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Not Sure If I Have Celiac!?

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i need some input... i am not sure if i should go to the doctor or just start the gluten free diet anyway... i am getting so tired of having stomach aches, constipation, gas and bloating (extreme!) i also have hoshimotos and ranauds and feel so sluggish and moody.... yuck!!!!

can anyone give me ideas on what to do and how to start...

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If you think you will want the clinical tests, go to the doctor first. The blood tests are invalid if you've been on the gluten free diet for very long. That said, you can indeed try the diet without doctor's intervention if you choose to go that route, just make sure that you are 100% gluten free for a good length of time - at least a month - before coming to any conclusions.

Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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