Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

How Long After Gfcf Diet Did You Start To Feel Better
0

11 posts in this topic

How long after Gluten-free Casein-free diet did it take for you to start to feel better?

I have no damage of my small intestines as we caught this early (about 2 yrs after starting to feel symptoms).

Thank you!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

It varies greatly from person to person. Some start feeling some improvement in days, some in weeks, and some take months. Statistically, most see noticable improvement within two weeks, but many still take longer than that, and many don't see full recovery for months.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When i started CF i started to feel better the next day, my Cf symptoms were just heartburn this went away almost instantly and i noticed that night that it didn't wake me up that night for the first time in a long time, and sorry don't know about gluten-free was too young to remember it...

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




I was sick for probably 20 years before finally being diagnosed. When I went on the gluten-free diet, I had already been dairy free for about a year. My GI issues began to improve very quickly. Other things like fatigue, brain fog, neuropathy, anxiety, and the anemia took longer. I feel I "turned a corner" around the 4th month. I had a few really good weeks, and then the other food intolerances began to show up. Now, at a year, I'm finally feeling somewhat normal (unless, of course I get CC!)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It took me about 6 months to really feel better.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm in my third week and still no improvement - actually feel worse (headaches and sinus problems now, and ear aches) and have lost several pounds (not a problem since I'm not too skinny to begin with) b/c of cutting out the carbs. I haven't tried the gluten-free breads, etc. yet - I will do that when I need to put some pounds back on :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I showed a marked improvement by the next day. Until my other intolerances reared their ugly heads three months later. I am much better now, but may never get completely well due to being diagnosed so late in life.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I noticed a huge improvement on the 3rd day and have gotten even better since then. Once being glutened (which has happened several times due to CC and accidental glutening), it takes me about a week to get back to "normal."

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi everyone:

I have had a history of ulcers since I was 18. In the last5 years they have bled 3 times. Came close to buying the farm. 5 months ago a blood test showed I had iron deficient anemia. I thought my ulcer was bleeding again. important to note that I have never had GI symptoms my entire life....no pain, no diarrhea or constipation. Stomach has been fine. The only way i knew my ulcers were bleeding was that I would faint due to having 1 pint of blood in me. My doc did an endoscopy and colonoscopy and only checked for celiac because I asked him to. A woman I worked with had just been diagnosed. Turns out I had it bad with my blood test showing levels over 100 but not sure of exact count. Is over 100 considered very high? Started diet immediately. Used to get very bad migraines every day, my guess is from malnutrition as I was eating wheat like crazy. I looked like crap with dark circles under my eyes. After 5 months on a gluten-free diet I can't really say I feel that much better on a day to day basis. My migraines are fewer and farther between but when I get one now it takes about 4 shots of Immitrex to get the sucker to leave me alone. I just started juicing every day. I think its helping. Thank God for Real Foods corn cakes. they are thin and crisp and much better than rice cakes. They satisfy my craving for something like a cracker. After about 2 months on the diet my blood tests come back normal so that's good but I have been suffering from severe depression. Not sure if it's menopause (I'm 48) or a result of having had celiac. Anyone else suffering from depression? I do have one weird symptom since I was diagnosed. If I lay on myleft side after I eat something small my stomach starts to growl really loud. Sometimes this happens after a meal. I did not have this problem prior to the endoscopy. anyone else experience this? It's driving me nuts!

Anyway, nice to talk to all of you. All my best

debbie

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,688
    • Total Posts
      921,756
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Do you mean something like a protein powder you could mix up?  A lot of them in the US seem to be gluten free.  Maybe just go to your local store and read all the labels?
    • Yeah I ended up allergic to corn, olives, sesame, whey, and peanuts and intolerant to dairy, soy, yeast, enzyme issues with breaking down meats, and egg yolks, along with extreme bloat with any kind of carbs/sugars in moderate amounts. And very adverse reactions to certain artificial sweeteners. So your not alone in all the other issues cropping up, it happens as our bodies adjust.  I eat a bunch of stir frys with veggies, egg whites, plenty of  avocados, and toasted and raw forms of almonds, coconut, cashews, walnuts, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sancha inchi seeds, chia seeds, and sunflower seeds in all forms including making them into butters, spreads, and incorporating them into sauces.   Most meals are forms of soups, omelettes, and stir frys. I do the seeds and nuts on rotation same with my veggies and snack on fruits in small amounts along with some homemade baked goods I make for markets. I do suggest a rotation of foods, my dietician said I need to rotate my foods to prevent more issues, making sure I am off one one for at least 7-14 days at a time completely. I find changing up the spices and rotating my cuisine base works well. I also make puddings, and protein shakes along with nut/seed milks, and different bases and extract flavorings to get my random cravings Taken care of. Guess take what you can from this and and see how it can help you,    As to the tinging, I ended up with both B vitamin and magnesium deficiency issues, the magnesium one caused a fire like tingling in my arms, legs and back, along with muscle pain. Ended up on a doctors best powder form of it so I can dose it out right, and found epsom salt bathes helped.  
    • Hi, I've gained so much knowledge on this forum over the past few months, which I am so thankful for. I can see how much hell people are going through with this disease and it's so lovely to see how much support and advice people give to others on here. I'd like a little bit of reassurance and advice myself from anyone that can help. I've been gluten free for six months. Two weeks after going gluten free I realised I also had a problem with corn so cut out processed food. Over the following weeks and months I continually had problems with food; fruit, dairy, a lot of vegetables, nuts, soya....it's basically dwindled down to just eating potatoes (not white potatoes), cucumber, lettuce, small amounts of red onion, spring onion, sprouts and beetroot. There may be more things I could be okay with but to be honest I'm too scared to try.  Is this all normal? Am I an extreme case? I've been taking some digestive enzymes and probiotics for about six weeks, my acid reflux has dramatically decreased but I always have a lot of loud noises going on in my guts, I'm guessing this is the probiotics working.  I've lost nearly 3st in weight since this started - which I'm not complaining about as I was overweight due to thyroid problems. I've had loads of blood tests done recently, all organs are working 'great' according to my doctor, the only thing they've picked up on is ketones, I seem to be having a glucose problem, which might explain my exhaustion and weight loss. I also have permanent numbness and sometimes tingling in one of my legs and sometimes hands and one shoulder, I thought it could have vitamin B12 deficiency but that's okay according to blood tests. I would be greatful for any replies. Thanks for reading.
    • Hi everyone, I am doing job in restaurant at evening 5 to 12 during working hours no time to do a dinner. I'm thinking to make a shake but don't know the gluten free vitamin or supplement brand which one is good for me and easily available in Berlin Germany to make me fit cause last one week i feel weak. I'm 28 year old. Sincerely
    • Hey there just wanted to warn anyone that has other allergies- these crackers may not be a good choice! I'm mildly sensitive to MSG- I only react if there's a giant amount like in Chinese food or Ramen noodles, etc.  I literally have a to eat TONS of a the offending food before reacting.  Anyway, I was excited to try these Trader Joes pumpkin crackers, kept hearing about them on the radio .... and they're gluten free!  (I have Hashi's).  I ate about 3/4 of the box last night. Woke up this morning with a red itchy face and nasal congestion, headache, anxiety. Hallmark symptoms for me of high MSG intake. (It does say yeast extract on the side but it's pretty far down the list). So if you're sensitive.... stay away! Apparently these particular crackers are loaded with it. 
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,690
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    lastcowgirl26
    Joined