Quantcast Jenn's Story | NFCA
Skip Navigation Links

Jenn's Story

 
2/23/2011

I began getting an upset stomach a few days after going back to high school after summer vacation. At first I thought nothing of it. I had started cross country and was eating more than unusual.  Up to a few months ago, my diet was about 80% bread or bread-based products: dinner rolls, flour tortillas, chips, etc. I honestly thought I would die if I couldn't eat bread.

A few weeks into the new school year, I began getting terrible diarrhea almost every day, at the same time.  It began to get serious when it lasted for months and was inhibiting my running performance.  

I thought to try the gluten-free diet when my cousin Sarah,12, tested positive for celiac disease. My aunt and mom were also diagnosed with celiac. When my mom told me to try the gluten-free diet, I was kind of horrified. But after a few days, I started seeing dramatic improvement in my digestive health. I have now been gluten-free for 4 months and feel back to normal.

Note: It is recommended that you see a doctor and get tested for celiac disease before going gluten-free. For more information, see our section on Diagnosis & Treatment.

 

You know the problem. Now be the solution.

Restore Health. Reclaim Lives. Donate Today »

 
  • Have you or your family members been diagnosed?
    Complete our celiac disease symptoms checklist today to find out if you are at risk of having celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity ('gluten sensitivity').  We can help improve your quality of life!
  • Stay Informed!
    Join our monthly newsletter to receive news, updates, and tips for healthy gluten-free living and information about celiac disease. Sign-up for the monthly e-mail newsletter