vsferm replied to vsferm's topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)Hi, Thank you all for the wonderfull advise. I am trying to stay postive but like most of you know there are the good days and the very bad days. It seems to me that only time will tell how fast I'll heal but in the mean time, it is good to know that I have an awsome support group. On a different note: I was wondering if any of you have had moodyness along with dizziness or becoming lighthead while being gluten-free. The past few days it started happening to me, just a little concerned.
vsferm posted a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)Hi, I was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I was diagnosed a week ago, since then, I have been gluten-free. I have a lot of mixed emotions about all of this. I am not sure how to take it all in. I feel like I've been thrown into a whirlwind and have yet to land. I stop eating and drinking almost everything. I was not sure how to proceed, so I only eat gluten free rice, fresh fruit, fresh meat, and drink only water with crystal light flavoring. Thats it! I went on this website and found out a lot of information but I still don't know where to start. I am having a hard time ajusting with the fact that my life has been flip up side down with this diagnosis. Early in my teen years, I found that certain foods really effected me, like-most fruits, most veggies, and any kind of nuts, and anything dairy, because they made my tongue itch and my throat hurt and my ears itch, so I avoided them. Then as an adult, I found that my issues were getting worse and worse to the point where I did not eat half the time because of fear of having to go to the bathroom constantly and having really bad stomach pains. I never said anything to anybody, because I didn't want my family to worry. So, I would eat and suffer afterwords and just delt with it. I am now 35yrs old. It's funny how things work out sometimes because I had a routin check up with my doctor because on top of this I also have ADHD and take meds for it, so anyways, I had told my doctor that I was stomach pains daily and that I was having to constantly go #2, and I was having alot of UTI's, and that there were a lot of foods that I could not eat along with not being able to drink mild or eat dairy products. So, she had me get blood work done and she told me that I had Celiac Disease, go figure. So, now I am at the point of "What do I do now" Any advise or words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,