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Hello all! I have a question or concern really. My doctor diagnosed me with celiacs about 2 months ago by blood test. Since then i have been gluten free or atleast learning to be. My main symptom is dirreah and weight loss. I was at 165lbs (overweight for my height of 5'2") Since my diagnosis i have dropped to 140lbs which is about my ideal BMI says my doctor, but she mentioned this week when i went in for an antibiotic to clear up strep throat that if i drop more to let her know. Is all this weightloss something i should worry about? I love the way i look and i finally am not overweight as i always have been, but one tends to worry.

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Hello all! I have a question or concern really. My doctor diagnosed me with celiacs about 2 months ago by blood test. Since then i have been gluten free or atleast learning to be. My main symptom is dirreah and weight loss. I was at 165lbs (overweight for my height of 5'2") Since my diagnosis i have dropped to 140lbs which is about my ideal BMI says my doctor, but she mentioned this week when i went in for an antibiotic to clear up strep throat that if i drop more to let her know. Is all this weightloss something i should worry about? I love the way i look and i finally am not overweight as i always have been, but one tends to worry.

Congratulations on your diagnosis. For you, weightloss is a sign that your body isn't absorbing food. So even though it's good to lose weight if one is overweight, losing too much is a problem. Plus, if you aren't getting enough nutrients you could get sick with colds or flu or get vitamin/mineral deficiencies, osteoporosis, etc. I'm 5'3" and was 168, now 156 and would love to get to 140 but I want to be healthy getting there.

Did your doc do any testing for Vitamin D, B vit or anemia when she diagnosed you? I had vitamin deficiencies that caused osteopenia plus it put my hormones out of whack so I went into menopause early (and fast).

The tummy troubles should stop soon, if you're gluten free. That should help. Good luck to you!

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Congratulations on your diagnosis. For you, weightloss is a sign that your body isn't absorbing food. So even though it's good to lose weight if one is overweight, losing too much is a problem. Plus, if you aren't getting enough nutrients you could get sick with colds or flu or get vitamin/mineral deficiencies, osteoporosis, etc. I'm 5'3" and was 168, now 156 and would love to get to 140 but I want to be healthy getting there.

Did your doc do any testing for Vitamin D, B vit or anemia when she diagnosed you? I had vitamin deficiencies that caused osteopenia plus it put my hormones out of whack so I went into menopause early (and fast).

The tummy troubles should stop soon, if you're gluten free. That should help. Good luck to you!

All my doctor tested me for were celiacs, fat mal absorbtion and parasites. I take vitamin D and Calcium supplements daily.

Im not at an unhealthy weight and i hopefully wont be at any point but who knows! Thanks so much for the input!

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