HealthBoards (
-   Celiac Disease (
-   -   How long did it take you to recover completely? (

vb10 01-14-2012 01:11 PM

How long did it take you to recover completely?
Hi everybody,

I have been diagnosed as gluten intolerant on August 22, 2011. Prior to that I was feeling as if I was dying and was bedridden. I really was feeling like that was the end of my life.
I went gluten free and felt a little better, only to develop new intolerance. Now I can no longer have milk, grains, legumes, nuts, oils, etc.
Starting October 22nd I went on a Paleo diet (just because I could not eat anything else). However, by that time I was diagnosed with gastric erosion. I am on Prilosec now and, according to my doctor, going to be for another six months.

My question is: even though I do not feel like dying anymore, I am still not 100% myself. My energy levels are quite low. Yes, I can exercise, but not for a long time.

I am not anemic, I have no thyroid problems, my level of vit D, B12 and everything else are completely normal.

How long does it take before I get my energy back? Do you think it is normal for me not to recover fully after being gluten free for four months?
How long did it take you to recover completely?

carys2011 05-25-2012 07:24 PM

Re: How long did it take you to recover completely?
I don't know for sure if I have celiac at this point but I should say you are off to a good start with your vit levels. I am deficient in D, b12, ferretin and have hashimotos. I have stuggled with vitamin levels for the last 2 years. You should have a speedy recovery, due to your ability to absorb vitamins, and your lack of a deficient in that arena.

Prilosec helped me a great deal when I developed bad gastritis and ulcers.

From having neuro Lyme I know the feeling of feeling like death, and you would be surprised how quickly one can recover when on the right protocol. I am a veggie and won't be consuming anymore gluten so it poses a challenge.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:46 PM.