How Long Does It Take To Heal?
Posted 27 February 2010 - 05:21 AM
I've been gluten free for a month now. I've been overweight for quite some time and have heard that people with gluten intolerance are usually underweight. That's a little confusing for me, but I have lost 12 pounds in a month. I'm eating very healthily - 80% organic fruits and veggies, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, low salt, sugar free (except some cane, honey, real maple syrup as sweeteners), no crappy processed foods.
Anyway - I had been suffering for quite some time (stomach pain, digestive problems, acid reflux, etc.) All of that has just about melted away, but wondering how long it REALLY takes to heal. I was diagnosed with CFS/FM in 2003, and suffer a LOT of pain, daily. I'm hoping that this may eventually dissipate, but as yet, I don't feel any better in that department.
Just wondering if there are others like me out there who have actually reversed FM pain through gluten (and other) free diets.
Glad to have found this group and thanks for listening
Posted 27 February 2010 - 07:45 AM
Posted 27 February 2010 - 08:17 AM
Living in the beautiful Ozark mountains in Arkansas
positive blood tests and later, positive biopsy
diagnosed 8/5/02, gluten-free (after lots of mistakes!) since that day
Dairy free since July 2010 and NOT happy about it!!
Posted 27 February 2010 - 09:40 PM
It's a myth that cost me 7 years of my life in illness and 2 horrific pregnancies because a GI doc told me my weight gain assured him that there was no way I could have celiac disease.
Had GI symptoms, allergy symptoms and unexplained illness my whole life.
Jan. 2010 Diagnosed celiac at the age of 40.
Ready to get well and get on with my life!
Posted 28 February 2010 - 05:37 AM
I didn't know the difference, until I cut out ALL gluten. Wow - now I know what it feels like to eat and not have that discomfort. Man - I feel pretty stupid, but I wonder how many people go through this and not realize.
Thanks Sandsurfgirl - I'm glad to hear that the weight thing is not necessarily a given. You had horrific pregnancies and I couldn't get pregnant at ALL, and had an early menopause at 41. I recently read that Celiac can cause infertility and early menopause. NOW YA TELL ME! I'm kinda angry that doctors still don't realize the kind of damage this can cause and make sure their patients are thoroughly tested for this if there are signs of any digestive problems!
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