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I've had unexplained stomach pain/minor nausea since I was 23. It comes and goes.<br>
Also, I don't have much of an appetite, unless I smoke weed. I just don't get hungry.<br><br>
My test for Celiac disease was negative.<br><br>
My medical marijuana dr thinks that I might have GI and wants me to have a $300 test that will not be covered by my health insurance.<br><br>
My pot doc doesn't seem completely above board. He's always pushing his money making, alternative treatments and I don't want to throw away $300.
 

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Depends on when you get the symptoms.
 

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I wouldn't bet on gluten insensitivity then, unless you eat gluten to every meal.<br><br>
The appetite loss, however combined with your issues, worries me a bit.<br><br>
How old are you btw?
 

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Have u tried taking probiotics for a few weeks? Digestive enzymes?<br><br>
Soy and tofu really mess up my digestion, do u eat soy regularly?
 

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you cld try a week without gluten, then a week without any other suspect foods, to see if you start to feel better.
 

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I agree with the food diary suggestion. Have you ever been tested for gastroparesis? I know a couple of people with it and they exhibit some of the symptoms you have. Irritable Bowel Syndrome could be another culprit. I have had bouts of that for many years. I have found that going veggie made my digestion problems. Start with the food diary and note what foods cause what symptoms. At the very least, it will help you and your doctor narrow down the possibilities.
 

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My Celiac test was negative as well but everytime I handle wheat flour I get an itchy rash on my hands and consuming wheat products makes my sinuses and GI tract quite unhappy. There are people in my family who were diagnosed with the disease very late in life and I'm beginning to doubt that they just suddenly got it in their 70's. I think there are perhaps many folks who have issues with gluten but who don't actually develop Celiac Disease right away. I'm starting an elimination diet myself to see how I feel.
 

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My Mother has Celiac Disease, so I know a little about it. You CAN have an intolerance and test negative. Also, you could have it and not even have any symptoms. I have now decided to go off of gluten because I now know the terrible damage it can do inside your body w/o you even knowing. Gluten can be the cause of the many auto-immune problems I have. From what I understand, you have to be off of gluten for at least a month to see any difference. Like animal derivatives, gluten comes in many different names and is in a lot of foods you would not expect. You'll have to educate yourself and start reading labels like crazy. Good luck.<br><br>
Laura <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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