my GI symptoms were at least 80% resolved!
This is a good sign that gluten may be a problem for you.
My other possibly gluten related symptoms are not however, and I have been experiencing what must be awful withdrawal.
Withdrawal can last up to 3 weeks.
At 9/10 I started having constant, bad headaches.
Can also be a symptom of Celiac.
At 19 I developed severe carpal tunnel in both hands.
Autoimmune Diseases cause inflammation. This may solve the Carpal Tunnel issue, it did for me.
I have been exhausted for at least the past 5 years. I’m often light headed, my heart pounds (particularly after eating), and my head spins.
This is not uncommon with undiagnosed Celiac Disease.
I go from not being hungry to famished very quickly and get very dizzy and irritable. I also often feel like I have low blood sugar.
Also not uncommon.
I can’t tolerate cold. My nailbeds and lips often turn blue.
This is Reynauld's Syndrome, Is often secondary to an Autoimmune Disease and Celiac is an Autoimmune Disease.
My period has always been irregular, with skipped periods for no apparent reason.
There is a connection between fertility issues and Celiac Disease.
I’ve been anxious my whole life and have had many panic attacks. At 12 I began suffering noticeably from severe depression and social anxiety.
Mood disorders often go hand in hand with Autoimmune Diseases.
For a long time I thought my symptoms were long lasting effects of having contracted mono at 19.
Celiac Disease can be triggered by an illness.
somewhat low iron and vitamin D.
This in itself will cause fatigue and may be low because of malabsorption issues
Will there be any point in getting tested for celiac disease/gluten intolerance? I really don’t want to go back to eating gluten, but I supposed soon rather then later would be better. Is it worth it? Is there anyone who didn’t get tested who now regret it? Are gene tests readily available?
If you want to be tested for Celiac Disease you need to be eating gluten. The blood test is often followed by and Endoscopy Procedure to look for damage. It is up to you to decide if it is worth it. Gene tests can be ordered by a Doctor or purchased independently. Having a Celiac gene does not necessarily mean you have Celiac.
You may decided to go completely gluten free. If you do, give it a good three months to decided if it is for you.
Good Luck with whatever you decide.