I was diagnosed with celiac when I was around 10 or 11 years old so about 2 or 3 years ago. At the time of my diagnosis I was around 4″4 and 24kg so quite underweight. I was the smallest in the class but still got comments from my friends like shes easier to lift, I think this all contributed to my low self esteem now, but on with the story. I had lots of of symptoms including, multiple urine infections, nausea, stomach aches, stomach cramps, vomiting and being underweight. All of this caused my parents to take me to the doctors be they always thought I just had a bug we had to go 5 times before they did a blood test. When we got the results of the tests back from the GP it said I was Gluten Intolerant so we cut gluten out of my diet.
However it wasn’t that simple. We were then referred to a paediatrician at the general hospital in town. They told us I had to start eating gluten again so they could do another blood test to see if I had celiac disease, they they also prescribed me disgusting tasting iron medication. I ate gluten again and we had another blood test done, turned out I was celiac. They then explained everything and what it meant and honestly its fine its just sad I can’t eat Doritos.