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  1. I too am self-diagnosed. My Mom stopped eating gluten about 4 years ago because she was feeling sick to her stomach all the time (she never tested positive) and being gluten-free alleviated this. My problems started about 4 years ago when I was under extreme stress from a job loss and then taking a job working about 12 hours a day. This stressful time seem to begin my auto-immune issues beginning with Hashimoto's disease. After getting less stressful job, I started noticing VERY LOUD noises coming from my stomach. It didn't hurt, but was very embarrassing because I am in sales, and it would of course start right when I walked in somebody's office!! It sounded like very noisy digestion. I had no idea what could cause such noises, but I didn't think it could be gluten because my Mom and I had totally different symptoms. In March of this year I started getting really depressed and would cry at the drop of a hat. My Dr did some blood work, and found that I had extremely low iron. I told her about my stomach noises, and about my Mom, and she said I might try a gluten-free diet (but I tested negative for celiac). Well, needless to say, I've been gluten-free since March, and my stomach doesn't make noises anymore (and that embarrassment alone is worth not eating cake, bread etc.). I am also not anemic anymore. I always just tell people I have celiac, because whether I have it or not my body does not like gluten (and I can spare them from hearing my stomach digest my lunch)
  2. Hello! A couple questions: 1. Does oat bran contain gluten? 2. My leave-on spray hair conditioner contains hydrolized wheat protein. Does this contain gluten? If so, could this be a problem if it's only going on my hair? Really unsure on this one... Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
  3. Hello! I'm new to this website, and had a couple questions hopefully someone out there can answer. I've been gluten-free since March '07. I was not "officially" diagnosed, but had severe LOUD digestive noises coming from my stomach. Now that I'm gluten-free, no more noises (my Mom also has celiac). I have never had heartburn before, but since going gluten-free, I have severe heartburn all the time. I am currently on Famotidine and Prilosec. I have also developed bad jaw/temple/cheek pain. A Dr told me this could be due to fibromyalgia, that is linked to celiac. Has anyone else had these symptoms, and if so, do you know of why this would happen after going gluten-free? Any help would be appreciated.