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After All These Yrs


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#1 razzle51

 
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:21 PM

So now I am putting 2 and 2 together .. I suffered with acid reflux for years , constipation for years , had gall bladder out...fatigue and pain .. and it finally comes out when I am 61 yrs old . so glad I found this group...
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#2 IrishHeart

 
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:56 PM

It is never too late to start feeling well.

In fact, the majority of people being DXed with celiac are in their 50's and 60s. :)

Read this:

http://www.livingwit...acs-2720-1.html

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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:43 PM

Thanks for the link, IrishHeart. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one to find out that gluten is a problem at the ripe old age of 80.
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 06:08 PM

Thanks for the link, IrishHeart. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one to find out that gluten is a problem at the ripe old age of 80.



My Mom went gluten-free after I figured out what had made me so ill for years and was DXed FINALLY.(I was 53 and had suffered symptoms for 25 years, the last of those 3 being just horrific. I was, essentially, dying).

She read all the literature I sent to my family members and when she saw my genetic test results ( which showed BOTH parents also have DQ2) and we discussed all the symptoms she has, she knew she had a gluten intolerance, too. She did not bother with testing, just did it. I had her ask her doc to check her thyroid and D because she was having fatigue and feeling low after my Dad died and I just knew it was the gluten spurring it on. Both were low and treated--- and now, she is fine.

My Mom, at 85 is pretty healthy and she is very active, exercising at a gym 3X a week, but she says her whole life makes sense now--stomach pain, constant C, anxiety, heart palps, GERD, late onset puberty and very early menopause (like me), etc.

She has been gluten-free for a year and she feels great! No more GERD or need for medications. Her high blood pressure is down and her blood tests perfect. I am so proud of her. She is in better shape than I am. I have a long way to go to recovery. But I'll get there.

I met a woman in her 70s who told me she has been getting better and better since her DX 9 years ago. She said she never knew what "feeling well" felt like. But she does now! She looks and moves like someone 20 years younger. She said "You will feel it, too!!"

I said "Great! I'll be a healthy old broad!!" :lol:
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif





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