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New to this , need some info please

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Hello everyone or anyone,

I was just told a week ago that I am Celiac....Nice news  to find out because I thought I had been dying for about 8 months. Trips to the hospital with gas pain in chest and arms. Headaches and also major energy problems. How long should or could it take to start to feel better? I know It's going to take time however I have to take pills to keep me calm. I am finding that now when I eat that the gas is worse it now sits in my shoulders and back as well as my chest...Please tell me this has happened to other people...Any info would be amazing.

 

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I hear you, I thought I was dying going crazy, and was running a bucketlist prior to dia. My issues were a mix of it effecting my brain, nervous system, guts, etc. My primary issues was the brain fog, confusion, brain damage, nerve damage, and bad gas and constipation lasting 8-10 days.

The worst of it will pass with the gas in 2-6 weeks, it can take 6 months and up to 2 years for significant damage to heal. The issues with the stress come from the inability to absorb certain nutrients. You will have to take a b-vitamin supplement  and probably a magnesium supplement to help with them. There are many others such as folate, iron, vitamin D, etc. I would read up on them and see if these are likely to be them. You can check the links below to see what I do to manage mine and my diet.

Welcome to the forums, this is great place to find out about many of the issues associated with this disease and get help. There is a huge learning curve to the diet and you will have to clean out your house, fridge, and change a lot of things out to go 100% gluten free without contamination issues. Things will get a tad worse before they get better, you might develop other food issues or find out you have some. But in the end you will prolong your life, and after some healing start to enjoy life more and more.

 

https://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/91878-newbie-info-101/

https://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/117090-gluten-free-food-alternatives-list/

https://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/116482-supplement-and-foods-you-take/

 

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Thank you so much for this info!! I have a place to start, Like most people I was told yes you are Celiac and then nothing..I get to see the Dr in July but have been running blind with this. I am happy to see this and know if I have questions I can ask, Someone may have ideas!!

 

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Welcome!  Glad you found us.  It is nice to have access to people who are in the same boat.  Ennis has provided you with some good links.  Questions?  Just ask!  

Healing?  Takes time.  Everyone is different.  

 

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