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I may have found the answer to my problems

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I have always had problems with gaining weight (extremely skinny), diarrhea, anxiety and irritability and have been meeting with my doctor throughout  the last couple of weeks. Beforehand, I took some medications for my anxiety and they helped with the irritability and anxiety but not with the diarrhea, so I stopped taking them. Anyways, after listing my symptoms to my Doc. he told me that it might be IBS so he took a lot of blood and stool samples and told me to avoid all dairy products for two weeks but nothing has changed. I found out that most of the things the Doc tested were normal, but my ferritin level is 3 so I'm anemic, and my vitamin B12 and folate levels are way over the normal range. He also tested for H Pylori antibodies and it came back positive. Not too sure what H Pylori is but I'm not surprised about being anemic because I've previously been told about my anemia and have even taken pills for it but it never goes away! I decided to look up my lab results and came upon an article talking about celiac disease and I actually felt excited because I feel like I might have found what's wrong with me! Among the main symptoms that I relate with are diarrhea, weight, bloating, nausea, anemia, anxiety, irritability, sleep issues and headaches. Some of the surprising symptoms I've read about: eczema--I was given cream for it couple a years ago, I used to have HORRIBLE leg cramps when I was a little younger but the doctors told me it was just growing pain, RLS (not 100% sure what it is but I assume it's when you're sitting for a long time or sleeping and your foot falls asleep. I have to get up and stomp my foot several times before it goes back to normal),thinning of hair, pale skin, night sweats, etc. 

I feel like I relate with most of the symptoms and have possibly found out what's wrong.

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H-pylori causes ulcers, which are treated with medication and, I believe, changes in diet. 

I suggest going to the doctor with your concerns about celiac.  Keep eating gluten because it's necessary to getting accurate results. If you have stopped eating gluten, then you will be required to do a gluten challenge for, I believe 4-8 weeks, prior to testing.

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