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Needing Some Encouragement...anxiety Kicking In


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#1 mommyof4

 
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Posted 25 August 2013 - 04:22 AM

Hi...I read posts on here regularly, but I haven't been writing on here in a while because I have been doing really great after such a long struggle.  I was diagnosed Celiac by biopsy in Fall of 2011...really sick.  Well, I have been spending the past almost 2 years healing...ups & downs...but so thankful to be heading up more than down.

 

I finally felt well enough to start looking for part time work(my hubby works & we have 4 school age kiddos).  Our medical bills are so crazy from the period of time I was so sick, & I want/need to help out financially. 

 

I took a wonderful job a couple weeks ago that I begin tomorrow & my symptoms have absolutely returned.  I am so frustrated.  In my head, I'm sure this is completely anxiety kicking in...something I havent dealt much with but seems to be magnified in this new Celiac body of mine.  I've lost 7lbs in the past week, I get sick every time I eat, mornings are now my worst time, & I think I am panicking because I don't want to end up in the hospital again.  

 

I just need some encouragement & advice from some of you that have lived with Celiac Disease longer than me.  Is there anything you take to calm down your insides?  Is anxiety another angle of Celiac Disease that I have to get a grip on...if so, how do you deal? 

 

Sometimes I feel like I have conquered living with Celiac Disease...other times I feel like the disease is kicking my butt!

 

Thanks for listening... 

 


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Posted 25 August 2013 - 05:14 AM

If its anxiety about the job and your new schedule....it will work itself out in a few days, right? You might try some relaxation techniques or yoga or a brisk walk.

Pregnant?

Try to sneak a little food in. Maybe broth or Popsicles. 2 bites of chicken and then go do something else. Then a couple of bites of rice. walk away. Sometimes being hungry can make the sick feeling in your stomach worse.
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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:45 AM

(hugs)

I tend to get "symptoms" when I am stressed too. I start to feel fluish, fatigued, crave carbs, get back pain and migraine, and C stops me up.  Exercise (walking) tend to help relax me, and so does a short meditation... it sounds a bit flaky, but if I sit for 5 minutes, close my eyes, breath evenly and deeply, and then I concentrate on relaxing my body from the top down... it works for me.  Extra sleep helps too.

 

I hope things settle down for you and you get into the work routine soon.


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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:32 AM

i thank God every day i am in a position that i don't have to work.  i am still not up to my goal weight and the first thing that takes a backseat, when i am working, is eating.  and i am a freight broker, so it's mega-stressful and super busy.   :(  but, our kids are grown and our bills are not as steep as they used to be raising 4 kids, so, it's manageable.  i am paying it forward, too, as i babysit (no charge) my grandson, my niece & nephew, the kid next door, etc - and i hope it helps everybody get ahead.  praying for strength and peace for you (and maybe a little xanax lolz)  ;)  


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Posted 25 August 2013 - 11:17 AM

Hi...I read posts on here regularly, but I haven't been writing on here in a while because I have been doing really great after such a long struggle.  I was diagnosed Celiac by biopsy in Fall of 2011...really sick.  Well, I have been spending the past almost 2 years healing...ups & downs...but so thankful to be heading up more than down.

 

I finally felt well enough to start looking for part time work(my hubby works & we have 4 school age kiddos).  Our medical bills are so crazy from the period of time I was so sick, & I want/need to help out financially. 

 

I took a wonderful job a couple weeks ago that I begin tomorrow & my symptoms have absolutely returned.  I am so frustrated.  In my head, I'm sure this is completely anxiety kicking in...something I havent dealt much with but seems to be magnified in this new Celiac body of mine.  I've lost 7lbs in the past week, I get sick every time I eat, mornings are now my worst time, & I think I am panicking because I don't want to end up in the hospital again.  

 

I just need some encouragement & advice from some of you that have lived with Celiac Disease longer than me.  Is there anything you take to calm down your insides?  Is anxiety another angle of Celiac Disease that I have to get a grip on...if so, how do you deal? 

 

Sometimes I feel like I have conquered living with Celiac Disease...other times I feel like the disease is kicking my butt!

 

Thanks for listening... 

 

Hi...I read posts on here regularly, but I haven't been writing on here in a while because I have been doing really great after such a long struggle.  I was diagnosed Celiac by biopsy in Fall of 2011...really sick.  Well, I have been spending the past almost 2 years healing...ups & downs...but so thankful to be heading up more than down.

 

I finally felt well enough to start looking for part time work(my hubby works & we have 4 school age kiddos).  Our medical bills are so crazy from the period of time I was so sick, & I want/need to help out financially. 

 

I took a wonderful job a couple weeks ago that I begin tomorrow & my symptoms have absolutely returned.  I am so frustrated.  In my head, I'm sure this is completely anxiety kicking in...something I havent dealt much with but seems to be magnified in this new Celiac body of mine.  I've lost 7lbs in the past week, I get sick every time I eat, mornings are now my worst time, & I think I am panicking because I don't want to end up in the hospital again.  

 

I just need some encouragement & advice from some of you that have lived with Celiac Disease longer than me.  Is there anything you take to calm down your insides?  Is anxiety another angle of Celiac Disease that I have to get a grip on...if so, how do you deal? 

 

Sometimes I feel like I have conquered living with Celiac Disease...other times I feel like the disease is kicking my butt!

 

Thanks for listening... 

Stress definitely does not help my symptoms. As mentioned walks seems to help. I try to leave myself some down time each day if possible, but if your a mom that may be more difficult. Try to let everyone know what you need from them and that if you are having a rough day that they will need to step up their game and be on their best behavior for the day and that you will have a little less to offer. When my kids get that dad is not doing so well they tend to behave better, but if not they know dad has a little shorter fuse when he is not feeling well. I totally get what you mean about thinking you have Celiac under control and then realizing it is in control at the moment. Anything I can do to take my mind off the symptoms or focus on the soul is helpful to me. Best wishes to you!


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Posted 25 August 2013 - 12:47 PM

Congrats on the new job.

Celiac can give some folks anxiety but if you haven't had other issues with it since diagnosis or before then your anxiety is most likely due to the big changes that come with going back to work.

With a family that includes 4 school age kids going back to work is going to be stressful at first. Hopefully the whole house pitches in to help with household chores and daily preperation.

You have gotten some good suggestions from the other folks. Something that helps me a lot is I get up very early so I know if I should be having a bad morning I have plenty of time to ease into the day. I use that time when the world is quiet to do 'me' stuff like get on the computer, watch a show that I recorded because I went to bed too early to watch it, walk the dog etc.

I hope your first day of work goes smoothly and as stress free as possible.


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Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007

Mother died of celiac related cancer at 56
Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15

Children 2 with Ulcers, GERD, Depression, , 1 with DH, 1 with severe growth stunting (male adult 5 feet)both finally diagnosed Celiac through blood testing and 1 with endo 6 months after Mom


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Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

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