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isiskingdom

Was In E.r. Yesterday

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Yesterday I took my daughter to do a meet and great with a new pediatrician. I was feeling quite lightheaded and thought I was just getting warm but, when I stood up to leave I blacked out and end up laying on the table for almost a hr. I was spos to go to the dietitan (finally) so they wheeled me upstairs and I almost blacked out again so they sent me to the e.r. I just found out last week that I have celiac disease so I have been following the diet from what I have learned on here. Since I started this I feel worse. Why is that? With the blacking out and the stomach problems is this normal? They gave me a bag of IV and checked my heart my blood pressure was 77/68!!! I have low blood pressure but man that is low is this from the food change? Please help not sure what to do!! :unsure:

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You said you were new to the diet, what have you been eating in the last week? Is it possible that what you have been eating instead of gluteny foods is somehow out of balance nutritionally?

A dietitian might not be up to date with which products are gluten free and which are not, but they could probably help with putting together a diet that has all the nutrients and enough energy.

Pauliina

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I would make sure that you keep some gluten-free snack bars with you in the car and at work and just with you. So that when you feel light headed - get something in your stomach.

It takes your body a few months to adjust to a new diet - especially the gluten-free kind!

I eat small meals throughout the day to prevent the lightheadedness - amke sure you are taking your gluten-free vitamins as well! I find that I do not have the stamina that I used to have prior to this diagnosis, but you have to find what is right for you.

I found that once I was diagnosed with celiac disease my grocery shopping changed - I buy so much more fresh produce and fruits and keep bananas and apples and pears with me - lots of veggies too. I also add nuts to a lot of food (in moderation, but they are satisfying to me). GL!

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