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About italiana1981

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  • Birthday 12/12/1981

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    Foreign Language (I speak Spanish and Italian)<br />Psychology<br />Spirituality<br />Yoga<br />Meditation<br />Hiking<br />Reading<br />Learning about Celiac/food intolerance and its connection to health on an integral level
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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. I am a celiac, and am going to run the Humboldt County, CA marathon in May 2007. I want to raise money for a particular Celiac research organization. Any tips on how to set it up? It is my first marathon, and I have no idea where to start concerning the fundraising.
  3. If one is gluten sensitive, the autoimmune reaction caused by the ingestion of gluten has the possibility of affecting every bodily system, tissue, and organ. Therefore, an affect on fertility, menstruation, weight, etc. is highly likely. Personally, I had menstrual irregularlities since I began my period at age 10. I have been gluten free for only six months, and have recently begun to get a regular (monthly) period in the past few months. This is the first time in 10 YEARS I've gotten my period AT ALL without use of birth control to bring on a cycle!!!!! Infertility is highly common in my family, and I hypothesize that it is due to gluten intolerance/celiac genetic predisposition in my family. Also, my hair has mysteriously started to fall out two times in my life (once as a teenager, and just recently prior to diagnosis). It has not only stopped falling out, but is now thicker than ever. I understand the "cheating" syndrome pre-testing. False negatives are SO common. Your personal experience is the most important test of one knows your body better than you. Best Wishes D
  4. I was diagnosed in March-and cannot stop cheating. I have not been able to go two to three weeks without eating gluten. I am in Italy right now travelling, and took a 4 day trip to Rome by myself (I am staying in Italy with Family). During my trip to Rome, I fell off the gluten free wagon big time! My family knows about my Celiac disease, so when I go back to stay with them today, I wil have to get off gluten again. I have never eaten this much gluten (2 days in a row eating bread!) since being diagnosed. i am totally hooked again-it is such an addiction. Any advice for how to get back on the wagon? I know I have to just DO IT and not think about it.
  5. i definitely have gotten more sensitive since going gluten free. if i have the smallest bit-i feel like i got hit by a truck for several days!
  6. I also have some strange red bumps on my face-but they do not look like these pictures. there are no blisters, just bumps. also, they do not itch. I did eat gluten last week, but the bumps did not show up until a week later. One of my eyelids is also puffy. Could this be a gluten reaction that will pass, or could it be the beginning stage of DH? any ideas?
  7. I am leaving for Italy this Saturday. I will be there two months. I just started a blog here at about my travels. I am gluten/casein free and will be staying with my family. I am so excited that I will have the support of the message boards while traveling. This thread has been very helpful, as it seems so many others have travelled successfully.
  8. Thank you so much for your reply! How did you find out about your egg allergy? I think I might be sensitive also.
  9. I was also diagnosed with PCOS b/c of my menstrual irregularities.
  10. I got my period when I was 10 years old-and ever since then have gone several years without getting my period! No doctors could ever find a reason why. They would put me on BC pills, which gave me nasty mood swings. I just go my enterolab test last week, and have not had gluten since. Currently, I have not gotten my period in about five months and have quite a bit of hair loss. I am 24! How long has it taken people for their periods to regulate? Did you take any supplements or see any doctors that helped? Or should I just try a gluten free diet?
  11. stephk- simple go to to order the test
  12. I had the opposite problem with my enterolab test-I had a malabsorption of 96, which means I do not have it! However, I tested positive for HLS DQ2&3, gluten sensitivity, &casein sensitivity. I also have serious hair loss, amehorrea, and daily diarrhea. I am a 24 year old woman. Has anyone else had hair loss & amenhorrea as symptoms of Celiac?