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I recently went the doctors over bloating which I've had for years, I was sent for scans and blood tests, the tests came back with an iron deficiency and low B12, I was told it may be celiac disease and I have to go for cameras and a gut biopsy. The more I've been looking into symptoms, the more I'm convinced I'm celiac. I'm 21 and only 4ft10, very pale, bloated, I suffer from depression, acne on face, chest and back which I've never been able to subdue even with acne Medicine from the doctor, constipation, tummy aches, odd periods, migraines, tiredness, bad balance/coordination, fainting in heat or after high energy exercise and I also had to go to the doctors every week when I was 5 years old as I was underweight, suffering from malnutrition and not developing at the right speed. Yet with all of these symptoms (most of which have been told to the Dr over the years) it's taken me near 22 years to get diagnosed? Which is frustrating to think that this could have been caught years ago and I wouldn't of had to suffer so long! In a way I'm hoping I am celiac, just so that I know why I've had all these problems for so long and don't feel like it's just me going crazy! But I'm also a little scared, EVERYTHING seems to have gluten in and I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to eat, I've seen things that completely say the opposite to the last thing. I saw a post that said makeup can have gluten in, and chicken because of what they're fed? And cross contamination? It seems like there's nothing safe to eat >.< help?

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Keep eating gluten until ALL testing is done. Then go to the Newbie 101 thread pinned to the top of the coping section here.

There is a lot of misinformation on the web. Chicken is fine. I eat it several times a week. And unless you touch your face and then eat with your fingers without washing your face first, you don't have to worry about foundation or eye makeup. Lipstick is another story however. There are gluten-free lipsticks (I use NYC from Family Dollar) and all Blistex products are gluten-free if you need lip balm.

Go to the Newbie 101 thread here on the forum. It is pinned to the top of the Coping section. It'll help you with cross-contamination and lots more.

Oh, and welcome to the forum. :)

gluten-free since June, 2011

It took 3 !/2 years but my intolerances to corn, soy, and everything else (except gluten) are gone!

Life is good!



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