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vsferm added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)New At This-Need Words Of WisdomHi,
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.
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