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Treys2k

Are my symptoms caused by celiac.

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Hello everyone! I'm new and wanted to get some first hand experiences in symptoms since my GP is not knowledgeable at all. Iv done some research but like first hand experience. 

So Iv always had a weak stomach. For years Iv had nausea that's been pretty bad. Recently it has gotten worse. And Iv also had a lack of appitate. I also frequently get mind fog where I just feel uneasy maybe a little light headed and have to think harder and find it hard to concentrate. I also have alot of joint pain and cracking despite being 21. Standing 8 hours and leaning at work plus driving kills my knees. Iv also had issues with my shoulders and muscle pain and tightenss in my upper back. Also i find myself nit getting a good sleep lately waking up alot and have found myself for awhile watching tv in the middle of the day and passing out. Or being at work just but being able to stay awake. Also I still get " growing pains" in my legs which are terrible every now and then. I asked my GP for a blood test which I did today but she didn't even wanna do it because I don't have diarrhea. Do any of these symptoms sound like cealic? I'm kinda annoyed of hearing its anxiety. Which I admit i do have anxiety and panic attacks from time to time but some symptoms can't be just anxiety. I'm sorry this is probably all over the place But i appreciate anyone's help!

 

Iv also had a weird annoying pain that comes and goes in my lower right abdomen. Which at first was a UTI but the pain comes and goes months later even after a kidney scan. Also lots of burping and rumbling stomach. 

 

 

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Hello and welcome :)

Are your symptoms celiac related?  Maybe. They're all things which could be caused by celiac or gluten sensitivity.  It's a difficult condition to pin down because it can affect people in so many different ways. 

One thing which is not true is that you need to be experiencing diarrhea or other tummy troubles in order to have it. The majority of people don't present with these 'classic' symptoms. 

Oh and one thing celiac causes is anxiety! So you're quite right not to be fobbed off by that diagnosis. Stay advocating for your health and a proper explanation. 

The good news is that you've taken the test without eliminating gluten from your diet. Stay eating the gluten whilst you wait for the results. When you get them ask for a copy and post them here if you'd like more feedback.  If the blood tests are positive you should get a referral to a specialist and they will want to do more tests. So don't change your diet just yet!

Best of luck :)

 

PS. There's some more info and links in the forum faq above or in this post - just ignore the testing info which is a little out of date (the top two tests are no longer in use).

 

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hello. you have described exactly me! i used to stand eight hours a day on my feet! i started hving joint pain in college, i am now almost 40. i hv other health issues as a baby but the similar symtoms you describe started showing up post college graduation. they are the fatique and fog, not sleeping. jpint pain n cracking- more of stiffness. if i were u i would ask for referreal to gasterial interology and they can administer a proper blood test. also have your doctor do a vitamines d n iron level test! if they are low, anemia is sign. i did not hv stomach issues. this is a disease effects everyone differently and fam docs are not up on this. i am no doctor but we hv very similar symptoms. also, it is hereditary. if there is anyone in your fam @ all who may hv it its very poss for you to hv it. this is how i found out. my dad was diagnosed then they tested me few months later bc i was dealing w other issues first and i have it!! also it can be brought on by stress. i hv no idea how but more one person has said that! i seriously would ask to go to gastrial interology. you dont hv hv stomach pains or diarria go there. they diagnose more effectively then fam doc. by the way i received routine blood work for years bc of anemia and nobody thought celiacs till my dad was diagnosed. hope this helps u n u get in w right people. also do not go gluten-free before test bc that affect results! best of luck!! the symptoms are real. i hope u get answers sooner then i did!!

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On 9/30/2017 at 4:19 AM, Jmg said:

Hello and welcome :)

Are your symptoms celiac related?  Maybe. They're all things which could be caused by celiac or gluten sensitivity.  It's a difficult condition to pin down because it can affect people in so many different ways. 

One thing which is not true is that you need to be experiencing diarrhea or other tummy troubles in order to have it. The majority of people don't present with these 'classic' symptoms. 

Oh and one thing celiac causes is anxiety! So you're quite right not to be fobbed off by that diagnosis. Stay advocating for your health and a proper explanation. 

The good news is that you've taken the test without eliminating gluten from your diet. Stay eating the gluten whilst you wait for the results. When you get them ask for a copy and post them here if you'd like more feedback.  If the blood tests are positive you should get a referral to a specialist and they will want to do more tests. So don't change your diet just yet!

Best of luck :)

 

PS. There's some more info and links in the forum faq above or in this post - just ignore the testing info which is a little out of date (the top two tests are no longer in use).

 

So I had my test result read to me over the phone today from a medical assistant she just said everything was fine and that I was a 2 and if it was between 1 and 3 it was fine? That was the only info she gave me when I asked about my test? Any idea what that means? Should there be more info on the test? Im not even sure what test they preformmed or anything 

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47 minutes ago, Treys2k said:

So I had my test result read to me over the phone today from a medical assistant she just said everything was fine and that I was a 2 and if it was between 1 and 3 it was fine? That was the only info she gave me when I asked about my test? Any idea what that means? Should there be more info on the test? Im not even sure what test they preformmed or anything 

Who is the customer here?  You have a RIGHT to your medical records. It is in your best interest to get and obtain all medical records (including lab results).  

Chances are your doctor ordered the very good (but does not catch all celiacs), TTG.  This is the preferred test because of cost.  If you could only choose one, then this would be it.  But, a negative does not rule out celiac disease.  If you seriously think you have celiac disease, ask for additional testing.  

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/screening/

Honestly, you can not determine celiac disease based on symptoms.  Why?  Because illness symptoms tend to overlap.  

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1 hour ago, Treys2k said:

So I had my test result read to me over the phone today from a medical assistant she just said everything was fine and that I was a 2 and if it was between 1 and 3 it was fine? That was the only info she gave me when I asked about my test? Any idea what that means? Should there be more info on the test? Im not even sure what test they preformmed or anything 

Get ALL the test results and post them here. The names, values and ranges. We can help you read them.

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