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Went gluten-free In Support And Found Out You Had It?


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#1 Jestgar

 
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:03 PM

I'm curious how many people stopped eating gluten because a child or spouse had to give it up, and subsequently discovered that you also felt better without gluten? (You can answer for your spouse too.)

For those that discovered this, did you ultimately give up all gluten? Or do you just limit it?
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:02 PM

My husband feels better being gluten free. He has some mental health problems and we've notice a big change.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:42 PM

I know we eat healthier so my husband feels better because he's not eating as much crap as before and now more natural foods without all that processing. He really only eats it when we got out which isn't often at all.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:43 PM

I have gone gluten-free because the other three family members have to be gluten-free because of celiac disease. We've been gluten-free for about a month now. I feel awful right now with excessive stomach acid. I have never suffered from heartburn like this before with pain and burping. I just saw the doctor today and she gave me a prescription for Nexium. I'm hoping it helps. If not, I may start eating crackers again!
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:40 PM

My husband went gluten free at the same time I did. He had had some problems with diarrhoea but nothing severe. After a year he started cheating on the diet with french bread and an occasional beer, and he broke out in DH :P Made a believer out of him.;)
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:24 PM

I went completely gluten-free when my daughter had to. I have endometriosis and noticed that I no longer have pain from that. I find that quite interesting. I also have more regular bowel function (I have always had a problem with constipation) and I also seem to have more energy.

I am also a complete nutter and I am now baking like crazy so I started packing on pounds that I want my daughter to gain (failure to thrive).

I also don't buy anymore processed foods with over 10 or so ingredients in them. After about the 10th ingredient, it always seems to be a bunch of crap. Ya know?

My husband is a gluten eater with my son. However, all our dinners are gluten-free.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:36 PM

This happened for us. My oldest Dd and I went strictly gluten free for our second child and ended up with gluten hypersensitivity and anaphylactic reactions to gluten. We are all very careful to remain gluten free.

Our third child was born gluten free and has never had a direct gluten trial. And he has reactions to gluten contamination . . . Not sure how he fits into your question.

Dad of the family is strictly gluten free at home and has gone for weeks at a time without gluten. But while he feels better being gluten free, it is only marginally noticeable . . . And easily ignorable for the sake of "convenience" when out of the house and not with us.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:27 PM

I went gluten-free for my daughter and didn't feel any better. Then I learned of my egg allergy! Felt TONS better after I stopped eating eggs.

I kept our house pretty much gluten-free for several years. My husband does love his pizza and sandwiches. Daughter and I are not big pizza lovers so it didn't bother us to order him a pizza once in a while. And I bought him premade sandwiches on occasion. But other than that they house was gluten-free.

I do have diabetes and I have to watch my carbs. I found that I did a little better carbwise eating wheat as opposed to rice. So I started buying wheat bread for myself once in a while and also wheat cereal. Once in a great while I will get a small pizza. But now that my daughter and I can eat dairy again, I will usually buy or make a gluten-free pizza if we are going to have it. I really burned her out on it by making it once a week when we resumed the dairy. I think she would be happy if she never had it again. Except that Garlic Jim's now makes a gluten-free taco pizza. She loved that. I didn't care much for it so I made her one of my own. I used to make taco pizza all the time. We both preferred mine! Heh.

So, no. I didn't feel better by going gluten-free.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:48 AM

My daughters were diagnosed even though they had no symptoms. Through education, I realized that all the things I had been dealing with since I was a teenager were symptoms of Celiac. I am not 100% gluten-free (my daughters are, I am just trying to be efficient with my money and eat up the gluten food before switching over.)

However, I have noticed that since restricting the gluten in my diet, I am not gaining weight anymore. My headaches are nearly gone. I am thinking my anemia is getting better since my nose is healing (from blowing it all the time in the winter) and I am not getting sores around my mouth that won't heal. My white bumpy patches that covered my arms are almost gone. And, my hair quit falling out.

I have about $100 worth of groceries sitting in boxes and bags waiting for my friend to pick them up, because I went through everything and got rid of anything we couldn't eat.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:16 PM

I am Celiac and my husband has been going on and off of my diet. He has anemia and keratosis pilaris, extreme fatigue, lots of GI issues, and is very irritable. His father also has really severe joint issues and diabetes. Other children in our family appear to have gluten allergy or Celiac symptoms, but none of them feel it is severe enough to visit a doctor. I thought perhaps I was just imagining these things because I have Celiac, so I told my husband, and asked him to try gluten free for a week.

Only a week in, he stopped being tired, quit having tummy issues, and his keratosis pilaris nearly vanished. He stated it was the best he has ever felt. However, he went to a friends for burgers and hot dogs, and started eating gluten again. He skin broke out all over and he once again became his sleepy and grumpy self again. He believes that he at least has a gluten allergy, but is unwilling to abstain from gluten, unless he has an official diagnosis. Since he continues to eat gluten, I am thinking about making him an appointment to get a Celiac panel done. I am fairly sure that he has it, his symptoms are just not to the severe degree that mine were. Even if he doesn't I think there is some sort of allergy issue going on.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:36 PM

I started dabbling in gluten-free and grain-free eating because my daughter was having digestive issues we couldn't narrow down. We finally figured out that is was most likely wheat causing her trouble. Even on gluten, all her serology comes back negative.

Then my mom started having things that looked suspicious, and we had her tested, but she came back negative. We didn't know the tests were inaccurate because of her IgA and IgG deficiency. She just started a gluten free life two weeks ago.

Then we kept on because my daughter-in-law had a severe intestinal infection that only began to heal after going on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. We learned to cook with "SCD legal" foods on her behalf.

Because my son lives with my daughter-in-law, he also went grain free, and then the itchy rash he'd had for YEARS cleared up.

I asked my doctor to test me, given that I had two bouts of diverticulitis and I also have Hashimoto's disease. She tested me, and the few tests she did were negative (I was not eating gluten at the time). We did discover that I have one of the "celiac genes".

So, I decided to start "glutening" just to see if it would make a difference in any of my tests. I did get a positive TtG IgG.

Of all my family, I'm the only one to come up with a positive celiac test, and I was just told today by a nurse who knows a lot about the disease that I should consider myself celiac.

I honestly wouldn't have thought so, given that I don't have many strong symptoms only minor ones.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:46 PM

My husband could use a good strict gluten-free trial for a month.

As we've gotten older his iron stomach is less iron. And now he can't handle fatty foods. Which incidentally, usually are accompanied by gluten. Sound familiar??

This started when I went gluten-free...so he's gluten light. Hint hint.

Oh, and he has at least half a gene because our son has a half Celiac gene that isn't MINE.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:26 AM

My husband could use a good strict gluten-free trial for a month.

As we've gotten older his iron stomach is less iron. And now he can't handle fatty foods. Which incidentally, usually are accompanied by gluten. Sound familiar??

This started when I went gluten-free...so he's gluten light. Hint hint.

Oh, and he has at least half a gene because our son has a half Celiac gene that isn't MINE.

My hubby has to eat gluten-free meals when he's here on the weekends. (He travels during the week for his job). I think he started to notice that gluten was a problem because of sometimes going several days without, then when he has it some symptoms flare? Instead of getting tested..(he has many symptoms and Hashi's,diabetes 2 and a family history of many AI's)he makes sure to eat something with gluten every day so he can keep his response at a more manageable level. :blink:

Lately his Arthritis is looking more like RA. He keeps complaining to me about his symptoms, but if I dare say anything about changing his diet he gets mad. I have to bite my tongue or it turns into an argument. To be honest though, it's hard to feel sympathetic when he won't get tested or go gluten-free.
He's diabetic and doesn't regulate his sugar intake at all. It's not uncommon for him to have cookies and milk after eating supper..and a bit later a huge bowl of ice cream, followed by grazing through various snacks all evening. :blink: If I don't buy the stuff..he runs out to the grocery store and gets it himself.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:38 AM

My hubby has to eat gluten-free meals when he's here on the weekends. (He travels during the week for his job). I think he started to notice that gluten was a problem because of sometimes going several days without, then when he has it some symptoms flare? Instead of getting tested..(he has many symptoms and Hashi's,diabetes 2 and a family history of many AI's)he makes sure to eat something with gluten every day so he can keep his response at a more manageable level. :blink:

Lately his Arthritis is looking more like RA. He keeps complaining to me about his symptoms, but if I dare say anything about changing his diet he gets mad. I have to bite my tongue or it turns into an argument. To be honest though, it's hard to feel sympathetic when he won't get tested or go gluten-free.
He's diabetic and doesn't regulate his sugar intake at all. It's not uncommon for him to have cookies and milk after eating supper..and a bit later a huge bowl of ice cream, followed by grazing through various snacks all evening. :blink: If I don't buy the stuff..he runs out to the grocery store and gets it himself.


My hubs travels all the time, too. You should hear the stories about eating Italian in Boston...

He loves beer, too but has drastically cut it since he sees a correlation between beer+beer belly+ankle swelling when he flies.

He gets big doses of gluten, too, on a regular basis but I am starting to notice when he complains about his stomach it is after a big heavy meal that contains fats and gluten. He has changed his habits and rarely eats greasy, heavy meals (or so he claims). So he is changing his diet (less gluten but also less fat)...and he isn't a sweet freak but he is a bread and cheese maniac...so I don't worry about him binging on sweets but if you bring buffalo mozzarella in the house watch out!!!

I don't bring up the gluten thing but I did flat-out state that he has a food issue somewhere as indicated by his digestive problems after meals. He agreed but isn't sure what it is...he thinks it's fatty stuff (and we know that can just be a side-effect of gluten but you can't tell him that).

So yeah, I keep my mouth shut too.

And let's not even get into my son and his "too full makes me vomit" issue that of course isn't a problem with milk or gluten.

I live with the king and prince of DeNile. And my dad is King Supreme Emperor.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:45 AM

He gets big doses of gluten, too, on a regular basis but I am starting to notice when he complains about his stomach it is after a big heavy meal that contains fats and gluten. He has changed his habits and rarely eats greasy, heavy meals (or so he claims). So he is changing his diet (less gluten but also less fat)...and he isn't a sweet freak but he is a bread and cheese maniac...so I don't worry about him binging on sweets but if you bring buffalo mozzarella in the house watch out!!!

I don't bring up the gluten thing but I did flat-out state that he has a food issue somewhere as indicated by his digestive problems after meals. He agreed but isn't sure what it is...he thinks it's fatty stuff (and we know that can just be a side-effect of gluten but you can't tell him that).

So yeah, I keep my mouth shut too.

And let's not even get into my son and his "too full makes me vomit" issue that of course isn't a problem with milk or gluten.

I live with the king and prince of DeNile. And my dad is King Supreme Emperor.

Celiac can cause gallbladder issues which would make digesting fats a problem?
Sounds like my hubby is traveling up DeNile too?

Honestly, my hubby is constantly complaining about various symptoms..and I just don't know what to say anymore?! They all fit with Celiac.
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