There are many symptoms of Celiac Disease, and it affects each person differently. Some, like myself, can go without symptoms for years and then suddenly - BOOM. Now you're in the hospital for a range of symptoms, and the actual diagnosis is something that the doctors can't quite put their fingers on.
After a few months of doctors, surgeons and never ending questions and pain, I was starting to lose hope. I was referred to a new GE and within 5 minutes of explaining my symptoms, he said "sounds like celiac disease to me, but we'll run tests to confirm." I looked at him like he had three eyes and was from Mars. My response? "So you're telling me that BREAD is causing all of this?" NO WAY. I thought he was crazy, but I went immediately to the lab to get the blood work that he ordered done. I had scheduled an endoscopy the next day, and as the doctor came out to greet me, he confirmed a few things. I was extremely anemic, B6 and B12 levels were nearly depleted, and the blood test and endoscopy confirmed for sure that I had Celiac disease.
Living with Celiac
It is tough to grasp the idea that Celiac causes you to become malnourished. While you finally feel healthy, you body is actually absorbing the food you eat as it heals itself. And so, the weight packed on even with exercise. I've struggled with this over the last year and a half since my diagnosis, but have finally made progress thanks to a new product that I discovered! The bottom line is, living with Celiac can be hard - gluten is everywhere. But you can learn to adjust and live a carefree life without constantly worrying about getting sick.
Written by Forever Young and Gluten Free of www.foreveryoungandglutenfree.com
Celiac in recovery living a carefree lifestyle and blogging about it along the way!
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WOW! I'm going to be how old?! I distinctly remember when I was certain ages throughout my life and when I sit and just gaze around me, the age I remember most is the age of my oldest son.
What in the.....?! My kids already think I'm the funniest weird lady around, so I'm hoping my life-change wont add to that---if I can help it. SO!....my friend over at La Vie Celeste Skincare is here to shed some plain English light on the subject...
In my recent search for some much needed essential oils, I came across some interesting information on Hemp Seed Oil. Our friends over at HippieButter specialize in just that....products made with Hemp Seed Oil.
Ok, so I'm excited to share that we have a guest author this week sharing the benefits of Hemp Seed Lotion! Yay! So read on!
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