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cyoshimit

Any One Hv To Drop Out Of School To Get Better?

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Hi I was diagnosed in august and been gluten free for six weeks. I am still learning what I can and can't eat. It's taking a while. Did any other college students hv to dropp classes or stop going to school because of their symptoms? Just wondering cause I see alot of post where people are able to continue one way or another with being productive through the day and accomplishing things but for me it's different. Brain fog, fatigue, Weakness, eating every two hours, anxiety, and depression holds me back. It's frustrating for me because I'm not used to feeling like this I am usually a the opposite from this. It'd be nice to hear other stories of how recovery went when you first found out. If you had a hard time. Basically right now all I do is stay home rest watch tv, read, play games, research celiac, and cook sometimes when I feel good. It's such an up and down thing. Feel good then feel crappy. I really love to draw(fine art major) but the brain fog messes me up can't even think of simple things being creative usually comes instantanious but it's a stuggle right now. Iv written off the "arist block" cuz it's jut been so long. Anyway if anyone else in college feels the same way or going through similar things it'd be nice to hear from ya.

Hi,

I was just diagnosed about three weeks ago and am in the same place. I get sick almost daily and can't ever figure out what has made me sick. I almost failed out of school in my first semester because doctors were still telling me I had an emotional problem at that point. I have very little time to research and find out where gluten is hiding. It's a bit of a struggle, and i understand what you are going through. Unfortunately I am away from home eating at a dining hall, so there's really not much help. The brain fog feeling is a pain when it comes to essays too :)

Hope this helps, your not the only one.

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If at all possible, don't drop out! I know that is much easier said than done, though. I just graduated with my Bachelor's Degree a couple months ago and am now gearing up for Graduate School. I know what you mean about being in a brain fog and having anxiety/depression issues in addition to feeling crappy all the time, and I know how difficult all of that can be when you're trying to concentrate on school and make decent grades. I lived with all of this the entire time I was in college. I was diagnosed during my sophmore year of college, and I struggled with the disease for years before the doctors ever figured out what was wrong with me. In addition to celiac, I have also had several pretty severe medical problems throughout the last few years, to include pancreatitis, which has caused a lot of issues for me. I've had a few different surgeries all for completely different and unlreated issues, all of which have really nothing to do with being celiac. Throughout these ordeals, especially through surgeries and severe sicknesses, I had to really dig deep and pull my strength from deep within as well as from my support group, my family. I perservered through all of it and never had less than Dean's List every single semester I was in college, and graduated in December cum laude.

While it was difficult and challenging at times dealing with everything and tackling all of my coursework, I did it because I stuck with it. I realized that because of all I was dealing with, I just had to work harder, probably harder than everyone else, but I did it and achieved academic excellence because of it. Sure, there were times I was very sick from celiac or the other things I was dealing with and I felt as if I would never graduate or do much of anything else, and I felt like the last thing I wanted to do was homework or studying. Last summer, I had half of my thyroid removed beacuse there was a possibility that I had cancer in it, and I had to worry about that in addition to taking a full course load that summer as I did every summer. I still had to write term papers while in my hospital bed, still studied through long nights at the hospital, and still had to drag my butt into class when I felt like complete and total crap. I can totally commiserate with you and it because I have been there a lot myself that I can tell you to stay positive, focus on your classes, and work even harder towards your goals. No one said it was going to be easy, but it is definitely well worth it. When I'm feeling particularly sick, I look at my diploma and contemplate how hard I had to work to get that degree and how far I have come, and it makes me feel very proud. Another option you should look into is whether or not your university offers any online classes or hybrid classes which enable you to do most of your classwork online and attend class only a few times throughout the semester. I had the luxury of taking some online classes at my university, which definitely helped me throughout being so sick. I wish you well and lots of luck, and I hope that you start to feel better. Just hang in there as long as you can because it will get better. And you can remind yourself that things could always, always be much worse. Good luck.

I'm somewhere in the middle. I managed to petition through a doctor with the disabled student program at my school to be allowed to take less credits than the minimum and still be considered a full time student. I really need some activity, like going to class, but just a lot less of it until a complete recovery.

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