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Tatum added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsPositive Biocard Test, Normal Blood Test?I took a Biocard Celiac test a couple weeks ago and it was positive. Went to my doctor and told him the results so he sent me for blood work and it came back "normal". So I called Biocard and they sent me another test to try and sure enough... same positive result.
My doctor only told me my results were normal & never gave me any levels or anything. Any chance I could be slightly positive? From everything I have heard, if you have a positive Biocard test - you are pretty much going to be Celiac. But now I'm not too sure.
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Tatum added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & MedicationsArtificial Sweetener Intolerance And Celiac?As long as I can remember I had a bad reaction to artificial sweeteners. When Splenda came out (Sucralose) they advertised it to be just like sugar - just without the calories. Well I went and gave it a try and ended up in the hospital with SEVERE vomitting etc. If it wasn't coming out one end - it was coming out the other! lol TMI, sorry I dont think I've ever been that sick after eating something in my life! Now whenever I have anything with a tiny bit in it I am instantly sick.
Is there a link between artificial sweetener intolerance and Celiac?
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Tatum added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsNewbieHi there. I was first on here about 2 years ago for my daughter but now I'm on here because of myself. I've always thought I had Celiac. From a very early age I've had symptoms and now I'm 32 and I can't keep living like this, so it's time to find out once & for all.
I've had asthma since I was about 8 years old.
Lactose intolerance since I can remember.
Since I was about 15 I've had stomach pain constantly. I was told it was reflux, then IBS, then ulcers - put on several meds & nothing ever really helped.
I can't even eat any more without being in pain immediately after.
The gas is horrific & embarrassing. My gut bloats like a bat outta hell & here come the rumblies!!
Just recently I started losing weight. Not that I'm complaining lol... but I'm down about 8 lbs now without even trying in the last month.
I went to my doctor about 2 months ago complaining about the following symptoms:
- Sick feeling all the time
- Nausious at night, sometimes vomitting
- stomach pain after eating
- weakness to the point where I couldn't even move a chair... coming from an ex fitness competitor this was a huge thing for me!
- irregular/heavy cycles
He sent me for some blood work & it came back I was bottom of the barrel with Vitamin D and low, but not Iron deficient so I was told to take some supplements & if it didn't work, he would talk to me about anti-depressants. I'm not depressed!!! It's been 2 months and I still feel like garbage even after the supplements so I ordered a GlutenPro test which should come here soon.
Anyhow, sorry for the long-winded message. Just thought I would say hi and relay my symptoms to see if you think I might be on the right track. Hello everyone!!
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Tatum added a topic in Celiac Disease - Parents of Kids or Babies With Celiac DiseaseDayhomes/DaycaresDoes your daycare provider understand the nutritional needs of your child?
Mine doesn't!! For some reason she just can't seem to get it through her head. Today she gave her hotdogs & said "well they are all beef, so whats the problem?". Now my daughter is going through a diaper every 30 mins.
I am so upset...
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