My First Post--last July.
Posted by , 30 July 2005 · 82 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.