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A brief re-cap - was diagnosed with celiac disease through screening (blood tests and biopsies). I was shocked. Stunned. It was unexpected as I did not feel ill eating gluten. Have always had a lot of energy and only feel lacklustre when I do not sleep (have chronic insomnia due to chronic pain, fibromyalgia and possibly celiac disease??). Since joining Celiac.com have learned there is so much more to celiac disease symptoms than GI and neuro issues.

Fast forward 4 months - incredibly dilligent being gluten-free and avoiding CC (had to switch vitamins, toothpaste and so on). Began taking Vitamins D3, B12 sublingual, B complex, Zinc and Magnesium Glycinate (for pain). Am noticing small differences such as even fingermails with no more ridges. I am almost expecting other intolerances to begin appearing as has been the case with many people here. Is it glaringly obvious when other intolerances show themselves? I know they manifest themselves differently in people. Perhaps I am one of the incredibly fortunate souls without any other food issues.

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A brief re-cap - was diagnosed with celiac disease through screening (blood tests and biopsies). I was shocked. Stunned. It was unexpected as I did not feel ill eating gluten. Have always had a lot of energy and only feel lacklustre when I do not sleep (have chronic insomnia due to chronic pain, fibromyalgia and possibly celiac disease??). Since joining Celiac.com have learned there is so much more to celiac disease symptoms than GI and neuro issues.

Fast forward 4 months - incredibly dilligent being gluten-free and avoiding CC (had to switch vitamins, toothpaste and so on). Began taking Vitamins D3, B12 sublingual, B complex, Zinc and Magnesium Glycinate (for pain). Am noticing small differences such as even fingermails with no more ridges. I am almost expecting other intolerances to begin appearing as has been the case with many people here. Is it glaringly obvious when other intolerances show themselves? I know they manifest themselves differently in people. Perhaps I am one of the incredibly fortunate souls without any other food issues.

I was gluten free about 10 months when I realized other intolerances were an issue.

Was not glaringly obvious,it kinda crept up on me,before I realized what was happening ,I was almost as ill as I was before going gluten free.

It got to the point where I could not eat anything with out reacting.

So I eliminated soy ,corn and nightshades.

When that was not enough I started an elimination diet to find any remaining intolerances and/or allergys.

I believe that ,,for me,,the elimination diet was the best thing I could have ever done .It was tough, VERY tough, to do but well worth it .

I found two true allergys (eggs and almonds)that I was unaware of.

Soy and nightshades are now permanently off my food list along with gluten.

There are still some foods I can only eat in small amounts and only on occasion but that is getting better as my gut heals.

I was undiagnosed for 40+ years. I truly feel the length of time I was undiagnosed had a great bearing on my additional intolerances and additional food issues .

I hope that you are one of the incredibly fortunate souls without any other food issues. :)

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I figured out soy about a year after I was gluten-free. I thought that dairy bothered me, so I would use earth balance instead of butter, stuff like that. But I didn't eat a ton of soy. I've never cared for soymilk, so the earth balance and occasional tofu or soy based products now and again. I ate some cookies I made and started to feel sick. Then I was eating some soy based sausage for breakfast one morning... I finally connected the dots and figured out that soy bothered me much like gluten does, except that sick feeling goes away much faster. Turns out that dairy doesn't seem to bother me at all. :blink: Go figure.

It does seem that when you have one intolerance/allergy, others follow. But it's not the rule, so maybe you could be lucky enough to just have celiac. :lol:

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I can't remember - check my sig - but I think I was helped by the community to discover soy after about three months of itching and rash which started not long after gluten free. The others popped up at (ir)regular intervals. Well, actually, I tried eliminating nightshades because of my RA, and then couldn't go back to them :blink: It has been a long road. Of course, the corn came before gluten, as did the lactose, but the lactose was caused by the gluten because I'm fine with it now. When Rolf was here working on our fireplace 10 days ago I actually (accidentally, and without thinking because I was cooking German for him :D ) ate some German potatoes, and did not suffer from it at all (realized the next day), so maybe some things can return on an irregular basis into my diet. Perhaps the vinegar and bacon and onions made a difference. At least I know not to panic too much now and I still take my Lectin Lock to restaurants :)

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