The interesting thing about celiac disease is that it affects people of all ages. And just as the ages vary, the symptoms of celiac can vary as well.
I want to share with you my personal symptoms and direct you to webmd.com if you want a more thorough list of symptoms.
For me personally, I experienced a lot of upper stomach pain. My stomach would become rock solid when I ate certain foods. And it would stay that way for at least an hour. I also experienced anxiety going to class every day. I would be nervous just to enter the room, even though there was nothing threatening about the class. And oddly enough, the anxiety of entering a classroom didn’t start until that school year.
The most prevalent sign that I have noticed though, is fatigue. I would come home from school every day and take at least a 30-minute nap. I couldn’t do homework or anything else until I had a nap, even though I was sleeping 7-8 hours every night.
According to webmd.com, teens with celiac disease might not show signs or symptoms of celiac until they are in a stressful time. I agree with this statement 100%. I was in my senior year of high school when I was diagnosed and it was a high-stress time of my life.
A few more signs that I think are super important to look out for are: bloating, itchy skin, irritability, and depression. Feel free to share these symptoms and look at the webmd.com website so that you and your friends can benefit from it.