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#16 notme!

 
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Posted 02 February 2011 - 10:48 PM

5'8" at the last check - anybody's shoe size shrink?? i used to wear a solid 9 sometimes 9 1/2. now i am 8 1/2, sometimes 8?? maybe i should double check my height.....
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 12:47 AM

I'm 5'8-1/2", and I was diagnosed at 47. My son, who was diagnosed at almost 16, was supposed to end up between 6'5" and 6'8", but his celiac was triggered when he was 11. He began to lose ground with his height--he was usually the tallest in his grade, but by the end of 8th grade, he was not even one of the tallest in his class. He ended up at 6'3-1/2". I think celiac definitely affected his adolescent growth.
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 05:34 AM

I'm 4'11". My mom is 5'3" and dad is 5'6". Sister is 5'2". All are non-celiac. My brother, who I suspect may have celiac, is 5'10".
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 06:23 AM

I'm 4'11. My mom used to be 4'10 but she's got osteoporosis and has shrunk a bit! My dad is only around 5'6. I had stomach problems my whole life but only figured out the gluten connection a year and half ago!

My daughter made it to 5'3 (her dad is 6'3) but at 15 she seems to have stopped growing. I suspect she has celiac but her bloodwork was negative and she refuses to try the diet! (Teenagers! <_< )
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 06:24 AM

6'1" and I am the short one in my family. My dad has celiac as well and he is 6'4".
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:28 AM

I'm 5'7" but I think my height is pretty normal considering the rest of my family. I am the shortest one though. Not that 5'7" is short by any means. My 7 year old however is TINY and always has been. (She's been gluten/dairy/corn free since October) Until I realized what was going on I was completely flummoxed because of my height and my husband is 6'2". Now it kind of makes sense and it might just be my imagination, but I feel like she might be starting to catch up a little.
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:53 AM

I'm 5'2" doctors told my mom when I was two that I would be 5'8". Some sort of calculation they do with thigh bones. I have very long legs but a shortened trunk. My son is 5', he became celiac in infancy and has shortened thigh and upper arm bones, my DD is 5'4" she was hit with celiac as an early teen, we were told she would be tall but stopped growing at around 12 or so but has normal proportions. My Mom was 4'11", size 2 shoe as an adult. She, like myself, became celiac in childhood when DH appeared.
I think how much impact celiac has on your height depends on when it was triggered. Those who are triggered later in life have a better chance of fulfilling their growth.
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celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
Blood tested and repeatedly negative
Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007

Mother died of celiac related cancer at 56
Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15

Children 2 with Ulcers, GERD, Depression, , 1 with DH, 1 with severe growth stunting (male adult 5 feet)both finally diagnosed Celiac through blood testing and 1 with endo 6 months after Mom


Positive to Soy and Casien also Aug 2007

Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:54 AM

5'5. I have an aunt who I strongly suspect has celiac who has lost a lot of height, she can't really stand straight anymore. Sadly she will never change her diet.
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#24 ravenwoodglass

 
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:56 AM

5'8" at the last check - anybody's shoe size shrink?? i used to wear a solid 9 sometimes 9 1/2. now i am 8 1/2, sometimes 8?? maybe i should double check my height.....


I lost a full shoe size also but in my case it was from getting rid of full body edema. I now wear the same shoe and clothing size I did in my teens.
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Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying
"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)


celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
Blood tested and repeatedly negative
Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007

Mother died of celiac related cancer at 56
Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15

Children 2 with Ulcers, GERD, Depression, , 1 with DH, 1 with severe growth stunting (male adult 5 feet)both finally diagnosed Celiac through blood testing and 1 with endo 6 months after Mom


Positive to Soy and Casien also Aug 2007

Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:05 AM

I'm 5'7" and the shortest in my immediate family. :( Wish I was taller.
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:56 AM

I'm 5'6", which is about average for my family. Interestingly, the only other person in my family with a diagnosis is my grandma who is about 4'10".
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:12 AM

I'm 5' 4", my mother was 5', her mother was 4' 10" and my dad's mother was 5' - I was the giant offspring! My dad was a little taller but not by much, probably 5' 8".
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:18 AM

I'm 5'1" but it's totally genetic...my dad is 5'4" and my mom is 5'8"...I'm just a *tiny* person :)
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:04 AM

I'm 5'3" 17 years old, diagnosed this year. I think celiacs did stump my gowth, as I was expected to be around 5'6" and I grew like a weed when I was younger.
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:06 AM

I am 5'9" and was dx'd at 35. My Dr told me it definitely was triggered after childhood or I wouldn't be this tall.
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