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Hello all. I am pretty new here. I was diagnosed with biopsy confirmed celiac a couple weeks ago, and my follow up appointment as well as a meeting with a dietician is tomorrow. I am very nervous, but hopeful for more information about my individual needs. I have been gluten free for 3 months, and feel better. However, I was still getting glutened frequently despite careful research and diligence to a gluten free DIET. I say it like that because my md suggested i check my daily medicines and voila! Gluten. Every day. For the past year I have been on them. I got them changed last week and feel amazing. My only complaint is severe indigestion after I eat. Like my stomach doesn't move the food out as quickly as it shoud, leading to fullness, burping like an old man. It doesn't feel like a gluten attack, those knock me out and put me in the bed for days! I hope it is just my body hasn't healed yet.

Any advice for my appointments? This has been the most excited about it I have been since diagnosis because I will FINALLY get some answers! Thank you all, browsing this board has been helpful in so many ways!

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No advice here, but good luck! B)

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Hello and welcome, after reading this, your symptoms, the indigestion, fullness, and burping, talk to your doctor about gastroparesis (sp sorry) or slow stomach. They do have a very simple test for this, and basically you eat smaller meals 6 times a day, and they put you on a PPI for the indigestion. Again please just an observation, but be an advocate for your health. I hope all goes well for you, let us know how it all comes out. :)

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I had thought that. Is it a sign I am still getting gluten? Or an effect of damage? I feel great aside from that!

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I had thought that. Is it a sign I am still getting gluten? Or an effect of damage? I feel great aside from that!

Again just a suggestion, my sister-in-law has this and she is basically maintaining a good lifestyle with the dietary changes. And if your not having your regular gluten side effects I wouldnt think that you are getting gluten in your diet. Talk to your doctor about this, and your dietician they should be able to help you out. Good luck and again let me know how it turns out.

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It could just be a combination of taking time to heal, and slow motility. It could also be that our pancreas is not producing enough digestive enzymes, and an enzyme supplement might help with this.

Make sure that your doctor is aware that he needs to check your nutrient levels if he has not done so already - things like Vit.D, B12, folate, iron/ferritin, potassium, magnesium. Also your thyroid function. These can all be affected by the malabsorption of celiac disease.

Good luck with your appointments. :)

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