Why Does It Hurt So Much?
Posted 02 May 2005 - 03:56 AM
Posted 02 May 2005 - 05:11 AM
At this point you are very new to it and could be having more accidents then you think. I thought I was doing good the first couple weeks until I realized what all gluten could be hidden under. Then I realized I had to check lipsticks, shampoos, lotions, toothpastes etc. because traces could easily get to my mouth. Now anything I put on my body...espcecially if I put it on my hands, face, or head I make sure it is gluten free.
Give it some time..you can't expect to heal and get rid of symptoms so quick. You also can get symptoms from your body adjusting to the diet and dealing with the change...hang in there
Gluten-free since January 2004
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Posted 02 May 2005 - 06:38 AM
Posted 02 May 2005 - 10:11 AM
The only thing I can suggest is patience. Your intestines are damaged right now, and it'll take some time for them to heal, now that they finally have the opportunity to do so. (Maybe it's like when you cut/scrape yourself and a scab forms and the scab itches... you're healing, but you're getting unwanted symptoms with that healing. ;-) )
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
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Posted 02 May 2005 - 07:04 PM
Get lots of rest and sleep and don't overwork yourself. Also make sure that you are getting your vitamins, in supplements or energy drinks, like boost (I think all boost are gluten-free except chocolate malt).
Personally, I got better with lots of time. Within the first 6 months of the gluten-free diet, I gained some weight back, stopped losing excess hair, and had noticeably less joint pain. After 1 year, I am seeing results in other areas, like less diarrhea, gas, bloating and fatigue. Don't get discouraged with my results though, most people see big results in less than 6 months.
Everyone has a different reaction to gluten. It's hard for me to pinpoint exactly what my reaction is since I don't intentionally eat gluten... but I think mine is extreme pain in the upper stomach area, intense gas, bloating, and bm's.
Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2004
Postitive tTg Blood Test, December 2003
Positive Biopsy, March 3, 2004
Posted 03 May 2005 - 05:44 AM
Personally I didn't see much improvement until 3-months and I'm still not feeling 100%. Everytime we have a slip-up it sets you back some and delays the healing. I was glutened twice in a span of 8-days recently which meant that I spent about 2 solid weeks feeling lousy. I am just now starting to feel somewhat better.
If you don't take vitamins I would suggest you get some sort of multi-vitamin (make sure it's gluten-free). I take lots of vitamins as well as drinking homemade fruit & vegetable juice. I also drink Boost just to make sure I'm getting all the vitamins & minerals I need. Also, you might consider any other allergy possibilities. Keep a food log and see if you react to eating other things.
Hang in there. Brighter days are ahead of us!
Endoscopy & Blood Work Positive.....
gluten-free Since December 2004.....
Soy Intolerant August 2007......
Posted 03 May 2005 - 06:07 AM
Posted 03 May 2005 - 08:29 AM
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Posted 13 May 2005 - 08:22 AM
It's really frustrating. I have spent huge amounts of money on med's to find out I am allergic to this one or that one after buying it... And Dr bills!!!!
Please tell me that one day I will feel halfway normal for more than 5 days.
Also, I need to know about the wheat free shampoo
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