Too old to have Coeliac Disease?

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I've been on the Slimming World diet for the past year and am now at my target weight. This has meant that I've eaten very little bread. I'm now eating more - often a sandwich at lunchtime - and am finding that I have very painful trapped wind - a burning sensation - maybe an hour after eating, which makes me feel quite unwell. I was diagnosed with IBS a few years ago, but that has been much better over the past few months. At 72, am I too old to have Coeliac Disease? I do have another autoimmune condition.

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    Hi no you are not too old, it could be that your IBS is actually CD or perhaps it has flared up for some reaon. I would go to the GP and ask for a test. good luck with it, hope you feel better soon

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    Hi Cheetah. Definitely not too old. I'm 69 and received the diagnosis two months ago. I too have another autoimmune disease (PMR) and have presumed to have had IBS for decades. Unfortunately, previous GP's have never bothered to do the simple blood tests for celiac. I'm on the wait list to have the biopsy to confirm the diagnosis, but my blood results were off the scale for a positive diagnosis.

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