Developing Symptoms Post Diagnosis?
Posted 29 September 2004 - 06:49 PM
When I was diagnosed with celiac disease 3 months ago, I had no symptoms. (I used to get symptoms 3 years ago but they went away and I quickly forgot about it) Since I was diagnosed, I've been pretty strict with my diet. I cheat very rarely, and only because I never got symptoms and it's been kind of tough adjusting immediately. But the past couple of days I've been getting these absolutely ridiculous stomach aches. Tonight I went out to dinner and had a burger with no bun, but I didn't ask them to clean off the grill. The same thing happened two days ago. Is it possible that I'm getting a little bit of gluten in my food and I've become more sensitive to it now that I haven't had any in my diet? (or is it probably just that I've gotten some stomach aches and am making too big of a deal out of it...)
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Feeling dizzy or faint*
heavy feeling in eyelids
ringing in the ears*
loss of hearing*
THROAT AND MOUTH:
loss of taste*
itching of the roof of mouth*
HEART AND LUNGS:
tightness across chest*
bloated feeling after eating*
feeling 'full up'long after meals
cravings for foods*
easily marked skin*
excessively pale colour*
OTHER PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS:
cold hands and feet*
aches and pains in the joints*
swelling of the limbs
aches and pains in the muscles*
swelling of the face, hands, feet, ankles
constant feeling of hunger*
gorging with food
BEHAVIOURAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS:
unreasonable giggling or weeping*
general feeling of misery*
And I can tell you, I dont think I had ANY of these symptoms before getting celiac disease..
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Posted 09 November 2004 - 06:06 AM
The blood tests simply do not give false positives. If the blood tests were positive and you have any symptoms (diarrhea), then you're talking nearly a 100 percent chance you have it. Some people are diagnosed with no symptoms at all.
I had almost no symptoms, not even diarrhea, or so I thought. I never realized that the mouth sores and constant headaches were due to celiac. I thought my lack of energy was because I was getting older and wasn't exercising like I should.
If you continue eating gluten it won't be just diarrhea. You'll start getting a cascade of symptoms and could end up like I did, in the hospital essentially dying of malnutrition (I didn't know I had celiac until I was diagnosed in the hospital). 11 days in the hospital and 10 weeks off work. It took 10 months to fully recover. It appears I was fortunate and didn't end up with other problems, like more autoimmune diseases or cancer, but those are also possible complications.
Posted 09 November 2004 - 08:11 AM
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
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