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2 1/2 Months Gluten Free

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Previous thread if you want to view my story and list of symptoms-

Hello everyone, just stopping by to give a status update on my symptoms. I had been gluten free for almost 2 months then I thought I'd try gluten for a week to solidify my self diagnosis of Celiac. 5 days in I went back to gluten free, my upper abdomen hurt more and more every meal that I had bread with. Also severe fatigue was setting in and the muscle twitching came back, my whole bicep would just sit there bouncing involuntarily. It has been 3+ weeks since I started the gluten free diet again and my muscle twitches are almost gone completely(my calf or shoulder might twitch every once in awhile). I started exercising again with light weights and cardio until I felt comfortable enough to try a vigorous workout. Before my self diagnosis when I would try to workout I would almost faint and afterwards my body would shake uncontrollably and it would take almost a week before I could even attempt to exercise again. Also I have cut my blood pressure medication down to once per day in the morning(I have low blood pressure) because my blood pressure is somewhat normal in the evening now. My GI symptoms have also improved, I haven't had constipation or other GI ailments since going gluten free. The main neurological symptoms that I have noticed clearing up is the brain fog and my difficulty finding words while talking.

Again my diagnosis is only a self diagnosis, so I would like any opinions regarding the clearing up of symptoms and if this is typical of recovery from a gluten free diet. I also might request my medical records if anyone wanted to interpret the tests I've had done. The one thing I remember from my last round of tests was my cholesterol levels. My LDL and HDL totaled 62, which is apparently another sign of celiac due to lack of fat absorption from the damaged small intestine.

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Sounds like you are healing up and your challenge did show how much your body doesn't want gluten. Keep up with the diet and hope you are feeling great soon. It can take awhile for the body to recover so do be patient and strict with the diet. It might be a good idea to have vitamin and mineral levels done to see if there is anything you need to supplement.

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Previous thread if you want to view my story and list of symptoms-

Hello everyone, just stopping by to give a status update on my symptoms. I had been gluten free for almost 2 months then I thought I'd try gluten for a week to solidify my self diagnosis of Celiac. 5 days in I went back to gluten free, my upper abdomen hurt more and more every meal that I had bread with. Also severe fatigue was setting in and the muscle twitching came back, my whole bicep would just sit there bouncing involuntarily. It has been 3+ weeks since I started the gluten free diet again and my muscle twitches are almost gone completely(my calf or shoulder might twitch every once in awhile). I started exercising again with light weights and cardio until I felt comfortable enough to try a vigorous workout. Before my self diagnosis when I would try to workout I would almost faint and afterwards my body would shake uncontrollably and it would take almost a week before I could even attempt to exercise again. Also I have cut my blood pressure medication down to once per day in the morning(I have low blood pressure) because my blood pressure is somewhat normal in the evening now. My GI symptoms have also improved, I haven't had constipation or other GI ailments since going gluten free. The main neurological symptoms that I have noticed clearing up is the brain fog and my difficulty finding words while talking.

Again my diagnosis is only a self diagnosis, so I would like any opinions regarding the clearing up of symptoms and if this is typical of recovery from a gluten free diet. I also might request my medical records if anyone wanted to interpret the tests I've had done. The one thing I remember from my last round of tests was my cholesterol levels. My LDL and HDL totaled 62, which is apparently another sign of celiac due to lack of fat absorption from the damaged small intestine.

It can't hurt to get a confirmation by blood test to see where your antibody levels are. all your symptoms sound familiar. I just found out a year ago and learned that I was pre-osteoperosis due to lack of vit d and calcium. having your vitamin levels checkd through blood test is a good idea too. it gives you a baseline of what supplements you should be taking. heal well!

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