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1- Where in the abdomen was your pain located?

2- How long after a meal would the pain come?

3- Would you get pains when eating non gluten food?

4-How would you describe the pain? (sharp and stabbing, dull, achy)

5- How often did you go to the washroom? Would you need to go soon after ingesting gluten?

6- Was the pain consistent like daily or would it come and go?

What other symptoms came after ingesting gluten?

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1- Where in the abdomen was your pain located?

2- How long after a meal would the pain come?

3- Would you get pains when eating non gluten food?

4-How would you describe the pain? (sharp and stabbing, dull, achy)

5- How often did you go to the washroom? Would you need to go soon after ingesting gluten?

6- Was the pain consistent like daily or would it come and go?

What other symptoms came after ingesting gluten?

As you may already know, there are over 300 symptoms of Celiac. We all respond differently., oddly enough.

I, myself have had no digestive pain, as others have. I (after seven years gluten free), get a wave of nausia, 24 hours after an exposure. Until you heal, all foods may be problematic.

In the initial diet, all foods can be problomatic.Begining a food diary can be helpful.

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As you may already know, there are over 300 symptoms of Celiac. We all respond differently., oddly enough.

I, myself have had no digestive pain, as others have. I (after seven years gluten free), get a wave of nausia, 24 hours after an exposure. Until you heal, all foods may be problematic.

In the initial diet, all foods can be problomatic.Begining a food diary can be helpful.

With no digestive issues what made you think you had celiacs?

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Mine were from right of center of my upper abdomen, somewhere slightly below my ribcage and they extended all the way down to my waist. When I was eating gluten the pain didn't seem to come and go. It was just constant. The pain was an ache, almost flu-like but not quite that strong. The pains weren't sharp at all, but sometimes they were "crampy" and would cause me to just lie and kinda curl up with my knees pulled up, trying anything to make the pain less severe.

I would use the restroom 5-8 times per day while eating a normal gluten-filled diet. Post-gluten-free I now go once or twice daily. I no longer have constant D either. That went away rather quickly when I went gluten-free (2-4 days).

I have only been glutened one time so I'm rather inexperienced so far, but I can tell you that the stomach pain returned within hours of ingesting gluten, the brain fog returned, my skin dried out again (elbows and feet mostly), and I had alternating D, C, D again. It took the past 2 weeks to be free of any signs of it having happened.

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This is my personal experience. I was an undiagnosed celiac for decades:

1- Where in the abdomen was your pain located?

At the front just below the ribs. Often it encompassed my entire abdomin. It's been like that since childhood.

2- How long after a meal would the pain come?

15-30 minutes. Often during the meal.

3- Would you get pains when eating non gluten food?

With milk, yes.

4-How would you describe the pain? (sharp and stabbing, dull, achy)

The initial pain was raw. It was definitely NOT from overeating. The bloated pain was different again and I would want to push back on my belly. It was wasn't stabbing like a sciatic pain but it was just dull and achey either. Raw pain, like someone rubbed my insides with something abrassive.

5- How often did you go to the washroom? Would you need to go soon after ingesting gluten?

Every day or 3. I had C. Ingesting gluten did not cause me to go to the bathroom, rather the opposite.

6- Was the pain consistent like daily or would it come and go?

It came and went throughout the day. I got used to stomach aches since I'd had them for over 35 years. Not having boloat or pain was more noticeable that having it beacuse that was my normal. I don't remember as many stomach aches in my late teens and early twenties, but I can't be sure.

What other symptoms came after ingesting gluten?

I didn't realize until after I was gluten-free that my migraines were caused by gluten but was seperated from the ingestion by hours. I used to have migraine 2-3 weeks of the month and now I'm down to just a couple days a month. Apparently it kept my hair thin too. I've only been gluten-free for 4 month so I'm not sure what other symptoms will be relieved as my health improves.

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Wow Nicole it sounds like you really went through hell to get your diagnosis. What were the doctors telling you for all those years? Let me guess... IBS.

I know someone who has been having horrible bowel issues for years, he went two weeks without going to the washroom, TWO WHOLE WEEKS and the doctors say IBS. Of course they did not actually do any exclusions to diagnose the syndrome of exclusions.

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Wow Nicole it sounds like you really went through hell to get your diagnosis. What were the doctors telling you for all those years? Let me guess... IBS.

I know someone who has been having horrible bowel issues for years, he went two weeks without going to the washroom, TWO WHOLE WEEKS and the doctors say IBS. Of course they did not actually do any exclusions to diagnose the syndrome of exclusions.

Not really. I went to the doctor as a child and they essentially told me that that is just the way I was. I was raised with the mindset that you don't question the doctor so I never questioned it again... that and the "suck it up" attitude of my family. I finally stumbled across celiac when researching stomach and growth issues for my son, and after reading Wheat Belly (I like to read health and fitness books) and a friend told me I should test. I tried a home Biocard test, it was positive and then I went and told my doctor who retested me. So really, I've only seen a doctor twice for my life for stomach issues if you don't count the follow up visit where I got my official diagnosis.

I also found my thyroid problem but requesting specific tests... I don't have much use for doctors now a days unless I need a specific medicine or treatment. :rolleyes:

Two weeks, eh? Ouch. I would go a week without, which was uncomfortable, but I was usually bloated (as an adult) anyways.... and when you've always been that way, you may not question it as much.... at least in my case.

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