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#1 jmryan83

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:38 PM

Hello All,

 

This is my first post here and I'm hoping that more self-discovery will help me find relief.

 

First off, I don't know if I have Celiac's Disease, but I suspect after much research and my symptoms that I might. Some of my symptoms have been so off-the-wall that I never would have associated them with anything GI related, but after reading forums and articles, they just might be.

 

Hopefully a doctor's appointment later this month will lead to a referral to a GI specialist so I can get confirmation.

 

Til then, I am desperate to find relief and am willing to give gluten-free or atleast gluten-reduced living a try to see if my symptoms abate.

 

The scariest thing about all of this is I love to cook, but I couldn't afford to make my whole family eat this way and I can't be constantly cooking two meals. Is it possible that minor amounts of gluten and some during cross-contamination can be tolerated?  

 

Thanks in advance.


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:50 PM

Welcome to the board.

 

Just a quick warning note!  Do not start eating gluten free if you plan on pursuing testing.  Celiac testing requires you to be eating a full gluten diet.


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:38 PM

Don't go off of gluten until all of the testing is done.

 

No, those with celiac do not handle any trace amounts of gluten at all.


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:57 PM

Don't go off of gluten until all of the testing is done.

 

No, those with celiac do not handle any trace amounts of gluten at all.

 

Hmm. Well if people with Celiac don't handle any gluten at all then maybe I just have a gluten intolerance. Sighs. I understand the need to be eating a regular diet before testing, but that could be weeks if not months down the road. I thought I could at least try it and see if it gives any relief. 


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:33 AM

Unfortunately, "just having a gluten intolerance" can be just as painful as celiac.  Your body will let you know :ph34r:


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Lactose free 1990
(Mis)diagnosed IBS, fibromyalgia '80's and '90's
Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004
Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007
Soy free March 2008
Nightshade free Feb 2009
Citric acid free June 2009
Potato starch free July 2009
(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009
Legume free March 2010
Now tolerant of lactose

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