I guess I'll continue to post in this pre-diagnosis forum, since I probably will never have an official diagnosis.
I thought I'd ask the group about a couple of things. The first is wheat germ. I used to love this stuff, but even back in the day I discovered that, when I'd eat it, I'd get terrible indigestion and stomach pain. I never had this with other wheat products, just wheat germ. So I stopped eating it entirely and probably haven't had any in 30 years. Anyone else experience that with wheat germ before you realized you were GI/celiac?
The second thing is kind of odd. I was always very, very thin in my younger years. We're talking 5'7" and 95lbs kind of thin. No matter what I'd do, I could not put weight on, and I stayed this way into my late 30's or early 40's, at which point I finally began to gain (I quit smoking and went on an ice cream binge which, I swear, changed my metabolism). Now, in my 50's, I struggle with weight gain like anyone else my age.
I know that being very thin and unable to gain weight can be a sign of celiac, but why would it change all on its own without stopping gluten? Any thoughts?