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I'm new to this forum, never posted, but have read a lot of posts and really feel like I could benefit from this forum and help everyone at the same time. I was diagnosed with celiac in 1995 and gluten free since. It was a tough lifestyle to get adjusted to while going through middle and highschool, but I dealt with it because the consequences were too severe. I stay active going to the gym consistently and play sports all the time. I usually have a lot of energy, but recently I've been completely drained even with no activity. I've been eating lots of fruits and veggies and went to my DR. and he gave be a vitamin B shot(for energy), but I still feel tired most of the time. I push myself to go to the gym but I get lightheaded after 10 min and leave. Its tough because I just turned 21 and have played sports my entire life, not to mention that all my friends are out having a good time and I feel like I can only keep my eyes open til 10:00. If anyone can help I would appreciate it. GO HEAT!!!!

-JOHN in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl

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I'm new to this forum, never posted, but have read a lot of posts and really feel like I could benefit from this forum and help everyone at the same time. I was diagnosed with celiac in 1995 and gluten free since. It was a tough lifestyle to get adjusted to while going through middle and highschool, but I dealt with it because the consequences were too severe. I stay active going to the gym consistently and play sports all the time. I usually have a lot of energy, but recently I've been completely drained even with no activity. I've been eating lots of fruits and veggies and went to my DR. and he gave be a vitamin B shot(for energy), but I still feel tired most of the time. I push myself to go to the gym but I get lightheaded after 10 min and leave. Its tough because I just turned 21 and have played sports my entire life, not to mention that all my friends are out having a good time and I feel like I can only keep my eyes open til 10:00. If anyone can help I would appreciate it. GO HEAT!!!!

-JOHN in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl

I WAS JUST DIAGNOSED LIKE A MONTH AGO AND IM 18 AND ITS SORTA DIFFICULT AT TIMES.

PS- GO PISTONS

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Hey John, good to meet you----

We all have alot of ups and down as we travel through Celiacland. Since you have been gluten free for ll years, I would suggest that you get a full blood work-up to see where you are are regards to your nutrients in and out of your body.

And are you taking in as many calories as you are burning. When your body tells you to slow down, it's telling you something. Look into that.

If you have other questions there are a bunch of people her that most likely will have the answer for you.

Lisa

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It's a blood test that will check for thyroid hormones. Celiacs suffer from autoimmune diseases and hypothyroid is very common. Some symptoms are lack of energy, intolerance to cold, brittle hair, etc.

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I'm 20 and I've been having the same kind of problem as you. I can sleep for 12-14 hours and still be exhausted a couple of hours after getting up. I have no energy to do anything and no appetite so I have to force myself to eat full meals. I've had this off and on for about a year and I think it may be due to hidden gluten in my diet. I've been rotating my diet to prevent further intolerances from developing but I think there is gluten in one of the new products I tried. I went back to eating food that I knew was 100% safe and I feel much better. It takes a few days to get your energy back though. Have you changed your diet recently? Or are the ingredients different in a product that you've been eating for awhile?

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I'm always lookin for new foods to try or new ways to cook different things so maybe something new I tried had something in it. I'm extremely cautious when I try new foods but have been surprised before. The crazy thing is that I've been gluten free for 11 years and never had a reaction like this (if what I'm experiencing is from gluten).

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Maybe if the tests don't cost too much, or if your insurance will pay for them, you could get a blood test for hypothyroid AND to check for gliadin antibodies, to see if you've been exposed to hidden gluten.

Good luck and I hope you feel better!

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Hi welcome. I suggest you get your thryoid checked also. Make sure they don't just do tsh(it is extremelyinaccurate) There is a whole panel that should include T3, T3 free, T4 free, thyroglobulin antibodies, and thyroperoxidase antibodies (these show hashimotos). Also you should get your adrenals tested as well. Also I would look into hypoglycemia. If you eat lots of carbs your blood sugar could be crashing and causing fatigue. Good luck.

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