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Hello everyone,

First time posting on the forum as I'm now desperately seeking answers to my ill health over the last few months.

Around about November 2018, I started to lose all energy and have severe fatigue. My life had been busy and I had just opened my own business so I put it down to that. I'm a vegan as well, but have never had problems with energy before. I took myself to the docs in early january, where she said she would 'bet her house' that I was anemic before sending me for blood tests. 

The tests came back fine, I was a tiny little bit low on iron and my white blood cells were slightly off but she said nothing to be concerned about. She fobbed me off with iron tablets and told me I might be depressed.

A week later, I went back (I changed docs) and she said I looked unwell, did another blood test and my white blood cells were even more off. Apart from fatigue, i've missed a period, had a massive change in my bowels, mainly diarrhea or soft stools. Most noticeably I feel like I need to go straight after food. Not to be too graphic here, but my stools are really stinky the last few months (I mean, seriously WTF and to the point my partner has commented on it when using the bathroom afterwards) and they are ALWAYS floating and different colours (a light, pale brown mixed with darker brown) and they look like my body isn't absorbing my food properly. I've lost my appetite and I'm only eating when I feel I need to I guess. I keep waking up in the middle of the night, and the last week I've had tingling and numbness all over my body.

My sister is in the healthcare industry and she is pushing me to ask the docs about if it's celiac disease. I'm going back to my GP in two days for more tests.

Does anyone have any information or ideas?

Thank you so much for your time :) 

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Your symptoms do seem consistent:

So the hard part, at least with some doctors, is getting them to order the blood tests. If you have trouble with this imaware (a sponsor of this site) and other companies do offer inexpensive home test options.

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Guys, thanks so much for taking time out of your day to reply to me. I'm going to ask my doc for the test, she's super and I'm sure she will go for it. This whole thing has sure taken it's toll on me both mentally and physically the last couple of months... to be honest, I don't care if I have it or not, I just want to know what's going on :(

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