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How Long To Feel Better On Gluten-free Diet?

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I've just been told after 30 years of seeking out various doctors and alternative practitioners, that based on my symptoms and test results, I probably have Celiac disease. I've been put on a gluten-free diet, and my health professional is testing me for other food sensitivities, as well. How long does it generally take, after eliminating gluten from the diet, to feel noticeably better? I've been totally disabled by extreme fatigue, depression, anxiety, joint pain, and intestinal issues for decades, and I'm anxious to know about other's experiences with the gluten-free diet.

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I felt better within a week....your body is still healing ofcourse but after years of this one good day makes you want to jump for joy. I still had ups and downs for a month or so...while you get the hang of the diet it can be ruff...but once you get the hang of it all goes well. So expect some good days and some bad...it take awhile to totally heal but you could see some good days right away.

Have they done all teh testing...blood ect? You have to be eating gluten for those to be true.

Good Luck to you!

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I started to feel better within a couple of weeks, but it took about 6 months for my symptoms to totally go away. And like Jmommy said, expect some good days and some bad in the beginning - good luck!

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My ONLY symptom was unrelenting diahrrea... and I must admit... it took an entire year for my bowels to get back to what I considered normal. So... in the last 3 responses... you can see how individualized celiac disease really is!

Good luck!!

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I would get the blood test for celiac disease before you go gluten-free. You do have celiac symptoms, but they can also be symptoms of other systemic diseases. I would get tested so you can be more certain.

Testing is not perfect, but if it's positive, you know for sure you have your answer. If it's negative, try the diet ... if all your symptoms resolve, you have your answer.

You might also check out http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?showtopic=36163 It's something else with very similar symptoms.

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I felt better within a week....your body is still healing ofcourse but after years of this one good day makes you want to jump for joy. I still had ups and downs for a month or so...while you get the hang of the diet it can be ruff...but once you get the hang of it all goes well. So expect some good days and some bad...it take awhile to totally heal but you could see some good days right away.

Have they done all teh testing...blood ect? You have to be eating gluten for those to be true.

Good Luck to you!

I absolutely love the Serenity prayer, and I've recited it often in my head, through the difficult times that I've had in my life. I would kiss the feet of the nutritionist that I'm seeing, if I had even one good day! She requested several of the blood tests for Celiac ID to be done, and I had my blood drawn, before I began on this diet. I'll find out for sure, around the 17th. I'm really anxious to know the truth. I'm glad that you're feeling well now. I'd be willing to do just about anything, if it meant that I'd feel energy, and a lack of the other symptoms I've experienced. Thanks for the info!

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