Hi, I'm currently researching coeliac disease, trying to find a connection between my B12 deficiency and why it might have occurred. As I have had fifteen years (actually much longer, if not so severe) gastric problems, coeliac disease seemed a good place to start.
Originally I thought that CD was not a good match because I was not losing weight (quite the contrary; I've struggled with weight all my life) and never had diarrhoea. Now I've discovered that weight loss is one of the 'myths' of celiac disease, and according to the Coeliac UK site most people are normal or overweight when diagnosed. However, it does seem to be the norm that people will have runny tummies with the condition, NOT constipation, my affliction. I know that around 10%, I think, present with constipation but I've yet to meet anyone. So how common is it? Are there any diagnosed coeliacs who presented with constipation? It really makes me doubt my own likelihood to have the condition, despite the fact that I do have a lot of the markers.
So, anyone out there who was a constipated coeliac... ?!