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Could I Have Celiac/gluten Intolerance?

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Hi everyone :)

I was hoping you could help me out? I think I might have some sort of intolerance to gluten. I've gone to see a doctor and he's not too sure what it is. He's testing at the moment for a virus, but I don't feel 'sick', if you know what I mean??

I've got lots of info below :) Let me know what you think?

Background

When I was a newborn hospital staff fed me incorrect formula (I was also meant to be breastfed). This resulted in my digestive system being scoured/damaged. I became very sick, had failure to thrive. Eventually I was diagnosed with an intolerance to milk protein. I've grown out of this now, and am able to eat/drink dairy products without any ill effects.

I have also been diagnosed in the past with chemical depression - which they speculate is caused by my digestive system not absorbing certain nutrients.

I have always been prone to illnesses, especially stomach bugs.

Current Symptoms

I have noticed for a period of around 4-5 months I have been starting to feel sick after eating. I have also had irregular bowel movements.

I feel especially sick when I eat Oats, Chips, deep fried foods, wheat cereals, pancakes and foods that have been cooked in a lot of oil? I'm fine eating plain foods such as meat and vegetables.

I also get exhausted easily, and I have noticed that I no longer have the stamina I once had.

Over the last 2 weeks I my symptoms have worsened. I have felt extremely nauseous, I feel like throwing up but never do (I gag). I've also lost my appetite, I've missed meals - yesterday I barely at any lunch or dinner and felt very sick (this was after eating wheat cereal) I sort of feel hungry, but just can't/don't want to eat?? Hard to explain.

My doctor felt my stomach and said I was very bloated (although I haven't eaten hardly anything)

I am also starting to get very thirsty - I have to have a bottle of water with me everywhere I go.

I had THE WORST itch I have ever had - but didn't look like Dermatitis Herpetiformis. It hung around for about a month, up until a few weeks ago.

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Hi everyone :)

I was hoping you could help me out? I think I might have some sort of intolerance to gluten. I've gone to see a doctor and he's not too sure what it is. He's testing at the moment for a virus, but I don't feel 'sick', if you know what I mean??

I've got lots of info below :) Let me know what you think?

Background

When I was a newborn hospital staff fed me incorrect formula (I was also meant to be breastfed). This resulted in my digestive system being scoured/damaged. I became very sick, had failure to thrive. Eventually I was diagnosed with an intolerance to milk protein. I've grown out of this now, and am able to eat/drink dairy products without any ill effects.

I have also been diagnosed in the past with chemical depression - which they speculate is caused by my digestive system not absorbing certain nutrients.

I have always been prone to illnesses, especially stomach bugs.

Current Symptoms

I have noticed for a period of around 4-5 months I have been starting to feel sick after eating. I have also had irregular bowel movements.

I feel especially sick when I eat Oats, Chips, deep fried foods, wheat cereals, pancakes and foods that have been cooked in a lot of oil? I'm fine eating plain foods such as meat and vegetables.

I also get exhausted easily, and I have noticed that I no longer have the stamina I once had.

Over the last 2 weeks I my symptoms have worsened. I have felt extremely nauseous, I feel like throwing up but never do (I gag). I've also lost my appetite, I've missed meals - yesterday I barely at any lunch or dinner and felt very sick (this was after eating wheat cereal) I sort of feel hungry, but just can't/don't want to eat?? Hard to explain.

My doctor felt my stomach and said I was very bloated (although I haven't eaten hardly anything)

I am also starting to get very thirsty - I have to have a bottle of water with me everywhere I go.

I had THE WORST itch I have ever had - but didn't look like Dermatitis Herpetiformis. It hung around for about a month, up until a few weeks ago.

Your symptoms could fit with Celiac, or gluten intolerance. Ask your Dr. to run a Celiac panel. Do your best to continue to eat gluten until the blood is drawn for the test.

If you test negative, still give gluten-free a try for 3 months? Many of us (20-30%) test negative but have Celiac or gluten intolerance. It would be a good idea to omit dairy during this time too.

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