Symptom Check List

Celiac symptoms

The following check list is from the back cover of Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic by Peter H.R. Green, M.D. and Rory Jones.

I. Check each of the symptoms that you have experienced at least once a week during the past three months:
  • Bloating, gas, and/or stomach cramping
  • Diarrhea or runny stools
  • Constipation
  • Joint pain or numbness or tingling in your extremities
  • Itchy skin lesions
  • Constant unexplained fatigue
  • Frequent headaches or migraines
II. Check if you have had or been diagnosed with any of the following:
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Eczema or unexplained dermatitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Nervous stomach (non-ulcer dyspepsia)
III. Check if you have any of the following:
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Osteopenia and/or osteoporosis
  • Autoimmune disorders (thyroid disease [hypo/hyper], type I diabetes, Sjögren’s syndrome, chronic liver disease) or an immediate family member with an autoimmune condition
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Small intestinal cancer
  • Psychiatric disorders or depression
  • Anemia (iron deficiency)
  • Infertility

“If you have checked one or more lines in section I and II and have any illness listed in section III, the information in this book may explain a diagnosis that will change your life and well-being.”