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Hello all! I am new on here, and I was wondering if it worth a look for me to get tested for celiac disease. I've been experiencing severe stomach aches accompanied by issues with loose stool, constant fatigue, lots of infections, worsening of skin on my face, frequent nausea, lots of trouble losing weight. I'm asking because I was feeling better at home from vacation after having a very rough semester at school and I'm not very good at keeping track of what I eat typically, but at home it is mostly vegetables and meat, with the occasional rice thrown in. This morning I had my first bagel in months and was extremely nauseous with severe pains and urges to run to the bathroom. 

Do y'all think it is worth a try to get tested for celiac disease or some type of gluten intolerance? I'm so tired of being sick and not knowing why...

Thank you <3 

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3 hours ago, M. Ramirez said:

Hello all! I am new on here, and I was wondering if it worth a look for me to get tested for celiac disease. I've been experiencing severe stomach aches accompanied by issues with loose stool, constant fatigue, lots of infections, worsening of skin on my face, frequent nausea, lots of trouble losing weight. I'm asking because I was feeling better at home from vacation after having a very rough semester at school and I'm not very good at keeping track of what I eat typically, but at home it is mostly vegetables and meat, with the occasional rice thrown in. This morning I had my first bagel in months and was extremely nauseous with severe pains and urges to run to the bathroom. 

Do y'all think it is worth a try to get tested for celiac disease or some type of gluten intolerance? I'm so tired of being sick and not knowing why...

Thank you <3 

Sure, you should consider getting tested for celiac disease.  There is no test for Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance or Sensivity.  However, you have to be consuming gluten daily for at least 12 weeks as ALL celiac tests require you to be consuming gluten.  

Learn more about testing:

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

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The other alternative is just eliminating it from your diet and seeing if you do end up feeling better.  There’s a chance your not celiacs and could be intolerant which is just as bad for reactions but can’t be proven with the celiac testing.  It depends on how bad you would feel eating it every day for the next two months, especially moving into a new semester.

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