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I Have A Question, How Long Before I Feel Better?

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I have gone gluten free now for about three weeks, I am a diabetic and my blood sugars were sky high and uncontrolable, now gluten-free they are slowiy comming down... I had one that was 97!!!!! I have not seen anything under 100 for YEARS! This is exceiting, and my shaking has lessoned, I have only a few new water blisters so those all have gotten better.

My energy is still at ground zero... I could sleep 12 hours a day and not get enough... not that I do, I am a fairly busy person, at any one time I have 3 or more jobs... not right now though, I can barely keep up with ONE. My family is understanding but I am NOT, I want my life back.. is there something I am missing, has anyone else been here and know they way out??

Help me please!

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You may have adrenal fatigue. Celiac disease all by itself can cause that, because it puts so much stress on the body. But working three jobs at a time on top of being diabetic and having celiac disease is really too much for anybody, and will wear out your adrenal glands. Because you'd have been running on adrenaline all those years, which is only meant for short bursts of energy, you could have worn out your adrenal glands.

It will take time and lots of rest to get your energy back, as well as healing from celiac disease. You might want to mention adrenal fatigue it to your doctor, as well as possibly a low functioning thyroid.

Of course, three weeks is not a very long time. It takes at least six months to heal from celiac disease, so you need to be patient.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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nutritional deficiencies also aren't resolved in three weeks.

not to mention the stress that can be placed on you in making the transition and trying to keep up with what you've been doing. (just the stress from trying to do 3 jobs alone will - eventually - wear you out. and I say that as someone who also thrives on hectic-ness and variety.)


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

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Bellevue, WA

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Hi and welcome.

I've been in the gluten-free diet for a little more than 8 weeks, and I am still very tired, even taking a multi-Vitamins gluten-free twiece a day. Be patience give a chance to the diet and a chance to your body to heal.

I've spend almost 40 years damaging my body with gluten without knowing. Is going to take sometime before my body adjust, and feels better.

I hope you start feeling better, keep us informed.

Best regards to you.


Have not I commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with you every where you go.

Jos 1:9

I can do all things thru Christ which strengtheneth me.

Phi 4:13

Blood Test: Negative 03/2006

Biopsy Negative 04/2006

Stopped gluten-free diet 04/2006

EnteroLabs: Positive 04/2007

Fecal Antigliadin IgA "Positive"

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA "Positive"

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score "Positive"

Fecal anti-casein (cow

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Guest tntownley

Thank you all for your advise, I have never been a patient person... guess I am going to learn it now...

I have not even been diagnosed really, I had end and colonoscopy done and they found H pylori but said no Celiac, but my family Dr said I had enough symptoms to make it worth while to do the gluten-free diet.

And well for what ever reason my blood sugar is under control now and I dont have the weird water blister rash that I was told was excema...

Weather it is Celiac or not, I am not going back to gluten, I do feel better and my tremmors are getting less and less each day.

Just still very tired.

I will keep you posted, and again thank you for your help.

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