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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. i have been on a gluten free diet for almost 7 months now, and have seen a major change in symptoms a brief history: -mild to severe D almost everyday for the past 13 years (since age 11) -diagnosed with IBS at age 16, treated with medication with little to no success, pepto bismol and immodium worked better but not completely -severe joint cracking and mild shoulder and back pain -weak tooth enamel and prone to cavities (esp compared to my sister who has always eaten the same things as me, but has stellar teeth) -slow hair growth, weak brittle nails, moderate acne -general fatigue all of these symptoms have vanished or lessened with the removal of gluten from my diet. especially the D. i noticed a little bit of irritation recently, and removed dairy and things have improved a lot. i have relapsed a few times, and each time i eat large amounts of gluten i will get fatigue and stomachaches for the first 48 hours and then D 4-7 days later for 48-72 hours. during that week after i have ingested gluten, anything really acidic or spicy or processed will also trigger D, so tomato sauce or peppers, things like that. however, if i have not had gluten recently, those things do not bother me at all. with such a significant change, is it worth reintroducing gluten just so i can get tested? i'm pretty posivite i have either celiac or gluten intolerance, but im not sure what to tell people mostly because i havent been *officially diagnosed* any thoughts? thanks!