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How Long Should I Take To Recover?

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i was sick to the point of being hospitalized about 2 months ago. then found out i was celiac while i was in there through an endoscopy. the abdominal pain was so intense ive been out of work for 6 months now trying to figure out what was wrong, its been hell on earth. ive been gluten free for 2 months now, but still have days where i dont get out of bed because of pain. other days i feel almost 100%. is this normal because of how sick i was or is something else wrong? i do feel 100 times better but im just wondering how long until i recover fully? maybe up to a year ive read?

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It's been over 16 months for me.... And my blood tests are still coming back positive for Coeliac disease, my ferritin and vitamin D levels are still very low and I still have good days and bad days with my guts.

But I am much better than I was. I am gradually improving - it's just taking a long time.

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yeh the first 2 weeks i improved but still went down hill every few days :( hope you get better very soon!

also, 16 months wow. i dont know if i can cope with that haha. huess id have to huh. i think im in for the long recovery too though considering how i feel and the fact that i ended up in hospital on a drip for 2 days.

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I also wound up in the hospital when I was sick. I was diagnosed a little over a year ago and it did take a while to feel better. I was totally convinced something else had to be going on. There are days where I still feel terrible, but overall I feel great.......I'm even in the process of training for my first marathon. Hang in there, it takes time.

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thanks, its comments like yours that give me hope. oh what i would do to be healthy enough to train for a marathon! congrats on getting through yours i hope im there soon too :)

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i am also wondering the same thing

how long does it take for the villi to grow back?

does it even grow back?

and if it does can you eat gluten again ?

i have been off work for about 2 months and its looking like it will be longer i can not seem to get healthy

i have found out due to my body telling me that i am allgeric to soy this is nuts gurrrrr

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I found out officially in feb of this year that I have celiac disease.. except despite going gluten free and being SO careful, I feel like I haven't gotten any better, even after almost 4 months. I had heard that most people feel better immediately so I'm a little worried, but this kind of makes me feel better haha. I still don't know what to do though :(

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I found out officially in feb of this year that I have celiac disease.. except despite going gluten free and being SO careful, I feel like I haven't gotten any better, even after almost 4 months. I had heard that most people feel better immediately so I'm a little worried, but this kind of makes me feel better haha. I still don't know what to do though :(

I was one of those who did not get better immediately. Some things did, others got worse, and they ended up being the result of additional food intolerances. So unfortunately we can't assume that quitting gluten is like quitting smoking and it's just a straight line improvement. Usually we also have to quit lactose because our ability to digest that has been destroyed by the damage in the small intestine. And then soy is another big intolerance, corn to a lesser extent. Nightshade plants can be a problem for many of us. Keeping a food and symptom diary helps a lot of people keep track of their reactions to different foods. So does keeping the diet simple to start with and eating whole, unprocessed foods and avoiding the gluten substitutes which are often full of soy and of grains our bodies are not used to digesting.

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no celiacs can never eat gluten again..

and yes i found out i was celiac in feb and im still struggling. im not back at work. but it can take months or even a year to get better so dont stress. ive had to accept it.

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I was one of those who did not get better immediately. Some things did, others got worse, and they ended up being the result of additional food intolerances. So unfortunately we can't assume that quitting gluten is like quitting smoking and it's just a straight line improvement. Usually we also have to quit lactose because our ability to digest that has been destroyed by the damage in the small intestine. And then soy is another big intolerance, corn to a lesser extent. Nightshade plants can be a problem for many of us. Keeping a food and symptom diary helps a lot of people keep track of their reactions to different foods. So does keeping the diet simple to start with and eating whole, unprocessed foods and avoiding the gluten substitutes which are often full of soy and of grains our bodies are not used to digesting.

It is reassuring to hear someone say that some things got better and others were worse. I am 14 months and there are still good days and bad days. Thankfully most are good. So there is hope that they will all be mostly good?? :D

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