So I recently discovered that I might have celiac. I am a hispanic male, age 28 with celiac in the family (although a very tiny percentage). As far as I can guess I have had this for almost 8 years. I just kinda learned to live with it and since my symptoms were limited the few times I actually went to the doctor with my concerns, were mostly just a waste of time. My main (and pretty much only noticeable symptom) is constant bloating, pretty much after anything I eat and occasionally just at random times regardless of food intake. I started taking BEANO before meals about a year ago and it has really helped, but nowhere close to "solving" the problem. Today I am beginning a no gluten diet on the advice of a friend living with celiac. It's going to be a BIG change for me since I pretty much have been eating anything I want over the past 8 years (although I kicked soda and beer a long time ago). Like I said, I've been just living with the results, figuring there was nothing I could do, until I discovered this illness.
Has anyone had a similar situation like mine?
My only real symptom from eating gluten is bloating too. Going in for a biopsy. My first doc just said I had IBS and to take beano too. That didn't really work :/