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Jamie Michael

Member Since 07 Jan 2010
Offline Last Active Jan 24 2010 01:36 PM
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Could I Have Celiac'S Disease?

07 January 2010 - 12:02 PM

I am 21 years old and a college student who is very frustrated with my daily stomach problems. I have been to the doctor and they ran different blood tests (not one for celiac though) and he concluded that I probably had IBS and that there was nothing I could do for it. Not want I wanted to hear. So after I found out about celiac I have been watching what I eat to see exactly what gives me problems. I really think this could be what I have.
Here are my symptoms:

-Bloating
-Constipation
-Diarrhea
-Gas
-Rumbing Stomach all the time
-Daily headaches
-Eczema on hands, buttocks, legs
-Fatigue
-Can't seem to gain any weight

I have lost about 5 pounds this year which is not good at all. I need to be gaining weight but my doctor says I just have a high metabolism and it's nothing to worry about.

It seems like when I have a stomach issue it is only about 30 minutes to an hour after I eat something with wheat or bread.

What do you all think? I know I should get tested but it takes so much time to get an appointment and I want to start a gluten-free diet now to see if I can get rid of these symptoms.

Thanks!

Jamie