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Does This Sound Like Gluten Sensitivity?

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Hi guys,

I've been reading several posts in this forum for a while but this is my first post (so im not too sure what to write heheh). I recently became aware of Celiac's Disease and when I read about the symptoms everything started to make sense.

Ive had headaches all my life but the last few years they have been unbearable (usually worse after eating). The fatigue and aches usually goes with them too but it also depends on the day. Also my stomach has been very "sensitive" for the last few years too and I'm always dealing with horrible cramps/gas. I also during this time become lactose intolerant

My doctor gives me a bunch of reasons of what may be causing this but nothing she suggests seems to work and the reasoning doesn't seem to fit (that and I'm getting frustrated of getting a 'its just stress' response). When I read about Celiac's Disease I tried going gluten-free in hopes of some kind of relief and have actually noticed a difference. Is it possible I am just sensitive to gluten, because I am sure it is not as bad as Celiacs. The only thing is that though I feel relief from the bloating and pain I'm worried it's just a placebo affect and in the end I'm not better.

What do you guys think about all this? Any opinions would be great and thanks so much in advance!

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Ok the description sounds like gluten sensitivity (but of course I am not a doc). So I suggest you go on gluten free (but be careful of hidden gluten) and keep it for a while (not for a week. I mean for a month or two) because you are not going to see the whole gluten-free effect in just a few days. And then if you see positive response keep that gluten-free diet.

Have you done blood tests or a biopsy? This could give you the answer (but sometimes a negative answer is not true) and you should do it before going gluten free cause if you go gluten-free and then you make the tests they will probably show nothing.

Headaches, bloating, gas, fatigue, psychological effects, ekzema, loss of toot enamel, trouble sleeping, itching, joint pain etc are some of celiac symptoms. Of course having one or all of them doesn't give you the diagnosis. The most accurate diagnosis is the response of your self to a gluten-free diet.

And...please....I never wanna hear again about psychological bloating.....That was the opinion of my doctor for 12 years and here I am misdiagnosed for 12 years. any way.....

kisses

Meline


Celiac September 2007

Graves disease June 2008

Candida overgrowth / started treatment November 2008

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Some celiac people only show one symptom and it may be as simple as anemia... actually that is really not simple but you see what I mean. You don't have to have all the symptoms to be celiac. Some people show no symptoms and only find out because a family member has it and they get tested too.

I would try to stay eating gluten and get the blood test done instead of going off and then going back on again because it really is hard on the system... believe me. After being gluten free the symptoms are far worse than before for some reason.

Good luck

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After being gluten free the symptoms are far worse than before for some reason.

Good luck

I thought I was crazy......


Celiac September 2007

Graves disease June 2008

Candida overgrowth / started treatment November 2008

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