Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Possible Celiac Disease? Advice needed please!
My mom and aunt both have Celiac so it is something that is in the family. However I never thought it was something I would likely get. I take more after my dad who does not have it. I also if anything am trying to lose some weight, while my mom lost weight as one of her symptoms of Celiac.
Recently I've been noticing some symptoms that I wonder if they are possibly related to Celiac. I get bloating in my stomach, abdominal distension with pain sometimes (not every day though), muscle tension (have had for a couple years, partly related to dental problems), joint pain at times, gas and constipation.
I drink over 2 liters of water a day and am eating a lot of fresh vegetables and fruits along with some grains ect. The only thing I've done differently the last week or so is eaten more tofu than normal. I'm vegetarian so I get my protein from beans, tofu, peanut butter etc. I'm trying to lose some weight so I want to eat a bit more protein and less carbs.
Now these symptoms I talked about have been around for probably several months but have gotten way worse the last few weeks. Especially the gas and constipation.
My question is, does it sound like I might have Celiac disease, or is it likely I'm just getting too much protein? I could try going on no wheat/gluten products for a while and see if that makes a difference - I just don't know. It is just something I think about since it is in the family.
Any advice or ideas would be much appreciated. Thank-you!