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Do You Know Where The Disease Originates?
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I was just curious to find out where everybody's ancestors are from. I also wanted to know, if your ancestors had the disease. My dad's parents are from Ireland and there last name is O'Donavon and that is where they say my disease originated. But we could not say for sure because all of my grandparents are dead. :( Any suggestions?

-Tiffany

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I'm 1/4 Swedish, 1/4 Swiss, then a mix of Irish, English, and Scottish.

Don't know where it came from. No aunts, uncles, siblings, parents, or grandparents have it <_< I'm all alone :( ! lol :lol:

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My grandmother has it and she is mostly English.

I am "assuming" the disease orginated after wheat was introduced into our diets. Like 9,000 years ago but I really have no idea.

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Tiffany,

We just did this ethnic question :) Look under the post "What Is Your Ethnic Origin?" in the Research section to find out where everybody is from.

I love your question about what ancestors had it. I am pretty sure that my dad has it - and that his mom has it - and that his brother and a couple sisters have it - but none of them have been tested. They all have thryoid disease though and serious problems with depression/anxiety so - considering my dad's mom wont even touch grains with gluten (despite never having been diagnosed), the fact that his dad is Scandinavian, and the fact that I have it - I'm thinking the odds are pretty high ;)

I'll get back to you if I can ever get anybody else to be tested <_< I think that my little brother has it too - he always gets a wicked case of diarrhea after he eats a lot of bread or cake or something like that. He's afraid to get tested though so until I make the appointment for him, it's probably not going to happen. *sigh*

These people in my family are a bunch of punks!! :angry: But - I can't make them get tested - so.. what's a girl to do? :huh:

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I know my Mother has it and we are part Irish.

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I am the only one in my family that has it. But I am still trying to figure out where it came from. Most of the other posts in other catorgories most of the people that had it were mostly Irish, Scottish, or even Sweedish. But I am like part everything, but I am mostly Irish. :D Thanks for your help and it has been really intresting to find out where everybody is from. :)

-Tiffany

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Hey Tiffany!

I am a mixture of Scottish, Irish, and English. My oldest sister has Celiac too. Probably from my dad, but he won't get a blood test done. -Ginny

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I think for the older generations you should look for the "other" symptoms. Who had the thyroid disease, migraines, anemia, and other diagnosed symptoms of Celiac. If there were any other auto-immune related illness. Possibly the bone fractures or osteroporosis (totally spelled that wrong - too tired). What side of the family might have been short?

Mostly Finnish, German, and a little bit of Swede.

Laura

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