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  1. capecupcake

    Eating gluten with celiac?

    To answer some of your questions: I have had a Vitamin D deficiency several years ago. I am taking a supplement for that and have for years. My Drs keep a close eye on that, just one of many things I am being monitored for. I no longer have the anemia. Being gluten free corrected that. I understand I would have to go back on the iron if I decide to do this. My other illnesses I have had for over 15 years. The anemia which led to finding the celiac only started 3 years ago.
  2. I was diagnosed almost 3 years ago. I never had any of the usual problems. I had anemia and while trying to find what that was from, my GI found the celiac. I immediately started a gluten free diet, but it has always been a struggle. I am not the healthiest eater and would always seem to get the processed gluten-free items. I am not much for veggies and fruit or fish. So, for the last year it has been very difficult, financially and mentally for me to stick to it, but I did. I hated how I always had to have "special" food at family gatherings. I asked my GI several times what would happen if I stopped. He advised against it of course, but recently I just felt like my quality of life was so diminished. I already have Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hashimotos, Arthritis, Pre-diabetes, endometriosis, had my gallbladder out recently and many other issues. So, after much decision making, I decided to go back to my "old life". I started today with a couple regular beers and had some crackers. I was expecting to be running to the bathroom like when I first switched to gluten-free, but nothing has happened and it's been almost 8 hours now. Not sure what to think. I know about the dangers of cancer and etc, but I have so many illnesses, I just want to live a semi-normal life again.