I'm feeling extremely upset at the moment and I guess just need somewhere to vent with people who have gone through a similar situation.
For a few months now I've not been able to eat much each day, lost a lot of weight, constantly nauseous, constant diarrea, fatigue etc.
After constant complaining to my bf that I feel like im "slowly dying", I decided to stop moaning and go see my doctor about it. I suffer from depression and anxiety so have had multiple visits to the doctor regarding this. I know it sounds silly but because I go to the doctor every couple of months, I don't like the idea of "bothering" my doctor with any more issues that I have. Anyway, I finally did it and he thought that it was stress induced IBS but ordered me to have some blood tests to rule out Coeliac.
Fast forward to last night and my doctor rung saying I tested positive, meaning that it is highly likely i have coeliac disease. Now at first I was relieved that I may have an answer to why I've been feeling so horrendous recently, but the more and more I look into it, the more upset I am getting.
My family is italian so almost every dish we eat contains gluten. I am fearful of how this diagnostic will affect my family meals and therefore my relationships with my family.
This may sound silly but I am also terrified at how many foods I am going to have to cut out. I have never had a "love" for food and to then think I may have to cut out the majority of foods that I actually like its really hard to take in.
My bf has tried to be supportive by saying that I will be able to eat these foods I like every now and then and it wont kill me. This is hard for me to listen to because I know he is trying to help but I dont think he understands the gravity of Coeliac and how important it is to be completely gluten free. He says I am eating gluten now and its not killing me so a little treat every now and then isnt the end of the world.
Anyway I'm sorry for moaning. I'm just having a hard time processing this potentially life changing information. If you have any advice on how you dealt with it best I would love to hear from you. I am based in UK if that helps tailor advice.
From now it is a waiting game regarding my endoscopy test. Thanks for reading.