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today Ill get bloodwork done to test for this- wondering if the bloating and tiredness come from this- does gluten intolerance cuase C? they only list d. not c. as one of the symptoms. anyhow, anyone have this intolerance?Im definetly C. but I have the other sypmtoms. will keep you guys posted- Id love to eliminate the fatique and bloating. I work out and eat healthly and dont think I shouyld have to sleep so much- I get 9 hours at night and still can take a 2 hour nap and be ready for bed early again!! feel very tired and hard to concentrate sometimes too.
 

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Please do keep us posted. I have also been wondering about gluten intolerance and have been considering going for the blood tests. I also have C but sometimes after I eat I almost instantly have pain, cramping and bloating and then I make the sudden switch to D. Best of luck to you!
 

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Hi Lorilou, Gluten intolerance and celiac disease can cause many different problems. Yes, the problems you described (including constipation), can all go along with gluten intolerance. It is a good thing you are getting tested so you can find out. If blood work comes back positive you will most likely be sent for a biopsy, so don't take glutens out of your diet until all testing is done. If you have any more ??? about this, and you want to ask me, I'll be glad to try and help.
 

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what kind of biopsy do they do and what does that involve? I want to find the root of my problem but hope this is not it- It must be sooo hard to eat the right foods and what aobut restuarants???
 

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They do an endoscopy (small tube with camera) down the throat into the first part of the small intestine and take a snip of the lining to see what that looks like.Celiacs eating gluten have a lining that looks different.Most people I know with it seem to do OK at restaraunts as long as they stick to things that are grilled or steamed (so no breaded and fried stuff) and potatoes. So the grilled chicken or steak at the steak house with a salad that has no croutons and a baked potato or steamed veggies works really well.There are a lot of resources on-line for gluten free eating.K.
 

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Hi Lorilou, If this is your problem, or after all tests come back and you choose to give up glutens to see if it makes a difference, yes, knowing what to eat (at first) can be a bit overwhelming. Now with the food labeling laws, if a product contains wheat, it has to show it to you on the label by either bolding the word wheat or putting "Contains: wheat" at the bottom. Some companies are so nice that they actually have "gluten free" on their label - which goes one step further then the no wheat label. With the new labeling law that should take care of a large % of what not to eat. Your only other things to look for would be barley, oats, rye, malt. So, no rice crispy cereal, no corn flakes, watch rice milk (some have barley), basically read, read, read the labels even if you have bought the product 100 times because companies do change their ingredients.As for the restaurants. Go to Google and google the restaurant you want with "gluten free." Many are starting to provide menus - Outback (even has a killer dessert that IS gluten free!), PF Changs, McDonalds, Wendys, Dairy Queen, ect. Also, talking to the manager at the restaurant is very helpful. And there are little cards that you can either order (laminated) or print off the internet for free that explains "NO Glutens" to give to your cook at the restaurant.There are also many foods that are sold at specialty stores and are now making there way to regular grocery stores that are gluten free. Amy's makes good frozen foods and soups and Pamela's makes excellent cookies. There are other brands out there too that make good breads, rolls, and you can eat gluten-free pasta.So not to worry if this is what it turns out to be. There will still be plenty to eat
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hello lorilou! the dr. has finally come up with IBS-C for me & i still suspect gluten as my problem. i went for a blood test & it came back negative. the reason being that i wasn't eating gluten (my dr. didn't inform me of that) so i went to a specialist & i also had the biopsy & they sedate you. you are really drugged & you don't remember anything & there is no pain. they are looking for irregularities in lining of the intestine. of course my test came back normal, but again i was on the gluten-free diet for almost 9 months & only ate it 2 weeks before this test. so "make sure" you are eating gluten even if it makes you feel really bad. i have the same symptons as you but i can't tell about the tiredness because i work nightshift
long story short i am back at square one & the dr. wants me to go for another blood test in 6 months & to eat gluten. wow
 
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