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LLfrom Texas

Can My Symtoms Be Celiac Related?

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I have been having bad acid belly and acid refux for about 4yrs now. So 4 yrs ago, I went to the Doctor who put me on that little purple pill. It helped a lot. But was very expensive when it first came out, so I later changed. I tried almost all the over counter stuff and was living on it daily (after every meal). I have in the last 2 years put on around 60 lbs. (no explanation why). I am 47 yrs old suffering from mild osteoporosis. Have no energy, my feet hurt, I look as if I am 8 months pregnant (No matter what excersises I do), suffer from yeast and bacterial infections all the time and have had what I thought was adult acne caused by stress or growing older (as a teenager I had beautiful skin no acne). At the doctor last week my blood pressure that was always so low has skyrocketed. The Dr suggested taken me off all gluten and extra sugars. I told him I had all ready been watching my gluten intake and noticed a drastic difference in how I feel when I cut them out. But He seemed to be more worried about diabetis.

Do these symptoms sound familure to you all? I feel they are more in line with Celiac disorders then diabetis. I will go back to the doctor but was wondering if you all could suggest a test I should request on top of his diabetis screen.

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Welcome to the board!

Many of the symptoms that you have described can be attributed to Celiac. Many people often grain weight. In my case, I lost weight.

Diabetes is also associated with Celiac. If you scroll down on this sites home page, there are many article about Celiac Disease and related disorders.

If in fact, you do have Celiac, the only true cure (it is never cured, it is managed). is to be totally gluten free. This also included lipsticks, shampoos, toothpaste and many products have hidden gluten in their ingredients.

Should you or your doctors suggest testing, you must remain on gluten to achieve accurate testing.

We all know how overwhelming it can be in the search for good health.

If you have any question, always feel free to ask.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Welcome! Yes, your symptoms look like some I have seen before! :)

I had terrible GERD (acid reflex) until I went gluten free! I was on THREE medications for it! And it is totally gone now that I am gluten free.

And I think your doctors advice is very interesting. Off of all gluten and sugars? That is what I am doing now, the sugar free part that it is new, and I can not believe how fast I am losing weight!!

Anyway, I do think Celiac would be worth looking in to. If you are already gluten-free, then your blood tests would be off, because the test is looking for anti-bodies, so if you aren't eating any gluten, then your body wouldn't be making the anti-bodies anymore (there is a time lapse, but the point is that if you want to have the blood tests, then you should do it before going gluten free).

If you need help, this board is usually pretty good. It may take a while to hear from people b/c of different schedules getting online (like right now, it is the weekend, and a lot of people get on at work during the week). Hope you are feeling better soon!


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THEN found out that my fathers mother had nontropical sprue, she passed away at 40 from (stomach) cancer, had holes in her intestines when they caught it. I had no idea....

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