Hello, my son (aged 20 ) has finally had a diagnosis of Coeliac disease confirmed.
He has been ill with severe symptoms ( mainly stomach cramps and diarrhoea ) for almost 21/2 years. He saw a consultant and his own doctor many times but it was attributed to IBS and anxiety and he was prescribed antidepressants. He had to defer university during his first year, last year, but has managed to complete his first year, this year , despite hardly attending any lectures due to the debilitating symptoms he has suffered.
He has been gluten free since his biopsy 4 weeks ago but says he is not feeling much better, I had hoped he might have started to feel better but I have tried to reassure him that because he has been unwell for so long it might take some time before he starts to feel ok again.
I really need some reassurance myself that he will start to feel better, are there any coeliacs out there who can give me some idea of when he will start to feel ok.
We are waiting to find out when he can see a dietician and have any further tests with regards to thyroid problems as his thyroid function is not optimal, and to check for any vitamin deficiencies.
His uni GP seems to be on the ball as it was him who insisted on the various test that have revealed what is wrong finally.
He has just returned to uni for his end of year exams, I just wish I could give him some hope as he has had a horrible time prior to his diagnosis and it doesn't help that he's 200 miles away.
Thanks in advance