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Hello, I'm a 27 year old male, for the last couple years have been struggling to figure out whats been wrong with my body, my symptoms included: Sweaty palms, rapid heart rate, pain in upper stomach, bad digestion, I tested positive for helicobacter pylori, which I thought once diagnosed that would be the end of my problems. Well it wasn't I continued with pain in stomach, also among other things, so I finally started doing some research and over the past few days I have discovered that possibly I may have a gluten allergy or Celiac Disease. So tomorrow I decided to try a new gluten free diet, have spent a good amount of time on things that need to removed from my current diet and things that I could replace. I am praying that this could possibly help, any comments out there for someone just starting?

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If you want to have your blood tested for celiac, you should do so before you start eating gluten-free because the test results will become negative once you are gluten-free. The same goes for the endoscopic intestinal biopsy. If a diagnosis is not needed or wanted, then I wish you the best of luck with the new diet; I hope you see lots of improvement.

Don't forget to eliminate gluten from it's hiding spots like soy sauce, worchestershire, teriyaki sauces, smoke flavor, prepared sauces and soups, and vitamins. grocery shopping definitely takes longer with all of the label reading going gluten-free requires. lol :rolleyes:

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Hello everyone, its been a few days completely gluten-free and I can honestly say my stomach has never felt better in the last 4 years, i'm so excited that this has been a problem for me for so long and I may have finally figured out a solution, I want to say thanks to this website for all its great information and people that have helped others out in understanding what all this about. I can't wait to see how my progress goes with my new diet!

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That's great Lumi, an improvement means something is going right. It is sometimes a bit of a back and forth thing at the beginning of the gluten-free diet with people. They feel better, then they feel worse, then they feel better etc. That is just an adjustment process to the new diet. It can help to take probiotics and limit or stop dairy and sugar and starches. All those bacteria in your gut need to adjust to the new diet too, and they can be helped by the probiotics and low sugar.

Whole foods and simple meals are good to start out on. Limit grains and processed / baked goods for a while at least. Soy and nightshades are good to avoid for a while also, but you may be able to eat them fine later. Meats, veggies, nuts and fruits are a good diet to start on.

Here are some threads for info.

FAQ Celiac com

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/forum-7/announcement-3-frequently-asked-questions-about-celiac-disease/

Newbie Info 101

What's For Breakfast Today?

What Did You Have For Lunch Today?

What Are You Cooking Tonight?

How bad is cheating?

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Thank you so much :D

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hi. I can honestly say this desease is new to me but the symptoms are not. only waking up now and ,like you Lumi, doing the research. Because symptoms have become more severe and trying. the only time I felt really great was when I was doing the master cleanse which involved no food at all! lol. I have yet to be tested. my appointment is in two weeks. I too am dying to know what is going on and what has been going on with my body.

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