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Hi, I'm Sara and I'm new to the site, even though I'd read other topics before. I found out about my Celiac when I was 18. I had gotten very sick to the point my family and doctors thought I was dying. I was lossing 10+lb's a week and just to the point where I couldn't get out of bed. It took me almost a year after find out that I had Celiac Disease is when I finally felt normal again, I was down to my normal weight and feeling amazing. A year ago, I wasn't living at home and was on my own. I ended up gainning almost 60 because I could't afford to eat right, worst thing anyone could ever do to themselves. I'm back on a gluten-free diet but I'm still not feeling great. I'm still always tried, among other things. I know it's going to take a long time to heal and get better, after all my body still has all that lovely gluten sitting in my fat just waiting.

I really wanted to post this to let other know, who are having a hard time, or just getting started. It's not worth eatting gluten, I know it's hard to find food thats gluten free and find it at a fair price. Don't give up on yourself, or you'll never heal. There are days where I just wanna eat whatever, but it's coast me more in the long run, rather than just eatting gluten free. Also, read these forms, it's so nice to be able to read other people's post who are dealing with the same thing you are, and you wont feel so alone. Well it's late for me and honestly, now I'm just rambling, haha, hope everyone who reads this is doing well and is on their way to being 100% gluten free!

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I am a very STUBBORN and Hard headed person, and after being 100% gluten free for a week and being mostly gluten free( not eating stuff I know I can't have, but I am sure that it snuck in a time or two) for almost 2 weeks, I had the not so brilliant idea to eat what I wanted last night. I thought " I have been doing good for 2 weeks, one meal won't hurt me" OH BOY was I wrong....I am still paying for it today. Maybe it was good for this to happen though, maybe I will remember this when I get the hair brained idea to try and punish myself. I knew what I was eating was bad, but I just didn't care, and I will NEVER do that again. I guess the problem for me was that I never really had too much pain associated with my GI problems. I had cronic diaherrea but that was really about it except for being tired all the time and vitamin deficient. Man let me tell you I know what everyone is talking about when they say that they are sick, I just needed a reality check I guess.

Anyway thanks for letting me vent about my own stupidity!!!

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Hi, I'm Sara and I'm new to the site, even though I'd read other topics before. I found out about my Celiac when I was 18. I had gotten very sick to the point my family and doctors thought I was dying. I was lossing 10+lb's a week and just to the point where I couldn't get out of bed. It took me almost a year after find out that I had Celiac Disease is when I finally felt normal again, I was down to my normal weight and feeling amazing. A year ago, I wasn't living at home and was on my own. I ended up gainning almost 60 because I could't afford to eat right, worst thing anyone could ever do to themselves. I'm back on a gluten-free diet but I'm still not feeling great. I'm still always tried, among other things. I know it's going to take a long time to heal and get better, after all my body still has all that lovely gluten sitting in my fat just waiting.

I really wanted to post this to let other know, who are having a hard time, or just getting started. It's not worth eatting gluten, I know it's hard to find food thats gluten free and find it at a fair price. Don't give up on yourself, or you'll never heal. There are days where I just wanna eat whatever, but it's coast me more in the long run, rather than just eatting gluten free. Also, read these forms, it's so nice to be able to read other people's post who are dealing with the same thing you are, and you wont feel so alone. Well it's late for me and honestly, now I'm just rambling, haha, hope everyone who reads this is doing well and is on their way to being 100% gluten free!

After i went gluten free, i would still get bouts of fatigue, drowsiness, tiredness. Found out i was anemic because i wasn't absorbing enough vitamin B 12 and vitamin B 6.

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After i went gluten free, i would still get bouts of fatigue, drowsiness, tiredness. Found out i was anemic because i wasn't absorbing enough vitamin B 12 and vitamin B 6.

My levels are all off and have been for a while. I haven't been able to meet with my new GI doctors, but I'm guessing that everything is still really off. They thought I was anemic and I was going back and forth between being anemic and not being anemic. I know it sounds crazy, but every time they think they have it right, my stuff changes. I'm hoping once I get my health insurance back I can get some help, I'm always fatigued, I mean I can still sleep all day which I know is bad but I push myself to stay up during the day. Good luck and I hope you get back on track!

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I am a very STUBBORN and Hard headed person, and after being 100% gluten free for a week and being mostly gluten free( not eating stuff I know I can't have, but I am sure that it snuck in a time or two) for almost 2 weeks, I had the not so brilliant idea to eat what I wanted last night. I thought " I have been doing good for 2 weeks, one meal won't hurt me" OH BOY was I wrong....I am still paying for it today. Maybe it was good for this to happen though, maybe I will remember this when I get the hair brained idea to try and punish myself. I knew what I was eating was bad, but I just didn't care, and I will NEVER do that again. I guess the problem for me was that I never really had too much pain associated with my GI problems. I had cronic diaherrea but that was really about it except for being tired all the time and vitamin deficient. Man let me tell you I know what everyone is talking about when they say that they are sick, I just needed a reality check I guess.

Anyway thanks for letting me vent about my own stupidity!!!

You're welcome! You're not alone, I keep reading and there's a lot of people out there still having a hard time staying on track, and it is hard. But this site offers a great book called "Gluten-Free Grocery Shopping Guide" the 2009-2010 edition. Deff go and get it. My mom ordered it for me so I can go shopping and feel better knowing I'm staying gluten free. There's a lot of products out there that are gluten free that you were used to eatting before you found out. It's worth the 25$, it's gonna help, and I've had the book for a few weeks know and I'm loving it. No more standing reading everything and not knowing! Give it a try and good luck!

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I'd say being gluten free is a life long learning process. It does gets a lot easier the more we learn.

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