I was diagnosed with celiac disease at round the age of 2, and my mother had swiftly put me on a GF diet, which i didnt necessarily obey- as soon as i got older. I hated GF foods. i hated my condition, and ofcourse, since i was a child and coudnt really understand the damage it would cause me, was determined to eat anything but. and so naturally i would sneak some buscuits and other non GF snacks whenever i could. all this changed when we went on a holiday to my grandmother, where my mother was advised to let me eat more "natural" foods like any other child - i was very skinny, since i didnt eat much-but as soon as i started eating other foods, i gained some weight and wasnt so frail looking anymore- within a month.ever since, my mother was convinced that i was miraculously cured. i've felt so much better and much more stronger, happier as i didnt have to eat all that foul tasting GF foods which i so extremely despised.
however, at the age of 13/14 i began losing weight for a week, then gaining some more the week after- for no apparent reason.i started having some wee problems with my joints.Then, after around two years started the nose bleeds, then soon after, the bathroom problems and very recently - around 2 to 3 months ago TMJ. another symtom ive noticed is constant and sever headaches, which would make it really difficult for me to see and focus my eyes- everything would be blurry. if i trried looking at someone's face, i would see perhaps the eyes, then would have to move my head slightly to notice the nose etc. one thing at a time. the range of sight would go all wrong and i would hurt to open my eyes at all. -all these are symtoms of celiac disease. i didnt think much about it- but my mother was worried i had it back - or perhaps never really got cured. i had no idea what this thing was that i had- so i started researching- from scratch. i noticed that i had soo many symptoms that was listed for celiac disease- and we went to the GP to confirm our suspicion. my GP have arranged for tests and appointments with dieticians and what have you.
what i find most bizarre, however, is that people who go on a GF diet GAIN weight! how is that supposed to happen? i already know the answer but i just dont like it. and since i still REALLY REALLY hate GF foods, i have no idea what im supposed to do. Although the bit about the weight gain doesnt sound so appealing, im looking forward to this new lifestyle.
What im really wondering though, is whether or not my villi are seriuosly damaged after so many years of eating gluten (im nearly 17)- is it possible that its developed into something serious? i really hope not, but this is the main question thats running at the back of my head. i tried researching that but, couldnt find anything.
im really anxiuos of the answer to that - i already know all the possibilities.
any advice would be much appreciated.