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I was just diagnosed...and because I have a bad doctor that didn't tell me much, and I can't figure it out looking anywhere on the internet...will this ever go away? Or am I stuck with this for life?

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I am sorry for your frustration. You have arrived at a good place. Welcome. Were you diagnosed with Celiac Disease? If you were, this is lifelong. I am sorry if this upsets you. There are many wonderful people here willing to help you figure it all out. There are also books, magazines, etc.

This is where the real experts are- the ones who are living with it. Good luck, May your healing begin!


gluten . . . Kiss my grits!

pork and beef free- 1994

wheat free or wheat light- 2003

gluten free- January 2008

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I was just diagnosed...and because I have a bad doctor that didn't tell me much, and I can't figure it out looking anywhere on the internet...will this ever go away? Or am I stuck with this for life?

No, this will not ever go away. It's unfortunate that you have a bad doctor - read for a bit in this forum and you will discover that you are not alone in that one!

This forum is a God send for information and support. Hang out here and you will learn so much.

This may sound harsh, but the whole transition will be much easier for you if you if you ditch the victim mentality. You were stuck being sick and now you know what was wrong. There is a way to make yourself well again and you can do it. There is a learning curve and you will fall as we all have, but we learn and we get better and eating well gets easier. You are now in control of what you eat and have taken the first steps to getting your health back.

Choose to eat healthy - the pre-packaged, over-processed, preservative-laden American isn't healthy for anyone.

Gluten-free eating does not have to be boring. The other night we had lasagna and chocolate cake - all gluten free! :)

Welcome!


Sandi ~ learning to live in a world obsessed and infested with wheat.

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" probably was not referring to us . . .

"For the love of money gluten is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." (apologies to 1 Timothy 6:10 (NASB)

The person we most dislike is still a soul for whom Christ died. (David Jeremiah)

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Celiac isn't exactly like Diabetes....you don't have to conastantly monitor your body sysems! All you have to do is to be careful.....oh, so careful......of what it is that goes into your mouth! The initial healing may take a while...depending on just how sick you are. Patience, and trust, and feel free to lean on any of these wonderful, helpful people who have been there, done that. If you're lucky, gluten may be your only concern. Many have Diabetes as well as Celiac...a very good many have other intolerances as well and have to be doubly vigilant about their foods.

Celiac is more like a LIFE Sentence....in that you must eat healthy. You can eat junk foods, just not gluten foods. The less processed the better. That is true of everyone, I wish I could get all of my loved ones to eat simpler, more natural foods for better health.

Anyway...attitude is a lot of it. Changes may get you feeling down..there is depression that comes with Celiac, but improves with health. If you do your best to look at it all with a positive attitude, it will all go better for you. Get as much info. as you can and just keep trying. Good luck and good health to you!


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Hi!

I know that this might seem like an obvious question...but have you thought of switching doctors or getting a second opinion..or going to a G.I. specialist? You should never feel like you have to be stuck with a bad doc. I have personally been lucky enough to a have a WONDERFUL doc who referred me to a great specialist, but am realizing after joining this forum that this is not the case for many! This is your life and YOUR health, and you get to choose who helps keep you healthy....docs included!

-Glutina


-Recently diagnosed with extreme gluten sensitivity

-Celiac test results: negative

-In and out of hospitals and doctors offices for past 5 years with stomach/digestive issues

-Eating disordered past (this most likely triggered gluten issues G.I. thinks)

Symptoms when glutened: Diah. and Cons.; cramping/uncomfortable abdomen; rash on forehead; extreme fatigue; sometimes excruciating abdominal pain; feeling of weakness; acid reflux

**New to the gluten free way of living, but feeling like my old, healthy self again!!**

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Well I have had really bad pain and uh...digestive problems...I'll just call it that? That hit me out of nowhere. Plus I've been sleeping for about 12 hours a day. And I have no energy. This has been going on a for a couple months. First my doctor told me to cut out dairy. I did that and didn't get better. Then they diagnosed me with IBS and gave me pills for that, called bentyl. That didn't help either. It jst kept getting worse. Then I ended up in the hospital. And they still never gave me a GI or a CT scan or anything. They just took my blood and a stool sample and they said everything was fine. They told me to try cutting out wheat, so I've just been eating fruit, vegetables, meat, and corn tortillas for the past couple weeks, and I feel a little better, so my doctor told me this is it. But sometimes I'm still in a lot of pain. I'm going to see a GI doctor on March 13th though just to make sure there's nothing else there.

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Hi,

Healing can take a while. If you noticed improvement that's great, but realize it may take awhile. Two weeks is not long enough. There are specific blood tests that doctors can order and a biopsy that a GI can do. someone else would have more info on that than me. However, there are people who test negative on blood test and their biopsy shows no damage, but still are gluten intolerant. Please realize, gluten intolerance is more than wheat. It also includes rye, oats, barley, and spelt. You may not like your doctor, but it sounds encouraging that you DR would suggest this. There are people who have been dismissed by their doctors or their doctors refuse to believe they have gluten intolerance because their tests were negative. Good luck!


gluten . . . Kiss my grits!

pork and beef free- 1994

wheat free or wheat light- 2003

gluten free- January 2008

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welome to the forum.. as the others have said this is life long, there is no cure

the thing about coeliac is that we are in controll of our health, only you can stop yourself eating gluten and therefore you can stop yourself getting sick.

healing takes time and there is the possibility of deficiencies and other intolerances to conted with (lactose intolerance seems pretty common among coeliacs).

eat healthy, and get as much variation in your diet as possible.

there are good celiac disease aware drs out there, im sorry that youve found one of the many bad ones but with help and support from the people on this site you will get there. Good luck. :)


"great works are performed not by strength but by perseverence"

 

Diagnosed coeliac - aged 14

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They told me to try cutting out wheat, so I've just been eating fruit, vegetables, meat, and corn tortillas for the past couple weeks, and I feel a little better, so my doctor told me this is it. But sometimes I'm still in a lot of pain. I'm going to see a GI doctor on March 13th though just to make sure there's nothing else there.

I didn't notice much difference at all at first. The only way I knew I was intolerant to gluten was that when I went off it for a week, if I ate a slice of bread I wanted to die, lol. It wasn't until I was on a strict diet of only rice, veggies, and unseasoned chicken/fish that I felt better, and do I mean better! Now I can eat fruit as well; it takes time for the intestines to heal.

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