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I'm catching up on old posts after taking a hiatus. Katie, tell us how you are doing. How did the appt go? Have you tried going on a gf diet to see if there is a difference. This is one of the common ways to diagnose an intolerance if you don't have Cd or the blood tests are normal.
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Recognizing Celiac Disease www.recognizingceliacdisease.
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I would also find the symptoms and take them with you when you talk to your doctor about it.
I would ask for a blood test for Celiac disease, all those symptoms can be related. You could go to Celiac.org and print a list of symptoms if he doesn't already know this. Also, if that is negative it still may be that you have a sensitivity. Only taking it out of your diet will really tell you that. But wait to get tested first, you have to eat gluten to be tested for it. You could also get food allergy testing too if this doesn't work.
I know this board isn't meant to be a place to try and diagnose yourself but I could really use some advice. For several years now I have just felt absolutely miserable nearly all the time. While some symptoms I am able to link to hormones etc. there are ongoing stomach/ intestinal issues that I can't resolve. I have constant constipation, unexplained weight gain, swollen abdomen, cramps, headaches, joint pain and extreme fatigue.
I've seen a doctors that told me to increase my fiber...well that didn't help much. I have an appointment today to go over all this again because I feel it's getting worse. What types of things should I be asking or telling my doc?
I really appreciate the help. I am so tired of feeling miserable plus I want the scale to start moving down!