I have some questions for those of you who have been diagnosed gluten intolerant or as having celiac disease. It's a long story, so I hope you are inclined to read. My DH was diagnosed with IBS about 10 years ago. He was complaining about some stomach problems he was having, so our regular doctor sent him to a gastroenterologist to see what was going on. Gastro tapped on his tummy, listened to tummy with stethoscope, diagnosed him with IBS and said he needed a colonoscopy. In and out in 5 minutes. I barely got a question in as he was walking out the door whether or not we needed to keep a food journal or keep track of what he ate; gastro replies, "Those are not helpful, don't bother," and kept on walking. DH gets the colonoscopy within a month, and everything is pronounced fine - gastro is satisfied with the IBS diagnosis. We go on with our lives, pretty much the same as always. All these years later, DH is still having stomach trouble. Now add to that some serious weight loss. I'm talking 20 pounds in a quick fashion, and the man eats like there's no tomorrow. He's been (reluctantly) back to our regular doctor 4 times now. Doc says there's nothing wrong - has done blood work for thyroid twice, it's fine - says there's no other tests he can do. No referral to anyone else, no nothing. Says don't worry about it, perfectly normal at 6'4 to weigh what he weighs (meanwhile, his clothes are hanging off him). I'm pushing, pushing, PUSHING DH to go to another doctor. Someone, anyone. I feel in my gut that *something* is wrong here. DH is reluctant, trusts regular doc. I am beginning not to. Here are the symptoms DH is having: Abdominal bloating/gas Intestinal pain/cramping Constipation/diarrhea Weight loss (gone from 215-193 in about 8 months while eating like a horse) Fatigue/no energy at all Depression (regular doc wanted him on anti-depressant, DH refused) Here are my questions: 1. With gluten intolerance/celiac, do you have symptoms all the time or are they occasional? 2. Do you have all symptoms all the time, or in different combinations? 3. What tests were you given in order to find your diagnosis? 4. How hard was it to get your doctor to listen that something was wrong? And if they were resistant, what finally pushed you to get a second opinion or insist on testing? I have seen so many posts on the DIS regarding this medical issue - I've done a little research on my own, but I'm going out of my mind with worry here. Please help. Thanks in advance for suggestions, comments, ideas, etc.