ardz replied to ardz's topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)Thanks for the replies guys, still wish I felt better about this situation though. Sorry to hear the news for you too love2travel. It must be even harder since you teach cooking! there is just so much that I love that I can't eat now - I used to love going to TGI friday's, frankie n bennies and nandos. This is all out the window now! I can't eat the cookies I like, donuts, burgers in buns (big macs, yes I know it's bad but I LOVE big macs) I can't even eat cheese and onion crisps! I love my food, it was the one thing I was always glad I never had a problem with. My sister is diabetic, my brother suffers from asthma, I always felt so lucky because aside from acne, I never had any kind of condition and I could more or less eat whatever I wanted. I just feel sick thinking about it. I've been gluten free for a few days now and my wee smells really strange now too and it stung when I peed this morning, is this normal?
ardz posted a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)Hi everyone, it's been a really bad day today, it's just sinking in now. Yesterday I got the news from my doctor that my blood test came back positive for coeliac disease. I've been suffering from pains and bloating in my stomach for about 4 years now. My symptoms now are manifesting as a stinging sensation on the wall of my stomach. I'm 28 years old, from the UK and I'm totally devastated by this. All the foods I love to eat I am no longer able too. I really don't think I can cope with the type of diet I am being told to follow. My GP told me that the results of my test were rather odd however. She said normally they would expect to see other things in my blood, but she said everything else came back completely normal (I was not anaemic either which she also said was rather odd). Is there a possibility of a false positive diagnosis here? I'm going to hospital soon for further tests but I feel so depressed now, I just can't imagine having to eat this way for the rest of my life. I also read that my chances of developing intestinal cancer and lymph nodes cancer are increased now. I'm so miserable, yet at the same time I'm holding out hope that because the doc said my results were odd, I may not be coeliac and instead may just have a sensitivity to gluten. Is this possible? I'm also worried about money because here in rip off Britain, the prices of these gluten free foods is just ridiculous. Any advice or words much appreciated.