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Gluten Free For One Whole Year!

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Yesterday was my one year anniversary of being 100% gluten free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I feel pretty good, so much better than I did for years. Even when I didn't eat wheat I still had bad symptoms at times. I wish I had gone gluten free years ago.

I don't feel poisoned

I don't have weird visual effects where everything would seem further than it really was

I don't get brain fog

I am not dizzy all the time

my blood pressure went up to normal

my skin doesn't itch constantly everywhere

I don't have a rash on my hands anymore(that had started to spread)

I don't have chronic constipation

I don't have hemoroid pain

I don't feel like vomiting when I have to go to the bathroom

my facial skin doesn't break out nearly as much

my hormones have stablized- I have a bigger libido and am far less moody, PMS is greatly diminished

I am less likely to get irratated and bitter

my blood sugar is stablized- I don't go from fine to starving in a second, I progress to hungry

When I am hungry, I don't feel like I will vomit

I can't believe how many facets of my life have been touched by this

sometimes I have a bad day, or a symptom, but it is not the norm for me anymore

I still use bananas as medicine, I would have died without them long ago

When people find out that I can't eat gluten and they say how that's too bad or say,

NO, what is too bad is that I was undiagnosed and sick for so many years, since I was a child. I have no problem not eating gluten because I never want to go back to how I was before

Good luck to everyone else


gluten . . . Kiss my grits!

pork and beef free- 1994

wheat free or wheat light- 2003

gluten free- January 2008

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Thanks for this post fedora :) , it gives a newbie like myself a great deal of hope as I share many of the same symptoms


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Fecal Anti-gliadin IgA 11 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA 18 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

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:D We persevere for a reason. Congratulations on your success!!!

Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Congratulations!! That is great, hoepfully this time next year I will be celebrating too. After reading all of the things it was doing to you is now making me take a closer look at what is going on with my body and the effects that gluten is having on me.

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Congrats!!!!! It is such an overpowering feeling to make it one year--I remember my one year mark and I look at how much I have learned and how much better the foods have gotten since then and even in the past 6 months....:)


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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Happy Anniversary. I am glad things are going well.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Congrats! I'm so glad that you are doing so well. Hopefully soon you will not have any symptoms at all :)


GOD IS GREAT, GOD IS GOOD, THANK YOU FOR OUR GLUTEN-FREE FOOD!

MUSIC IS THE BREATH OF LIFE

Theresa

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Congrats! I am so happy for you =) I know it was hard at first but once you start to feel better you never want to eat wheat again.


Gluten Free going on 5 years and counting!

gluten-free is a life change and not a diet.

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thank you everyone

I hope you have continued success and good health


gluten . . . Kiss my grits!

pork and beef free- 1994

wheat free or wheat light- 2003

gluten free- January 2008

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