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dmcook1990

Member Since 19 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 31 2013 06:27 PM
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Eating gluten-free And Gaining Weight

22 July 2012 - 09:13 PM

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone had advice or tips for someone who is trying to lose weight with celiac disease. I am actually gaining weight instead! Everyone says it seems like i should be losing weight with my lifestyle and what i eat but i cannot drop a pound. I did read somewhere that maybe im storing up everything because of celiac and my malnutrition. I know I'll feel better it I could keep my weight down because I am obese at this weight. If anyone has good resources on what to eat, when to eat it and how much I would love the advice!

Could Celiac Disease Be Causing My Other Health Issues?

19 July 2012 - 09:37 AM

Hello all,

I am new to posting in forums about Celiac Disease but I am very excited to begin. My name is Danielle and I am a 21 year old recent college graduate. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in early 2009. I was also diagnosed with GERD, Chronic Migraines, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Cavus Foot Deformity before and after my Celiac diagnosis. Recently, I lost my health insurance through the government when I turned 21 and of course I had several tests and procedures scheduled afterwards. In addition to gluten, I try to stay away from dairy too.

My symptoms of Celiac include cramps, gas, bloating, diarrhea, easy bruising, iron deficient anemia, fatigue, weakness, fluid retention, nausea, vomiting and others. Some of the other symptoms I am experiencing may not be caused by Celiac.

I graduated in May 2012, just a few months ago. Since I moved back home after graduation, I have been the sickest I've been in my life. I feel anxious and somewhat depressed all the time; resulting in loss of sleep and I am overwhelmed with everything. My sleeping habits are completely screwed up. Going to sleep at 4am and waking up at 1pm seems like my natural sleep/wake cycle. Each day when I wake up, I feel like a took a sedative in my sleep. I can barely keep my eyes open and I sleep through my alarms and wake ups. Then when I wake up, sometimes I have headaches and I always have diarrhea, bloating, nausea and just and overall feeling of being sick. It takes me hours of going to the bathroom and laying down until I feel better to even start getting ready for the day.

I had been applying for jobs and trying to volunteer but I have been so sick every day. I still have all of my Celiac Disease symptoms and now even more. I am hoping to see if anyone has similar stories and what they did to overcome this. Also, could all my issues be caused by Celiac? I have been eating a careful gluten free diet and I should have some improvement in how I feel...

Thank you and I appreciate responses!!!


-Danielle