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I am a new member here waiting to get back blood test results for celiac. I am 36 years old and live in Ontario canada.

For the last 8 months I have been having extreme stomach issues when I eat Oats or wheat. My symptoms include:


extreme diahrea


muscle pain


numbness in hands and feet

mild eczema and rosecaea on face

My mother has IBS, has had cancer and was just diagnosed with Osteoporosis.

Before I started getting symptoms of celiacs, I was prone to constipation. I have to wait 5 days to get results back and its driving me crazy. I was told not to change my diet until after i have been diagnosed but i have cut out alot of stuff that really bothers me like cream of wheat and oatmeal. Will that matter? I just can't bring myself to eat something that I know will kill my stomach in 30 minutes. I know no one can diagnose me over a forum but in your opinion does it sound like celiac? Any input would be appreciated.

Also when I do have diahrea it starts off soft like mud and then gradually increases to water with little hair like bits that float, as well as a film of gasoline like stuff that floats on top. Is this typical? I know that was probably too much info but i figure we have all been there! Any response would be greatly appreciated.


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i am waiting on results to come back as well. about a year or so ago i researched via internet what the "gasoline swirls" could be an indication of and it said excess proteins. (i get them when i pee). unfortunately i don't recall which site i found that on. when i asked my doctor about it, they said they had never heard of such a thing. my kidney/urine labs came back normal and i've actually had it daily for years so i know its not an infection. maybe it will clear up after gluten is no longer a part of my diet ... another piece to the puzzle?!

i have had all my labs done so the only thing left to do is go gluten free which i officially started yesterday. that seems to be the most popular advice here - to go gluten free no matter what the labs say. your body will show healing and better health. only time will tell!

best wishes while you wait on your results! :)


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Sounds like it very well could be celiac, especially with those symptoms.

I had awful headaches, cramps, HORRIBLE constipation(my doctor had me on SIX laxatives!) and had lost a lot of weight unintentionally.

I was tested through my doctor twice, negative. I was tested once through a gi doctor, negative.

Then we were really frustrated. So we tested thru, positive. Although it isnt a real diagnosis, it told me i was reacting to gluten and thats all i needed to change. All my symptoms are gone, only 5 months into the diet!

So what im trying to say is, if you get a negative result, it might be a false negative. So depending on your results, you may want to try the diet on your own for 2 months, and see what improves. Be sure you stay vigilent(watch for hidden gluten in natural flavors and malt, etc)


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i am waiting for enterolab results and i am curious as to what you mean by "not a real diagnosis"? i tested through them because of all i read about their integrity and accurate testing.


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I am waiting on test results also but because I live in Alaska, I have to wait 10 days!! I had serious digestive issues for a year before I started to realize that something wasn't right. I tried doing food combining...blah, blah, blah, nothing was working. My stomach would become really nauseous after eating and I was constipated. I get migraines but have since I was 19. I also stumbled upon an email newsletter from a naturopath in Chicago that was talking about adult acne, which I have and how it could be a symptom of gluten sensitivity and so my journey started. It made a lot of sense to me because NOTHING worked to get rid of the extremely painful acne. Plus I have very fair skin, not a great combo. This last summer I decided to go off of gluten and also knew that going off of dairy would be beneficial. This has helped me realize that I am also dairy intolerant. I thought I was self managing okay but am still feeling ill. I bought the book Dangerous Grains and saw that there were things that I was eating that had gluten hidden in it like 'natural flavors'. I decided to find a doctor and get tested.

One way that I can tell that I have eaten something that I shouldn't have is because I get constipated. I can't forget the disgusting room clearing gas! My whole digestive system gets messed up and it takes me a couple of days to get regular again. Then as a delayed reaction my face breaks out into lovely, painful acne. I am hoping because I am still having these symptoms that my test will not be too affected by my mostly gluten free diet for the last 6 months. Even if the test comes back negative I am going to be gluten free forever!


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