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#1 HannahHannah

 
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 12:08 AM

Hi everyone,

I thought I would share my good mood with you all and maybe offer hope to those of you who are just beginning their gluten-free lives to show that it does get better!

I've been gluten-free since the beginning of February this year (so that's 3 and a bit months with no cake...!:P), and I can honestly say for the first time in a long time, I feel......normal!

Less tiredness, less bloating, fewer slightly more unsavoury symptoms (!), less mood swings; plus I am no longer constantly aware of my stomach being this brick inside me (I couldn't think of another way to put it!).

...though it does all come back for a few days when I'm accidentally glutened, overall, I feel amazing! :lol:
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 02:59 AM

Hi
This is an excellent news. Congratulations. I've already seen lots of changes in myself also. I hope when I am three months in the gluten-free diet i feel the better especially having more energy.

Thank you for giving us hope.

Best regards to everyone. :rolleyes:
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Blood Test: Negative 03/2006
Biopsy Negative 04/2006
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EnteroLabs: Positive 04/2007
Fecal Antigliadin IgA "Positive"
Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA "Positive"
Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score "Positive"
Fecal anti-casein (cow’s milk) IgA antibody "Positive"
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0301
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 7,9)


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Posted 09 May 2007 - 03:47 AM

I am very happy to hear that you're both doing so well!! :D

Hannah and Pedro--I'm so glad you joined us--keep up the good work! :)
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 04:04 AM

Hannah,
That's great news. I remember walking around the first time I felt normal and just telling everyone, I feel like myself again. They must of thought I was crazy but it didn't matter, I had been at a point where I thought I was never going to be myself again and one day it did happen.
I am so glad you reached that point too, it is one of the biggest milestones of our recovery.
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 05:33 AM

Yea! Hannah!

So glad you shared this here. This is my 23rd day gluten free and I am noticing changes already. I went to the gym at 6:15 this morning! And, I enjoyed working out to boot! It is nice to know I wasn't lazy/slovenly/hypochonidriac!

May you continue to grow healthier each day!
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 06:44 AM

This is great to hear. I have been mostly gluten free for a month now (had some CC issues a few times recently) and am not really feeling better yet. It could be bc of the CC or just that I need more time, either way I am really looking forward to feeling normal (whatever normal feels like)! It is encouraging to know that I will feel normal and good someday soon so thanks.
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 06:47 AM

Congrats to both of you! Its a great feeling isnt it? You are not only accomplishing a lot, but feeling better to boot. We all have had setbacks, with cc especially, I am speaking for myself here, I have had my share, but even then, to know it will go away and I will be better.. that alone makes the cc a little more tolerable when in pain!

Keep up the great work!! Glad you both are feeling the difference!
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 08:34 AM

I'm glad someone posted about this!!! I too am incredibly happy and relieved that I finally have a solution to (almost) all my problems. I feel like a new person - less moodiness, tiredness, headaches and even anxiety. Life is wonderful :) :) :)

To everyone out there who hasn't started feeling better yet... hold on, it WILL happen!!
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Posted 10 May 2007 - 06:19 AM

I've now managed to feel normal for 5 (count them!) 5 days! No awful abdominal pain at all (which is one of my major symptoms). This is unprecedented for me!!!

...though I am rather sick of eating salad.....!!!
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