Before You Knew It Was Gluten...?
Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:02 PM
1. Once you figured out gluten was the problem and you'd had some time to look back, did you find yourself remembering symptoms and reactions from long, long ago, and suspect you'd had a gluten issue for far longer than you'd originally thought?
2. Did you notice that perhaps you unconsciously preferred a lower-gluten diet (just weren't that "into" wheat-based carbs), as if your body was trying to protect you with a natural disinterest or aversion?
Just curious. I'm looking back and realizing there were subtle clues...
Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:08 PM
2) No, I ate gluten all the time. I never had any obvious symptoms like gut or toilet symptoms. I had a whole lot of random things that seemed to be unconnected with each other. So it never occurred to me that it could be food.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:02 AM
Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:04 AM
Self diagnosed dh Sept. 2011~~~ confirmed dx July 18, 2012
Gluten free Dec. 2011
Soy free Dec. 2011
Hubs self diagnosed dh March 30, 2012
Hubs gluten free March 30, 2012
Summer 2013 We both have added back a little soy which is near unavoidable & we are doing okay with that small amount.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:01 AM
I just never knew all of my symptoms were because of the gluten.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:21 AM
2. Yes. I would eat something and then abruptly stop, never having a reason to stop eating it. I guess subconsciously, I already knew. I got to a point where I stopped eating pizza. If I did, it had to be ultra thin crust and that was rare.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:17 AM
I always had an "iron" stomach... I could eat anything and everything w/ no problems at all.
When my doc talked about wheat I told him I remembered a short period when I was 5 years old and brought my own snack to school because they didn't want me to eat wheat. What was the reason for that? Not a clue. I don't remember any digestive symptoms. I was happy because I felt special to have to bring my own snack... which was a slice of rye bread w/ butter!! So, if celiac was suspected at that time... I'm guessing the rye bread didn't help much.
Living in the beautiful Ozark mountains in Arkansas
positive blood tests and later, positive biopsy
diagnosed 8/5/02, gluten-free (after lots of mistakes!) since that day
Dairy free since July 2010 and NOT happy about it!!
Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:52 AM
2. In my 30's I began eating less processed foods in an effort to control my weight. I ate less noodles. I was not a big fan of bread... especially after having braces as a teen. Gluten is really hard to get out of braces!
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:47 AM
2. No. After eating gluten I never ever got sick that I can think of. Even on my gluten challenge for three months. I've loved baking my own breads, buns, etc. and making fresh pasta. Though bread was not a necessary accompaniment to meals, I enjoyed it as meals such as lots of kinds of grilled breads with toppings. It did not dawn on me that I had any gluten problems at all. The only reason I know it now is that my sister is gluten intolerant and I got tested. I was SHOCKED.
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:15 AM
2) Not really. I loved bread and floury things, all kinds. Was working on learning to make all kinds of bread at home...artisan sourdoughs especially. I did limit it only because I found my weight easier to manage without it.
2003 - Hashimoto's Disease
2008 - Diverticulitis
2009 - Significant Vit D Deficiency
2011 - Diverticulitis again
2011 - HLA-DQ2.2
2012 - TtG IgG positive... I am now, finally, Gluten Free - 5/16/2012
Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:45 AM
Yes, another episode where I should have figured out it was gluten but didn't.
I did Atkins low carb diet and had a miraculous recovery from all sorts of ailments, headaches, fatigue, diarrhea. I had energy like I had never felt before in my life. I noticed it was strange that I felt way better if I didn't go out to lunch with anyone so I only did it once about every 6 months. I thought I was just "weird" that way. It seemed like social anxiety...but it was gluten. I happily stayed on Atkins for a long time.
Only problem is....I got married again and started playing Susie Homemaker again.. Baking, cooking, and eating with my family.
Then I became depressed, anxious, fat, and lazy. I had headaches and skin sores that wouldn't heal and was told it was "Fibromyalgia" and would not get better. I believed that for 7 years. THen I found c.com.
Now I live again. So yeah, gluten was a problem my whole life...I just didn't connect the gluten particles. Wish I had, but now I know.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:56 AM
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:23 AM
2) I loved loved loved bread and pizza and pasta. I blamed it on my Italian mom and grandmother and the way I was raised, but boy was I addicted. I could have (and often did) eat pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ate French bread and rolls every time I ate out. I cooked pasta 2-3 times a week for dinner.
Son, age 18, previously delayed growth 3rd percentile weight, 25th percentile height (5'3" at age 15). Negative blood work. Endoscopy declined. Enterolab positive 3/12/08. Gene results: HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201 HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0503 Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,1(Subtype 2,5) Went gluten-free, casein-free 3/15/08. Now 6'2" (Over six feet!) and doing great.
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:17 AM
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