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I have been lurking here for awhile. There is a ton of very informative info here! So, I have had GI issues for at least 5 years. I had thought what I had was just IBS, which I self diagnosed and my Dr. agreed. She didn't tell me to do anything about it either. I had also thought I had some weird reaction (IBS?) to eating pasta sauces until recently. I have been really paying attention to what I eat and what reaction if any I get from it. Anyway, recently I made spaghetti with a butter, garlic sauce- no pasta sauce and had one of the worst reactions ever! I was so sick. This is when I came to the realization I definitely have a gluten issue. Whether it's an intolerance or celiac I don't know yet. I went back to my lovely Dr. And told her of my suspicions and she said it's a very real possibility that it's celiac and has now referred me to a GI doc. I have very little faith in doctors at all at this point. I mean, I think I should be getting paid since I have to diagnose myself anyway. Some of my symptoms are:



Stomach pain (can be left, right, or all over)

Migraines ( frequently with aura)

Chronic sinusitis


Fatigue (no matter how much sleep I get)



Decreased appetite (for fear of the reactions w/no weight loss


Poor concentration


Foggy Brain

I really am so sick and tired of being sick and tired! I plan to really sit down and write a list of all my symptoms for this GI doc because I'm afraid I'll forget something.

Thanks so much for this website! It's a great feeling to know I'm not alone and I'm not crazy!

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It sure sounds like gluten! Welcome to the club. Keep eating your normal diet until you're finished with celiac testing. The tests don't work gluten-free. Then you can stop eating the nasty stuff. Good luck with your new GI.

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