Posted 09 May 2007 - 12:08 AM
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...!), 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!
Posted 09 May 2007 - 02:59 AM
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.
I can do all things thru Christ which strengtheneth me.
Blood Test: Negative 03/2006
Biopsy Negative 04/2006
Stopped gluten-free diet 04/2006
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)
Started gluten-free diet 03/25/2007 (This time is permanently).
One of my daugthers (Elizabeth) also have the gluten and dairy allergy. We started her in the diet, and doing excellent.
Posted 09 May 2007 - 03:47 AM
Hannah and Pedro--I'm so glad you joined us--keep up the good work!
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"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou
"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev
Posted 09 May 2007 - 04:04 AM
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
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!
Posted 09 May 2007 - 06:44 AM
Posted 09 May 2007 - 06:47 AM
Keep up the great work!! Glad you both are feeling the difference!
Gluten free since October 05
son born severly premature due to
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 08:34 AM
To everyone out there who hasn't started feeling better yet... hold on, it WILL happen!!
Posted 10 May 2007 - 06:19 AM
...though I am rather sick of eating salad.....!!!
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