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So I am still in the testing stages of celiac....but I am so hopeful that after going gluten free I will finally feel better. But now I am wondering if those of you who are gluten free feel a little better, or if you feel like you used to feel pre-symptoms? I would LOVE to feel like my old self that existed not that long ago. I would love to have more energy, not have constant stomach pain, not feel like I am all hazy in a cloud with my thoughts, and all the other little things here and there. I don't want to get my hopes up too much...

So after going gluten-free are you healed or just feeling a little better?? And how long did it take to feel better too? TIA for taking time to answer.

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I would say that after eliminating gluten from my diet I feel about 80% better but that is HUGE because I honestly felt like I was dying. I want to feel 100% and I knew that there must be other food intollerances so I had a food panel done. Out of 154 foods I tested sensitive to 36 and reacted to 50 more. I say that if you don't feel 100% to consider other food intollerances as well. I just got the results of my food panel back yesterday so I hope within another month I will be golden :) Oh, and I have been gluten free for almost three months and gluten, wheat, barley and oats did pop up on my panel so I know my self diagnosis was accurate :)

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I would have to say I am at 98% after being strictly gluten free since 2002. My horrible digestive issues went away fairly quickly but other stuff like my arthritis, nerve and brain issues took a little bit longer to resolve.

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ravenwoodglass,

YOU give us all hope with your story!!!!

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I suffered with celiac for at least 30 years remembering symptoms as far back as early teens. I was diagnosed by my wife and have been gluten free for 4 weeks. My symptoms were many: chronic fatigue, irratable bowel synd., depression, neuropathy in feet, restless leg syndrome, shooting pains in body, crippling pains in knees and hips, etc. etc. Classic text book celiac. This may be hard to believe, but within 24 hours of going gluten free i was getting relief from ALL of my symptoms vanished miraculously!!!! And they have not come back!!! No need to get tested here-the proof is in the pudding so to speak...

My wife on the other hand, started gluten-free diet a week before i did(she correctly diagnosed both of us). Her symptoms also disappeared within 24-48 hours and she felt wonderful for the first 3 weeks. However, she then has had a relapse of some of her symptoms: chronic fatigue, severe headaches, and the last 2 weeks have been diifficult for her ven though we both remain gluten free. She is now examining her diet to see what other sensitivities to foods and or medications she may be reacting too.

So, as it appears, different people can react differently when they go Gluten-free. Good luck to you. Keep in mind though that test for Celiac can show a false negative. So even if you get a negative on your test, your symptoms could still improve with a gluten-free diet.

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I was mentally and physcially debilitated for 7 years. For almost 5 years I was hardly ever out of bed except to visit the bathroom. (or the Dr. :ph34r: ) Headaches, fatigue, nausea, depression, anxiety, weight gain without hardly eating anyting except soda crackers for nausea. (yeah, I know :ph34r: )

The first week of gluten free I had so much improvement in all these areas that I knew this was it. By three months I thought I was all healed and wouldn't get any better. But here I am at 6 months and continuing to get better every day. Especially mentally.

I am absolutely amazed at the resolution of symptoms and the return of my energy, body, muscles, and mental ability. I am thrilled. I never thought I would be able to work or function again, but indeed here I am, no headaches, no pain, no fog, and rebuilding my life.

Yes it can happen to you! And I hope it does!

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So glad to hear these encouraging stories. I can't wait to go gluten free, and just hopeful to get some relief. I can't remember what it feels like to not have my stomach hurt. Some days it is better than others, but it is constant all the time! I said to my husband the other day "is it normal to always be aware of your stomach and to to feel sick?" I was starting to wonder if maybe everyone felt like that. It's just been so long! But whether or not I show up positive with the gene test or subsequent endoscopy, I will still try the gluten free diet for a while. It can't hurt and could possibly make everything better. I am just so tired all the time lately, I have never been like this. Thanks again, I have heard some stories where people felt a little better....but not practically healed. That was what I was hoping for :)

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I'm guessing everyone is different. It seems the gut issues resolve more quickly than the neuro issues, fatigue, and brain fog. I've only been on the diet for 2.5 weeks and I don't notice any difference whatsoever. HOWEVER, I didn't have any real symptoms to begin with. My primary complaint has been, and still is, fatigue.

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