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Celiac's Disease Symptoms

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 29, 2007
  • 05:47 PM

I posted the following information under another topic, however, I think this would be good in the "New Thread" area just in case anyone suffers from this. It is posted below:

I was getting diarrea after eating and would go frequently. I would have loose stools and a whole lot of gas. I would constantly be running to the bathroom and was quite embarrassed. It was extremely aggrevating and everytime I went to the bathroom. It was as if it were always an emergency and I could not get there quick enough. I knew this was not normal and felt really weak and out of it. I also felt as if I was drugged at times when I had not taken any medication nor was I drinking or anything. I became extremely anemic and my iron count and magnesium count was very low. I actually passed out in a store at one point because I was so weak after running into the store to use their bathroom.

Needless to say, I finally ended up at the hospital and eventually had to have an edoscopy and colonoscopy. I was warned about Celiac's disease long before my appointment for these tests. I ended up completing the tests 4 months after I was having such severe issues due to my personal schedule and the schedule of the GI Department. In the meantime, I had been on a gluten-free diet for approximately 3 months prior to the tests. I removed all gluten from my diet. (Which is what must be removed from your diet if you are suffering from Celiac's disease.)

At any rate, because I had removed gluten from my diet for 3 months prior to the tests for Celiac's disease, I was in the borderline range for Celiac's disease. My result was too high for Celiac's disease to be negative and not high enough to be a confirmed positive. However, as long as I stay clear of gluten I feel perfectly fine and do not experienc anemia or any adverse symptoms. When I have cheated and have eaten gluten, shortly thereafter, it all starts again.

So, while I am not a confirmed Celiac's disease person, the gluten-free diet totally works. It did not work overnight, though. It took about a full month to see the results. It is worth staying on the diet. I feel great when I eat gluten-free and terrible when I ingest gluten.

Good Luck!

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  • your test results were borderline because you needed to be consuming gluten regularly prior to the test. Going gluten free 3 months before your test severely lowered the inflammatory immune reaction. Your results probably would have been much higher had you nt reduced or eliminated the gluten intake prior to the test.
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