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Its Been 8 Weeks And Very Little Improvement!

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just getting frustrated,

i have never cheated and still

feel tired and nauseas.

every day.

stomach aches

HAVE gotten better

but the

nausea

and tiredness

are just as bad as

during my

gluten-laden days.

i mean, i am used

to it, as i have felt

this way for the

past 3 or 4 years...

but feel like,

after getting diagnosed with celiac

8weeks ago, i have been totally gluten free.

(and dairy free for the last 4 days.)

and i just want a little glimmer of relief.

you know?

feel like i have changed a LOT

just wantin my body to give

me a little something to keep me going...

:huh:

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Some people don't start feeling better for six months or so. Plus, you haven't really had a chance to recover with still consuming dairy all this time. Four days off dairy isn't much. Are you eating soy? I'd suggest you eliminate it as well.

Give it more time! I know it is hard to be patient when your health is at stake. Still, don't give up.

If you don't start feeling better soon, you may need to look into other causes for feeling so bad.

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You didn't mention what sorts of things you are eating, but I found that the majority of the sugar laden gluten free foods just did not agree with me. All the various flours, bean flours, rice flour, and the SUGAR....I felt truly horrible eating these things and like you, I felt I was making zero improvement. When I cut all this stuff out and just ate plain meat, veggies, fruit, lots of water, and zero sugar, zero grains of any kind including rice, THEN I started to feel better.

After eating very simply for maybe 6 months, I then found I could tolerate lots of things in small amounts and not every day. I think eating simply for a time helped my system heal.

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Hey, don't give up. Your intestines are still recovering and still don't absorb all the nutrients you need. You might be anemic or something, and that would account for your fatigue. Your doctor could do a basic blood test to check your iron level. You probably need to take calcium, and that will absorb better with additional vitamin D3. Most celiacs are deficient in both. You might want to consult a naturopath or a nutritionist/dietician about your diet. My naturopath discovered I was deficient in all sorts of things--no wonder I felt so awful. I take a bunch of supplements now and all kinds of problems are improving. It is great. If your insurance doesn't cover naturopaths, etc. you might want to take some vitamin supplements on your own BUT be really careful as many of them contain gluten. People on this forum know a lot about which supplements to take--just check. Hope things improve.

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