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Over the past 4 months I have experienced the following symptoms:

-terrible bloating

-very loud stomach - not hunger noises, a bit lower down

-very gassy 

-smelly wind

-going to the toilet 2-4 times a day (previously once a day like clockwork)

-towards the evening my stools become loose with an awful smell (fine first thing in the morning)

-constantly tired (this has been for more than 4 months though)

All of the above is happening every day, not just once or twice a week.  I am fine up until lunch time, then from about 2pm onwards it's all down hill. It's starting to really affect me as I spend my afternoon and evening in discomfort, and I struggle to socialise after work because of the pain and discomfort from the bloating and wind.  This all seemed to coincide with me starting a new job, but it's a great job and not at all stressful, so not sure if that has anything to do with it,

I've self-diagnosed myself as either celiac or IBS, but thought I'd ask on here to see if these symptoms were familiar to any of you with one of those conditions.  I am a vegetarian and fussy eater, so don't want to start cutting out gluten unless I have a diagnosis which means I am forced to. I am seeing my doctor next week, but am aware that it will take a few weeks to receive results if they do a blood test.

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Your symptoms, frankly,  can be anything.  But here are the tests for celiac disease.  

-Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA and (tTG) IgG
-Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP) IgA and (DGP) IgG
-total serum IgA and IgG (control test)
-endoscopic biopsy - make sure at least 6 samples are taken
VERY IMPORTANT:  Keep eating gluten daily until ALL testing is complete or the tests can be inaccurate.  
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It certainly sounds like Celiac Disease and one of the most telling is that you feel worse as the day goes on.  I felt fine in the mornings also but was eating gluten all day and then by day's end, I felt just the same as you.  Your immune system takes a little time to mount the attack so being sicker at night is what usually happens with classic Celiac.

Based on your symptoms, push the doctor hard to do a complete Celiac panel. I would also push for gene testing, to see if you carry a Celiac gene that could predispose you to trigger for it. The gene testing is not affected by anything so it's another useful tool in aiding a diagnosis or ruling it out.  I am a firm believer in doing both methods of testing in the beginning....it can tell you a lot.

Good luck!

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