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How Long Does It Take To Feel Better?

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Everyone is different depending on the severity of intestinal damage and damage to other systems. In my case, I felt better in about six months. I am approaching my second diagnosis anniversary and feel pretty close to 100%. Of course I am still dealing with other health issues like diabetes, osteoporosis, allergies, and menopause!

Be patient! Things will get better!

Non-functioning Gall bladder Removal Surgery 2005

Diagnosed via Blood Test and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis -- Stable 2014

Anemia -- Resolved

Fractures (vertebrae): June 2013

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

Diabetes -- January 2014

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I think most people notice some improvements in some symptoms within the first few weeks, probably the first to get better are some stomachaches and bloating.  As a general rule, people usually feel quite a bit better after 6 months, and some continue to improve over the first few years.


Keep in mind that about a third of all celiacs will experience withdrawal in the first few weeks gluten-free.  Some symptoms, like headaches and fatigue, may get get worse for a few weeks before they get better.


If you stay gluten-free, my guess is that you'll be noticeably better around Easter and quite a bit better come summertime.  Hang in there.


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ITP - 1993

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