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YES!! YOU get energy you never knew you didn't have! Congrats. I did not think I would ever be "OKAY" with the diet, I knew I had to be but didn't like it. Now I am Okay with the diet. (5 years later) Good for you, congrats again!!
Some say sugar is poison. I say eat it rarely, and sparingly, but that is difficult to do after being celiac, you are limited already, it is too sad to "give up" sugar too. Sugar is inflammatory so yes, joints may have an issue if you are that sensitive. Sugar may be something you want to have rarely or barely. I try so hard to not eat much, it is in many things, but I have backed off so much that I don't add as much to my coffee as I used to and I don't need as much as I used to. Try carmalized onions and roasted carrots for your sweet treats and feel better. Good luck.
You say a shorter life is worth 'living' now. What if you fall in love and want more time with them? Symptoms of celiac are helpful, if you feel bad you won't eat it, in your case, you don't have symptoms, it must be more difficult. I would like to live to see my future grandchildren grow up so I don't want any complicating cancers or other things, due to eating gluten, to interrupt my time with loved ones. Think of those who love you, and don't eat gluten. Godspeed. PS there are GFbeers
Celiac, or gluten intolerance means you can't tolerate certain foods. That being said, it doesn't mean you just don't eat those foods because it makes you feel bad. There are health problems caused by gluten intake and the damage done to your body is terrible, and causes a severe lack of nutrition. Lacking in nutrition can cause ALL sorts of issues. I believe the lactose issue is due to the damage inside that can not 'hold' the good bacteria/probiotics used to break down the milk/dairy. I had severe acne, when going gluten free, and diagnosed Celiac. My face is generally clear now but I also take a monthly B-12 shot, my doctor said I can not eat enought to get enough B vitamin. In short, if your body can not absorb all the nutrition your WHOLE body needs, there is a myriad of problems with many parts of your body, everyone is different.
I need to call the manufacturer every time I get a new RX. I had to take a med, and investigated it down to the manufacturer, but the ingredients the manufacturer buys are processed at yet another place and from there I lost my trail of securing my pill was gluten free. It was the anti-acid purple pill. I was so ill with inflammation due to gluten from one of the two pills I was taking, I had pain in my joints for the first time ever. It depends how badly you need the RX to take the risk, I am next going to a compounding Pharmacy to get a safer liquid form or injection of meds if I need them in the future. Sorry, Pharmacists don't require a Celiac class (YET). As more of "us" come out of the woodworks, newer measures will and should come to be. Yes we have an interesting life checking for Gluten, have you made sure your shampoo is gluten free. uuugggh I know right!
I had lactose intolerance early in 1996, and was diagnosed in 2009 Celiac. Now Gluten free, Diagnosed in 2012 with MS. With MS, symptoms vary person to person. I for example had symptoms of MS as early as 2003 yet had a clear brain MRI but no spinal test. My suggestion is continue as Gluten free as you are, watch this http://paleozonenutrition.com/2011/12/05/dr-terry-wahls-reverses-her-own-multiple-sclerosis-with-hunter-gatherer-nutrition/.%C2'> Eat healthy. As healthy as you can. Dr's are terrific helpers but nutrition is our own way of nurturing ourselves and our bodies. I was a lucky one, where my symptoms were so severe and gone so long undiagnosed, it was very apparent when testing was done. I am sorry you had to take so long for your Celiac diagnosis.
This is true. 3 days is not enough, but I had spent my 36 years eating gluten, no idea I had Celiac. I was told to eat lots of gluten before my test, + the prior 36 years. I have been gluten free since 2009. I really like YOUR answer better than Mine. Thank you.
YES! sounds like it can be Celiac. Insist to the doctor (many are dismissive) that she is tested for Celiac. Do not get off of 'gluten' until after all testing is done, the nurse told me to eat all the gluten filled foods possible the three days prior to the test. Blood test. Colonoscopy/Endoscopy, good luck. You are a great friend to be helping, inquiring on her behalf. It is an ENTIRELY NEW WORLD, when going off of gluten. Brain fog lifts! Energy you NEVER knew you never had comes, it is wonderful if this is actually her issue. I hope her health issues are resolved.