My most severe symptoms that affected my daily routine started August 2008 with constant diarrhea. I thought at first it was anxiety, since I started graduate school, a new job and moved to a new place with a person I had never met. Lots of changes in a matter of a month. After a while nothing got better, it actually became worse.
Once I started tracking what was happening, I was soon gaining weight with the diarrhea (instead of losing weight) I finally went to my doctor and told him all my symptoms. With my background of my bachelor's in Athletic training I knew that I most likely had gluten intolerance. My doctor thought I might have lactose intolerance, so I cut out dairy for a week, nothing happened. Next I took out wheat and gluten products as best I could. **This worked to an extent**.
My final results after the blood test was:
Celiac Disease (gluten enteropathy)
All in all. I am now have a lifestyle of gluten free and all dairy free foods.
So far, the dairy has posed to be the worst out of the two evils. Cravings of chocolate and cheese have been difficult, but taking each day at a time and knowing the consequences if I eat something on "accident".
Currently, I have lost the weight I gained and I am continuing to lose weight, by only changing my diet and not much else. I am happy for that at least, my clothes fit again
Happy Thanksgiving to all.