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  1. Wow! I just google searched this and can't believe how many other people this is frustrating for. I can't believe the medical community hasn't put these things together yet! I had mono 10 years ago and ever since then, certain things have just never been right with my body. Nothing too serious, my whole family is in the medical field so I don't actually like to bother doctors with small symptoms. I guess over the years I just started to accept things as normal. Well this time I think my body has reached its apex. I am not diagnosed with Celiacs but I am almost 100% positive I have a gluten sensitivity after reading all of this. I had blood work done because I didn't know what was wrong with me. I suspected either, thyroid, anemia or CFS. Since all my blood tests for thyroid were in the "normal" range they aren't looking at that further. The only things that were weird on my blood work was low iron, low B12 and low Vit D. The iron I was attributing to my heavy menstrual cycle, that has always been the case. But the Vit D and B12 made me think wait! B12 deficiency is usually seen in the elderly because of malabsoprtion. So why am I, a 27 year old have B12 deficiency?! After talking to a friend with Fibro and she told me about going gluten-free and how its helped her I started researching. Gluten intolerance can cause absorption problems with all those same nutrients as well as have the same symptoms as celiacs! Why do I have to figure all these things out!! Anyways, I am only just beginning my gluten-free journey, like today! So we will see if my suspicions are correct, but I have a feeling after everything I have seen it will be a big improvement in my CFS/fatigue symptoms. Thanks everyone for contributing!