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:rolleyes: I feel kinda lazy/stupid, but I've never done this before. JUst in case it makes to the posts though: I have heart palpitations, insomnia, chronic constipation and I'm not sure whether I'm going crazy or if it's the celiac. I don't have a doctor in this little town and the one I did see made me feel like I was a nut to even say 'celiac', so does anyone have any advice on any of these issues? Thank you.

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:rolleyes: I feel kinda lazy/stupid, but I've never done this before. JUst in case it makes to the posts though: I have heart palpitations, insomnia, chronic constipation and I'm not sure whether I'm going crazy or if it's the celiac. I don't have a doctor in this little town and the one I did see made me feel like I was a nut to even say 'celiac', so does anyone have any advice on any of these issues? Thank you.

Hi Ann and welcome!

I will move your question to the Pre-Testing Thread, where you will get some replies.

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:rolleyes: I feel kinda lazy/stupid, but I've never done this before. JUst in case it makes to the posts though: I have heart palpitations, insomnia, chronic constipation and I'm not sure whether I'm going crazy or if it's the celiac. I don't have a doctor in this little town and the one I did see made me feel like I was a nut to even say 'celiac', so does anyone have any advice on any of these issues? Thank you.

Just cuz you may have celiacs doesn't mean you're not crazy... LOL!!! just kidding...

Anyway, celiacs could fit all of those descriptions and you can look at this board or celiac.org to find a litany of symptoms. YOU ARE NOT A NUT TO QUESTION WHETHER YOU HAVE CELIACS. If you go to the celiac.org website, you'll see that this is one of the most widely UNDERdiagnosed conditions out there, and those who are knowledgable will tell you its one of the most prevalent. actually, on the Doctor channel on sirius, they mentioned a recent study that explained why-- how we are processing wheat now-- from genetic alterations to the pesticides etc-- is affecting how humans "process" the wheat. WE created celiacs, in other words. Anyway.

Are you anxious? High strung? Depressed? Irritable? If you answered yes to these questions AND they are unrelated to your physical symptoms (in so far as it's not your health that is causing you to be anxious, depressed, or irritable), then maybe you should see a therapist because your symptoms could be psychosomatic (which is not to say it's in your head... it's just that there is a psycho-bio relationship). If you answered no, then there's a physical cause... and your gut knows. YOu can get tested over the internet... Enterolabs I think... HOpefuly one of the regulars will post more. OR, just demand that your doctor run the tests regardless of whether he thinks you're crazy or not-- he works for you, not the other way around.

best, Jennifer

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If you're going to ask your dr to test you, make sure you are still eating gluten every day. The tests won't be accurate if you are not eating gluten.

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:rolleyes: I feel kinda lazy/stupid, but I've never done this before. JUst in case it makes to the posts though: I have heart palpitations, insomnia, chronic constipation and I'm not sure whether I'm going crazy or if it's the celiac. I don't have a doctor in this little town and the one I did see made me feel like I was a nut to even say 'celiac', so does anyone have any advice on any of these issues? Thank you.

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Thank you all for your advice. I guess I wasn't clear: I've known for a few weeks that I have Celiac, but I don't understand all the symtoms. I feel better if I don't eat at all as it seems to make all the problems much better. Not being able to go to the bathroom has turned into a nightmare and makes me sick all over. I have so many complaints that I just don't want to talk about any of it and feel like it must be all in my head, or a mistake??? Does this disease ever get better? I have so many things wrong with me now that I feel hopeless and I suppose I just want to know that there is hope. How long does it take to start feeling normal again, or will I? It's scary.

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Some of your symptoms could be related to vitamin deficiencies. Have you been tested for that? Do you take vitamins or supplements? Right off I can say that magnesium will help with the constipation. I take a little over 600 mg's but you have to work up to that amount. It also helps with sleep and blood pressure.

What's your diet like? You could be eating some foods that are constipating. List what you normally eat and see if we can help.

You're not hopeless and it's not all in your head; it's in your gut and it will get better. Hang in there!

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Thank you all for your advice. I guess I wasn't clear: I've known for a few weeks that I have Celiac, but I don't understand all the symtoms. I feel better if I don't eat at all as it seems to make all the problems much better. Not being able to go to the bathroom has turned into a nightmare and makes me sick all over. I have so many complaints that I just don't want to talk about any of it and feel like it must be all in my head, or a mistake??? Does this disease ever get better? I have so many things wrong with me now that I feel hopeless and I suppose I just want to know that there is hope. How long does it take to start feeling normal again, or will I? It's scary.

From what I've read, you have to not only stop ingesting gluten (which could be hidden in your medicine) but you also have to give your body time to heal. So, depending on the damage done, it might take you awhile to feel better.

"not being able to go to the bathroom" is a medical problem. What has your dr said? Have you tried softeners or laxatives?

I too have A LOT of issues and I too have been accused of it all being in my head. IT IS NOT. You have physical issues, and physical issues have real, biological causes. It just may be that your doctor isn't up on the right thing to help fix it. Perhaps it's not just Celiacs-- could it be candida toxicity too?

Bless you, Jennifer

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From what I've read, you have to not only stop ingesting gluten (which could be hidden in your medicine) but you also have to give your body time to heal. So, depending on the damage done, it might take you awhile to feel better.

"not being able to go to the bathroom" is a medical problem. What has your dr said? Have you tried softeners or laxatives?

I too have A LOT of issues and I too have been accused of it all being in my head. IT IS NOT. You have physical issues, and physical issues have real, biological causes. It just may be that your doctor isn't up on the right thing to help fix it. Perhaps it's not just Celiacs-- could it be candida toxicity too?

Bless you, Jennifer

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