Celiac disease and gall bladder removed

by Kari Kreye
(Brighton, Wisconsin, US)

About 3 months ago I ended up in the hospital for about 1 week and a half for bad abdominal pain. They ran all abdominal tests on me and nothing was showing up. I do have a history of abdominal problems such as IBS and ulcers. While I was in the hospital they rmoved my gall bladder thinking that may have been the cause of my pain. Turns out after surgery I was still having severe pain. As time has gone on I had realized after I was finsihed eating something I would get the same pain over and over again. My doctor had finally diagnosed me with Celiac Disease.

This is hard for me since I have had my gall bladder removed I had to watch what I eat and becasue I have ulcers its hard to eat certain foods.

Now I have to take gluten out of my diet and I am at a total loss of where to start and what to do. I dont know what to buy or what to eliminate. As a 21 year old this isnt the easiest thing I dont get to eat everything everyone else does so I need to come up with a way to make this easy.

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Jan 04, 2017
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I hear you
by: Chanel

Hey girl! I hear you. It took the doctors almost a year to find out that my gallbladder had stopped working properly. After about a year or so I still had a hard time eating.

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. It has been over 3 years and I still have a hard time coming to terms with my disease. It is VERY hard to cut out all this food at such a young age, I am 25.

As a result of getting my gallbladder taken out, I can no longer digest pork, beef, or coffee without thinking that I am going to die. The pain is just not worth it. If you need some recipes that I have tried or just someone to talk to. Email me ctomczyk@ymail.com

Good luck and please know that you are not alone :) Happy new year!

May 28, 2011
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me too
by: Eve

Hi Kari, I know you are worried, I am in the same boat with you. I have not been diagnosed with celiac disease yet; but I think I have all the symptoms.

What were your symptoms please? I have been going to the doctor, having every test imaginable over the past 5 years and no results or releif.

I am now starting to see that the foods I eat are causing my problem. So, did you get a test done recently for a gluten allergy? I will do that test first to make sure that is my issue. What is funny, is I was always a whole foods eater anyhow. I don't eat processed things, so I thought.

I never suspected my steak sauce or whole wheat pancakes were causing my pain. It is so much more obvious to me now. Blessings to you, be patient with yourself.

May 22, 2011
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It takes time and research !!!
by: Anonymous

I was recently diagnosed with Gluten sensitivity.....trust me in the beginning it was very hard. The foods you can no longer eat are the ones you crave the most !

Eating out is hard and socializing with friends ...is there going to be anything there I can eat ? It really requires a whole new way of thinking.

First I recommend buying some books to explain this condition ..most of the ones I bought had explanation of the condition, how to handle parties, going out to eat, and some recipes. Then I bought an actual gluten free cookbook and started experimenting.

In the beginnig I felt pretty sorry for myself ...but now I realize the only one who suffers when I eat what I'm not suppose to is ME.

You will get used to this ...and actually I eat a lot more whole foods and fruit and veggies ....so I feel healthier.

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