Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:11 AM
I’ve been gluten free for 4 months now( soy and dairy free for 2.5 months), and though I struggled a lot at first, things finally seem to be settling down. I do have a quick question for everyone: now that I have been gluten free for 4 months, I am hungry all of the time! I never used to eat much before going gluten free, and even for the first few months gluten free I didn’t have much of an appetite. I lost about 10 pounds. Now, if I don’t eat a lot of calories and a lot of carbs, I get dizzy, irritable, weak, and exhausted. My legs also cramp up, which is weird. It tends to get worse if I consistently eat fewer than 2500 calories per day; if that happens I get really sick and have to spend the whole day eating to correct it.
I have a doctor’s appointment in a few weeks, but if this has happened to any other celiacs, I would love to know.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:18 AM
Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:11 PM
Diagnosed with Coeliac Disease after positive blood test and endoscopy (total villous atrophy and inflammation)
Gluten-free since 13th November 2012
Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:25 PM
Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:27 PM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:24 PM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:32 PM
I was hungry all the time after switching to gluten-free. I have always been low-iron. My hematologist prescribed intravenous iron. I'm not hungry all the time any more. I have more energy than ever and I don't chew ice all the time!
I feel like I am STARVING all day every day! My iron infusions are in 3 weeks and you have given me hope that they may help aleviate this insatiable hunger.
29 years old
Diagnosis: Severe Malnutrition due to Celiac - November 2012 via biopsy.
Severely iron deficient for 3+ years before diagnosis. No GI Symptoms. Two negative blood tests before biopsy.
Iron & Nutrient infusions schedule for Feb & March 2013
Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:48 PM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:31 PM
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
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