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Given that you are 'a newbie,' I am concerned that you may MISTAKENLY believe that Celiac disease, or even gluten intolerance (which is also 'a verifiable illness' to be taken VERY seriously) MEANS that one must lose weight...not so....

I have read a lot now on the topic, and weight loss and Celiac does not always go 'hand-in-hand'...

Just wanted to tag that info on, so you don't make any uninformed assumptions, and try to diagnose yourself based on ONE symptom or lack there-of, or anything like that...

Have you been diagnosed? Are you wondering if you are gluten-intolerant, or have celiac disease? Have you gone gluten-free to see what happens to your health? What have your symptoms been?

Personally, I lost weight over a long period of time without trying (about 10 lbs. mostly muscle mass), and have not been able to put on muscle easily in the past 15 years (that's how long it has been since my symptoms set in)...

BUT, since going gluten-free a short while ago, I am already feeling SO much better ... and even stronger after finally eliminating ALL hidden sources of gluten 10 days ago...and I am hopeful that I will now be able to put back on some muscle...I plan to start exercising again soon, since I finally feel that I probably won't get light-headed, or a 'fibromyalgia flare' afterwards...My last personal trainer got very scared whenever I had to get my inhaler...short-ness of breath is another celiac disease symptom that I get...I was diagnosed as having 'exercise-induced asthma'...but, as with all of my many bizarre diagnoses over the past 15 years, I believe now that it has all stemmed from 'that da_n gluten' messing with my immune system...

OK...

there's my 2 cents...

Tell us more about why you are asking this, if you want to...

Gina

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Hey Gina,

THank you for responding:) No I havent been diagnosed. I have lost about 16 pounds in 3 months and am failing to gain it back. i Have had severe fatigue and intestinal problems. Right now my doctor is performing a 72 stool test to measure the fat in my stools.

Tyler

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