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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