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#1 flagbabyds

 
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:49 AM

Hey guys,

So about once a year I come back on here to post an update for the newbies and such to say that it is possible to be gluten free as a teenage, as a college student, and as a person for 20 years. Today is my 20th anniversary of my "diagnosis day" as my parents call it, and I'm happy to say that I've been doing great (about to graduate from college with a bachelor of science in Chemistry), and have never once consciously cheated on my gluten free diet.

To all of you out there who are suffering with teh diet changes and such, it can be done! and it's so much better for you guys now that it was when I was diagnosed, the only company out there that did gluten-free was Ener-g.

I hope everyone I used to interact with out here are doing well, and welcome to all the new members on this message board.

20 years seems like a long time!

-Molly
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:25 PM

Hey, Molly, good to hear from you. :)
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Type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes diagnosed in March 1986
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#3 healinginprogress

 
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:49 PM

Wow, CONGRATS!!!! And thanks for letting us newbies know that it DOES get better :)
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#4 dani nero

 
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:42 AM

Congrats :-) Hope the next 20 years are as successful!
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:22 PM

very cool :) congrats on your degree!
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arlene

misdiagnosed for 25 years!
just as i was getting my affairs in order to die of malnutrition...
gluten free 7/2010
blood test negative
celiac confirmed by endoscopy 9/2010

 

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:25 PM

HI MOLLY!!! <waving)

So glad to know you are doing so well. :)
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:50 PM

Hi Molly. Great news about the degree! Thanks for the upbeat update.
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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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