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My First Post--last July.

Posted by , 30 July 2005 · 92 views

Hello everyone!I'm a 21- year-old female who has exhibited many of the symptoms of celiac disease for the past five months. I have had an upper GI, countless blood tests (one of which caused me to pass out), a gallbladder untrasound, an X-Ray, and a stool card test (I never got the results on that one!). All of those tests were normal except for the final bloodwork I had done in June showing gluten antibodies. I have an EGD on Aug. 4th, and I'm not looking forward to being sedated while I swallowed a pencil-sized tube. unsure.gifThe Gluten-Free diet has helped, though. smile.gif Before I went on the diet, I was constantly vomiting, in an almost reflexive manner, without any warning. I would simply be eating, feel fine, then suddenly become nauseated. Now I can keep food down and am enjoying the new meals.I have a few questions and appreciate any advice from anyone.-How long does it take for the fatigue to go away after starting the Gluten-Free diet? Is it a few weeks, months, etc.?-Have any of you "not felt like yourself" before going on the diet? Did you have depression/anxiety or difficulty sleeping prior to diagnosis?-Did you exhibit symptoms after a stressful event? (I'm a college student-I became sick before finals week)-Can a person be healthy their entire lives and suddenly get Celiac's Diseasee as an adult?I have tons of other questions, but I figured these are the biggest.Thank you very much.~Jill*Somewhere on this board, there is the full Mono, etc. story. I'll find it later.

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I'm new to this forum, but not to celiac. Yes, you can develop celiac later in life. I'm 46, developed celiac at 36 or so. Just lately it has really really started to bug me, constantly monitoring food, not eating something (just in case) and the ENDLESS reading of food labels. I've done lots of internet reading on this, and stress seems to be the trigger to develop the disease, but of course, you have to have the marker first. I developed it while I was working full time, going to school part time, had developed a severe sinus infection, and was in a terrible family situation. I was fortunate in that my gp didn't know why I had had diahrrea for six weeks, but took me off of gluten and diary to see what would happen. The one constant for all celiacs is fatigue. I've found that I have to "husband" my energy and really listen to my body. But of course, I don't know if that's due to age also. But a high-protein diet has helped me. Email me if you would like annettel101@yahoo.com.
Take Care!!
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~wAvE WeT sAnD~
Aug 06 2005 04:07 PM

I'm new to this forum, but not to celiac.  Yes, you can develop celiac later in life.  I'm 46, developed celiac at 36 or so.  Just lately it has really really started to bug me, constantly monitoring food, not eating something (just in case) and the ENDLESS reading of food labels.  I've done lots of internet reading on this, and stress seems to be the trigger to develop the disease, but of course, you have to have the marker first.  I developed it while I was working full time, going to school part time, had developed a severe sinus infection, and was in a terrible family situation.  I was fortunate in that my gp didn't know why I had had diahrrea for six weeks, but took me off of gluten and diary to see what would happen.  The one constant for all celiacs is fatigue.  I've found that I have to "husband" my energy and really listen to my body.  But of course, I don't know if that's due to age also.  But a high-protein diet has helped me.  Email me if you would like annettel101@yahoo.com.
Take Care!!


*Thanks for replying. I know that for a fact now, but I was just showing everyone (who I didn't talk to when I was first diagnosed). I'm not new to it either ;)--it's been a year and several months.

Beat the Wheat!!!
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