Updated: Mar 21
It took me close to a year of suffering with symptoms before I was finally diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I was told by one doctor in the emergency room that I’d pulled a muscle. I was doubled over in agony from gluten and had driven to the hospital from my office job. It was heartbreaking to be ignored and given such a ridiculous diagnosis.
Unfortunately, many people with Celiac disease are doubted by people in the medical community.
Many people go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with Celiac Disease for too long. The signs and symptoms vary incredibly from one person to the next.
Some people suffer with a varying number of symptoms. For me the intestinal side effects and the brain fog were the worst. It was a daily battle just to get out of bed each day as the fatigue was unbearable. I recall hitting the snooze button repeatedly on those rough mornings before I was diagnosed.
If you are struggling with any of the common signs and symptoms of Celiac Disease, request to be screened and tested. It could cut years of suffering off for you and help you get on your way to feeling better sooner.
The following list of signs and symptoms is not complete. This barely even scratches the surface.