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purplemachine Tue 16-Jun-20 07:43:22

Hi everyone

I have been having some tummy issues and wondered if anyone could tell me what their symptoms were pre coeliac diagnosis.
Also, once you eliminated gluten how quickly did you notice an effect?

Thanks

ThisBeautifulLife Tue 16-Jun-20 21:58:44

Hi, I was diagnosed with coeliac disease last year when I had a series of blood tests done. My levels were very high, although at the time I didn't't think I'd been having symptoms. In retrospect I recognise that I did have some mild symptoms. They were mostly discomfort in my lower abdomen, a bit like that cramps feeling before a period starts accompanied by going to the toilet more frequently on those days. I started the gluten free diet, and had to learn what the sensation of being full after a meal was like. That sounds weird, I know, but once I was no longer eating gluten I didn't get that same full feeling after a meal. I've been told I probably felt bloated before and thought that feeling was 'being full'. My blood levels are now close to normal and I can honestly say I've never felt better.

ThisBeautifulLife Tue 16-Jun-20 22:00:47

Oh by the way, it took about 2 weeks for me to realise their was a difference between 'gluten me' and 'non gluten me!'

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