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Posted 27 May 2005 - 08:12 AM
Under my name for this message board I am listed as "advanced member" and I think that is so untrue, because I am learning just as much as the rest of you guys.
Thank you to all of you that respond to my messages, I appreciate all of your help and understanding when I get into one of these funks.
Self-diagnosed after many tests and no results to feel better
Gluten Free since 8-6-2005
Lactose free for many years
Casein Free since 02/14/06
Posted 27 May 2005 - 01:30 PM
Just hang in there, in a few days you'll feel yourself again... and we're always here to help
Posted 27 May 2005 - 02:23 PM
I'm a newbie - just recently diagnosed. I agree that the depression/mood symptoms that I found others were experiencing were a surprise to me. It made me feel so much better about myself - because I have been dealing with depression/moodiness for some time. It's so much easier to know and understand that the physical problems are real and related to a physical cause...it's harder to understand the emotional issues that happen; it's hard not to blame yourself if you are feeling down. I've been gluten free (or trying to be) for 3 weeks now - and I definitely feel a difference in my mood - not all of the time - but on an average I feel more 'upbeat'. I think part of the issue for me is that I felt like I had lost control of my own body - and that's a stress on the mind. Now I feel like I know what the issue is and I am back in control; I can deal with this.
Posted 27 May 2005 - 03:04 PM
It affects my gut, my mind, my joints, my head (migraines), and my attitude. What an amazingly horrible thing gluten is. Whenever I'm in the store looking at the alternate flours and I see the package of "Vital Wheat Gluten" I have to say out loud to anyone around who might hear, "EWWW look! It's the not-so-vital wheat gluten! Yuck!"
Gluten-free since 10/04
Gluten-sensitive genes: HLA-DQ 1,3 (Subtype 6,9)
Interstitial Cystitis, 7/07
Posted 28 May 2005 - 11:22 PM
Personally, I think the labeling could be done away with as what is refers to has no inpact on what the poster has to say.
Otherwise, I hope BAMBAM is feeling much better!
Posted 28 May 2005 - 11:43 PM
Now I am happy though Because *now* I know what causes it (or at least intensifies it) and *now* I know how to protect myself from these emotional rollercoasters. Yay!
I am also proud of myself for having survived this far - before I had any control over what was happening in my mind. I think all of us who have dealt with this "symptom" and stayed alive for as long as we have before finding out what the cause was *should* be proud of ourselves. I have so much compassion for all of you who have gone through this pain.
For me it has been lifelong - I was on anti-depressants for the first time when I was 15 years old. I tried to kill myself when I was 16. I've been on Paxil, Prozac, Wellbutrin, Effexor, and Imipramine when I was young. I've done hypnosis, therapy, support groups, etc. And now I find out that it's gluten Life is wild, isn't it?
Anyway - best wishes to all of you who struggle emotionally because of celiac disease. My heart is with you.
Positive blood tests 4/29/05 (tTG & IgA)
*Osteoporosis (at 32!)
*Lifelong battle w/depression
*Dental enamel didn't form right when I was little (cavities cavities cavities)
*Neuropsych analysis lists all sorts of learning disabilities - which may be attributed to brain injury from an old accident or may be from celiac, who knows!
Had biopsy May 11th, 2005 - villi are FLAT!
gluten-free since May 11th
Posted 29 May 2005 - 05:42 AM
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you." Numbers 6:24-25
Posted 29 May 2005 - 07:55 AM
It reminds me of... forgot their name... one of our member's frequent quotes "this too shall pass"
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me
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