• Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About tooyoungtofeelold

  • Rank
    New Community Member
  1. Hi! Just looking for any advice or opinions here in regard to my symptoms and celiac. I'm desperately searching for an answer to find a way to feel better. (32 year old Female). I think my stomach problems started when I was born. My mom said I cried non-stop and spit up constantly. Certain foods seemed to bother me more than others, but I seemed to have relief every once in a while. I always thought the foods that bothered me most were spaghetti with marina sauce, garlic, onions, fast food salads and greasy foods, but latley it's almost everything I eat. I was DX with Fibromyalgia and IBS in 2004 after over a year and a half of testing and visits to specialists. Not once did anyone mention or test for celiac, and it felt like I received "blanket" diagnosis because nothing really showed up. Also, I was never sent to a Gastro specialist. My first major symptom that made me seek answers was an itchy rash on my arms. They tested for lupus after I listed all my symptoms (mostly autoimmune type symptoms), but nothing showed up. I was also tested for rheumatoid arthritis..also negative. I have had 3 children. All 3 of my pregnancies, I was severely anemic and did not respond well to iron supplements. Currently, I am not anemic, but it shows up about every other blood test. Also DX with hypoglycemia...lowest blood sugar level recorded was 40. I could probably write a book, but I'll try to stick with my current symptoms hair loss/dry, brittle hair (thyroid is fine) very dry skin/scalp acne-like rash on face alternating constipation/diarrhea instant need to use bathroom after eating/cramping/gas/bloating/severe discomfort..often wake up in middle of the night if I eat after 5pm muscle/bone pain cracks in corners of mouth mouth sores severe exhaustion/fatigue anxiety attacks frequent migraines and headaches trouble falling asleep despite exhaustion Always COLD! I'm sure I'm forgetting a few! The thing that confuses me is that I haven't been able to lose and keep weight off for the past 4 years, and the few things I've read about celiac list weight loss as a symptom? The last time I had major weight loss was on ATkins diet over 4 years ago, and I felt great. I'm not extremely obese, but could stand to lose 20 pounds. I also don't have a very strong appetite. Sometimes, I won't eat for days. My new Dr. thinks my body is in survival mode and storing fat. My recent blood test results had low MPV, low Neutrophils and very high EOS%. I haven't received antibody results yet, and just making my appt with GI. Also, liver had low ALT. Not sure what any of this means, or if it is even related. Just looking for any insight from anyone experienced with celiac, as this is my Dr.'s strongest opinion at the moment. Thanks so much!