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I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 2 weeks ago after my doctor picked up on borderline anemia through an unrelated blood test. This resulted in a GI specialist consult biopsies and tada an unexpected change in lifestyle :o . I have seen a dietitian read the books and have been trying to change accordingly. I am wondering if I should be concerned that I still have some source of gluten in my diet if the symptoms still seem to come and go on a daily basis or if it is just a waiting game for my body to recover? I have tried to be diligent about what I eat / drink but I am wondering if others have had the same issues or if I need to look even closer at my new diet.

Thanks all,

Matt

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I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 2 weeks ago after my doctor picked up on borderline anemia through an unrelated blood test. This resulted in a GI specialist consult biopsies and tada an unexpected change in lifestyle :o . I have seen a dietitian read the books and have been trying to change accordingly. I am wondering if I should be concerned that I still have some source of gluten in my diet if the symptoms still seem to come and go on a daily basis or if it is just a waiting game for my body to recover? I have tried to be diligent about what I eat / drink but I am wondering if others have had the same issues or if I need to look even closer at my new diet.

Thanks all,

Matt

Matt,

I am by no means an expert, as I have only been at this diet for a little over 2 months. But, it could be symptoms coming and going, as it takes a while to get the gluten out of your system. It is also very likely that you got glutened somehow, because it is in everything! Try to stick with natural foods- fresh meats, fruits and veggies to be safe. After 2 months of denial, I gave up dairy, and have almost no digestive issues now. I still can't quite do grains, even though they are gluten-free, because it causes a gastrointestinal symphony :o You will learn A LOT on this site from experienced members. Good luck to you!

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...wondering if others have had the same issues or if I need to look even closer at my new diet...

Probably both!

It takes a while to heal and that all depends on how bad your case is, how old you are at diagnosis, how long you've had it, etc There are ups and downs, even when you're being careful. Some (many) things, for me, were almost immediately better, others still come and go (and it's been a year for me since diagnosis).

I do read here that a lot of celiacs also have trouble digesting dairy, at least at first -- some give it up for a year to heal and then can later add it back with no problems.

On the latter, cross contamination is something you need to be careful about (yes, even toast crumbs can hurt you). If you don

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I do not believe the degree of symptoms have anything to do with how much damage is being done. Some people have NO symptoms but a high degree of damage. Just say no to Gluten anything.

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