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      • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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    1. Zoeysfat added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Lithium Issues
      Hello again, I think I might be doing something wrong trying to post this question. I tried it earlier, but nothing appeared on the message board Anyway, I have been gluten free for over a year now and was recently diagnosed with Bipolar II. The shrink put me on a low dose of Lithium, but now I am having stomach problems again. Not positive if it is the Lithium or if I am doing something else wrong. Does anyone know if a Celiac can take lithium? Any help would be appreciated

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    2. Zoeysfat added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Hi all,
      Anyone know anything about taking Lithium if you are Celiac? I have done the search, but can not seem to find anything. I have been gluten free for a year + now with few "accidents", recently I was diagnosed with Bipolar II and the shrink put me on a low dose of Lithium. My guts have really been bothering me for the last few weeks and I am not sure if it is the Lithium or if I am doing something new that is wrong for my disease. If you know anything, please share what you can. If not Lithium, is there an alternative?

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    3. Zoeysfat added a topic in Celiac Disease - Doctors   

      Chicago Area Celiacs, Please, I Need Some Help
      I have tried reading thru all of the posts, but I haven't found anything yet. If anyone out there is from the Chicago area and know of a good doctor, please, I need a referal. After reading many of the posts I realize I am doing a lot of things wrong, I just want to get on a right track and not feel like this disease has gotten the best of me. Please, anyone?
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    4. Zoeysfat added a post in a topic How About Chicago?   

      Thanks for the whole foods info, yeah that is a bit far for me, but it makes me think that if there is a group there, maybe there are others.
      KC - not really sure how I found out about the group in AH, I have been to sooooooooo many sites, and when I saw they were in AH I kind of just wrote them off. Try google perhaps, sorry I couldn't be more help
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    5. Zoeysfat added a post in a topic How About Chicago?   

      Which whole foods? What town?
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    6. Zoeysfat added a post in a topic How About Chicago?   

      I live in Oak Park, the closest group meeting place I know of is in Arlington Heights. Bit of a hike. I was really surprised to find there wasn't one actually in Chicago, or perhaps I just haven't found it yet. I think we would all love it if there was a support group in our home town, sometimes I just need to talk, I am sure you do too. I don't have kids, so I am afraid I can't be much help on that end, but if you want me to track down the support group in Arlington, just let me know
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    7. Zoeysfat added a post in a topic Yeast Infections And Gluten Intolerence   

      Funny this subject just came up. I don't have yeast infections, but I have been dealing with cronic sinus problems for years. Recently my ENT doc said the dreaded work "perhaps you will need a porcedure.." I decided to start doing some of my own research to see if I could find a natural cure. Yesterday, after many hours on the internet I found "Candida" and how many links it has with celiac disease. I ordered the Threelac and am going to give that a try. I will let you all know if it helps at all.
      and, yes, I love this site too!
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    8. Zoeysfat added a post in a topic Night Sweats   

      Well babe, I have the same fears, so don't feel alone, and always email me if ya need some verification on who and how you are. I have always been on top of my game, way on top of it. I have multiple degrees, am an award winning designer, until recently made over 200 a year and then in April I was diagnosed with celiac disease after being so violently ill for 10 days I couldn't even walk myself down the stairs from my bedroom. Maybe I am just venting, but this disease does unbelievable tricks to your mind. If you are a control oriented person, like me, it is miserable! Sorry to state this to those of you who aren't self control freaks, but I have to assume there is at least one of you out there like me!!! I have lost 35 lbs since April, I am a size 2, down form a size 10. I am currently unemployed, because there were too many days I just couldn't get my ass out of bed to go to work because I couldn't sleep all night. My hub calls me a vampire, sleep all day, up all night. At night my mind races about what this disease could do to me, during the day I am just to tierd to deal with it, all in all it is a bad mind set for me. I am sorry this is a negative post, my point was, we all feel neglected with this disease, and at least for me, very alone. This is the most postive forum I have found on the net to at least read and get some reaction from others with the same problem. I hope I haven't gone to far here, but I just think that something needs to be done, I am not sure what yet, but I am tierd of feeling like the village freak, and I too worry that I might not wake up tomorrow.
      email is
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    9. Zoeysfat added a post in a topic Anyone Reading From Puerto Vallarta Mexico?   

      Thanks Barabara
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    10. Zoeysfat added a topic in Gluten-Free Travel   

      Anyone Reading From Puerto Vallarta Mexico?
      I have never started a topic, but we are goin to PV for the holidays and I am trying to find other english speaking Celiacs in or around the area - I am desperately going to need help with food while I am there and do not have a clue where to go. I don't speak or read spanish. If anyone who reads this can give me another website to go to or some help, I would really appreciate it. With soo many americans and candians living there, there has got to be SOMEONE with this disease who can give me some pointers! Please source those think tanks of yours and get back to me!
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    11. Zoeysfat added a post in a topic Feeling Somewhat Ashamed...   

      I feel very embraced by all of these posts. I agree with Faith, this is one of THE best threads I have read here, and believe me, I have been reading all most all of them. I have gone in just a few short days from feeling helpless to feeling I have a whole new lease on life. I thank all of you who have responded, I love GIJane for starting this post! It has really given me a new mind set. Sometimes you just need to see inside someone else to understand yourself. I am ready to regain my life and not just wonder why did this happen to me. Thanks all!
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    12. Zoeysfat added a post in a topic Feeling Somewhat Ashamed...   

    13. Zoeysfat added a post in a topic Feeling Somewhat Ashamed...   

      I haven't come to terms with the depression, but it is reassuring to hear that someone else feels the same way I do. (sorry, I didn't mean for that to seem mean in anyway!) I can't really or totally put my finger on why I feel so depressed. I was diagnosed with celiac disease in April of this year and have been doing my best to stay gluten free, learning about where all to find gluten has been an steep up hill climb. Thank God I found this web site!!! My husband has been very supportive of me, and I love him soo much for it. I too wake up feeling bad about myself, tierd, unable to sleep, anxious, spacey yet my brain races so fast at times. I have a fear of food now which I am trying to fight, but am loosing the fight right now. Anyway, advice, other experiences from you celiac disease'ers out there would be great. I feel like a freak at times, just hearing (reading :huh) others lives makes me feel better, and normal.
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    14. Zoeysfat added a post in a topic Got Better- Now Getting Worse!   

      Hey, does anyone know what the sore muscles is about? I am somewhat new to all of this, have been gluten-free since April. Early on after I was diagnosed I noticed my leg muscles were really sore, it was hard to just get down a set of stairs. It went away, but yesterday and today I am having the same problem. They feel like I ran a marathon without a warm-up! Is this a symptom of the disease, or am I just getting old? Any help?
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    15. Zoeysfat added a post in a topic More Weirdness..   

      Maybe what you lost is muscle - where you an active athlete of sorts before going back to school?

      If it makes you feel any better, I am been glutten free since April and have lost over 30 lbs and I wasn't over weight to begin with!

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