I've been gluten free for 6 years this month from the day after I got my diagnosis. It is hard to believe that it has been that long. I knew I needed to go gluten free immediately or I would keep putting it off. I've learned so much. I'm so glad that I am feeling better. I am still emotionally coping with having to give up dairy about 2 months ago but I know I will come to terms with that too after I figure that all out. I am doing so much better after going gluten free. All of the symptoms that had been developing since I was a child and had never been seen as connected to one condition (and some which I didn't even know were not normal as they had been around for so long,) have gone away and pretty much only come up when I get glutened again. Along with this I finally found a GI doc who I like. I was talking with colleagues today about our teenage years and so many things seemed to start about then. The relief from my depression that came with going gluten free which was just getting worse as I got over is like nothing I ever remember experiencing before going gluten free. It was such a relief today thinking back to that time and how much better than that it is now. I can't imagine what it would have gotten to had I not gotten diagnosed then. (And I know that people here have experienced that). The best thing from the diagnosis for me was the relief from my severe depression which had lasted for 12 years without relief.
What was the best improvement in symptoms that you had when you went gluten free? Which one are you most happy to have gone?