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Glad to help! I knew nothing about celiac sprue when I was diagnosed. I had never heard of it!
3)45 y/o when realized symptoms and was diagnosed
I never thought I was really sick. I don't recall when the symptoms really began as it was very gradual. My main symptom was the anemia.
I have actually lost 2 inches in height due to malabsorption of vitamins.
6)endoscopic biopsy and blood test
Both tests were positive. My doctor sent me for tests due to my severe anemia - iron count was at 2 at the time of my diagnosis!
7)Dairy - tolerance to this is getting better
8)Acid reflux, joint pain, headaches
9) As I said, I didn't really know I was sick. I felt weak and tired. My family now says I really looked terrible, but no one wanted to tell me how awful I looked!
10)Celiac Sprue has never been diagnosed in anyone in my family. My father had numerous digestive problems - ulcer, sensitive stomach. My mom has had gall bladder problems as well as my brother. My grandmother, who is now deceased, may have had celiac. She exhibited many of the symptoms but was never diagnosed.
I have just found this website, and I was diagnosed with celiac disease 2 years ago! I am so have this and all of you on my side! I am amazed to hear all of the symptoms described here. I have been going to the chiropractor for nearly a year now for the many muscle and joint aches that I get. It does help! He actually asked me at one of my recent visits if my celiac disease was flaring up. I hadn't said a thing, but apparently he could tell from the inflammation in my joints. I had never associated my headaches and all the other stuff to celiac until I started doing some reading here the other day! I am presently going another round with severe anemia - seems to be something I cannot get a handle on. I'm glad to have the support of this place and all the people who understand and know this disease!
This is my first time posting here, and I have to say, I am very glad to have found this place! I was diagnosed 2 years ago this month. I am once again battling anemia, which I believe is the cause for my constant tiredness. The problem is that I also have difficulty staying asleep at night. I wake up 3-4 times in a 5-6 hour period! That doesn't make for very restful sleep! I haven't found any answers yet. My doctor has tried a number of things... still working on it! I'm interested in hearing more about the vitamins. I am presently on an iron and multiple vitamin supplement.
Thanks for all the information!
I have given blood since being diagnosed with celiac, but I have a much more difficult time qualifying due to iron deficiency. My doctor recommends against giving blood or plasma as it takes my system longer to recover. That's speaking from personal experience. It might be different for each individual.