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Road To Recovery, How To Heal?

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 07:34 PM

I know the story is all too familiar for all of you, but I have to tell a little bit of my story here.


I am turning 30 in about a month, and i honestly feel like i have never lived.

I have been told Im crazy more times than I care to remember. I have come to terms with my upbringing, but still have gone to therapy, in an attempt to be less crazy.

I've taken medications that I swore I'd never take. All so I wouldn't be crazy anymore.

I have eaten mac n cheese to comfort me when im feeling sad and chicken noodle soup when I had a cold, but i still felt crappy and that cold always ended up lasting 2 months.

I have spent so much of my life being sick and fatigued, i feel like a new born kid these past 4 months gluten free.

I recently received my blood tests back, they were done after 3 1/2 months gluten free. Here are those results http://www.celiac.co...-these-results/

Many of my symptoms have decreased significantly in the past 4 months. I am still having some issues, but really working on perfecting this gluten free thing. I know i have to and it really feels much better.


What are the best foods to eat to heal ? I like to eat as many raw fruits and veggies as possible during the day. I feel like it makes me feel better, but is it hard to digest? I really just want to make sure I am doing things properly to heal as well as possible. I feel like little cuts and scrapes have been healing quicker than ever, im like super human! Does this go for my gut? How long does it take to heal?

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Beef and pork free due to intolerance since 2005, Gluten free since March 2014, Coffee free due to a developed intolerance June 2014, Egg free due to a developed intolerance August 2014
Misdiagnosed since 2000 with chronic fatigue syndrome, major depression and anxiety disorder.
Requested doc test for Celiac disease in April 2014.
Blood test positive for  Celiac disease May 2014.

Celiac Dx confirmed via small intestine biopsy 6/26/14
Fatigue,.depression, anxiety, daily headaches, and a laundry list of other symptoms have diminished slowly since I stopped eating gluten.

Who knows how much longer I would have suffered if I continued to rely on doctors to think of testing me for celiac disease.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:08 AM

I just posted on your other thread. Take a look :)


If you can tolerate raw fruits and veggies, eat them. There is no "prescription" or set diet except avoid gluten (and if you have a dairy problem, take that out for a few months and add it back in later. )


It takes anywhere from 6 months- years, depending on many factors: age, severity of the damage, how long you have been sick, how dietary compliant

someone is, etc. .


Don't think in terms of "when will I get there?"  because this is an exercise in patience. It is counter-productive to healing if you are stressing over things. 


Think this way : every day is a healing day.

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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

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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.
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