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Member Since 30 Apr 2007
Offline Last Active Apr 30 2007 08:35 PM

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Is There A Difference Between Celiac Disease And Gluten Intolerance/sensitivity?

30 April 2007 - 08:10 PM

I'm new to this, but have suspected for years that I have a problem with wheat. I recently began reading everything I can get my hands on, and I've been eating gluten-free for 8 days with great results so far.

I have read some web sites that seem to consider a gluten allergy/sensitivity to be included under the title of Celiac Disease and I've seen other things that seem to separate the two. I'm not anemic and am not underweight - quite the opposite, in fact. I've started to drop weight just since I went gluten-free, and until today I wasn't even watching my calories or anything. I don't want to ask my doctor to test me for Celiac Disease if all I am dealing with is an allergy. My symptoms are mental focus problems, gas bloating, water bloating, consistant weight gain and trouble losing weight, horrible fatigue, depression, migraines, arthritis - things like that. But no malnutrition.

Thanks for whatever anyone can tell me!

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