Okay Sooo Do I Ahve celiac disease Or Am I Sick In Head?
Posted 05 December 2005 - 05:08 PM
Few years back I was fat. Did not look fat, not realy... but had gained about 4-5 inches in the wiast, and was pushing on 200 pounds. I have a large frame so very few ppl would have called me fat... I alos had high BP, low engery, etc. So I decided to do somthing about it. I did a LOW CARB (ie low to zero gluten by its very nature) diet, and lost 40-50 pounds. Regained my engery, and lowered my BP. I attrubited all that to the wight loss. Well I want on a "somewhat" low carb "mantiance diet" to keep my wieght under control (ie added littel gluten back in my diet), and over time my health degraded again. Found out my son had celiac disease so we all went gluten-free (mainly for convience), and my health started to improve (but did not realy notice it at the time, was sooooo gradual), then one night was out on a date with my wife and we got some pizza (its rare treat around here!) and got sick right after it.
Then after that decided to try the gluten challenge for re-testing me. My engery fell off, stools got loose, got the pains back, etc! Took the test and it came back not-celiac disease, oh wait we ingoring that... umm okay well then when gluten-free for a bit like 2 weeks, and then one sunday ate some gluten (little cakes and things at a church event), and that night had hamburger with a bun. 12-15 hours AFTER eating the cake I get all the old junk back, pain, etc etc.
SoooOOooOooOoOoOO if we ingore the nice objective tests, does that sound like celiac disease or am I sick in the head again?
I am very sick of being sick!
- Vincent -
Posted 05 December 2005 - 05:25 PM
I went through what you are going through. A friend told me she thought I had Celiac 6 or 7 years ago... I didn't listen. sortof. I kindof tried the diet, it kindof worked, I went back off of it... 2 miscarriages, life threatening pregnancy (very high blood pressure) and subsequent deterioration of health before ALMOST DYING before the Dr.s figured out what was wrong with me. Celiac. The very thing my friend had told me about 4 or 5 years earlier... Go Figure.
Posted 05 December 2005 - 06:09 PM
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Ian Moore. Self diagnosed at 36 because the doctors were clueless.
Started low-carb diet early 2004, felt better but not totally gluten-free. Went 100% gluten-free early 2005 and life has never been better.
Posted 05 December 2005 - 06:42 PM
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
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Posted 06 December 2005 - 05:57 AM
1) My son did not show postive on the IgA scale either, making it likly we are both IgA deficent, and if the <insert not nice adjactives here> insurace company would allow the other tests I would test postive.
2) I have celiac disease. If I can get the ELISA test covered I will check for OTHER things, but no way am I going back on gluten for it!
3) I am only slighly hurt that this has not been pin'd yet
The thing that bothers me a bit is... I am a son of a 100% Italian father, whose parents came over from Italy as childern via Elis Island. I ate ALOT of pasta and pizza growing up. I mean ALOT. It used to make up, prbly 75% of my diet! I never had problems like this till 3 or 4 years ago??? Thats one reason why I have been so hesitant on beliveing the celiac disease would fit me.
- Vincent -
Posted 06 December 2005 - 06:20 AM
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Posted 06 December 2005 - 07:56 AM
gluten-free since Feb 2005
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