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About justsc

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  • Birthday 10/10/1955

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    Table Tennis, Home Theater & Hi Def, my kids
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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. I continued to lose wait also. I found that Ensure (a high protien drink) was both gluten-free and good for maintaining weight. Actually, it put me into a weight gain mode so you have to be careful. Good Luck!
  3. Hi

    That's similar to how I react as well. Often I can get a feel for how bad it's going to get based on the level of the early indication. Sometimes it goes on and gets worse. Unfortunately, I also have a condition where I get bowel obstructions, once to twice a year. They both feel somewhat similar at first, so I'm not usually sure what's really happening for a bit. Believe it or not, I'm usually thankful it's a gluten reaction.
  4. Hi

    I'm new here and thought I'd just say "Hi." I am pretty overwhelmed with this disease and all of its intricacies and related conditions. I commend all of you who have found a way to manage your lives in the midst of having Celiac disease. I was told I "probably" have Celiac disease after an intestinal biopsy and concurrent blood tests in September of 2004. They also told me I probably had some form of auto-immune condition. It almost cost me my life. No one knew what was wrong with me. I had lost almost 100 pounds in 6 months and was in the hospital being tested for anything and everything, including communicable diseases. I had honestly reached the point where I didn't even have the energy to "explain" my condition to each new doctor put on my case. Anyway, I am doing the best I can at staying gluten-free. I'm sure I don't have to tell any of you how overwhelming it is to do the necessary homework and try to stay gluten-free, all the while trying to lead some semblence of an ordinary life. I kinda feel like I'm a walking diagnostic device that goes off whenever my body detects gluten. I'm still learning what does and does not have gluten - and if I happen to ingest some by mistake it takes very little time before the bells go off. I do have a question - how long does it usually take for a person to begin to suffer from taking in gluten?