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After years of being ill more than well, I have found an internist who has discussed Celiac with me. I have a biopsy scheduled on the 12th of Feb, and have had tons of blood tests. I have never heard of Celiac disease until a month ago and have been researching online and through books thoroughly. He seems quite sure that the test will come back positive. The symptoms I have dealt with are all right on board. I have been told that my body rejects iron, b-12, and most vitamins and minerals. I stay fatigued, always have stomach issues, headaches, etc. The last 2 specialists I have been to suggested a blood transfusion. This internist has given me hope, and I should know more soon. I'm grateful to have found celiac.com and hope to finally get my life on track. It seems difficult but very dealable from what I've read. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

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Like you, I had never heard of Celiac Disease until my doctor finally tested me. I had been ill for years (I am 50).

I was diagnosed 15 months ago and I feel like I am 20. I had migraines, depression, brain fog, fatigue, irritability, terrible PMS, and stomach aches. Within 2 weeks of going gluten free my symptoms started going away. A gluten free diet really isn't hard. Even though there are many processed gluten free products, try to stay away from them while you are healing. I ate (and still do) meats, vegetables, and fruit. I also noticed for the first 6 months or so my body did much better with cooked vegetables. It has been 15 months and I have not had one migraine. Good luck to you.

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Hi and welcome:-) Im very newly diagnosed as of 5th Feb 2010 and still coming to terms with what I have. My doctor and I were convinced I had Crohn's after the Celiac test came back negative. So the last 3 months has been a roller coaster of emotions and experiences. Thankfully I finally have a diagnosis and after lots of blood tests and having had gastroscopys and colonoscopys and lots of biopsies. I think most of us once we know what we're dealing with can cope with just about anything and thats how Im feeling now if a little overwhelmed by it all. Having gone through a weekend of cold turkey having started on the road to being gluten free; with the most horrible mood swings and being tearful and angry also with the physical pain but today I feel improvement and a light at the end of the tunnel. Fingers crossed it continues. Good luck :-)

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