From what I understand, you often need between 6 and 12 months of being GF before all of your symptoms disappear. When I went GF, it probably took 2-3 months to feel better, but at least the diarrhea cleared up pretty quickly. If you go to celiac.org, they have a list of places that you can have hidden gluten, although a few things have changed here in the US since some of the new labeling laws went into effect. For instance, Modified Food starch is ok if they don't list wheat in the allergies list, since all Modified Food starch in the US is made from either wheat or corn. One way to make sure that it is not some hidden gluten someplace is to only eat fresh foods for a week or 2 (nothing from a box or can...). If you are still having issues after that, then you can probably safely say that it is only that you are still healing internally. Hope this helps.
Hi, my name is Jenn and I am new to sparkpeople, I heard about it from my nutrionist. I was dx celiac sprue in Dec'07 by endoscopy. It was not something they were looking for, so it was a surprise dx for me. I have had all the classic symptoms for years now, however it all never came together until now. I struggled in the first qtr of 2008, went through denial, anger, depression and finally acceptance. Its tough thats for sure, the hardest thing for me is I am still having problems even though being gluten free so it makes me wonder if I am still being glutened somewhere. I am overweight and trying to lose weight also, which I find very hard being celiac also.
Its nice to find this site and this forum, I look forward to reading all the posts.
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