I too am in South FL (Miami) and was recently diagnosed with Celiac. I have done numerous searches on the internet and have found nothing available in this area as well. My search is continuing and I will let you know if I find something!!!
lovetofysh posted a topic in Post Diagnosis, Recovery & Treatment of Celiac DiseaseHi. I have been reading thru the postings and have discovered that I am actually not alone in this battle. I recently suffered pancreatitis and have been sick for months. I've gone through a number of tests including countless blood tests, endoscopy, biopsys, etc. Just last week, I was diagnosed with having Celiac Sprue, severe malabsorption, etc. I was told to completely cut out all gluten & wheat products. I have been doing as much research as possible to learn what it is I can and cannot eat. As of Saturday, I have been, I believe, completely gluten & wheat free. Saturday, Sunday and some of Monday I felt pretty good (although had a few dizzy spells) and figured I could go back to work. Tuesday morning has been a COMPLETELY different story. I woke up nausated and feeling awful. I figured I'd take a nausa pill, feel better eventually and go to work. As the day has gone on though I've noticed that I started getting the shakes, am incredibly anxious and irritated, cant think straight and have been forgetting everything, cry at the drop of a hat (I think out of frustration), am achy and my stomach is bloated and sensitive. I don't feel like a "stable" human being. Is this all part of the withdrawal? How long does it last? Is there anything that a person can do to relieve any (preferably all) of the symptoms????? I dont want to live the rest of my life this way. I have two beautiful very young children and I want them to know that they have a mommy who's fun, loving, etc... not always sick, tired and eats "funny gross stuff" as my daughter put it. I've also havent been to work in over a month and am afraid that if I stay out more I will lose my job (and if I go, lose my mind or relapse health wise). ANY advice, support, motivation or just plain venting so I know I am not alone from anyone would be SO GREATLY appreciated.