JWood posted a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)About 6 Month ago it was suggested I had Celiacs by my Doctor. I had intestinal symptoms and most telling, rashes on my arm that were especially aggravated when I drank beer. I cut out gluten products, but cheated a few times on an occasional breaded appetizer at an Italian Restaurant. (It was harder to give up than the beer!) My symptoms improved, my skin began to clear up, and it appeared that did a great job. I am 27, in good shape. About two weeks ago i made a pact to stop even ingesting the smallest quantity of gluten because I felt I was getting more and more sensitive. I would probably "cheat" very minimally, (maybe one mozzerella stick if that) up until this commitment. These last two weeks have been brutal since this decision early in the week. My intestines feel like they are in knots. I did do some drinking on the weekends, but the Sunday after there was never a problem. (I will be cutting out the alcohol for a period of time next to isolate this variable) My job as a business owner also involves a high level of stress the past few weeks (could this be why?) I have been drinking a lot of blueberry juice for the nutrition, and eating lean meats such as chicken. My diet is the following: Gluten Free Cornflakers for Breakfest, skim milk, OJ, Vitamin C, Multivitamin, Blueberry Juice. i also tried this Activia Yogurt, however, the intestinal symptoms getting worse occured before this variable. Lunch: Either I skip lunch or have a Chefs Salad with Chicken Eggs, Spinach, Vegetables, Vinegrette Dinner: Either Chicken, Potato Pasta w/parm cheese, Steak, Spinach, Rice Pasta I have recently been reading up on healing the intestines. Do your intestines get worse before they get better? How long does this take. on average, if you can heal your intestines, what can i eventually go back to eating. I am intersted in peopls experiences, because things have gotten worse when i thought they would get better. Thanks for reading...