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Rachel001

Hello!help Please :)

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Hi everyone, this website is brilliant.

So basically i thought I'd give this a go see what you all think....

Just wondering if you think this is celiac, like if it sounds like the kinds of symptoms you guys had?

I'm 18 and I've always been ridiculously skinny, when I was younger I would constantly eat and always be hungry and was still really really underweight, I went to the doctors when I was about 14 because I started getting really bad diorrhea( sorry but I doubt you guys have any hang ups about discussing bowel problems!haha) and bad smelling wind etc...

they wanted to do more tests but I didn't want to do anything because I didn't think there was any problems because I was so used to feeling ill!

But anyway, a couple of months ago I suddenly started getting REALLY badly bloated all the time, burping alot and feeling really tired how I used to when I was younger, but without the diorrhea, but kind of yellowy poos :S haha

Doctor originally said it was IBS but I've now been referred to a gastroenterologist who's done blood tests which I'm waiting for results for, and am having a gastroscopy...?(camera down stomach thing) in june, he said he suspects celiac.

Just wondering what you all think, any help would be much appreciated!

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Yep you do sound like you could be one of the family. One thing that is important is that you make sure you keep eating a gluten diet until all the testing is done. After you have your scope you can then try the diet, you don't have to wait on the results. You may have the answer before you even go to the followup by your response to the diet.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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