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Member Since 22 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Jun 16 2013 05:46 AM

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In Topic: Newly Diagnosed- How Long Did You Take To Feel Better?

13 June 2013 - 09:33 AM

I was diagnosed at the end of March.  One week later I noticed an increase in my energy level.  I was underweight...93 lbs and dropping.  Eight weeks out...I was a different person.  I had gained nine pounds and was eating like crazy.  To date, I have gained 12 lbs and still need to put on another five. The doctor and dietician say I'm still recovering but I feel 100% better. 

In Topic: Having A Hard Time..

23 April 2013 - 06:11 PM

I, too, am newly diagnosed (4 weeks ago).  I am so glad to read the posts - I feel 'normal.'  I have been a little down lately because my entire world is about food these days.  Reading your posts help - glad to have found this forum.

In Topic: Newbie With Questions

23 April 2013 - 07:24 AM

I, too, was recenty diagnosed with celiac (as was my son) and am still having a hard time adjusting.  It is definitely better now than four weeks ago.  .  I appreciate all the great information from others who know (we don't have a support group in the area).  Thank you!

In Topic: Just Diagnosed With celiac disease And I Don't Feel Full!

22 April 2013 - 02:25 PM

Thank you all for your help and in put!! I really appreciate it!!! It's a lot easier being able to talk to other people with the same problems!! It's hard here because everyone (some family, friends, co workers) say to me, "Oh it's no big deal, it's just going gluten free!" Well, I don't know if I'm being over emotional because of the hormones LOL, but this is pretty tough for me because you don't realize how many different things contain gluten until you have to cut it.

You are not being emotional because of the hormones.  I have been in a funk the last two weeks. My husband and my younger son do not have Celiac.  My older son and I do.  My kitchen is half gluten-free/non-gluten-free and it is really hard. Hard because I have to make sure there isn't any cross-contamination and hard because I want what they have instead of a 'substitute.'  On the flip-side...I feel so much better.  I have energy now, dark circles under my eyes are gone, put on a few pounds (had lost a lot of weight).  Be careful of gluten in medications and lipgloss/balm/lipstick.    Shars has good gluten-free bread and Udi's makes a good frozen pizza...expensive but good. 

  I love pasta, too.  Mueller's just put a gluten-free pasta on the market.  My son and I love it and have not had any adverse reactions. It is definitely easier now than it was four weeks ago.  This is the first time I have been in contact with anyone else (besides my son) who has celiac and it feels good.

In Topic: Just Diagnosed With celiac disease And I Don't Feel Full!

22 April 2013 - 12:45 PM

Hi everyone! I've just been diagnosed with celiac disease, like not even a week ago, and I'm having a hard time coping with everything. First of all, I'm 7 months pregnant, so it was tough for me to here the news because of that alone. So I was wondering if anyone has any advice or words of wisdom... My biggest problem right now is not knowing what exactly is safe and not safe to eat ( I see the dietician in about a week), and also if anyone has had the problem of not feeling full at all after they eat anymore, or if it's just something that happens in the beginning. My family thinks that all these years when I thought I had that "full" feeling it could have just been the bloating and tummy ache from not being gluten free. I don't really know, so of anyone had this problem and has any advice at all I'd really appreciate it!


Except for being pregnant...I can relate.  I was diagnosed last month and the only way to describe my appetite is ravenous. One week after being gluten-free I felt a hunger I never had before.  StilI, I cannot seem to eat enough.  My dietician suggested I shop the perimeter of the grocery store where you find the fresh food (meats, fruits, vegetables, etc.). I started snacking on hummus (great with carrots and/or gluten-free crackers). 

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