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Has Been A While But Amazing Update........
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So I haven't been on here in a while. I just wanted to check in and let everyone know how I was doing since going Gluten Free. Let me see diagnoised offically by GI doc last aug! I have Celiac but have been Gluten free for About 3 months......

I have lost 50lbs!!!!!

My blood pressure is NORMAL without meds!!!!

My Cholesterol is back in the NORMAL range without meds!!!!

My vitamin D level is NORMAL!!!

My liver labs are almost back in the normal range...... They have come way down from hundreds to 31 and 44!!!!

All lab work looks GREAT!!

My back no longer hurts

I have my strength back and have been released from PT

I HAVE BEEN GIVEN MY LIFE BACK!!!!!!!!!!

It is so amazing.... I am so greatful I can live again.

Roxie

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That's really great news! Thanks for the update and I hope you continue to improve. It is wonderful to get your life back.

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Fantastic news!! Thanks for letting us know:)

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Wow! What wonderful news. Congratulations roxieb! You have had remarkable results in a very short time being gluten free. You GO girl! Just imagine how great you're going to be when you have been gluten-free for an entire year?!!!!

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Yay! That's great news and I'm so happy for you. What a difference this will make in your quality of life.

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:D Congratulations! That is quite the recovery!!!
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What a remarkable recovery and congratulations are in order!!! It's awesome to hear about others who face it and overcome the challenges, then get to enjoy a normal life again. I hope so many others here also get the same results from their life adjustments to celiac.

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Wow, your recovery is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration...

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Amazing, congratulations! I hope my recovery goes as well as yours does! I'm just getting started.

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