Do You Think Everyone Has Celiacs?
Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:04 AM
"My joints hurt in the morning." --- Oh...you should get checked for celiac. It can cause joint pain. (or old age can do that, too)
"My daughter has a belly ache."----Oh you should get her checked for celiac. (Or she might just not want to take that math test)
"I have an itchy rash." --You should get tested for celiac. Oh wait...it just started after you opened the pool. Oh, it was the chlorine? Oh, ok. My bad." HA HA!
"I am depressed." ----seriously, I told my aunt to get checked for celiac but honestly it could be that her SON has not talked to her in over 3 years and with holding her only grandchild.
I say all of this because I wonder if I am the only loon that does this. I don't want to be THAT person like my Lyme friend. I don't want everyone to have celiac. I know everyone does not have it. I just read on this forum where someone asked about neck and jaw pain. I have been tested and negative but have had a crick in my neck for 8 days. Ohhh....do I have celiac or maybe it was my new pillow? Please tell me I am not alone!
Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:46 AM
I always send them to good places to get info and tell them to get educated.
Celiac has a myriad of symptoms so it can be a good thing for more people to look into it if they are struggling with their health.
There is always a balance with being healthy. No one has all the answers.
Doctors who do all the schooling and make the Big Bucks still only call what they do "PRACTICING"
I got myself checked completely on a whim of my Mother-In-Law. Who casually mentioned a friend who had it and ... my agony better because of a casual conversation.
It is worth it, just to educate one person at a time.
- Leah Banicki -
Writer, Wife and Mother.
Gluten free since 10/28/10
Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:28 PM
Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:46 AM
I have had a lot of it going the other way "Do you think I have Celiac?" for everything.
Usually my outwardly-directed comments are along the lines of a lot of people have food intolerances, allergies, and other issues like Celiac and do not even know it. These can become quality of life issues, so it makes sense to test for allergies and try elimination diets if things are abnormal in the GI department. You just never know.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:11 AM
Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:47 PM
In all fairness, I do have friends who are struggling like I was a few years ago, and I do say to them, why don't you just try? My MIL actually listened and last I heard she's committed to gluten/dairy free (after symptoms got so much better)
There is also a friend of mine from church who so clearly has a DH rash (well...In my "expert" opinion) but he doesn't want to hear it. I've become the freaky food lady. I need to just keep my mouth shut!
Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:16 PM
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