I don't have Celiac Disease, I swear. I'd like to shout it from the rooftops of New York City.
IIIIIIII DOOOOOOOOON'T HAAAAAAAVE CEEEELIIIIAAAAC DISEEEAAAASE!
"So, are you sure you don't have celiac, because my Aunt/Uncle/Cousin/Friend can't eat gluten either, it's a sign of celiac!" Everyone knows someone who is gluten free. Everyone heard the buzz word celiac! Just like not all Type II Diabetics have diabetes because they are overweight, being gluten free doesn't mean one has celiac.
I'm gluten free because I have an allergy. I do not have celiac. I've been tested, several times. Negative.
Signs of An Allergy to Wheat (Gluten) -But let's take a step back.
Allergies can develop at any age. Mine developed when I was in my 40's. I also had Thyroid issues but it took years and several doctors to figure out what I actually have is Hashimoto's - hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disease. Many studies have shown a connection between autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) and gluten "intolerance" - aka allergy.