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harryc2022

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  1. Thanks for the welcome. Sorry I didn't really give any background. I have a celiac diagnosis. My blood work was positive, IGa and TTG were very high. If the top of the scale for positive TTG was 20, my score was 40. The Dr. could tell I was positive due to obvious flattened villi on my endoscopy before the lab results were even back. My gene test is positive, I should know which one for sure but I think it was DQ8 (there's an 8 in the somewhere at least). My GI symptoms weren't noticeable to me until I had a positive blood test. It was my wife who figured out through reading a book on celiac that I had it. I had gone 18 months to 7 different doctors and they had no idea what was wrong with me. She told me I should have a the TTG so I went and asked my primary doc for the test. He said there was no way I could have that because I'd lose weight and I'd gained from 152 to 178 in a year. He agreed to do the test anyway and when the results came back, my journey started. I've been eating a lot of corn chips and tostadas that do not say 'gluten free' but don't list any wheat barley or rye ingredients. I've been eating a little cheese too. So are you saying that other food intolerances can cause fatigue and 'mental' issues. I thought my small daily consumption may just make my stomach feel bad? Harry
  2. I'm in the same boat you are. I started the diet on August 6th. Around the 6 week mark I was very excited to feel normal again. Around 9-10 weeks, things began to deteriorate gradually. I'm not back down to where I was before but my symptoms are steadily worsening. Things that are back that were gone: Anxiety/Depression - I had quit taking medicine Joint pain - morning stiffness and soreness is hands/feet/elbows/knees was totally gone Fatigue - I felt like my old self again with plenty of energy All the symptoms are back and I'm sad. I'm so confused I don't know what to do next. Maybe I should call the Dr. or maybe I should eat only bananas and rice cakes for a few weeks. My house is totally gluten free. I never eat out anymore and we read every label on things we buy. Any questionable foods, I just don't eat them. I do eat a little dairy in things my wife cooks to make it easier on her but I'm not drinking cow's milk or eating yogurt like I used to. I've been taking a multivitamin that claims to be gluten-free and any medicine I take has been cleared by the pharmacy as gluten-free also. Harry
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