When To Expect What
Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:51 AM
Anyway, my question is at what point should I switch from being patient to starting to suspect there's still gluten in my diet somewhere? I understand healing takes a long time but also don't want to ignore a problem if there is one.
Seems like some people have dramatic results almost instantly, but I'm not sure if that's the norm. Seems a little unrealistic for that to happen for me because there is definitely damage to my intestines (biopsy confirms this), which my doc thinks will take at least half a year to fully heal.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:02 PM
When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:16 PM
Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:41 AM
Get well, stay well, as soon as you can.*** If you it any snags, just ask.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:47 AM
Good luck! I hope you feel better soon.
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:21 AM
Negative blood work, positive dietary response
Endocrinologist offered referral to GI if I needed formal diagnosis to follow the diet, otherwise just pass on wheat, barley & rye
and save my money
Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:56 AM
Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:21 AM
Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:19 PM
I think I'm noticing some little improvements here and there- energy, pain, bloating- but there's a ton of room for improvement. I strongly suspect stress and acidic food are keeping these "symptoms" more present than they'd be otherwise. (I can fix the acid issue/WIP; stress I do the best I can to minimize but have a bit less control over; I suspect it will be reduced when the holidays are over with.)
One thing I can't seem to easily find (and I have looked) is info on which of the celiac symptoms are caused by gluten (in which case, I'd expect an immediate improvement), vs. which are caused by having a damaged digestive system (in which case, I'd expect a more gradual improvement over time). I know everyone's body is different and even having that knowledge won't tell me how I'm going to feel on what timeline, but I would like to know what info is out there. I may start a thread about it if nobody replies in this one. EDIT: I went ahead and made a separate thread for this question.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:33 AM
Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:57 PM
Frustrated again. I had whole week straight pain-free in early feb. A little pain popped up, then over a month almost entirely pain-free. Thought I was in the clear.
This entire week: Increasing pain, especially later in the day, worse as the week as progressed. And bloating. Also, headaches, which I've never been prone to. Pain is in my stomach and creeping up my damn throat right now.
Not only are there no sources of potential gluten I can think of, there's also nothing NEW in my diet, to boot (I've tried thinking of anything and everything- nothing's changed this week, or immediately before it- I keep a food diary, I would know- only things that flux are timing and quantity). I am eating the same stuff I was eating when I had that good long chunk of not-pain.
Other possible culprits: Stress (which has indeed increased), increasing sensitivity to sweeteners as my insides heal up, earting too close to sleep. Dehydration? God, I don't know. I am back in that frantic place of not knowing and desperately needing to.
I had ongoing issues with energy up and down; my guess continues to be low blood sugar, for that. Has some slight issues with nausea, before this week- very mild, just someties would feel sort of queasy.
WHAT THE FRICK?????? I thought I was DONE with this. =(
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