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Hi! Im a 28 year old female, 2 young kids. About a year ago, I started having small problems with constipation. About 4 months ago, it got worse with bloating, gas and less frequent BM. Now, no matter what I eat, 9/10 times, within an hour my stomach will bloat bad and gas follows after. Sometimes, I cant jhave a BM for 12/13 days. Average is every 6/7 days with laxative. Sometimes they work, sometimes not. The bloating is terrible, I look pregnant again! I am supposed to go to the doctor but not for another 6 weeks. Does this sound like Celiacs to you? I am miserable!!!!!!!! What can I do to help it? Thanks!

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Symptoms are really variable but constipation has been one of my big symptoms. I take magnesium supplements, drink ginger tea, eat plain live yogurt, and do Pilates stretches to help with that - in addition to eating gluten free.

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Hi! Im a 28 year old female, 2 young kids. About a year ago, I started having small problems with constipation. About 4 months ago, it got worse with bloating, gas and less frequent BM. Now, no matter what I eat, 9/10 times, within an hour my stomach will bloat bad and gas follows after. Sometimes, I cant jhave a BM for 12/13 days. Average is every 6/7 days with laxative. Sometimes they work, sometimes not. The bloating is terrible, I look pregnant again! I am supposed to go to the doctor but not for another 6 weeks. Does this sound like Celiacs to you? I am miserable!!!!!!!! What can I do to help it? Thanks!

I've been gluten-free for about 3 weeks. Very slowly, I'm feeling better. I'm 45 with 2 teens at home. I've been being treated for borderline hypothyroid for about 1 year by an ND. (I'm no longer on any Thyroid meds as I believe it's all food allergies)

It all started in July when I couldn't have a BM no matter what I did. I had a fullness in my lower abdomen and was certain I had a tumor. I went to the doctor and he treated me with laxatives and enemas. Nothing helped. I continued to get worse. I became nauseated, had abdominal pain, neck and ear pain and ended up in the ER. I had all the tests and labs. Everything was "normal". I made more trips to the Dr with no answers. I was so miserable I begged and cried for someone to help me. I began visiting my herbalist. She finally gave me some hope and relief. I never thought about celiac because I was constipated. I even prayed for diarrhea and looked forward to my colonoscopy because I'd be totally cleaned out.

One day after I'd been off wheat for two weeks, and I was feeling great, I decided I could eat some really good, crusty bread. The next day I was miserable again. It took about 10 days to get back to where I was before the bread.

I don't know if I have celiac but I do know that wheat and corn make me very sick.

The word needs to get out that CONSTIPATION is also a sign of wheat intolerance.

I also have inflammed lymph node in my neck and breast when I eat the "wrong" foods. I've never seen anyone talk about that.

I've spent so much money on ER and Dr visit that I can no longer afford to be tested for celiac. But, if I feel better without wheat, then I will happily eat fruits, veggies and lean meats. :)

One thing that really has help my bloating and intestinal health is my grandma's sauerkraut. I also eat organic, plain yogurt (not the sugary stuff). My herbalist says it will take months to get my health back as it has taken years to get sick. A great book is Healthier Without Wheat by Dr Stephen Wangen as it has many personal profiles you may relate to.

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