated with celiac disease, and as I have had this since childhood, I'm thinking maybe I do have it!
-Geographic tongue (constant since young age, not bothersome)
-2008: IBS-constipation (colonoscopy to rule out Crohn's; diagnosed as post-infectious IBS, after Salmonella infection 2 years before)
-extreme gas and bloating after meals (especially after having a sandwich with wheat bread)
-10/2012: iron-deficiency anemia diagnosis. began iron therapy.
-11/2012: Became unable to drink tea or alcohol. Both would now make me feel 'weird in my head' (alcohol - bad kind of weird. also felt like i could feel it in my muscles. it was very strange.)
-12/2012: Began having really weird feelings after eating. Felt light-headed, dizzy, foggy (however, these symptoms went away after 2 weeks when I went back to school.)
-01/2013: Doctor suggested testing for celiac disease in addition to gluten-free diet for 3 weeks
-IgA test was negative
-Within a few days of starting gluten-free diet, I suddenly became lactose intolerant. I also couldn't handle fructose, as apples would give me bad gas. About a week later I was able to tolerate these foods again in small amounts.
-I noticed I was pretty bloated still throughout my gluten-free diet, which was disappointing, because I seriously look pregnant sometimes. When I started eating gluten again, I didn't notice any changes, and assumed I was not sensitive to gluten.
Now I am still bloated 24/7. I am wondering if I should have done the gluten-free diet for longer than 3 weeks? Also, are there other blood tests besides IgA to transglutaminase?
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