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I have been incredibly tired throughout my teens and early twenties, along with other symptoms. I am hoping that I might finally have my answer! Did/Does anyone else struggle with debilitating fatigue? I don't even know what it is like to have energy!

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Yes fatigue is definitely a symptom! Also, do you have something called brain fog? That's another sign and they typically go hand in hand.

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Yes fatigue is definitely a symptom! Also, do you have something called brain fog? That's another sign and they typically go hand in hand.

Yes! Some days I feel really "out of it". I feel like I am 70 years old, not 24. What symptoms do you have?

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This is the most exciting part about being gluten free. No more being tired to the bone. No more sleepy groggy fatigue and no more brain fog....unless of course I get a trace of gluten...then it all comes back.

It really was most exciting to not have to live like the walking dead. It was most definitely gluten related for me. Slept too much of my life away...happy to be awake and alive and alert.

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Before going gluten free I couldn't go more than a few hours without taking a nap and I just wanted to sleep all day. Then about after a week after going gluten free I seriously felt like I had all the energy in the world :) But I also have been diagnosed with POTS which also just makes me feel lazy.

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I have been incredibly tired throughout my teens and early twenties, along with other symptoms. I am hoping that I might finally have my answer! Did/Does anyone else struggle with debilitating fatigue? I don't even know what it is like to have energy!

Are you on a gluten free diet because of celiac? I'm extremely tired all the time and I've been gluten free for 3 weeks. I guess patience is key. They say it takes time...

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Are you on a gluten free diet because of celiac? I'm extremely tired all the time and I've been gluten free for 3 weeks. I guess patience is key. They say it takes time...

thanks for all of your replies!! I have just started the gluten free diet. I haven't officially been diagnosed with celiac or gluten intolerance, but I am hoping this helps me. I was noticing that my stomach was upset and crampy when I ate gluten. I already feel much better, but haven't noticed my fatigue going away yet either! I am ready to have energy like everyone else, as I am sure you are too!

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I personally have been gluten free for just over a year after I found out I was gluten intolerant. I never had the blood test for celiac as I learned about the test after I was gluten free and for the blood test to show anything I would have had to go back to eating gluten which I was not willing to do after feeling so good. I did notice a significant increase in energy from about months 2-6 but now I am extremely tired all the time again. I am not sure if it is related or just because it is my senior year in college and my body is ready for real life to start but if anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them. Thanks.

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Get your iron, ferritin, vitamin D, and thyroid checked. They all can contribute to feeling tired. The first three if low, can cause fatigue and tired symptoms. If the thyroid is hypo it can too.

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It's also possible that another food is causing reactions in you. I'm finding that soy completley zaps my energy. When I ingest it I don't just get tired..it's like I've been drugged.

I guess my best advice would be to keep a log of what foods you eat, including brands. Log any reactions you have and see if you can make a connection. You could also go on a limited diet and try adding in one food a week to see if you react.

Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any reliable test for these sensitivities/intollerances. You have to be your own dectective.

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