I was sickly my whole life. I developed thyroid disease after the birth of my first child, and after that I had constant aches and pains, but doctors couldn't help or find anything wrong with me. All my tests would come back normal.
Two years ago after a very traumatic event, my stomach starting swelling severely after I ate. Many doctor appointments and tests later, I still had no answer. Out of desperation to feel better I took my health into my own hands and went gluten-free after much, much research. After a week of being gluten-free, I felt better for the first time in almost 10 years.
I started researching celiac disease and discovered a link to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. My dad died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1988 at the age of 40. I decided to undergo genetic testing to see if I carry the gene, just so I knew. Sure enough, I carry the celiac gene as well as a gluten sensitivity gene. No wonder I've always been sick!
I've been gluten-free for almost 9 months now and have never felt better!