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Beth in NC added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping WithCeliac In The University SettingMy son is a Junior at NC State University. He has lived off campus his entire college experience thus far so hasn't had too much difficulty. But it has been a challenge none the less. He wants to meet with the "higher ups" and attempt to get some changes made and some gluten-free awareness there on campus for other students, because he knows they are out there.
Do ANY of you have any stories, experiences, etc of similar situation where people worked on the ground level to get things changed like this? I would appreciate anything you can offer to help.
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Beth in NC added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsTest Interpretation HelpI am one of those people who do not have a strong reaction physically when I accidently get glutened. It is frustrating as I start feeling bad days later...I think...and have no idea what in the world I ate. I have still had a lot of days where mentally I was off and had a great deal of fibromyalgia symptoms.
I was at the docs last week for bronchitis and asked for a new celiac panel since this would ensure the same lab was used as the last time. She gladly did it.
Some of my results are better, even within normal range, but there is one that is much higher than before. I don't know exactly what each one means though, so that is where you experienced folks come in.
Antigliadin Abs, IgA
This test changed a bit, but was within range both times.
July - normal range 0-4....my result was 2
December - normal range 0-10....my result 6.8
Antigliadin Abs, IgG
July - normal range 0-9....my result 18
December - Normal range 0-10.....my result 31.3
WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?????
July - normal range 0-3....my results 21
December - my result 3 YEAH!!!
July - normal range 0-5...my result 13
December - my result 2 YEAH!!!
Endomysial Antibody IgA
July - Positive
December - NEGATIVE!!!
Immunoglobulin A, Qn
July - normal range 70-400....my result 192
December - my result 189
Both of these are in normal range but I'm not sure what this tests for.
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Beth in NC added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & MedicationsOnline ProductsMy grocery bill is getting pretty scary! I have found some things online, but it seems Amazon has one thing cheaper, then someone else has something else. I love Amazon because I can get free shipping...that's better than paying for gas!
So what items have you chosen to purchase online because it was cheaper and where did you order from? Also, if you had poor service, mention that too.
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Beth in NC added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & MedicationsJuice PlusI have read some old threads on Juice Plus when it had barley in it. It looks like now is it rice bran and oat bran. Do any of you take this currently? Any problems with it?
Is there anything out there comparable to it?
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Beth in NC added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping WithExtreme SleepinessYesterday I could not stay awake unless I was up and walking. I've had this one other day, a few weeks ago, and I just napped....two naps of two hours each and I was STILL tired. Yesterday I had a lot to do so I fought it, finally getting a Starbucks Latte at 5 p.m. so the caffiene would help.
It just dawned on me today that this might be part of me being glutened. Friday I had slight D, the sleepiness was Saturday and today I have been sore all over and had a stomach ache.
I do not know what I ate, if that is what this is. It would have had to come from CC, because I ate nothing that outright had gluten.
Could the sleepiness be from a glutening? It was like I was drugged!
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