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Should I try a wheat free diet?

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BasinHaircut Sat 30-Sep-17 22:22:46

I keep getting flare ups of spots on the backs of my upper legs and bottom and I swear these are at their worst when I've eaten a lot of bread.

I have always had spotty upper arms, since I can remember.

I suffer from very frequent low level headaches.

I am always tired and feeling a bit down.

I get loads of wind and have runny stools - I also 'go' a lot, several times a day, and when I need to go I need to go. And generally have a feeling of 'not right' in my stomach/intestines.

I'm contemplating trialling a wheat free diet to see if anything changes. Has anyone else had a similar situation and tried it?

dementedpixie Sat 30-Sep-17 22:38:06

Maybe you should get tested for coeliac first

BasinHaircut Sun 01-Oct-17 07:56:07

I'm fairly sure I don't have coeliac as I had some more severe problems 10-15 years ago and I think they tested for that then. I wasn't going to cut out gluten completely, just wheat and see what happens.

Do you have coeliacs demented?

Apileofballyhoo Fri 06-Oct-17 09:06:43

Go back and get retested for coeliac. It may not always show up in blood tests. Don't cut out wheat before you get tested as you need a good bit of gluten in your diet for testing to be accurate and other cereals might not contain enough gluten.

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