Is there anyone here with Celiac Disease or who is gluten intolerant?
• United States
20 Mar 09
Hi there. I've been gluten-free for about a year now after being diagnosed with Celiac Disease from a blood test, and it has made such a difference! I had strange GI symptoms for a really long time, and after several barium tests, my general practitioner said that I most likely had Crohn's Disease. I didn't buy it, and went to a specialist... within about 5 minutes of talking to me and reviewing my bloodwork, he suspected Celiac. I took the blood test, which ended up being positive. Adjusting to the diet was difficult, and it was strange having to be conscientious about everything that I was putting in my mouth, but I quickly got used to it. I feel so much better now that I don't eat gluten anymore, and my vitamin-levels have raised quite significantly, as they were really deficient before. I used to get sick ALL the time too - I'd be near someone with a cold and I'd catch it instantly. This winter, however, I haven't been sick once!! (Knock on wood.)
22 Jul 11
I have been gluten free for four months now. Well, that's just my self-diagnosis. It started when I had a severe acid reflux attack in January this year. It came so suddenly. I took medications for it, but the meds had side effects I could not tolerate. So I started searching for natural cures and came across the gluten free diet. When i went gluten free, I noticed that symptoms were going aways so I figured there must be a connection. When I do eat gluten, the symptoms come back plus other neurological sypmtoms like tingling of hands, and panic attacks. I don't have acid reflux now so I am sticking to the gluten free lifestyle (which is kinda costly here in the Philippines) Gluten intolerance is not widely recognized here in the country and I seriously doubt if doctors are even aware of it. I'm looking for support groups here now..
27 Jan 08
hi there my son was diagnosis with celiac disease when he was 13 months old and they did a upper and lower gi scope. it is very easy to do it is a day surgery procedure. he has been on a gluten free diet for a little over 2 years now and he is a fun and loving boy. his fave food is the gluten free chicken nuggets.