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About ashleyt

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  1. One word of caution for you...while going gluten free may really help you, you should also consider that there is a difference between being gluten sensitive and having celiac disease. While the gluten free diet is the same, the long time effects of the diet you are currently on are much different. Most people that have celiac disease continue to have some follow up care to make sure that their systems are healing properly. If you never find out if you have it or not you may not get the best follow up care. Just a thought. i am really struggling right now. I am three years gluten free and starting to have problems again. NO celiac specialts will see me because I don't have a diagnosis and I cannot go back to eating gluten to be tested. Just a little advice from someone that did it on their own and is suffering a few consequences from not being diagnosed.
  2. Hi Ashley,

    Via a group on Facebook (, I found out about a doctor named Dr. Colatrella, at Pittsburgh Gastroenterology Associates. I haven't gone yet, but he is supposed to be good. I go next week. I do not know about any support groups. Thanks!

  3. Hi, I totally understand the whirlwind. I have been gluten-free for three years and can remember my first few weeks very well. It does get easier...with bumps along the way. Once you are feeling better you will see how much it is worth it. Not sure if your doc talked with you about it or not, but I am one that also suffers from some neuro problems from gluten and through all of my research I have found how much gluten can be a cause of ADHD, so you may even find after time you wont need your meds anymore. I have been able to get off of all medication after my healing started. Stick to it and be happy knowing that you now know what is wrong. That is such a HUGE part of recovery. Good luck and def find yourself a good support system. For many people these forums are just that!
  4. I am in Pittsburgh and would like more information about a support group...or be very interested in helping to start one.
  5. Sorry, I meant are the On the Border chips sold in stores still gluten free?
  6. Are their chips still gluten free?