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#1 Adelle

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 01:40 PM

Hey! My name is Adelle, and I'm from salem, oregon. Ummmm..... What should I say?? I'm soooooo glad to have found ya'll!!!! I have been getting progressively weaker for the past 6 years (I'm 22 now). I have been close to bedbound from pain and fatigue. 9 docs have either given up or said it was a "mental thing". I finally took charge of my health and googled my symptoms. I cut gluten out and in 4 days I felt better than I had in a year. My doc (#10) did the blood test, I'm at his office waiting for the official word, but his office called telling me to stay on the diet! I feel incredible! I am now a certified equine massage therapist (yay!) and I'm practically going insane from all the energy. I'm married and my hubby is going gluten free too (how swet!). My fam is great (keeping food I can eat there, adjusting thanksgiving etc). This feels like a miracle. Ahhhhh yay!
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Posted 12 September 2006 - 01:42 PM

That's AWESOME!
Welcome to the boards!!
You'll love it here!!
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Posted 12 September 2006 - 02:38 PM

Welcome to the forum. Just remember that we do not consider any question stupid. That is great that doctor #10 listened to you and ran the blood tests. That is totally awesome.
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Posted 12 September 2006 - 03:03 PM

Welcome Adelle! :D

You've come to the right place. This is a very warm and loving community.

BTW....I'm about 2 hours North of you....SW Washington, north of Vancouver about 1/2 hour.
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Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.


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Posted 12 September 2006 - 03:05 PM

Howdy hi!

I'm happy to hear that you found the problem and are feeling better. I'm kinda new here too and have found this to be the greatest place for information and support. :)
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Posted 12 September 2006 - 03:15 PM

Hi, I am from salem also! Wow there really is someone else in this town with celiac....If you don't mind me asking, are you seeing a gi? I see Dr. Em at salem gastroenterology, he's awesome. I actually only had to see him twice before diagnosed, imagine that! My family doctor is the stubborn moron, he's over at the salem clinic, I'm looking to change that soon. I saw him about 6 times over a period of a year and a half before he even gave me a refferal, that I had to ask for. :blink: Well, welcome to the group, if I find any good gluten-free stuff here in town I'll be sure to share, or don't hesitate to ask....Julie
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#7 Adelle

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 04:57 PM

No I'm not seeing a GI yet, I did about 4.5 years ago. He said I was, "just fine". So I really don't want to see another doc, yet. Yay more people in salem!! I'm me or something sometime :). Anyway, I'm so happy to find a place like this. I just got a bread maker today. Mmmm gluten-free sandwiches. Well, I have nothing else to say. Thanks for bein here ya'll!
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Posted 12 September 2006 - 05:09 PM

Welcome Adelle:


I just wanted to add that the poster "Nini" has a gluten free startes list, that has lots of great information for those begining the diet. Just remember, being gluten free, is not all about food. Gluten can be found the shampoos, soap, cat food, dog food, face creams and and basically anything that can get into your mouth.

Do a members search for her name and personal message her and it will be there for you.

Again, welcome to the world of Celiacland.

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 06:28 PM

Hey! My name is Adelle, and I'm from salem, oregon. Ummmm..... What should I say?? I'm soooooo glad to have found ya'll!!!! I have been getting progressively weaker for the past 6 years (I'm 22 now). I have been close to bedbound from pain and fatigue. 9 docs have either given up or said it was a "mental thing". I finally took charge of my health and googled my symptoms. I cut gluten out and in 4 days I felt better than I had in a year. My doc (#10) did the blood test, I'm at his office waiting for the official word, but his office called telling me to stay on the diet! I feel incredible! I am now a certified equine massage therapist (yay!) and I'm practically going insane from all the energy. I'm married and my hubby is going gluten free too (how swet!). My fam is great (keeping food I can eat there, adjusting thanksgiving etc). This feels like a miracle. Ahhhhh yay!


Hi,

I am really impressed that you were able to find out on your own. Also that you feel confident that the diet is your answer. Just keep listening to your body. Having a spouse willing to support you makes all the difference. I feel 100% that you will continue to progress. My wife supported my diet and our home is gluten free. Good luck and welcome. Your success is our success!

Tom
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#10 Adelle

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 07:27 PM

I know I'm uber lucky! Yay! So far things are going well (3.5 weeks!). Someone mentioned to look in unexpected stuff, all clear, I randomly got lucky with my bath products, I already cleared/washed the cupboards. But I forgot to check my guinea pig food! I have 2 piggies, boudika and maeve. Their food contains wheat. Oh no! I can't just not feed them. Luckily ryan (my husband) volunteered to feed them (and buy the food etc) so I don't have to touch it! I also work with horses (many of whom eat oats), so I'l have to wash my hands a ton and be extra careful. Anyway I feel so welcomed! Yay!
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Posted 12 September 2006 - 07:38 PM

I love horses!!!!!

I had one in high school. Now I collect breyer custom painted horses. :)
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Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.


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Posted 13 September 2006 - 08:12 AM

Conragtulations on finding the site. I too was only diagnosed recently. August 16th to be exact. I was on vacation at the beach and got a call from the doctors office...Happy Birthday, I know your on vacation so enjoy the sun...By the way, stop eating all wheat and products containing gluten bacause that's what has been making you sick for the last 4 months!!! Not the perfect way or day to find out but what can ya do? I've been gluten free since 3 days after that and I feel so much better. So......Welcome, Welcome, Welcome and hang in there!
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Posted 13 September 2006 - 10:30 PM

Hey! My name is Adelle, and I'm from salem, oregon. Ummmm..... What should I say?? I'm soooooo glad to have found ya'll!!!! I have been getting progressively weaker for the past 6 years (I'm 22 now). I have been close to bedbound from pain and fatigue. 9 docs have either given up or said it was a "mental thing". I finally took charge of my health and googled my symptoms. I cut gluten out and in 4 days I felt better than I had in a year. My doc (#10) did the blood test, I'm at his office waiting for the official word, but his office called telling me to stay on the diet! I feel incredible! I am now a certified equine massage therapist (yay!) and I'm practically going insane from all the energy. I'm married and my hubby is going gluten free too (how swet!). My fam is great (keeping food I can eat there, adjusting thanksgiving etc). This feels like a miracle. Ahhhhh yay!


thats great you are lucky. i was diagnosed in april and have been on the gluten-free diet ever since but i am very sick. i myself am so week i cant work.
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Posted 14 September 2006 - 02:08 AM

Adelle

Welcome! You'll be glad that you came aboard. There's a great group of people here who are very eager to share tips, hints and commiserate with you if you need it.
Don't be bashful about joining in any of the threads.

Deb
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Husband has Celiac Disease and
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 2006
It 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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