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Fatigue As Only Symptom?

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I am feeling overwelmed by this whole topic. Am trying to find cause for long-term fatigue, moodswings, and some depression. Have no GI symptoms, or body pain. Could I have gluten intolerance? Blood tests negative, waiting for biopsy report from endoscopy. I appreciate any feedback you can give me.

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Fatigue and headaches were what I thought to be my main symptoms. I have more GI symptoms when I get glutened now than I did before I went gluten-free. I think this is partially because the rest of me usually feels good, so I am much more aware of what's 'off' now in my body.

I was exhausted all the time. Woke up exhausted after sleeping 12 hours... it was awful. It's been the longest to resolve, but I noticed steady improvement. You should also be checked for anemia, thyroid, and vitamin deficiencies to make sure there is nothing else either causing or compounding the issue.

If your test comes back negative, you can still always give the gluten-free diet a trial and see if it works for you.

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http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.ph...c=61479&hl=

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The percentages of people with Celiac, having GI issues as primary symptoms, is relatively low, oddly enough.

With over 200 symptoms, chronic fatigue is common in it's association with Celiac Disease, as it is with other illnesses.

http://www.cdc.gov/CFS/cfsdiagnosis.htm

Exclusionary Conditions;

Chronic fatigue syndrome can resemble many other illnesses, including mononucleosis, Lyme disease, lupus, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, primary sleep disorders, severe obesity and major depressive disorders. Medications can also cause side effects that mimic the symptoms of CFS.

Because CFS can resemble many other disorders, it's important not to self-diagnose CFS. It's not uncommon for people to mistakenly assume they have chronic fatigue syndrome when they have another illness that needs to be treated. If you have CFS symptoms, consult a health care professional to determine if any other conditions are responsible for your symptoms. A CFS diagnosis can be made only after other conditions have been excluded.

It's also important not to delay seeking a diagnosis and medical care. CDC research suggests that early diagnosis and treatment of CFS can increase the likelihood of improvement

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