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  1. Hi guys, After 20 years suffering, I was diagnosed with celiac. That was when I was 45. I have been gluten free for 4 years now and feel great. I gained 40 lbs. over the years and my weight finally matches my 6' 1" body. I think I have had diaria ONCE in the last 4 years. I think I have a higher tolerance than most. I stay on a strick gluten free diet. but I'm not as careful as most of you are. Example: I eat Olf's puffed rice from walmart. Quaker rice cakes, and have been for years. I eat at Denny's, eggs bacon and hash browns. but I'm sure I'm getting crossed contaminated. But to the best of my knowledge I've never been seriosly glutened..........until now. I've had diarea for 10 days now and I'm scared. Only in the am 2 or 3 and then good the rest of the day. I've really tightened up, but my question is HOW LONG SHOULD I HAVE DIAREA FROM ONE GLUTINING? Craig in Deltona FL
  2. Yes, she went on a gluten spree for one week before she had the proceedure. and yes they did take a biopsy.
  3. Yes, they did do the biopsy and they did send it off. I had no idea about fruity pebbles.... YOU JUST MADE MY DAY! I thought I was up on that. I will confirm first though, thanks! Craig in Deltona fl
  4. Hi guy, I was diognosed 3 years ago and doing great. I alway thought my 20 yr old daughter had it but could not convince her to be tested, (not enough suffering I guess). We she finally went to her family doc who sent her to a gastroentrnoligist. She had her endoscopy today and the doc immediatly said it looked good villa looked normal, showed her pictures. I thought they had to be sent to the lab? Am I right or not? Then said, she still might have it. She knows gluten-free makes her feel better and the doc said stick with it if it helps and gave her a list Gluten Free foods to eat. On this list was kellogs corn pops, cocoa pebbles and fruity pebbles, quaker puffed rice. I do not need to tell you guys that that list is a bunch of bull for celiacs. DOES IT SOUND LIKE THIS DOC KNOWS NOTHING OF THIS ILLNESS , or am I missing something? Help! Please! I want to steer my daughter straight! Craig in Deltona FL
  5. Hi guy, I was diognosed 3 years ago and doing great. I alway thought my 20 yr old daughter had it but could not convince her to be tested, (not enough suffering I guess). We she finally went to her family doc who sent her to a gastroentrnoligist. She had her endoscopy today and the doc immediatly said it looked good villa looked normal, showed her pictures. I thought they had to be sent to the lab? Am I right or not? Then said, she still might have it. She knows gluten-free makes her feel better and the doc said stick with it if it helps and gave her a list Gluten Free foods to eat. On this list was kellogs corn pops, cocoa pebbles and fruity pebbles, quaker puffed rice. I do not need to tell you guys that that list is a bunch of bull for celiacs. DOES IT SOUND LIKE THIS DOC KNOWS NOTHING OF THIS ILLNESS , or am I missing something? Help! Please! I want to steer my daughter straight! Craig in Deltona FL
  6. I will suspect I've found a new gluten-free product on the shelf, but not quit sure. So I look for a 1-800 # on the package and call it right on the spot while standing in the middle of the aisle (I love cell phones) and ask the rep if this product is gluten-free. Its really amazing how helpful some of this people are! Thats how I found out about Mahatma Yellow rice w/ zaffron, ummmm boy! Love that stuff! Did the same with Prego traditional Spagetti sauce. the Prego people, who are really campbells soup, took my address right there and sent me a whole list of there gluten-free products. Most probably already know this, But it you don't, don't be shy, give um a call. Craig in FL gluten-free for 27 months and lovin' it misdiagnosed for 20 yrs and mad!
  7. I never thought of lotions or anything of the sort, only food. And I also thought I had more of a tolerance than others. Once cooking some noodles for the grand kid, I by instinct, tested by eating a few. I freaked out and waited for the bomb to hit.... it never did. Maybe it did affect me, but not noticably. I will do some more homework. And go back to my GI doc. for a another follow up that I have not been to in almost 2 yrs. Thanks again. Craig
  8. Hi guys, I have been lurking for a few weeks. Just a quick history I'm 48, male, diagnosed and gluten-free for about 27 months. My GI doc, 7 yrs ago smirked at my symtoms and said IBS. 25 years ago and until then, previous docs said Alceritive Colitis. They thought that when I ended up in the hospital for a couple of days for major dehydration due to a baaaad bout with diariea for a good 24 When I was about 27. (ONE of the worst days of my life). Previous to my diagnosis It was rough. Down to 142 lbs. from 155, My wifes family and friends were acutually voiceing concern of my death because I looked so sick. But I just kept saying I was fine, and kept going until I finally went to my GP and he ordered a mri. While the tech was looking at the just taken picture, she came and ask me if I was in any pain. I said no, She immediatly called my doc to get permission for one more lower shot. I guess my small intestines were so distended, they were amazed I was not in pain. Hence the diagnosies. What sucks is, 5 years previous, my GI doc did a upper GI but didn't do the simple process of grabbing the biopsy while he was there. Makeing the next 5 years some of my worst. BUT NOW! 27 months gluten-free I'm 185 lbs. Look and feel great! Regular bm's, no pain, no gas. I can safely say I have not had 1 problem in 2 years. I was thinking I am totally cured......until I started reading this forum, especially the part about 40% increase in colon cancer risk. Also trace glutens doing damage even if no pain or symtoms. After 25 years of all of the problem I've had, adhereing to a gluten-free diet is a breeze. you whipper snappers out there complaining about the diet, count your blessings. Well, this is whats been on my mind. And I appreciate the chance to talk a little about it. As many of us that are out there, I don't believe I have meet one personlly. Thanks. Craig in central FL