Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Sorry For The Stupid Question
0

32 posts in this topic

but what's a GI? Can anyone explain all the associated abbreviations? I just found out I have celiac but I'm unfamiliar with all the shortened terms while reading through the posts :-)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Nope . . . no stupid questions.

Definition: A gastroenterologist (GI) is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the entire gastrointestinal tract.

Here are some more . . .

CC - Cross Contamination

DH - Dear Husband OR Dermatitis Herpetiformis

DS/DD - Dear Son/Dear Daughter

on second thought . . .

GI can also be Gluten Intolerant . . . I've been seeing that one around a lot lately which leads to

NCGI - NonCeliac Gluten Intolerant.

What else you got? I'm on a roll!!

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Janet <3 :-)

I'll make sure to post here if I run into any more!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's a few more for you:

A.D.D. Attention Deficit Disorder.

ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

BFF - Best friend forever (I think?)

SO - significant other

DP - dear partner

op - other poster

pp - previous poster

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to the forum! :)

Here are a few more we might use:

the big D--diarrhea

C--constipation

(yes, we talk about poop quite a bit :lol: )

DX--diagnosis

GB- gall bladder

IBS --irritable bowel syndrome (which we also joke is the doctor's DX when "I BE STUMPED") I told that one to my GI today and he said "good one"!

Just ask if you see any more that are not clear!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




Dear Mushroom, doesn't OP mean original poster? (as in, if I hijack this thread and take it off topic, we might want to get back to the OP's question...)

And while we're talking about acronyms, I've discovered that the software for these forums will automatically spell out a couple of them, so you can save some typing and just use the abbreviation. One it will spell out is G F (remove the space) for gluten-free and it will turn C D into celiac-disease. I discovered that 2nd one when I typed that abbreviation for compact discs. :lol:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think this forum will auto check gluten-free, if not I recall it being discussed. (we'll see).

I really wish that people would stop using those abbreviations. It's not very helpful. ;)

YES! IT DID AUTO CHECK! :D I TYPED IN G.F. <remove the dot>

AND...ditto on the "no stupid questions". B)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dear Mushroom, doesn't OP mean original poster? (as in, if I hijack this thread and take it off topic, we might want to get back to the OP's question...)

Not Schroomie, but Yup :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DH - Dear Husband OR Dermatitis Herpetiformis

The shared abbreviation is for some reason striking me as hilarious this evening. :D

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The shared abbreviation is for some reason striking me as hilarious this evening. :D

OH Yeah... :lol::lol::lol:

I could say sooo much...

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One it will spell out is G F (remove the space) for gluten-free and it will turn C D into celiac-disease. I discovered that 2nd one when I typed that abbreviation for compact discs. :lol:

yes, I found those 2 out early on too! :)

One time, I was answering GFinDC guy's question and when I addressed him, it auto-spelled out gluten free. :lol: saves some time. I was a newbie and thought it magical. :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dear Mushroom, doesn't OP mean original poster? (as in, if I hijack this thread and take it off topic, we might want to get back to the OP's question...)

Totally agree. Brain f**t :lol: I do sometimes use op, lower case, however, to denote a previous responder. :) Probably shouldn't, per Lisa's response. It makes it hard for newbies. I know when I first came on (and even later) I puzzled over a lot of them, especially BFF (sounded like three bad words in a row, as in D, D, double D, two BB's and an H) :lol: I will let the non-Brits try and figure that one out.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also you'll occasionally see (mostly from me I think! :D )

SF = Soy Free

CF = Casein Free

DF = Dairy Free

IANAL = I Am Not A Lawyer

YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary (I think this should be mandatory at the top of every response containing advice!)

IMO = In My Opinon

IMHO = In My Humble Opinion; The poster then usually goes on to express some entirely not so humble opinion, often asserting that what they are posting is well known and every sane person should be aware of this fact and they can't believe that you don't already know this as its obvious to the known world and good grief can't you people use google?! I know, because I'm quite often guilt of this! :lol: So if anyone sees me do this, you have my proactive permission to slap me upside the head with a stinky, smelly, 5 day old trout.

Context means a lot. The DH one threw me for a long time when I first joined here!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A gluten free trout of course!!!!! :blink:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IMHO = In My Humble Opinion; The poster then usually goes on to express some entirely not so humble opinion, often asserting that what they are posting is well known and every sane person should be aware of this fact and they can't believe that you don't already know this as its obvious to the known world and good grief can't you people use google?! I know, because I'm quite often guilt of this! :lol: So if anyone sees me do this, you have my proactive permission to slap me upside the head with a stinky, smelly, 5 day old trout.

IBTD (I beg to differ) :)

and wish to clarify because if you know my posts, you know I almost always use IMHO after offering my thoughts. :lol:

The key to successfully using IMHO is to offer your two cents, THEN say "IMHO" and then, shut the he*l up. ;)

All kidding aside, I am sincerely saying IMHO because what I have offered IS just that.

--- because I want to be sure that what I have said is not necessarily gospel or written in stone and that everyone's experience could be different and it is offered only as a suggestion.

whew? enough disclaimers for ya? :lol:

:rolleyes: and so that I am not sued, yelled at or held liable in any way.

(once married to a lawyer, you learn to be very careful of such things....)

:rolleyes:

IMHO

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A gluten free trout of course!!!!! :blink:

All fish is naturally gluten-free, Korwyn. :rolleyes:

You should know this by now. (geesh, buddy--there's a newbie reading this!)

IMHO

:lol:

(I swear, if anyone disputes the gluten-free status of fish in any manner, shape, or form, IH is gonna get pretty darn miffed. You don't wanna see my dark side. :ph34r: )

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A gluten free trout of course!!!!! :blink:

I think we have a new one!

When someone is being an a$$, we hit them with the GFT!

(of course my auto spell check will change that to gift)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think we have a new one!

When someone is being an a$$, we hit them with the GFT!

(of course my auto spell check will change that to gift)

:lol:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IANAL = I Am Not A Lawyer

wow.......I could say sooooooo many things about this "anal" acronym in regards to lawyers, but I will refrain. :lol::lol:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All fish is naturally gluten-free, Korwyn. :rolleyes:

You should know this by now. (geesh, buddy--there's a newbie reading this!)

IMHO

:lol:

(I swear, if anyone disputes the gluten-free status of fish in any manner, shape, or form, IH is gonna get pretty darn miffed. You don't wanna see my dark side. :ph34r: )

:unsure: Whoops. That's true.

Dear, OP (Original Poster) aka dani,

PAMA (Please Accept My Apologies)! :D I did not mean to imply, insinuate, cause anyone to infer, deduce, or induct any line of logic or reasoning which would cause one to reach the conclusion that fish, in its natural dead state, prior to any cooking, cleaning, sushifying, or preparation, is contaminated with gluten.

Sincerely,

Korwyn

P.S. There IH, is that better? :)

P.P.S. True, you don't want to see her dark side! :ph34r:

P.P.P.S. I hear a stalkerish, heavy breathing, voice: "come to the dark side....."

I think we have a new one!

When someone is being an a$$, we hit them with the GFT!

(of course my auto spell check will change that to gift)

LOL

wow.......I could say sooooooo many things about this "anal" acronym in regards to lawyers, but I will refrain. :lol::lol:

Its one of my favorites!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IANAL = I Am Not A Lawyer

(once married to a lawyer, you learn to be very careful of such things....)

:rolleyes:

which leads to this somewhat less frequently used acronym:

IANALIANCMTALNHIEBBMTAL - I am not a lawer, I am not currently married to a lawyer, nor have I ever been married to a lawyer.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

which leads to this somewhat less frequently used acronym:

IANALIANCMTALNHIEBBMTAL - I am not a lawer, I am not currently married to a lawyer, nor have I ever been married to a lawyer.

:lol::lol:

Well, Dani should be even more confused than she was already.

So, we have done our jobs well!! :lol:

Dani! we sometimes get a little silly on here. Humor--VERY good for the healing process. :)

Now, THAT is not just IMHO, that, is a FACT*!

(*New England Medical Journal, Vol. 6: 1998.)

J/K = just kidding

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The shared abbreviation is for some reason striking me as hilarious this evening. :D

D. H. dermititus H and dear husband.

:D Does the hubby scratch himself? Or does he help you out with a certain type of "itch"? :D

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

D. H. dermititus H and dear husband.

:D Does the hubby scratch himself? Or does he help you out with a certain type of "itch"? :D

yes, Adalaide, do tell!!! ;)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gt = great thread!

or maybe LTT = Loving this thread :-)

@IrishHeart: Humor is a lot more entertaining than diarrhea and constipation anyway ;-)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,655
    • Total Posts
      921,622
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Below is copied & pasted from this thread:   My celiac doctor is Dr. Syed Jafri, in Webster, TX (just south of Houston -- basically the Clear Lake City area), saved my LIFE.  I would recommend him to the whole, entire world.  I was desperately ill, and am still struggling, and he's a wonderful, sweet man who listens and is very proactive in helping you solve whatever problems you're having.  I wish all doctors were like him.  I have to fight and struggle with too many doctors to just listen to me and what I live with, day in and day out.  He's not like that.  Good luck to you.     There are recommendations on this thread too:  
    • I never worried about cross contamination because i was originally told i was just intolerant. after going gluten free i felt so much better up until this last march. dairy and fructose have been giving me problems but both lactose and fructose test came back negative.  this is what my gi doctor emailed me today 
    • Any place you know of to find more info? Seems like I am still in so much pain/bloat, I am not even sure if I would pick the right 5 foods!
    • Don't freak out worrying about other maladies yet. You would be absolutely amazed at the things that can/will resolve on the gluten free diet. Some take longer than others -- neurological seem to take the longest for most people but really, I guarantee, there will be things you had no idea or expectation of resolving will. There were tons for me and then there were things I sort of "woke up one day" & said, "hey, that's gone and that & that & that". Other, larger things had taken my attention so I hadn't paid attention to the smaller things until...... On the other hand, not everything is related to celiac but I bet you wouldn't find a handful of celiacs who didn't say something very similar to what I said above. Yes, thyroid problems are common with celiac but I'll also tell you there are/have been people on here who were hypothyroid before dx but after being gluten-free for a while they actually went back to normal thyroid numbers. My husband is one (yes, we both are celiac - it happens). He was on synthroid for 20 years or more. Guess what? He's not on it anymore. We've had his thyroid panel done several times since about a year gluten-free & he is no longer hypothyroid. 
    • Yes please, that'd be awesome Having a fun time trying to reply on my phone due to broken screen but will be back on tomorrow after results of doctor appointment to get to the bottom of why they've given me seemingly wrong advice re: next steps. Yup I'll admit to pity, anger, frustration and outright fear, been through the mill of emotions in this first week that's for sure. One thing before I go for that; back when I was self-diagnosing I wanted a full thyroid panel (T3, T4 etc.) and also ESR & CRP checks for vasculitis and similar maladies. Now it seems from my reading they can often follow celiac so my worry level of those has gone up a notch, more blood tests ahoy it seems? Main reason for worrying about those is the nearly constant tight / tender head I have at the moment. Top and sides of scalp. Could be the stress tensing the shoulders and occipital muscles at back of head but after the celiac diagnosis being missed I'm fearful of anything else being missed. Did anyone else have this tight head feeling at the start? Feels like the skin is being pulled inwards, sometimes goes down for a few minutes here and there and gets worse when sitting I think. I see the term "brain fog" a lot but luckily don't seem to have too much of that at present, this is more a physical sensation.
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,656
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    bentcreekmom
    Joined