Hello! What exactly do you mean by "wheat intolerance"
? I'm asking because that means different things to different people. Some people call celiac disease "a wheat intolerance" or "gluten intolerance" which it's not. An intolerance/insensitivity is a difficulty in digesting the offending foods. There is no immune response. Food intolerances and sensitivities are extremely common; it is estimated that 1 in 7 people in the USA have a wheat intolerance.
Some symptoms of a wheat sensitivity/intolerance are (they can appear 2-3 days after eating the offending food):
poor resistance to infection
itching flaky skin
Celiac is an autoimmune disease in response to consumption of all gluten-containing foods (not just wheat).
There was a recent discussion on celiac disease...here it is: http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=386179
There have been several others in the past also. Doing a board search on "celiac disease" might help you find the info.
These are some of the symptoms:
recurring abdominal bloating and pain
pale, foul-smelling, or fatty stool
weight loss / weight gain
tingling numbness in the legs (from nerve damage)
missed menstrual periods (often because of excessive weight loss)
failure to thrive in infants
pale sores inside the mouth (called aphthous ulcers)
tooth discoloration or loss of enamel
itchy skin rash called dermatitis herpetiformis
The diagnosis can be made with testing. An elimination diet can help determine if you have a wheat intolerance. For celiac there are antibody tests and biopsies that can be done.
There really is no definitive way to tell which symptoms are caused by which disease (as you can see the symptoms above are vague and overlap with MANY illnesses including hypoT). Because my symptoms haven't improved much with treatment I'm gradually eliminating gluten and dairy from my diet as well as reducing my meat consumption to see if it helps.
Currently I'm having symptoms and I have no idea if they're hypo, hyper or something else entirely! I'm hoping something will help at some point