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2 Weeks Since My Celiac Diagnosis

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I was diagnosed with Celiac 2 weeks ago. I have been experiencing symptoms for the past 10 years......since I had my 2nd son. I had my gall bladder removed about 2 months after I had my son. I have been suffering with digestive problems ever since. I was told that I developed IBS after the gall bladder removal. Since last October, my symptoms have peaked....I have been to an Endocrinologist, who said my Thyroid is fine, and I was sent to a Rheumatologist, who tested me for a wide variety of diseases/disorders like MS, Lupus, RA, Lyme Disease, the only result from his blood tests was that my Vitamin D was very low. I saw my GI doctor in July, and requested a blood test for Celiac. My blood test came back "elevated", and he then sent me for a Endoscopy, and my biopsy showed that I had Celiac.

I have been gluten free since he called me with those results. I think I am experiencing withdrawl, detox like symptoms. I have been very achey, and tired and my emotions are all over the place. My stomach is constantly gurgling, and my stools have changed-which I'm sure is due to the diet. Has anyone elso gone through this? If so, how long can I expect this feeling to last? I feel like I am pregnant (which I AM NOT! ) Any input, suggestions, or comments are welcome!

I am thankful for this site and these forums.

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Yes, it is probably withdrawal. It can last for several weeks. It is very uncomfortable, but once your body adjusts things will start getting better. There will be good days and bad days and you may think you were glutenend even if you weren't because your body is detoxing. You are absolutely right about that. My stomach was rumbling and gurgling and I decided it was my "baby villi" trying to grow back. I had a lot of nausea for a few weeks until I got really good at being gluten free. For example...the days I cleaned the pantry and the cupboards of gluteny foods, I'm sure I got contaminated. But after a few weeks things started to get really good and I could tell this was the right track. Welcome to the board and to your new gluten free life. The recipe section is fantastic. Wish you the best.

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Hello, congratulations on your diagnosis! You are a confirmed celiac, so you WILL get better with a gluten free diet.

I've been gluten free for 5 days now, and my nausea has just subsided. It may come back, I don't know, but up until this morning I was feeling pretty awful.

My stomach rumbles and gurgles too. Especially after I eat!! I have that bloated tummy look too. And I'm soooo tired!

From what I've read though, it's all normal. I think it varies from person to person as o how long it lasts. Bu you're on the right track, which is the important thing :)

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Sometimes the substitute gluten free ingredients that are used in commercially prepared gluten free baking do not agree with the newly gluten free eater. Try sticking to foods that are as unprocessed as possible, such as meats, fish, eggs, fruit, vegetables, nuts, and going easy on the grains at first. Maybe just stick to rice, potatoes for the carbs. You could be hungry, so start adding in good fats such as olive oil, avocado, coconut oil. Sometimes it takes a while to figure out what the culprit is. Some people cannot do any dairy at all at first, then can add in non lactose dairy later, others cannot do soy. At first I did not even do grains at all, (SCD diet) and learned to make "breads" from just almond meal, later I reintroduced a lot of foods and now can eat a lot of stuff I wouldn't have gone near when on a conventional diet.

Because of malnutrition issues you will also likely be needing to take a gluten free B vitamin complex, multivitamin, and calcium magnesium and D. The B complex is like a wonder drug for us as we adapt.

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Hello, congratulations on your diagnosis! You are a confirmed celiac, so you WILL get better with a gluten free diet.

I've been gluten free for 5 days now, and my nausea has just subsided. It may come back, I don't know, but up until this morning I was feeling pretty awful.

My stomach rumbles and gurgles too. Especially after I eat!! I have that bloated tummy look too. And I'm soooo tired!

From what I've read though, it's all normal. I think it varies from person to person as o how long it lasts. Bu you're on the right track, which is the important thing :)

So you are new like me! I have the nausea on and off. I feel like my stomach is sticking out right now-I guess that is the bloated tummy look.....I have enough padding there without it looking bloated as well! Good luck with your new lifestyle!

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Thanks :) I'm not yet diagnosed though. I'm waiting for blood test results at the moment, and am undecided about going back on gluten for any further testing. Little steps!

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