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#16 FaithInScienceToo

 
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Posted 12 February 2005 - 10:01 AM

Hi All -

Thanks for the input - It helped me decide about the Medic Alert bracelet thing -

I AM going to add "Celiac disease" - NOT 'gluten-intolerance' -
Since I don't think paramedics would even think "celiac disease" might prohibit any meds from being given...also, since celiac disease doesn't prohibit any life-saving drugs, no ER doc would ever tell a paramedic - via radio/cell phone - to not give any meds.

That way, at least, IF.."God-forbid" it would ever happen to me, although it sadly VERY MUCH did happen to my now brain-damaged older sis, who was in a coma for a week and woke with frontal lobe damage after a reaction to an anesthetic...

anyway...back to the thought...
...IF I ever become disabled AND would need tube feeding, 'they' then might make sure I do not get gluten in it...

Hey...another question!...are tube feeding formulas 'automatically' gluten-free, and I don't even need to be concerned about that scenario?

...Accept the scenario where I am old and decrepid and needing someone to cook for me?...(which I do now hope to be one day...OLD, that is - not decrepid :)...It is such a nice feeling that I now finally think that I may actually make it to old age...)

OK - well - off to spend the day with my little 4-year-old niece...

Will check back for replies this eve.

THANKS, again!

Gina

PS - Kaiti...only 17?...well, now...THAT explains 'it' :-)
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or get busy dying."


From: The Shawshank Redemption
--------------------------------------------------------------
gluten-free since Jan 1 '05
Positive response to diet within days, felt 'alive again' within 2 weeks

Feb 22 '05:
Diagnosed "Celiac Sprue, and IBS" by a GI doc, Dr. David Lin of Danville, CA
via blood testing 53 days after I began the gluten-free diet on my own:
Test results at 53 days POST going gluten-free were:

Gliadin AB IgA = 29.9
Since 30+ = positive for Celiac Disease when ingesting gluten, my doc
diagnosed me with Celiac Sprue then and there.

Gliadin AB IgG was 5.6 at that point
-------------------------------------------
Endoscopy with biopsies, AND colonoscopy with biopsies were done,
only to rule out other possible GI problems (especially intestinal
lymphoma) - My doctor told me the results indicated "no current damage
found" - and that as long as I stay gluten-free, I don't need another
biopsy for ten years.

Follow-up blood testing was done about one year later, by the same
Gastro doc, in Nov '05:
Gliadin AB IgA =26, Gliadin AB IgG <1

Blood testing done again by him, 5 months later (March '06)
He then told me my tests results were back to normal, and "Keep up the
good work! You can't argue with success!" :-)

I now see him one time per year for routine testing to make sure I am
staying gluten-free.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ADDTIONALLY:
I was also diagnosed as positive for antibodies and autoimmune
response to gliadin by Enterolab, via stool specimen taken 56 days
gluten-free

and I have one of the two genes that 'cause' Celiac Disease:

"HLA-DQ8," via Enterolabs cheek cell test kit
---------------------------------------------------------------------
I began a COMPLETE 'Gluten-free Casein-free' diet in Nov '05, due to:
"positive" for casein antibodies from Enterolab (in Feb '05)
and
"positive" for casein IgG (Elisa) via York Labs' finger-prick blood
test, Sept '05
and continued 'stomach pains,' although nothing compared to before
going gluten-free....

UPDATE: ALL remaining symptoms disappeared within weeks of going gluten-free&CF!
**********************

My PAST illnesses I believe are attributable to Untreated Celiac Disease:

Recurrent ear and throat infections in childhood
Frequent childhood stomach aches, underweight, picky eater
Tooth enamel problems/excessive cavities in childhood
Diagnosed in 20's with non-allergic rhinitis
Two spontaneous abortions (childless)
IBS diagnosis at age 28 (all better post going gluten-free and casein-free)
["Horrible" digestive problems from ages 32-47 - excess gas,
diarrhea gone post gluten-free!]
Reflux diagnosis at age 35 ('reflux' gone post gluten-free)
ADHD diagnosis at age 38 and at age 48 (not as bad with Gluten-free Casein-free diet)
Broke elbow in 2 places, age 39
Osteopenia diagnosed at age 44 (bone scan revealed thinning of spine -
taking Calcium and Vit D now)
Fibromyalgia diagnosis at age 40 (fatigue and pain all gone post gluten-free!)
Minor depression with anxiety diagnosed at age 42 (taking Paxil)
Skin cancer - squamous at age 43 and pre-melanoma at age 45
Adult acne (this, too, went away, but only after going dairy-free)
Topical dermatitis (so bad I needed steroid shots) diagnosed at age 46
(That's gone now, too!)
Excessive bruising of skin began at age 45:
I was told by derm doc AND family physician "That's just thin, aging
skin, nothing you can do about that" (GUESS WHAT?! ...NO unusual
bruising POST going gluten-free! I can now wear skirts and shorts
again!)


SO many years of being sick...
Hopefully, others will benefit from Science, and the increasing media
attention being given to Celiac Disease and gluten-based illnesses,
and will not have to go through what I, and others on here, have had
to go through.

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#17 celiac3270

 
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Posted 12 February 2005 - 10:10 AM

I don't wear a medical bracelet because:

A) I'm not a little kid who's four years old and doesn't know not to accept gluten. If anyone offered me anything that contained gluten while I was conscious, I would know not to take it.

B ) If I was unconscious, there'd likely be a problem, so give me anything--a bit of intestinal damage is a small price to pay for your life and I wouldn't want anyone to even question giving me medication at that stage.

Just my take on it--


P.S. I'm also a Bush-backer--Repub.from NYC (no, it's not an oxymoron) :lol:. Only 14, too......so I couldn't vote, either, Kaiti.
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Posted 12 February 2005 - 10:20 AM

Just a note about Doctors. I gave my MD a copy of the medications
not containing gluten and he thanked me profusely, asked where
I found it, of course I told him about this site. My Gastro doctor
didn't know if Nexium was safe (it is) and he has discovered
over 200 celiacs in the past 2 years. I also had to instruct
my dentist on gluten-free meds because I used to get brain fog after
every visit. I showed him the info from a small guide book
from Clan Thompson. I agree that Doctors need to learn a lot about
this disease and we are teaching them one by one.
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#19 KaitiUSA

 
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Posted 12 February 2005 - 10:20 AM

Yes I agree celiac3270 it would be a small price to pay if your laying there unconcious.

I think my parents would be there to make sure they put nothing into me that contained gluten. I also carry a card in my wallet that says I am a celiac. I would hope they would not put anything into me that contains gluten. If they did thats a big liability factor on their part.
But if I really needing medication and something is really wrong then I would want them to put in medications no matter what then when I am stable check the meds and if its containing gluten then switch it.

Judy05-that's a good idea to give your doctor a copy. I need to do that too. May help not only us but other celiacs in the future. I always like to teach doctors a thing or 2 when I can :lol:


P.S-yes I was about 9 months away from voting I was so mad! At least I wasn't the only one who really wanted to vote who couldn't..I'm with ya celiac3270 :D
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"One Nation, Under God"

Feel free to email me anytime....jkbrodbent@yahoo.com

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 10:36 AM

I know--next election, I'll be 17, but my birthday is Jan. 21, so I'll miss it by about 2 months! <_< :angry:

I agree about educating doctors when you can--though the doctor I have now is extremely good--I don't think there's much, if anything I could teach him :lol:
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#21 KaitiUSA

 
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Posted 12 February 2005 - 10:58 AM

celiac3270-man missing it by 2 months next election I would scream :lol: I had a cow missing this one. I still went to the polls and spent all day handing out stuff and had my car advertising too :D

Yeah there is not much I could teach my doctor and GI doctor they both know about celiac very much and are awesome. I had to switch doctors a few times to find them. The doctors that told me I was fine and had nothing wrong with me will be receiving a nice copy of my blood test and some gluten free medications list. Even though they didn't help me maybe they will be able to help future patients.

One of the doctors I went to who knew I had celiac a while ago gave me medicine that she said was gluten free. She was a little to quick to say that though and we didn't even want the medicine at that point most of my symptoms were going away. So we called the company before I had any and they said it contained gluten! I couldn't believe it. Shows how much we all need a good doctor who knows about celiac.
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Jeremiah 29:11- "For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for you to prosper and not harm you,plans to give you a hope and future"

"One Nation, Under God"

Feel free to email me anytime....jkbrodbent@yahoo.com

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 11:14 AM

Yes--the first doctor I went to (until I was maybe 11 or 12) kept saying my symptoms were normal in childhood and I'd outgrow them. When I didn't, he said that it was probably allergies, but there's no point in testing since I'd just grow out of them. He wasn't on my family's insurance plan, so we changed doctors. Looking back on it, he handled the situation terribly: no bloodwork, no endoscopy, no testing of any kind.

The next doctor was pretty good--he actually tried to do something about it. He thought that my symptoms matched up with "cyclic vomiting" a childhood thing that you grow out of. Since it's related to migraines and migraines run in the family on my mom's side, he thought that was the culprit, but suggested that I go to a GI that he recommended to make sure--which was smart and led to my diagnosis.

The GI was terrific with dignosis--he thought maybe allergies, maybe celiac, etc. and when he ran bloodwork and came back with positive results for celiac. He ran an endo. -- also positive. He wasn't as good with the recovery stage of celiac and I always needed to check medications he wanted me to try cause if I'd ask if they were gluten-free, he'd say he's not sure...I should call them to find out, etc. When I was still getting sick after about six months, he didn't really get it--I switched to another GI, this one specializing in celiac, whom a celiac friend had gone to and liked a lot.

He's the GI I still have now and he's terrific. Knows so much about celiac and alternate conditions--very good about testing, suggesting medications, but knowing they're gluten-free. He ran an endo. to make sure I was healing (and I was completely healed) and then went into investingating other problems. Last visit, he thought it was weird that my stomach was gurgling so much--we did more testing and bingo! I got my diagnosis--malrotation of the intestine. He's been the best doc. with the celiac, though I must give the other GI credit for diganosis and my regular doctor simply for suggesting that I make sure that's the problem (when it wasn't) instead of assuming he must be right.
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Posted 12 February 2005 - 11:26 AM

He sounds like a very good doctor like one that actually deserves his
paycheck :lol: I drive an hour to see my reg. doc and my GI doctor...but it is well worth the drive to have a good doctor. I had mono that triggered it but my old doc for a year kept telling me the mono takes a long time to get over(she didn'e know what was going on thats why she just made something up) I'm not that dumb but when I switched doctors again first thing he said I think u have celiac got a blood test came back positive and referred me to a GI doctor and the rest is history. Good luck with the surgery....you will be missed on the board but we'll all be thinking about you and praying for a speedy recovery :D
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Jeremiah 29:11- "For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for you to prosper and not harm you,plans to give you a hope and future"

"One Nation, Under God"

Feel free to email me anytime....jkbrodbent@yahoo.com

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 01:23 PM

SOunds like a good Doc. My GI doc comes to our ROCK meetings to learn more... He's very nice
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Posted 12 February 2005 - 08:40 PM

Hiya, again :-)

I see George Dubbya has some young groupies on here... :-)
Hey...I lived in Texas under his 'governorship.' NOT a pretty picture...

Anyway...enuf politics...let us stick to the real reasons we are here...I didn't mean for my little friendly jabs at Kaiti to turn into a love-fest for (ugh...I truly hate to HAVE to call him this) "our Prez"...Hey...she made her ID on here 'political'...just letting her know where I stood, too :-)

OK...so, about Medic Alert bracelets!...

Yes, it is an individual decision.
I believe that my decision is right for me, but I also can see that others may not feel at all similarly...

Why I made my decision:

I worked at UCLA hospital MANY moons ago, for 4 years as a "Unit Secretary" while an undergrad, and was continually shocked at the LONG list of errors made by nurses each and every week...AND after having had a sibling go through the whole comma thing, I know that I'd rather have a chance at 'speaking for myself' under the possible scenario or ever being in a coma...

...and, paramedics cannot give meds without a doc's orders...they have to call the ER doc...and since I don't think any ER docs will get confused about 'celiac disease' and life-sustaining meds, I have NO concerns about paramedics not giving me life-sustaining meds...

So...the only scenario I am concerned about is:
IF I were in a comma, and no loved ones were nearby, or alive, to help...I would want my bracelet to state "Celiac"...because I don't want to take the chance that my own immune system will compromise my recovery, IF 'they' didnt know I was 'a celiac'...Commas are not pretty things, and I'd rather make sure that the nurses (and my screwed up immune system) don't 'do me in' under that potential, although highly remote, scenario...

Thanks for your very good input, young ladies...I truly appreciate your replies.

Especially the advice about giving docs and dentists lists of gluten-free meds! Great idea! We need to educate everyone...ESPECIALLY the docs...

Love -
Gina
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or get busy dying."


From: The Shawshank Redemption
--------------------------------------------------------------
gluten-free since Jan 1 '05
Positive response to diet within days, felt 'alive again' within 2 weeks

Feb 22 '05:
Diagnosed "Celiac Sprue, and IBS" by a GI doc, Dr. David Lin of Danville, CA
via blood testing 53 days after I began the gluten-free diet on my own:
Test results at 53 days POST going gluten-free were:

Gliadin AB IgA = 29.9
Since 30+ = positive for Celiac Disease when ingesting gluten, my doc
diagnosed me with Celiac Sprue then and there.

Gliadin AB IgG was 5.6 at that point
-------------------------------------------
Endoscopy with biopsies, AND colonoscopy with biopsies were done,
only to rule out other possible GI problems (especially intestinal
lymphoma) - My doctor told me the results indicated "no current damage
found" - and that as long as I stay gluten-free, I don't need another
biopsy for ten years.

Follow-up blood testing was done about one year later, by the same
Gastro doc, in Nov '05:
Gliadin AB IgA =26, Gliadin AB IgG <1

Blood testing done again by him, 5 months later (March '06)
He then told me my tests results were back to normal, and "Keep up the
good work! You can't argue with success!" :-)

I now see him one time per year for routine testing to make sure I am
staying gluten-free.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ADDTIONALLY:
I was also diagnosed as positive for antibodies and autoimmune
response to gliadin by Enterolab, via stool specimen taken 56 days
gluten-free

and I have one of the two genes that 'cause' Celiac Disease:

"HLA-DQ8," via Enterolabs cheek cell test kit
---------------------------------------------------------------------
I began a COMPLETE 'Gluten-free Casein-free' diet in Nov '05, due to:
"positive" for casein antibodies from Enterolab (in Feb '05)
and
"positive" for casein IgG (Elisa) via York Labs' finger-prick blood
test, Sept '05
and continued 'stomach pains,' although nothing compared to before
going gluten-free....

UPDATE: ALL remaining symptoms disappeared within weeks of going gluten-free&CF!
**********************

My PAST illnesses I believe are attributable to Untreated Celiac Disease:

Recurrent ear and throat infections in childhood
Frequent childhood stomach aches, underweight, picky eater
Tooth enamel problems/excessive cavities in childhood
Diagnosed in 20's with non-allergic rhinitis
Two spontaneous abortions (childless)
IBS diagnosis at age 28 (all better post going gluten-free and casein-free)
["Horrible" digestive problems from ages 32-47 - excess gas,
diarrhea gone post gluten-free!]
Reflux diagnosis at age 35 ('reflux' gone post gluten-free)
ADHD diagnosis at age 38 and at age 48 (not as bad with Gluten-free Casein-free diet)
Broke elbow in 2 places, age 39
Osteopenia diagnosed at age 44 (bone scan revealed thinning of spine -
taking Calcium and Vit D now)
Fibromyalgia diagnosis at age 40 (fatigue and pain all gone post gluten-free!)
Minor depression with anxiety diagnosed at age 42 (taking Paxil)
Skin cancer - squamous at age 43 and pre-melanoma at age 45
Adult acne (this, too, went away, but only after going dairy-free)
Topical dermatitis (so bad I needed steroid shots) diagnosed at age 46
(That's gone now, too!)
Excessive bruising of skin began at age 45:
I was told by derm doc AND family physician "That's just thin, aging
skin, nothing you can do about that" (GUESS WHAT?! ...NO unusual
bruising POST going gluten-free! I can now wear skirts and shorts
again!)


SO many years of being sick...
Hopefully, others will benefit from Science, and the increasing media
attention being given to Celiac Disease and gluten-based illnesses,
and will not have to go through what I, and others on here, have had
to go through.

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 04:50 AM

FaithInScienceToo-Yes I can see how you made your decision. Your reasons make sense and if you want to go for it. They need to be alerted somehow on what not to give you.
How was the day with your 4 year old niece? Little kids are so cute :D

Talk to you all later :D
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"One Nation, Under God"

Feel free to email me anytime....jkbrodbent@yahoo.com

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 08:00 AM

I wear my medic alert everywhere because I am bery high compeditave in soccer, and if it is an away game, and my parents aren't there, and I get hurt,(which has happened...) I would make sure that everyone knew what i could/couldn't have, and if I can't talk, then the bracelet is a way of conveying it to them
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Posted 13 February 2005 - 09:32 AM

I wear my medic alert everywhere because I am bery high compeditave in soccer, and if it is an away game, and my parents aren't there, and I get hurt,(which has happened...) I would make sure that everyone knew what i could/couldn't have, and if I can't talk, then the bracelet is a way of conveying it to them

I see your point, but I would think that if something really bad happens to you, you want people to give you whatever you need to get better--then you can deal with a gluten reaction.
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Posted 13 February 2005 - 10:53 AM

Hi Faith,

Welcome to the board and good luck to you! I have a lot of the same intolerances and soy is a definate NO. I had the York allergy testing done which helped me to fine tune what I should be watching..It's still a challenge though and I have slips.
Eggs came up the strongest in so far as allergies and those seem to have been what I reacted a lot to! Milk also kills me. So....what I'm saying is that you could have a lot of other intolerances as a results of your celiac disease.
I recently started estrogen replacement (vivelle dot) and it has helped so mcuh with the night sweats and migraines....That could be part of your problem as you are perimenapausal. I had a total hysterectomy 2 years ago and was never put on any estrogen. It only messed me up more. So....I am fising one thing at a time.
Keep us posted as to how you are doing! Good luck with your new love interest too!
That in itself could be exciting!
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Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Interstitial Cystitis ,IBS, Migraines, Primary Immune Deficiency to name a few. Finally realizing that food intolerances make them all worse!

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 11:36 AM

Happy Sunday, all:

Thanks for the new posts, and continued warm welcomes!

I SO enjoy hearing your stories...reading your recollections of 'the bad stuff' makes me feel 'not so alone'...but, I most enjoy hearing of your triumphs!

"We, go, girls!" :) oops...and guys, too, 'out there' in cyber space....

Kaiti...thanks for asking about my day yesterday with my 4-year-old niece, Anna...
It was fun. I first took her to visit her "Nana and Poppy" - my folks (ages 76)...we brought Valentine's flowers and a balloon with love birds on it to them...
and then we went to one of my Bros and his family, so that she could play with my other little niece, Sarah, who is 3 years old. When we first arrived, my sis-in-law had to feed the baby, and my bro went out to buy pizza (luckily, I brought alone food I could eat)...so, I played soccer with the girls, and chase, of course...Having 2 little kids chase me around the backyard was a joy...

In the car on the way to my folks' house (a 50 minute drive) Anna and I talked about the various holidays that occur throught the year. She enjoyed trying to remember the order they come in...When I got to Memorial Day...well, it was, of course, the hardest 'holiday' to discuss...She had a lot of questions about war...I ended that part of our talk with, "I only hope that when you and the other little children grow up, we, and all of the other coutries in the world, won't be starting any more wars..."

Ugh...guess I'm back to 'politics'...didn't mean to...but, that was the 'most poignant' part of the day with my dear niece, so sharing it seems appropriate...
I most enjoy teaching her about love...at every opportunity I can.

Thanks for asking, Kaiti.
and....Thanks, everyone, for 'being there' -

Gina
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or get busy dying."


From: The Shawshank Redemption
--------------------------------------------------------------
gluten-free since Jan 1 '05
Positive response to diet within days, felt 'alive again' within 2 weeks

Feb 22 '05:
Diagnosed "Celiac Sprue, and IBS" by a GI doc, Dr. David Lin of Danville, CA
via blood testing 53 days after I began the gluten-free diet on my own:
Test results at 53 days POST going gluten-free were:

Gliadin AB IgA = 29.9
Since 30+ = positive for Celiac Disease when ingesting gluten, my doc
diagnosed me with Celiac Sprue then and there.

Gliadin AB IgG was 5.6 at that point
-------------------------------------------
Endoscopy with biopsies, AND colonoscopy with biopsies were done,
only to rule out other possible GI problems (especially intestinal
lymphoma) - My doctor told me the results indicated "no current damage
found" - and that as long as I stay gluten-free, I don't need another
biopsy for ten years.

Follow-up blood testing was done about one year later, by the same
Gastro doc, in Nov '05:
Gliadin AB IgA =26, Gliadin AB IgG <1

Blood testing done again by him, 5 months later (March '06)
He then told me my tests results were back to normal, and "Keep up the
good work! You can't argue with success!" :-)

I now see him one time per year for routine testing to make sure I am
staying gluten-free.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ADDTIONALLY:
I was also diagnosed as positive for antibodies and autoimmune
response to gliadin by Enterolab, via stool specimen taken 56 days
gluten-free

and I have one of the two genes that 'cause' Celiac Disease:

"HLA-DQ8," via Enterolabs cheek cell test kit
---------------------------------------------------------------------
I began a COMPLETE 'Gluten-free Casein-free' diet in Nov '05, due to:
"positive" for casein antibodies from Enterolab (in Feb '05)
and
"positive" for casein IgG (Elisa) via York Labs' finger-prick blood
test, Sept '05
and continued 'stomach pains,' although nothing compared to before
going gluten-free....

UPDATE: ALL remaining symptoms disappeared within weeks of going gluten-free&CF!
**********************

My PAST illnesses I believe are attributable to Untreated Celiac Disease:

Recurrent ear and throat infections in childhood
Frequent childhood stomach aches, underweight, picky eater
Tooth enamel problems/excessive cavities in childhood
Diagnosed in 20's with non-allergic rhinitis
Two spontaneous abortions (childless)
IBS diagnosis at age 28 (all better post going gluten-free and casein-free)
["Horrible" digestive problems from ages 32-47 - excess gas,
diarrhea gone post gluten-free!]
Reflux diagnosis at age 35 ('reflux' gone post gluten-free)
ADHD diagnosis at age 38 and at age 48 (not as bad with Gluten-free Casein-free diet)
Broke elbow in 2 places, age 39
Osteopenia diagnosed at age 44 (bone scan revealed thinning of spine -
taking Calcium and Vit D now)
Fibromyalgia diagnosis at age 40 (fatigue and pain all gone post gluten-free!)
Minor depression with anxiety diagnosed at age 42 (taking Paxil)
Skin cancer - squamous at age 43 and pre-melanoma at age 45
Adult acne (this, too, went away, but only after going dairy-free)
Topical dermatitis (so bad I needed steroid shots) diagnosed at age 46
(That's gone now, too!)
Excessive bruising of skin began at age 45:
I was told by derm doc AND family physician "That's just thin, aging
skin, nothing you can do about that" (GUESS WHAT?! ...NO unusual
bruising POST going gluten-free! I can now wear skirts and shorts
again!)


SO many years of being sick...
Hopefully, others will benefit from Science, and the increasing media
attention being given to Celiac Disease and gluten-based illnesses,
and will not have to go through what I, and others on here, have had
to go through.




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