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My tongue has been coated for about a month and it's not getting better. It's white / gray mainly, and especially in the back of the tongue, and it smells bad if I don't use special toothpaste often enough. There are also small 'bubbles' in the back of the tongue. And the middle 'ridge' is sometimes widened and hurts in contact with sour food. Also the tip of the tongue is a bit sensitive when it comes to sour food.

I tried apple vinegar and cleaning the tongue, but it doesn't seem to go away.

Now what makes me think this could have anything to do with celiac disease?

I recently switched to a vegan diet which increased my average consumption of gluten about tenfold I would guess. Could this have 'kicked off' the disease? Additionally, I have about four times found small amounts of light blood on the toilet paper after pooping. Somethings stool does seem a bit greasy, but I haven't had any strong diarrhea, and I also haven't lost any weight. Those last two facts seem to speak against celiac, but the other stuff may fit.

Regarding vitamin deficiences, I've been careful with planning my diet and I'm already taking supplements, so it's highly unlikely that the symptoms are just becuase of a deficiency, and maybe it is possible that the supplements could be hiding some symptoms of a malabsorption.

What are your thoughts, is celiac disease a possibility? Or what else could it be? I don't know of anyone in my family that has celiac...

Would it make sense to try probiotics for the tongue?

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Sugar and cheese both do that to me. I think an increase in grains could do it because that's basically sugar. Probiotics are a good idea in general, we make sauerkraut, yogurt from raw milk, fermented veggies, water kefir, kombucha, etc.

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If you think there is any possibility that you have celiac disease you should be tested. They say only 3% of the people who have the disease are actually diagnosed. My symptoms were rather minor and doctors told me I had IBS but never tested me for anything until I finally asked for the celiac blood test because I was trying to rule it out (from what I had read about the disease I didn't think it met my symptoms). I was very wrong. I got my biopsy results this week and have marsh stage 3B (so villi are not completely gone but mostly gone). I wish I had gotten tested earlier. It could also be a different gastro problem. As far as the coated tongue, do you know if you are dehydrated? When I was a child I had a weird puking episode that landed me in the hospital. One of my symptoms at the time was that my tongue was coated, but I believe that was due to being dehydrated from all the vomitting. My doctor thinks the whole thing was probably celiac related though.

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My tongue has been coated for about a month and it's not getting better. It's white / gray mainly, and especially in the back of the tongue, and it smells bad if I don't use special toothpaste often enough. There are also small 'bubbles' in the back of the tongue. And the middle 'ridge' is sometimes widened and hurts in contact with sour food. Also the tip of the tongue is a bit sensitive when it comes to sour food.

I tried apple vinegar and cleaning the tongue, but it doesn't seem to go away.

Now what makes me think this could have anything to do with celiac disease?

I recently switched to a vegan diet which increased my average consumption of gluten about tenfold I would guess. Could this have 'kicked off' the disease? Additionally, I have about four times found small amounts of light blood on the toilet paper after pooping. Somethings stool does seem a bit greasy, but I haven't had any strong diarrhea, and I also haven't lost any weight. Those last two facts seem to speak against celiac, but the other stuff may fit.

Regarding vitamin deficiences, I've been careful with planning my diet and I'm already taking supplements, so it's highly unlikely that the symptoms are just becuase of a deficiency, and maybe it is possible that the supplements could be hiding some symptoms of a malabsorption.

What are your thoughts, is celiac disease a possibility? Or what else could it be? I don't know of anyone in my family that has celiac...

Would it make sense to try probiotics for the tongue?

I get geographic tongue. It sometimes hurt and causes a weird feeling in my mouth. Seems to be worse when I gluten by mistake. Your tongue can act up for all kinds of reasons. Dehydration, stress, certain foods, allergies, illness etc...for me, it was one thing on a LONG list of systems related to celiac disease.

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Thanks for all the advice!

Yeah I think I'll make sure to drink enough (though I don't really think I'm dehydrated) and maybe get some probiotics. Eating less sugar would be a smart thing anyway too, I could start by reducing soft drinks.

So far I'm really not having any physical symptoms in the sense that I feel great. But in case that changes, I'll get tested for all kinds of things, including celiac.

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