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Hi everybody,

Just wanted to jump in and finally share. I am 6 weeks gluten free! My life has changed. I spent so many years trying to figure out the whys of achy joints, muscle pain, blurred vision, overwhelming fatigue, anemia! and of course digestive issues! Doctors were no help. My first cousin was recently diagnosed with celiac disease, and in checking out her blog I was directed here. Started reading, doing research and the light bulbs started going off. Could my health problems really be caused by gluten?

Blood tests with the Dr. came up negative for celiac, but a gluten-free diet has so convinced me. Digestive problems stopped -- I can actually go on a day trip now without packing a change of clothes! Brain fog clearing up, aches & pains are dissolving away, eyesight & sense of smell improved. Had to find new brands of shampoo, toothpaste and body lotion too!

Family is supportive...extended family is glad I'm feeling better, but doesn't see how "just eating wheat could really cause all these symptoms."

I know that healing will take time -- but I'm convinced that gluten is at the root of so many health issues.

Thanks for the forum -- I know I'll need the ongoing support.

Best wishes to all.

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Welcome to the forum. There are just as many gluten intolerant on this board as there are celiacs. I'm glad you are feeling so much better.

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welcome, and congrats on feeling better! it's awesome isn't it? don't be a stranger :)

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Welcome! I'm just two days in to the new diet so havn't noticed any results yet but I'm looking forward to it! I'm not sure if I have Celiac or if I'm just intolerant. I should get my biopsy results back next week! Sucess stories like yours though give me hope that I'm on the right track!!

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