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Bellanovia added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)4 Days Gluten Freehow is it possible that I immediately started feeling better. I went from 15+ bowel movements a day, to one every two days. Yes in four days I have had 2 movements. I am in no pain, my bloating is gone. I feel lighter, happier, and healthier. in FOUR DAYS?
I know long term healing wise I probably have a LONG way to go. Could I be doing this in my head?
I am still cross contaminating by giving my kids kisses without fully rinsing their mouths..and I can tell each time I do because I break out in a fiery itch that lasts about an hour..so I am trying to cut out their gluten..as much as is financially possible ( bread is hard since they love sandwiches/french toast/toast and bread is ridiculously expensive)
anyways..and I dreaming?
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Bellanovia added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)Newly DiagnosedOn January 5th I had the upper GI biopsy performed and in February 7th was diagnosed. I won't lie, the Dr was rushed and didn't explain anything. The biopsy was somewhat inconclusive? I have no idea in what way. But with my symptoms and family history he was more then confident in the diagnosis ( not to mention I unintentionally started eliminating gluten high products by just eating more fresh). I have been left on my own to make sense of this. I am discouraged, frustrated and starting to feel very depressed. I went to a bakery that advertises themselves as gluten free..and the only gluten free products were frozen pre packaged items my bread selection was brown rice bread..and brown rice bread. I have been substituting some glistens that i Was eating easily. But I am still eating it. The switch is slow..and it feels like it will never fully happen. Not only do I need to stop eating it..but I have to eliminate cross contamination threats at home. My sister has been a great help..but I still feel totally consumed and overwhelmed. It doesn't help that my kids are suddenly 150 times more needy and I'm pregnant and my husband is out of commission from a surgery I wish my dr had been some help. I'm so hungry. But I don't know what to eat. And when I do eat anything with gluten I am in pain almost immediately. So I am confident in the diagnosis. Unfortunately annoying family members keep saying things like, " I was surprised you were diagnosed. You weren't nearly as bad as your sister". And I just want to cry. My sister was so much worse off then me yes..she was totally malnourished, and her body was shutting down. She was 80 pounds overweight, tired, sick, rashy. Since switching he is a different person. I had more IBS symptoms that I hve been making excuses for all my life. 15 plus bowel movements a day..that are emergencies everytime. Extreme stomach pain and cramping. And terribly sensitive skin. I just didn't tell anyone. So now they all seem to think (minus my sister) that I must not have it as bad. And until they have to run into a store carrying two fifty pound kid to use a dirty public washroom they just don't have the right to judge. I hope I am one of the few who can tolerate it in small amounts. But even now one piece of toast sends me into an attack.
Sorry this is so long winded.
I finally bought myself my own peanut butter and margarine. And my husband asked what I was going to put it on and I started bawling because I have no idea I don't know how to make bread ..or how to buy crackers. I am totally lost and drowning.
And I feel really dumb for bein this emotional about food. I am very fortunate it isn't serious
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