Aileen’s story

My Diagnosis Story...

Aileen's story

My journey to diagnosis…
My battle to be diagnosed began aged 16 when I started with ‘indigestiony’ type pains and griping stomach pain. I saw my gp he said buy some milk of magnesia! I went back a year later and was told I had ‘probably got the beginnings of a stomach ulcer.’  I was prescribed some vile ammonia flavoured medicine called Denol  -made my breath smell awful – because being a teenager isn’t tough enough!!

Spent the next 40+ years suffering anaemia, stomach ache that bent me double, having to run to the loo and shovelling in antacids. When I was 50 I was tested for Coeliac Disease but it was negative. The stomach pain got worse. I used to cry thinking I had stomach cancer. Eventually I was sent for an endoscopy and was diagnosed with an hiatus hernia- Oh and by the way did you know you have coeliacs disease?
Me: no I’ve had a test before it was negative?  Well they were wrong because you’ve had it some time!

Seriously to be diagnosed made me feel so happy and it’s been so much better since.

My advice for newly diagnosed…
Focus on what you can eat not what you can’t!
Feeling healthy is so much better than eating food that makes you ill- and there are delicious GF options out there!

Share this now:

More blogs

Related Posts

Real stories

Rich’s Story

At the age of 32 (2000) I was eventually diagnosed by my GP (and confirmed by endoscopy) after I became...

Read more
Real stories

Janine’s Story

The main problem I have is needing to cook everything from scratch.

Read more
Real stories

Natalie’s story

When I was growing up, I would constantly overeat. I mean to the point, 20 minutes after a large dinner...

Read more

Just diagnosed?

Get your free
Glutafin Taster Box

If you or someone you love has been recently diagnosed with coeliac disease, you could be eligible to receive gluten free foods on prescription. Simply select your country of residence, and, if you live in England, fill in your postcode to check if your area is prescribing.

Just diagnosed?

Great News

Your country is prescribing gluten free foods*. Request your Glutafin Taster Box by clicking the button below to sign up.
* Please note: local policies are constantly updated, and issuing a prescription is at the discretion of your GP.

© 2021. Glutafin. Dr. Schär UK Ltd. 401 Faraday Street, Birchwood Park, Warrington, WA3 6GA
© 2021. Glutafin. Dr. Schär UK Ltd. 401 Faraday Street, Birchwood Park, Warrington, WA3 6GA