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Are Most People Gluten Sensitive Before Onset Of Celiac's?

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I'm discovering my story is rare in America - I was diagnosed within two months of onset of sxs. My PCP thought I had giardia in June (sudden diahrrea, night sweats, pain, wt loss, major fatigue) - the sxs cleared A LOT with flagyl - so I think her dx was right, but the diahrrea and gas and major bloating continued so she sent me to a GI doc who did bloodwork. My numbers were high enough for celiac's he didn't need a biopsy. So I'm thinking the giardia triggered the celiac's. I don't really think I had full-blown celiac's before June - those symptoms were sudden and extreme - but I think I was gluten sensitive all my life before then. I'd vomit most times after Chinese food (but not every time, so I didn't think it was the MSG). I had unexplained hives as a child (the Cleveland Clinic couldn't even figure them out.) I have mild asthma and I've always had a sensitive GI system. Is it common to be gluten-sensitive before celiac's is triggered?

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You very well may have had celiac all this time, but some of your symptoms may have gotten progressively worse. If you dig around on this site, you will see this is the case for many. This is due to increased damage to your intestines caused by eating gluten. If you look on the home page, there is loads of information to help you better understand.

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I think most of us had a good case of hind sight visible gluten sensitivity. I had migraines as a child. The dentist said I was brushing the enamel right off of my teeth! That's one kind of funny! I'd like to go back in time and yell, "What kid brushes to much? Maybe I never had any enamel!"

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I was reading not long ago that "sudden" intolerances and possibly even Celiacs seem to POSSIBLY be triggered suddenly by a traumatic event or experience. ????? It sounded stupid as I first read it...I mean, we're NOT a bunch of head cases!! But I thought back to when all my problems seemed to suddenly start and it was JUST AFTER we made a move I was NOT happy about. Now, we've moved ALOT and I took this one as well as I THOUGHT I had taken the rest of them, but I did have to leave somewhere I loved and the place we moved to is not in ANYONE'S top 50 places of places to live. But I hadn't FELT that UPSET by it all. But all hell broke lose with all kinds of new food-intolerances that I still wrestle with nearly 4 yrs later. So, I would say it's not out of the realm of POSSIBILITIES.

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My first go-round with celiacs, I dropped to under 100lbs and a size 3 was to big, I'm 5'6". I was going through a divorce and working at a job I hated. The dr's decided I was depressed. I set some ground rules for the ex, changed jobs and got better for almost 10 yrs.

This time round, I suddenly became dairy and soy allergic when my eldest child was arrested and jailed for a stupid fuss over a really stupid girl. This wasn't an overnight at county, he's in the big house.

So, yes, in my case stress may have triggered my celiacs.

Being a control freak, I can understand how moving, against my wishes would stress me out.

Take care,

RA

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I think most of us had a good case of hind sight visible gluten sensitivity. I had migraines as a child. The dentist said I was brushing the enamel right off of my teeth! That's one kind of funny! I'd like to go back in time and yell, "What kid brushes to much? Maybe I never had any enamel!"

I have a question. I was diagnosed with DH but I'm questioning that because mine seems so mild compared to all pics of DH I have seen. Mine don't look like blisters. Do they have to look like blisters to be DH?

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I had only the mildest of symptoms-- bloating after bread products, slight knot under ribs-- until I went under general anesthesia for surgery twice in two weeks. Then major symptoms came on with a vengeance. 15 lbs lost in two weeks, couldn't eat anything, thought I was dying. There's no other answer except that the physical stress on my body from those surgeries triggered the full-blown onset.

Susanne

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