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Posted 20 November 2005 - 07:52 AM
Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -
The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis
Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,
most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as
being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."
Serious Depressive state ensued
Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003
Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.
Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle
Developed neuropathy in 2005
Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003
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Posted 20 November 2005 - 09:39 AM
"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"
"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou
"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev
Posted 20 November 2005 - 10:02 AM
wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980
Multiple food, environmental allergies
allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha
Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975
msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972
Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease
gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005
Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005
Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)
Osteoporosis Aug. 2006
Creative people need maids.
Posted 20 November 2005 - 12:31 PM
Posted 20 November 2005 - 03:07 PM
I, too, learn SO much here and do not know where I'd be right now without having had this forum!
"Happy Turkey-Day to all!" - Scott, too!
oops - and a "Happy Tofu and Veggie day," to any herbivores...
Posted 21 November 2005 - 07:59 AM
gluten-free since Feb 2005
Posted 21 November 2005 - 08:02 AM
This board and the people on it have made going gluten-free soooo much easier!
Posted 21 November 2005 - 02:02 PM
Wish everyone on this site a wonderful, gluten-free holiday!
Posted 21 November 2005 - 03:28 PM
I don't mean to leave anyone out. You guys are my C-friends and I would like to meet you all some day.
Thank you, all of you for your help, in guiding me through this disease.
Best of Thanksgiving to All.
Gluten Free - August 15, 2004
"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien
Posted 21 November 2005 - 03:30 PM
Thanks to all that work to make this a great rescource site, its enve RECOMENDED by my son's GI doc.
My son Timothy is Gluten Free, Egg Free, Diary Free, Soy Free, Almond Free, and Oat Free and yet still manages to get plenty of junk food some how!
Posted 21 November 2005 - 05:05 PM
Shirley, for thinking that everyone should know how to milk a goat
I really don't know how to milk a goat--seriously, I'm a New Yorker, lol.
Thank you to everyone--particularly Scott--he does so much more work than us moderators pinning topics--and all the people who post here
Posted 21 November 2005 - 05:11 PM
positive bloodwork, positive biopsy
Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism
endometriosis (at age 20)
spinal stenosis (early 20's)
Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.
Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.
Mother to Eileen 13 yrs
Rhiannon 8 yrs
Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......
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Posted 21 November 2005 - 06:14 PM
Gluten-free since January 2004
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