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4/11/14 4:59 P

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Yeah I made the mistake of cutting it out before seeing the doctor and then had to add back in. It was AWFUL after being off of it for a couple of weeks. Hope you can get some relief for your symptoms!

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4/11/14 3:02 P

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Awesome advice! I didn't even think of the fact that I'd have to add it back in for a test! I don't think my symptoms are severe enough for ceiliac which is why I was thinking intolerance, but you're right. A Dr would probably want to test to be sure. Joy, looks like I can add another test to my upcoming annual stuff, lol. Thank you for your response!

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4/11/14 1:51 P

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I would suggest seeing a doctor first and having a test done. This will give you a baseline and they should be able to tell if you have Celiac for sure or if the numbers are high-ish, you might have an intolerance. From there, you can look at an elimination diet. Getting that baseline established will make things easier. Trust me - I didn't do it that way and had to add gluten back in, then get tested, then eliminate, etc.

Do some research to see what all contains gluten, if you haven't already. The biggest things for me were soy sauce and some oatmeal. I had no idea.

When you do get to the point of eliminating gluten from your diet, writing down what you eat and how you feel afterward can be helpful. For me, I didn't notice that I felt better but I did notice that I didn't have terrible pains or bloating. And when I added it back, those things returned. So it basically showed me what normal felt like. I'm sure everyone's experience is different, so be sure to track things carefully so you can learn from your own experience.

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4/11/14 1:32 P

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Hi everyone, I think I have a gluten intolerance, but I'm not 100% sure. I know the way to find out is through elimination, however, what should I be looking for to determine if I do or not? The reason I think I have one is a depressive mood (although this could be attributed to other lifestyle factors as well), indigestion/heartburn at night when eating gluten (could this just be acid reflux?), I'm tired all the time (I do have some seasonal allergies). When I can attribute all of these things to other things, how can I know for sure if gluten is contributing? Should I just eliminate and see what happens? I just don't want to adjust the entire family diet long term if I don't have to. It's all very frustrating. Just wanting to know what types of things I should look for when I go through the elimination diet for a month.

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