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There will be an episode of Mystery Diagnosis on The Learning Channel dealing with Celiac this week. (I think it's Thursday, but I'm not sure.)

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Mystery Diagnosis - Like Mother, Like Son will air on Discovery Health Channel on October 28 at 8:00 p.m. and October 30 at 5:00 p.m. It is about a child discovered to have Celiac Disease.

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Discovery health channel--is that different from the regular Discovery Channel?

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Discovery health channel--is that different from the regular Discovery Channel?

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Yep, unfortunately. Sometimes they will put things on the regular Discovery or TLC from the health channel to promote the health channel, but not on a regular basis. It costs way too much for me to extend my cable to include the health channel, darn it. But a friend at work saw that program already and told me about it (and this was after I had a fiasco at a seminar where the meal was provided, banquet style). He said that the mother had celiac disease, didn't realize that her boy had it too, as he was asymptomatic. But he did have learning/memory problems. It was because of that that he was dx with celiac disease. My friend said that she was feeding him healthy foods, but starving him at the same time because of the malabsorption issues. At least ONE person in my office has a better understanding of what I can experience if glutened.

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My boss saw it, told me all about it. It was cool, I think she understands it alot more now. She's been cool about it but has been hinting that I've been kinda hypochodriacing a little. I flipped out at someone cause they were eating a sandwich and just walked up and put thier hand in the bag of Cheetos I was munching on, I just gave him the cheetos. She thought I was overreacting, and now she's like "wow, its really hardcore and they think lots of people have it" So its getting out there, slowly.

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Thank you! I just set my TiVo to record that. :D

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Yep, unfortunately.  Sometimes they will put things on the regular Discovery or TLC from the health channel to promote the health channel, but not on a regular basis.  It costs way too much for me to extend my cable to include the health channel, darn it.  But a friend at work saw that program already and told me about it (and this was after I had a fiasco at a seminar where the meal was provided, banquet style).  He said that the mother had celiac disease, didn't realize that her boy had it too, as he was asymptomatic.  But he did have learning/memory problems.  It was because of that that he was dx with celiac disease.  My friend said that she was feeding him healthy foods, but starving him at the same time because of the malabsorption issues.  At least ONE person in my office has a better understanding of what I can experience if glutened.

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Aww...darn.

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I just watched that! I should've recorded it! Those catatonic seizure like episodes the kid had are like the ones I had as a child... they tested me for epilepsy and dx it as "non specific seizure disorder" Wild...

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Those catatonic seizure like episodes the kid had are like the ones I had as a child... they tested me for epilepsy and dx it as "non specific seizure disorder" Wild...

I couldn't watch it unfortunately. But I'm starting to get interested. What's that? Catatonic seizure like episodes...? testing for epilepsy...? I didn't know, that was possible. Waaay long ago in germany I once had a blood test and my doctor told me, that I have to be careful not to get an epileptic attack??? (not sure what you call this in english???) What's this? And how could he find out with a normal blood test??? Weird...

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it's hard to describe... in my case I had periods where I would "zone out" where I was aware of everything going on around me but I couldn't respond at all, and outward appearances looked like I was daydreaming or just not paying attention... but I also had episodes where I would involuntarily jerk all over for a few seconds and forget everything I was saying right before it happened.

Neurological disorders are now being recognized as being connected to celiac and gluten intolerance, the boy on the show didn't have any digestive symptoms, only neurological ones.

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and outward appearances looked like I was daydreaming or just not paying attention...

Sounds like me, but I never actually "zoned" out!

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Neurological disorders are now being recognized as being connected to celiac and gluten intolerance, the boy on the show didn't have any digestive symptoms, only neurological ones.

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This is great that they chose to showcase smoeone with neurological symptoms. I find it hard for people to comprehend (believe) how much gluten effects my brain. I think you say food intolerance and people just figure if you eat too much of that food you'll have to run to the bathroom. FOr me it's nothing like that. It's good that they are shattereing the celiac myth of it just being a GI problem.

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I had few gut issues, it was all weight, mental and fatigue issues. The brain fog would get so bad I was like a zombie sometimes.

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If you go to the Discovery Health Channel website, offshoot of Discovery Channel, they offer you a chance to find out when a show will re aired; and enter in the title of it and they'll email you when it's on next time.

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It's going to run again April 9th.

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Guhlia -- Thank you. I'm going to tune in...

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