Category: Celiac Psychology

How To Get Non-Celiac People To Take You Seriously

I am still fairly new to this disease, and for the first part of it, I didn’t take it seriously myself. I looked at every option to not to go gluten free. It wasn’t until my first endoscope that it really hit me. In the days leading up to it, I pretty much only ate bread and pasta. Then, I went cold turkey. It was insanely hard for the first three days. Seriously, only three […]

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  • by imatthews
  • onMay 31, 2019

What Are The Psychological Impacts of Celiac Disease

It does take a masters degree in psychology to figure out that if you are diagnosed as celiac (or any other chronic disease) you might become despondent or depressed.  However, I wanted to know how your brain would react to untreated celiac disease. Notice that I didn’t specify undiagnosed.  A percentage of those diagnosed with celiac will refuse to change to a gluten free diet.  What happens to those people not treating their celiac, whether […]

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What Can Happen If You Ignore Celiac Disease?

I am one of the ‘lucky’ people that are so called ‘asymptomatic’, meaning that I can eat all the gluten I want and not have a near immediate intestinal response. My big problems are terrifying hemiplegic migraines and agonizing gut pain two or three times per year.  These problems do not appear correlated with my eating and seem more brought on by stress.  However, since I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and I have gone […]

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Hello World! Lets Talk About Celiac Disease

If you want to find out who I am and how I got here, skim through my ABOUT ME page.  There you will fine my shocking story.  The short version goes like this, I was diagnosed in 2009 (at 7 years old!) with Celiac Disease but no body told me until August 2018. It’s a crazy story but from talking to others with Celiac Disease, it is not that unusual.  Celiac often goes diagnosed or […]

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