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secondTUEsday added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping WithNewly gluten-free And Already DiscouragedHi everyone,
I have not been officially diagnosed with Celiac but have two sisters and two first cousins that have been. As with what seems to be a common thread, looking back at all of the strange health issues I have experienced can all be explained by Celiac. After a sudden very painful bout with Gastritis that felt like a bleeding ulcer and landed me in the ER, I began examining what lifestyle changes could help with this and decided to try gluten-free for a few months to see how I feel.
I have been gluten-free for about a week, and while I understand that it does take time to feel better, I am already feeling discouraged. I felt fine for a few days after starting the new lifestyle but since then have had several rough days. My symptoms with the Gastritis and with what I am feeling now are lower back pain, abdominal pain but no D or V (though some C), and generally feeling completely run down and miserable. The past several days I have noticed that when I do eat something it helps the stomach pain, until today where it seems like no matter what I eat my stomach is hurting. It has turned into a frustrating cycle of not eating makes my stomach hurt which makes me not want to eat, and then I have no energy to do anything at all.
I have lost about 10 pounds in the last week, and while I had 10 pounds to lose I don't think it is healthy to be lacking in nutrition nor to lose weight so quickly. Does anybody have any suggestions on "soothing" foods that can also help me to get some nutrients? Any other advice that may not be related is welcome! My sisters have had different symptoms than me and have been gluten-free for years so they can't remember exactly how they felt in the beginning.
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