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Do All People With Celiac's Lose Weight Before Going gluten-free?

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I've always read that before people are diagnosed with Celiac's that weight loss is a primary symptoms. But, do people ever gain weight with Celiac's before going gluten-free?

The reason I ask is that I gained about 45 pounds over two years when I was eating gluten on a regular basis. When I went gluten-free after having a positive IgG test, I lost every pound. I'm now back to my normal weight, and feel much better. Does this ever happen with Celiac's, or gluten intolerance?

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Weight loss is common, and unfortunately some doctors consider it a requirement for considering a diagnosis of celiac disease. But there are many celiacs who gain weight.

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I lost 60# before I went off gluten. I gained 10# back once the calories stayed with me.

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But, do people ever gain weight with Celiac's before going gluten-free?

Yep . . . but it certainly doesn't get the same kind of press. I think the body is starving for the nutrition that it can't absorb and keeps demanding food.

An article here . . .

http://www.celiac.com/articles/1033/1/Celiac-Disease-and-ObesityThere-is-a-Connection-by-Melissa-Croda-q/Page1.html

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