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Rachel_Austin88

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  1. My pcp said my blood test were off the chart on 4 of the ways they tested so she said that there is no need to send me to a GI, that she has no doubts or second thoughts about positively diagnosing me with celiac. The frustrating part is she didnt really tell me to go from here, she just told me that i need to stay away from gluten.
  2. Hi, my name is Rachel, im 25 and I was just diagnosed with Celiac on Friday. When she called me into her office to give me my blood test results i knew that something was wrong. I guess i will start with some back ground first. I have always had stomach problems my whole life but i always just dealt with it. I had my gall bladder removed at 17 and i have my first child at 18. And the stomach pain, diarrhea ect just never got better. It always came in waves, then when away. I thought it was because i was lactose intolerant so i cut out dairy about 6 months ago but that didnt help either. For the past two months i have been constantly tired, even if i got 10-12 hours of sleep. and the worst part is in the past year i gains about 65 pounds. I knew this massive unexplained weight gain was unhealthy, but nothing would make me loose weight, i just gained. I believe that i developed a small case of depresson due to the weight gain and lack of motivation to do anything or go anywhere. Anyway, my entire eating habit has always revolved around pastas bread and baking. I love to cook. EVERYTHING. I know that i should look at this as a new opportunity to try and learn new things, but its hard for me. This weekend i have been living off of water and baked chicken and some rice and lettuce. I dont know where to start with thinking about grocery shopping, i dont know what is and isnt safe to eat. i know that i need to be suspicious of eating out anywhere, but im basically suspicious of eating anything i make also. i dont know what spices are safe, i dont know what foods are safe, i dont know where hidden gluten is. Im starting to feel a little better, (the stomach cramping is gone but im still totally exhausted) and i dont want to accidentally eat something. ANY help or guidance, tips on where to start, anything i would really appreciate. Thank you!!