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  1. That is great. Glad to hear they worked for you. How long did it take after you started taking them the new way before they took effect? Also, just curious as to what your sypmtoms where with celiacs. I want to know if they are parallel to mine which are mostly gastro/intestinal. Thanks.
  2. I recently came across some literature on the web that said some patients with celiac disease that are put on steroids improve on their condition. I was diagnosed with celiac disease two years ago and have not gotten much better on my strict gluten free diet. What I read on the internet about steroids actually helping some patients has given me a little bit of newfound hope. Has anybody been given steroids for their condition or know of someone who has and what has the result been?
  3. Thanks guys. I am amazed at the support and feedback from everybody. I really appreciate it. It's good to know I am not the only one with this problem. I will start with eliminating dairy from my diet and making extra sure that I am not eating foods with gluten in them. I will keep a log of my diet and post it as well. I will be sure to try everyone else's suggestions, too. I feel a sense of optimism and rehabilitated energy now on overcoming this thing!
  4. Hello, this is my first post. This is a great website with lots of great information by the way. Ok, so I was diagnosed about a year and a half ago and I have been on a strick gluten-free diet for about six months. I think the severe stress of graduate school and living in a new city for the first time in my life brought on my celiac disease as well as some hereditary gastro problems. I get severe gas and some stomach pain from gluten/wheat. It got so bad that I had to drop out of graduate school because I couldn't sit in class without passing gas every five minutes. It was just too embarrassing and depressing. I also got fired from my job because I would go to the bathroom every 20-30 minutes to relieve myself (I was just trying to be courteous to others). My girlfriend even broke up with me because she couldn't handle it (she didn't tell my exactly why she broke up with me but it was obvious why). Its gotten to the point where I can't socialize, go to a movie, go on a date, or do pretty much whatever becuase my flatulance is so bad and so obvious and so EMBARRASSING. My life is pretty much in a downward spiral, all because of my flatulance. I am extremely depressed and find myself recently doing a lot of drugs just to forget about how bad everything is right now (actually works better than the prozac and wellbutrin I was on). A year and some months ago I was on top of everything and now I am at rock bottom. I just moved back home and am continuing on my gluten-free diet. My flatulance has gotten better since I started my gluten-free diet but still not to the point where I would feel comfortable sitting in a class full of students, being in a crowd of people, going to a movie, etc. Instead of passing gas every five minutes it is about every twenty minutes now. I find it very difficult to leave the house, not because I don't want to but because I don't want to go out in public and embarrass myself. It just makes me more depressed and staying home in turn depresses me more. I want to finish graduate school, get a good job, keep a girlfriend, and get on with my life. I don't know what else to do. Does anyone else have this problem? Does anyone else have any suggestions for me? This is not the way to live. This is so unfair.
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