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Feeling Extremely Tired And Dizzy?

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Hi everyone,

I am in the process of being tested for celiac/gluten intolerance. I've been trying to eat a lot of bread (gluten) in preparation for my tests.

For the past week at least I have been feeling unbelievably tired all the time, regardless of how much I sleep. I feel dizzy when I stand up. I have been losing weight without trying at all. I feel horrible.

I've posted before with symptoms, but to avoid repeating myself, let's just say I have almost all the symtpoms.

I just got blood drawn today and the doc will be ttesting for 280 different foods/substances that I am possibly allergic to. She will be testing IgG and IgE first, then after this initial test they will move on to the individual foods/substances.

I'm so depressed. I'm SICK AND TIRED of feeling sick and tired all the time. I just cannot get enough energy up to do much of anything.

This post is more like a rant, but I was actually wondering whether this horrifically extreme tiredness and dizziness is a typical sign of celiac???? I'm starting to become scared that something else is wrong with me.

Thanks for you help!

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Consider this: you CAN have both an IgG or IgE mediated allergy to wheat PLUS Celiac. Here is the problem. Let's say you come back "allergic" to wheat, so you cut wheat out of your diet. Now they will tell you after 6 months or so, you can add it back in. You may add it back in and not have a negative reaction. You think: problem solved. The clincher is this, if you cut wheat out of your diet without finding out if you are Celiac first, and can eat wheat later without any obvious issues, if you are Celiac, the damage can be happening without you knowing it. Setting you up for autoimmune diseases and cancers related to untreated Celiac.

If it were me, I would get a full Celiac panel done before I cut wheat, rye, barley or oats out of my diet. Better safe than sorry.

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That tiredness and dizziness can be symptoms of anemia. Low iron is associated with Celiac.

Unfortunately I am having the same symptoms with a viral inner ear infection.

Try and keep your body going with vitamin supplements. I hope your testing goes quickly, so your healing can begin.

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