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How Long Did It Take For You To Get Your Life Back?
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In your opinion, how long did it take to get your life back?
It only took a few months or less.
12%
 12%  [ 4 ]
It took approximately 6 months.
6%
 6%  [ 2 ]
It took approximately a year.
15%
 15%  [ 5 ]
It took approximately 2 years.
28%
 28%  [ 9 ]
It took approximately 3 years.
9%
 9%  [ 3 ]
It took more than 3 years.
28%
 28%  [ 9 ]
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Lilja
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, casein, soy
Location: Oslo

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can see that the formulation "get your life back" doesn't cover what we really mean.

I certainly don't want my life back, because even before I had MC my health was in no way optimal; always a digestion problem and my body covered with psoriasis. That is not a life I want to have back.

I was really sick in 2013, when some functional medicine doctors told me to avoid gluten and casein, which I did. The improvement was nearly impossible to detect, but I was stubborn. I was 66 years old, and we know that the older we get, the longer time it takes to heal.

My improvement didn't accellerate until I discovered this forum in August, 2014.

I sometimes wonder if the fact that I quit taking estrogen & progesterone in 2013, really started my MC. I will never know, and that is not so interesting either, but I suspect a combination of sudden quitting the menopause hormons, too many antibiotic cures, an undiagnosed non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and the fact that I already had one autoimmune disease (psoriasis), all lead to the outbreak of Collagenous Colitis.

Now, two years later I'm starting to feel real good. I don't think I've lost my mind any longer, I sleep well, I eat well (of course according to diet), I don't have anxiety moments, I don't walk as if I'm drunk (lack of B6, B9 and B12), my psoriasis is all gone, and the trips to the bathroom has gone from 20-30 to 1-2 a day.

It has been a bumpy journey, but so worth it .

Very Happy

Lilia
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ant
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, Diary, Soy, Corn, Eggs, Peanuts and other legumes, nightshades (e.g. tomatoes and potatoes). DX Osteopenia. Suspect Celiac - Genes Type: DQ2/DQ8

PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Poll!

Really interesting that (to date) 68% get our 'life back' (however individually defined) in 2 or more years. And about 50% "get it back" in the 2 to 3 year bracket. I think that is important for newbies who might feel that if things do not improve significantly in the first two years their life is "lost". The tunnel may be long, but there is hopefully a light at the end of it.

Best Ant
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Lilja
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Joined: 25 Aug 2014

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2017 Dec 12 - 8:37 AM


Food Intolerances : Gluten, casein, soy
Location: Oslo

PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ant wrote:
Great Poll!

Really interesting that (to date) 68% get our 'life back' (however individually defined) in 2 or more years. And about 50% "get it back" in the 2 to 3 year bracket. I think that is important for newbies who might feel that if things do not improve significantly in the first two years their life is "lost". The tunnel may be long, but there is hopefully a light at the end of it.

Best Ant


In 2015, we are used to get instant solutions to our problems.

However, we cannot control, let alone expect immediate answers and results, when it comes to NATURE... i.e. our digestion.

Lilia
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Psoriasis in 1973, symptom free in 2014
GF, CF and SF free since April, 2013
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