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Hi All, 

 

I was diagnosed about 3 months ago via blood test. I was gluten lite for a few years so I had to do a gluten challenge which was horrible and landed me in the hospital 3 times. Anyhow, It's been three months totally gluten free. I live alone so it was no problem to replace all my pots and pans and anything that may have been contaminated. I also checked all of my cosmetics and soap and vitamins and switched to gluten free ones. I don't go out to eat anymore or eat at friends or relatives houses either. 

 

When I went gluten free I went from not being able to get out of bed to being able to function fairly well. It's gotten about 80-90% better. But I still have days where I get really dizzy and weak and other days I'm really fatigued. I went on the Gaps intro diet for about a month, where you are basically eating meat and veggie soups and gradually adding in new foods. I didn't notice much of a difference as far as symptoms go, I was just really really hungry all of the time. 

 

Is there something else I could be doing? or is it just normal for it to take this long to recover? 

 

Thank you all, 

 

Marion

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Dizziness could be a hypoglycemic thing or something to do with low blood pressure - both are not always gluten linked. Is you dizziness helped by eating? You may need to eat lower GIfoods more frequently. Diabetes is common in those with celiac disease so you might want to check it out if that is a possibility for you.

 

You are still pretty new to the diet. It could take more time to get better. I was still improving a year into the diet.  Keep at it, but mention those symptoms to your doctor... and maybe consult "Dr Google" too.  Best wishes.

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I know the first few months I had let a few small bottles of flavoring from  pre-gluten days in my kitchen.  I would encourage you to check every label.  It was the labels that I thought only contained one or two ingredients that I missed.  In time you should be able to heal more and will be better able to determine what caused each reaction.

 

D.

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