^ Thank you for replying to me. Interestingly enough, my Father has the same problems, will culminated in a diagnosis of.....nothing. It's nothing, the doctors say. Not IBS, not Chrohn's, just a "bad stomach". He ended up going to a wholistic doctor that put him on a custom pro-biotic diet and he feels a lot better. This pro-biotic diet consists of drinking almond milk instead of regular milk, and host of other things which sound suspiciously like what like one of my friends (who has celiac disease) eats.
But anyways, are you suggesting that I don't bring this up point blank with my doctor? I think I would like to be tested, but I feel stupid asking, as again, my only proof is how I feel, and a few discussions with my celiac disease friend.
I would definitely ask the doctor to test you. There needs to be more awareness about this disease in the African-American community. If you test positive, it may influence someone in your family dealing with the same issues to get tested.