Hi, my name is Saba, I’m 39 and have been diagnosed with celiac disease just a week ago. I’m very hypochondriac person and get my check ups every 6 months. In February I’ve noticed that my ferritin level dropped a lot, I thought maybe it was cause by diet I was on to lose weight. Then in my July’s check up it was the same plus my hemoglobin dropped a little bit and I was having tingling in my right hand.So I became very concerned and insisted on having stool test for occult blood. It came back positive and I was having the worst panic attacks,because there was possibility of colon cancer. Had endoscopy and colonoscopy last week and doctor said your colon is clear you have gastrities and there is redness in your small intestines from which he took samples for biopsy. And after 4 days he emailed me that results are back and there is nothing to worry and he just need to follow up with me before I leave to London for family visit. Oh my follow up he told me that I have celiac disease and I have to be on gluten free diet all my life. He said mine is so mild and it turned out to be stage 3a which is partial villi atrophy. He said relax,follow GF diet and enjoy your time with your family. I also had blood test for celiac panel which Is not ready yet. I’ve been anxious and hypochondriac all my life and now again I can’t enjoy anything. My brain doesn’t let me to relax. I think what if my genetic test comes back positive,does it mean that my 3 year old son has it too. What if he has it now? What if I became disable. I really don’t know what to do. My family is tired of my fears all the time. Does anyone else experiencing this? Or does anyone have celiac disease and doing fine now?
Sorry for so much negativity