Sorry to say, but everyone's different. Some people might not even have villi damage and respond to diet in other ways. The only way to tell would be to undergo another biopsy, which I don't think I need to do based on how well I feel now. However, I DO know that my 6 mo. post gf diet blood test revealed I WAS adhering to the diet and I had no antibodies to gluten.
I did not have nausea before or after diagnosis. I did have headaches before, which got progressively better after. Now I barely ever have headaches. My depression was gone between months 6-8 when it was summertime and I was getting lots of vitamin D. It took about 4 months for my stateorreah (sp) to subside, which I guess I *could* associate with villi damage? I gauged this progress by eating handfuls of pistachios - the longer I was gluten free, the less "stat" stools and into "regular" stools I got.
IDNurse: for your peripheral neuropathies: have you checked your B12 or other B vitamins? There's a good book I've got on my Amazon wishlist written by a nurse about undiagnosed B12 deficiencies called, "Could it Be B12? An Epidemic of Misdiagnoses by Sally M. Pacholok RN, Jeffrey J. Stuart, DO.
From Amazon: "A silent crippler stalks millions of Americans, and you may be one of them..."
Key Phrases: autoimmune pernicious anemia, enlarged red blood cells, high homocysteine levels, United States, New England Journal of Medicine, Internal Medicine, etc."
I've had enlarged red blood cells for YEARS and recently found my homocysteine is high. My B12 is in the low 400s (within range, but still low). I don't remember if I brought this up with you before, so I put it out there.
I hope this helps.
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