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Is gluten intolerance the same as celiac disease? Been dianosed like last week but looking back i believe i have had this condition for quite some time. my eldest son is 10 and the symptoms started shortly after his birth. first my doctor said i had post natal depression which was causeung a reaction in my bowel but when i recoverd after the depression he diagnosed me with irritable bowel syndrom, he then went on to say that at times of stress it would trigger it off, then the thrush infectionsgot worse so much that the normal treatment wouldnt work anymore. We moved house about 100 miles away, started with a new doctor who washed his hands of me and said it was something i had to live with, i was cuicidal by this time, anyway 6 month ago a nre doctor( a lady) started at the practice, she sent me to the hospital and i had test after test some very painfull and undignified still nothing. 4 weeks ago she said enough was enough and orderd every test she could think of, blood, urine and breath test. last week was a shocker not only for me but for my doctor as well. Ive got mre tests to do and see a dietician but i feel like i finally gonna get some real answers and find some kinda peace from my own body.Im lactose intolerant and gluten intolerant and have had anemia for more than 10 years. sorry if this was too long.

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gluten intolerance the same as celiac disease?

Well depends how picky you are. From what I read, the only dif between the 2 is with celiac disease they did a biopsy and found damage. with gluten intolernace, they either did not find damage, or did not do a biopsy. Both are identical in all other respects (treatment, etc). So in the end it realy does not, IMO, matter which lable you use. :)

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Hi Taz, and welcome to this board.

I agree with Vincent. I believe Dr. Green, who is a Celiac specialist, wants the distinction dropped, as there really is no difference. When diagnosed officially with celiac disease, that just means more damage has already been done.

And by the way: There is no such thing as a stupid question here!!!!!!!!

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the only diffrence i have found is there are sertain rare medical conditions that can cause you to become gluten intolerant and if you treat those conditions it can acually go away, so unlike celiac if there is a cause for the intolerance u may be able to once again eat weat, the only thing so far i have found that can cause this is candida. Other wise they are almost the exact same

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I do not know the difference between the effect of intolerace, but the effects are the same. I don't know of any rare condition that will trigger Celiac. To my knowledge, the symptoms are the same and the diet should be treated as the same. If your body cannot handle gluten, it just can't handle gluten.

I am sorry that you have gone throught many doctors, but the same story is played out here on this site every day. We have all had that experience.

If I can suggest to you, go totally gluten free for a month and see if you see some sort of improvements. For many of us, it has taken almost a year to be free of symptoms...but in the short run, you may feel some improvements with in a months time.

Ursula is correct, there are no stupid questions here. We all started at the beginning. So hammer away with the questions. :)

Lisa

PS: Gluten free, means checking shampoos, soap, lipstick or any mouth contact that you have.

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the only diffrence i have found is there are sertain rare medical conditions that can cause you to become gluten intolerant and if you treat those conditions it can acually go away, so unlike celiac if there is a cause for the intolerance u may be able to once again eat weat, the only thing so far i have found that can cause this is candida. Other wise they are almost the exact same

That is soooo interesting cos i have actually sufferd with thrush(candida) for nearly the whole of my adult life. The only problem is no one has ever managed to find out why i get the infections so much and so bad. Its starting to diapait now but its been over 2 weeks now since ive had it ( might be 3 actually ) now 3 couses of tabs and other treatments later its finally showing signs of dying down ( thank god). Is there any one else out there that has anymore info on this?

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I thought I saw a thread for Candida. You might try doing a search for that topic, on this forum.

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