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Hi everyone!

so here is the low down....

I am 16 years old and have unexpectedly been losing weight. I have gone from 125 - 119 in 3 weeks without changing any eating habits and I am approximatley5'8" ( maybe a little bit shorter :P ) . My symptoms mostly include D...It happens after I eat wheat/barley products mostly, usually about 4-5 hours after. After that for the next 2-3 days I am constipated and then have D again as I cotinue to eat wheat. Also after eating wheat products I have a pain kind of in my gut and I feel really anxious.

I was just tested on Monday and I am hoping for some results that will help me to get some results.

I have already been tested for IBS and ulcers and both have been negative.

Do you all think that I have celiacs/do these symptoms seem relevant? I am very nervous/ anxious to get my tests back!!

Thank you!! :D

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Not only is D after eating wheat/barley a symptom of celiac, so is C, and so is anxiety!

However, be warned that lots of folks here had negative test results, but still felt better from eliminating gluten. Dont start yet, as your doctor may want to do a biopsy and you should keep eating gluten until after the biopsy. But even if the tests come back negative, you can still try the diet and see if it helps.

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Yes, I agree that it sounds like Celiac or gluten intolerance to me. As dbmamaz said, you can still try the diet no matter what the test results. It also seems like you already know the answer, since you've narrowed it down to eating wheat products.

So glad you figured it out so soon too. Many of us suffered for years before we had a clue.

Welcome to the board!

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Thank you :)

If you don't mind my asking, how long did it take for your test results to come back? I had the blood work done this past Monday and I still have not heard anything back. My first GI appt. is this upcoming Monday.

Also do you have any suggestions for what I should tell the doctor?

I really hope that these tests will bring back answers because I'm pretty sure that my mom won't let me go for a gluten-free diet unless there is a medical reasoning behind it!

Again, thank you so much for all of you help!!

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