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Hi Cyclinglady, sorry for not responding sooner. I have not been on here in a few days. Thank you for your advice about sardines. I will try to find good ones here but I am not sure about canned salmon and its quality here. Anyhow, I am back at home and I am eating well, so I am gaining weight. I just need to find out if my results will reveal any food allergies. I have been waiting for my results for so long but this doctor was the only nice one willing to carefully look through all my previous tests and order new ones. However, the hospital is extremely busy so I could not get them any sooner. I think I might get them either tomorrow or later next week. Soon after posting on here, I bought a granola bar that was gluten free, soy free and dairy free. The entire September I did not eat any processed food apart from this granola bar. Within an hour of eating it, I began having a sharp stomach pain on my left side (I know it is celiac related for sure) and my flat stomach (from loosing weight) looked like I was pregnant. Since then, my hands have been hurting. I just hope it gets better soon but I am still worried about the results. So, I know for sure that this granola bar probably was causing some issues in May and June when I ate it but I was eating other gluten-free processed food and did not realize it. So, I would recommend to all newly diagnosed celiacs to stick to clean eating and see what might be causing any other symptoms. I was so happy when a local grocery store started offering more gluten free products (cookies, oats, granola bars) that I did not take into consideration cross-reactors and other intolerances. I actually knew nothing about this. Anyhow, thanks for the advice.
I went to your link. It didn't go into much depth and seemed like it was mostly talking about stool tests. What are your thoughts on Gluten Associated Cross Reactive Foods testing? I had this done as well.
Okay so after being glutened I was scared to eat anything thinking it would make me worse. So the past few days I've hardly been eating. I don't think I even ate protein at all. I have stomach cramps but I believe it's just my stomach being empty and wanting food. I feel abit weak, and been lightheaded here and there. Also feel like I'm having anxiety. Like as of I'm jittery and my heart rate is up. I've never had any of these before and im wondering if my diet or lack of key protiens and vitamins is making me feel weak and malnourished, causing anxiety also maybe because of deficiency and low blood sugar. EDIT: I just ate a big plate of rice, beans and chicken thighs. I'm feeling alot better. Lightheadedness seems to have resolved and my heart rate is calming. I seriously think I was malnourished. I need to get some blood done and see if I need anything. Like vitamins and stuff.