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I'm not sure if my symtons are gluten intolerance, wheat intolerance or not. Any opinions would be welcomed. I read somewhere that people with gluten or wheat sensitivitys (sp?) are more likely to have dealt with eating disorderd because you can feel so bad after eating that you don't want to eat (me for most of my teens) Anyway here's a list of my symtons:-

*constipation

*stomach pains after eating (not severe, but enough)

*lethargy

*bloated feeling after eating

*i have been anemic several times

*bad dandruff

*headaches

*loss of concentration

*dark circles around the eyes

*cannot breath through my nose much

*when i can breath through my nose i have virtually no sense of smell

*Wind/gas

*tingling in my feet (i thought it was my laces were too tight, but evidently not!)

Please help, individually these symtons aren't much but together it's a bit of a pain!

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I had almost the same symptoms as those and a few more. They have went away since I've been on the gluten free diet. I can breath through my nose again. The dark circles are gone. The tingling is happening less. My itching has went away. You could always try the gluten free diet to see if it helps. Good luck

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Hi Sparky,

I didn't have many or very symptoms either, but when I went gluten-free I discovered that a lot of things got better. It wouldn't hurt ot give it a try.


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The symptoms you list are enough to warrant a visit to the Dr. I am somewhat self diagnosed but I wouldn't necessarily recommend going about it that way. I've been reading Dr. Peter Green's book and he quoted a patient "I never felt well, and I never felt sick enough to see a doctor." This described me for many years. I had all the symptoms you listed, except the tingling and nasal problems. I would never have thought to put together all the "little odd symptoms" that I had or even thought that some of them were symptoms until they started to dissappear after going gluten-free. I had looked at check lists for different diseases over the years but none of them matched up until a GI Dr. mentioned Celiac to me and I saw the CSA check list and I had almost every symptom on the list. I was shocked. I'm 100% sure I have Celiac Disease even though I don't have a diagnosis and didn't have testing done.

Hope that helps.


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

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i already have a doctors appointment on friday for a prescription, i will mention it then. Thanks for the comments, it's reassuring to know that these things definatley can be caused by an intolerance, i'll post what my doctor says friday evening :)

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Just been to see the doctor and she agrees that wheat or gluten could be the problem, i have to go back for a blood test a week on Monday, and then it'll take 2 weeks to get the results. She also said that if it doesn't show anything on the blood test, that i should just avoid the foods that make me feel bad. Until i get the blood taken i am going to continue eating wheat cos I've heard it can afect the blood tests if i eliminate it now.

I'm curious tho, what are they looking for in the blood, i thought celiac could only be diagnosed with a biopsy or something similar. Does anyone know, I'll find out when i get the results but thats 3 weeks at least!

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