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About GlutenFreeJess

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  1. Hello Everyone! I am a pretty new member here, but not-so new to being dx with Celiac Disease. I was diagnosed with Celiac in 2008 via a Celiac Panel that came back positive. I have a very lengthy history with an eating disorder, and while I have stopped binging and purging and starving, I still have food issues. I have struggled to remain gluten free since my diagnosis, and I believe this challenge is directly related to the eating disorder and food issues. I *know* I need to be 100% gluten free for my health, yet it's taken me so long to be able to trust food, that I find myself saying "just this once won't hurt me". Problem is, "just this once" turns into several times a week plus. It's getting to the point that eating gluten is affecting my health. I see and feel it. It's also affecting me emotionally. I am in therapy, and also attend a 12 step program for eating disorders, and am working on this diligently. Just wondering if anyone else out there relates? I kind of feel like a fish out of water because it seems almost easy for people to just stop eating gluten and to get on with their lives, but for me it's a constant battle. Thanks for listening
  2. I also have Hashimotos and Fibromyalgia, and am on Synthroid (for the Hashis) and Neurontin & Naproxen for the fibro. OTC, I take TUMS and Liquid Antacid. I used to be on Prevacid though. I am on some other meds as well b/c I have bipolar disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, but those are the meds I am on to help deal with the associated autoimmune issues that I have with Celiac. And they work wonders
  3. I was diagnosed with Celiac at age 28. I think it's a common misconception that Celiac only occurs in childhood, which is why so many people go un or mis diagnosed.
  4. I work at a drug and alcohol treatment center, and am currently in school to become an LCDC (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor)
  5. Does anyone know why Hashis and Celiac is so closely co-occuring? I have both Celiac and Hashis, diagnosed around the same time.
  6. I am also a Celiac who has Hashimotos (Autoimmune Hypothyroidism)
  7. I was diagnosed in 2008, and I still struggle to remain 100% gluten free. I am also recovering from an eating disorder, so that definitely plays into my struggle to lay off the gluten. My hope is that one day I will indeed be able to be 100% gluten free because I *feel* better when I don't eat gluten, and I know that there are long term health consequences if someone who is Celiac continues to ingest gluten. I just wanted to post to offer you support. It's not an easy diagnosis to get, but something I have learned slowly but surely is that it's not an end-of-the-world diagnosis either. Hang in there (( Hugs ))
  8. Wow, I never really thought about it - but YES! My RLS virtually disappeared after going gluten free.
  9. Thank you for posting this! I am a recovering bulimic (five and a half years purge free) but still struggle with compulsive eating. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2008, just two and a half years into recovery and being free from Bulimia. It was a really hard diagnosis for me, I feel, due to my eating disorder history. Did you find that to be true for you? I still struggle to remain 100% gluten free, although I know that I will *feel* better, and that health wise I really cannot make gluten an option. Anyway, I just wanted to reach out and post a reply. Four years gluten free is amazing!
  10. I also have TMJ. For me it developed after I got my wisdom teeth out. During this time though, I was struggling with my health, and about a year later I was properly diagnosed with Celiac. I find this thread interesting. Not sure if the TMJ is related to Celiac or not though.
  11. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2008, and I am also overweight. I too was under the misconception that most Celiac's are underweight. You're not alone!