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Everyone's symptoms are different. What are your symptoms when you have gluten?! Do you have Celiac or Gluten Intolerance? I am just curious what others go through when exposed. Thank you :)

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I have experienced some or all of the following:

fatigue

dizziness

foggy mind

temperary rash

swelling

bloating

extreme hunger

lack of appetite

nausea

weakness

anxiety

depression

diarrhea

I am not sure these all stem from celiac, because I think I actually might have allergies.

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I'm STILL discovering symptoms I had but never realized they even WERE symptoms.

Psoriasis

Insomnia

Brainfog

Minor digestive issues

Edema in feet and ankles

Heart palpatations

Snoring

Asthma

Hair falling out

And probably some others I can't think of right now. With the exception of the asthma, every one of these symptoms is now GONE. But I included the asthma in the list because even though I still have it, I find that some of my "triggers" don't trigger it anymore. I never could go down the soap aisle in the grocery store before. Now, even though I don't like the smell, it doesn't trigger an attack anymore. And wood smoke used to be the worst. Now, it gets me a little wheezy, but not as bad as it used to.

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I have gluten intolerance and my symptoms are:

bloating

cramps

diarrhea

nausea

discomfort

I've dealt with another intolerance before so I know what the red alerts are and cut the food making me sick before the thing scalates. At first I thought it was giardiasis (and was giardiasis, too) because the symptoms would go away as soon as I restricted my diet to liquids only i.e only juice. And then when I went back to my normal diet, very hungry, I would stuff my face in bread and cookies and fall sick again in the next day. It didn't take me a month to put the pieces together, gladly, and it never went really serious.

But here and then I get ill again because restaurants here aren't gluten-free and you have to make a bet everytime you order.

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Thanks for responding!! I have been tested once for celiac and it came back negative. I still went on a gluten-free diet and felt somewhat better. Of course, I wasn't that educated and I am sure I ate alot that still had gluten ingredients. I then became pregnant and I could consume gluten with no issue! Yay!! Then I had my son 1/4/12. I still could consume gluten with no issues. Or so I thought. I am sure they were more hidden then I realized. I then got my gallbladder removed 6/26/12 because I was having many attacks and had tons of gallstones! I am assuming that was from gluten not digesting correctly. Is that something that could be true?! Now, I have been eating gluten and realize that I feel like crap. I think all these symptoms are gluten related. Let me know!

Fatique

Anxiety/Depression (I have been on Paxil/Celexa since 16 years old)

Bloating/Gas (silent, but deadly kind)

Constipation/Diarrhea (depends)

Nausea

Headaches/Aura Migraines (sometimes I can't see anything, but black floaters)

Arthritis Pain (all over my body- mainly legs and hands)

Hair Loss (not to the point of balding though)

Brain Fog/Lack of Concentration

Sound like it?! Should I get tested? Or just do it myself?

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Are you eating gluten right now, or did you recently stop again? Not eating gluten can give you a negative blood test (which is what happened to me).

I had all of your symptoms, minus the constipation (only had the D).

Do you always have migraine pain with the auras? When I had auras they usually occurred with no migraine pain. It's odd to not have the pain with the auras, and I'm wondering if that's a gluten thing.

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Today is my #1 day of not eating gluten. I decided to go gluten-free again because I hate the way I feel. Just horrible!

No, I dont have the pain when I have the aura migraines. I will have a headache with no aura. Or aura with no pain. Weird right?!

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If you want to get officially tested you will need to continue eating gluten for now.

By removing the gluten or even going gluten-light, you may end up with a falst negative on your test. Its recommended you stay on gluten until after testing to ensure a more accurate (but not a perfect guarantee) result.

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Thanks for the reply! See this is where I struggle. I need to be gluten-free in order to feel good, but I don't think I can handle much more gluten to actually get tested. Should I just do gluten-free and 'self diagnose' or actually get tested? Ahhh!! Such a struggle :(

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I have many of these symptoms as well. I had my blood test today but dont know if I should continue eating glutens until i hear from my doctor. Guess I should keep eating for awhile. I am almost positive that this is what I have to!!! I am of course, self diagnosing but I have no choice since no one else seems to know whats wrong....

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