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Member Since 04 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 10 2012 01:30 PM

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Is Craving Food A Symptom Of Celiac Disease?

08 November 2012 - 11:45 AM

I have a really unexplainable constant need for food... for example I'll have a very large bowl of cereal for breakfast, and an hour and a half later am hungry. Even if i'm not physically hungry i'm still extemely strongly craving food, mainly fatty, starchy, sugary, carby foods. I'm not overweight but have been gaining weight lately probably as a result of this. I did notice that in my 2 weeks being gluten free (2 months ago) the cravings weren't there particularly, but this might have been because I knew most of the delicious foods were off limits! For example I remember I ate some pieces of chocolate and then put the rest away, but on most occasions i physically cannot stop myself eating it all and probably also everything else in sight...

What Are The Chances Of Blood Test Not Showing Celiac Disease

08 November 2012 - 09:10 AM

Sorry, not a very well worded title. What I mean is, how reliable are blood tests - what is the chance that it would come back negative even if I did actually have celiac disease.
Having a blood test tomorrow, hoping it would be a simple yes or no (actually kind of hoping for a 'yes' so i can get on with sorting it out and feeling better/not having a horrible messed up digestive system!). I'm guessing it's definitely not going to be simple though!
I read somewhere that not many celiacs actually show up as celiac on a blood test, is this true?

What To Do!

04 October 2012 - 11:21 AM

For many years I've had tummy problems - extreme (and i mean extreme!) bloating, discomfort, terrible flatulence and feeling nauseous a lot, also very constipated. Doctors just told me I had IBS (even though i never have diahrrea) no IBS medicine/remedies help at all. I went to a chiropractor who did a kineseology allergy test and told me I had a wheat allergy. I cut out wheat and after a week or so my bloating had decreased as had the flatulence and discomfort, but I started to really doubt the kineseology test which has no science or logic behind it, and felt the strong lure of my beloved thick white bread and cereal... :D so i went back to my wheat-high diet and the symptoms are back with a vegeance. My stomach is HUGE, terrible terrible gas and discomfort and feeling queasy and constipated. The drs say I can have a blood test to see if I am a celiac but I have to eat wheat for 6 weeks. I feel so utterly terrible that I'm not sure I can continue for 6 weeks, its been a few days and my whole digestive system just feels absolutely terrible!
Is it likely that I am celiac? - or wheat intolerant? Also if i returned to the dr and said I feel so terrible that I can't possible continue eating wheat for 6 weeks would that be enough for a diagnosis?

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