13 Dec 2013
celiac disease symptoms

I’ve heard doctors openly refer to celiac disease as a “crazy person disease” on account of the wide range of symptoms experienced by patients. When I was going through the process of being diagnosed, it felt like my doctors thought I was a hypochondriac. They would be convinced I was suffering from one disease, then one of my symptoms would throw their hypothesis into question.

Remember, all of your symptoms are valid and if your doctor isn’t taking you seriously get a second opinion. Find another doctor, nutritionist or naturopath – someone who is willing to really listen to you and help you reach a sound diagnosis.

Keeping track of your symptoms is an important part of pre-diagnosis food journaling, and can help you and your doctor get a better sense of what exactly is making you sick – whether it’s gluten or something else.

There is considerable overlap in celiac disease symptoms and the symptoms of gluten allergy and gluten sensitivity. The only way to tell exactly which problem you’re facing is to get tested.

Common Celiac Disease Symptoms

Stomach and Digestive Issues

Mental and Psychological Issues

Other Issues

  • Bloating
  • Cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Steatorrhea (fatty stool)
  • Change in appetite
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Nausea
  • Vomitting

 

 

  • ADHD/Hyperactivity
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Seizures
  • Brain fog
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Weight loss/gain
  • Edema
  • Eczema
  • Infertility
  • Miscarriage
  • Bruising easily
  • Hair loss
  • Itchy skin
  • Missed periods
  • Mouth ulcers

If you have celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or a gluten allergy, leave us a comment with the symptoms you experienced, and how you managed them before receiving your diagnosis.

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Note: I am not a doctor, and this should not be misconstrued as professional medical advice. For more information, please read our disclaimer.

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