I lost 90 lbs. before DX. I was thin, gaunt, weak and lost major muscle mass. It was not good at all.
I did not gain a lb after DX . until 15 mos. later.
Then, I gained a bunch. Then, a bunch more. I was glad to be able to hold food in and to enjoy eating again.
i never saw it coming. It's not my thyroid. It's my body saying "yaaay! i am absorbing food again! and I am not starving"
I just saw a presentation by Anne Lee, RD at the gluten-free Living Conference in Florida last weekend.
She noted a study from the Uk that says "a celiac may gain an average of 22+ lbs. during the first few years after DX"
Apparently, I am "above average" as I gained more than that. (but I also have a friend with a gluten-free bakery and she made it her mission to "feed me".)
When I told this interesting study factoid to my celiac friends, I got this in reply;
"that's weird, I gained exactly 22 lbs"
I got that message 3 times. Not kidding
then, I got a few saying....I am "above average too"! lol
Enjoy feeling healthy, keep active and do not worry about the weight gain, hon. IMHO
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Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac 11/01/10. Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.