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About Kimberly9489

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  1. Hi Everyone, I am newly diagnosed and have gone gluten free for about a month. When I was diagnosed with Celiac I was shocked because I really didn't have blatant symptoms. I have been gaining weight over the last few years and couldn't understand why because I eat a healthy balanced diet. My doctor did a very thorough blood work, tested me for hypothyroidism and Celiac. To my horrific surprise I was positive for both. He informed me that eating gluten was no longer an option for me, any my hypothyroidism is a result of gluten intake. Since going gluten free I feel as though Pandora's box has opened. I felt fine the first two weeks but now I am having intermittent issues of constipation, sandy, grain-like loose stools, stomach sensitivity etc. To make matters worse, I accidentally ate something with gluten last night and paid a serious consequence of diarrhea, with stomach cramping. What is going on? zI never had any of this before going gluten free! It is hard enough transitioning to such a strict lifestyle but I feel worse now, than before when I was eating gluten. Has anyone else had a similar experience? The other question I have is: Does anyone have any idea how long it takes to recover from being glutened?