Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Hey Everyone
0

17 posts in this topic

Hi I'm Shaun I recently found out I am allergic to gluten and cow dairy. I would like to talk to people about when they found out so i can learn more. I would prefer to talk to people closer to my age lol but i will listen to anyone. :D

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Hi Shaun,

I was close to your age at one time, but it has only been a few decades, 3 maybe 4 tops. I stared out having lactose intolerance for 9 years or so, and then found out I had celiac disease. Celiac is not actually an allergy, allergies are IgE immune reactions. Celiac is IgA or IgG or some other immune reactions. IgE reactions are like hayfever type reactions where it affects breathing, skin, eyes etc,. People can take anti-histamines for IgE reactions, but they don't help much for celiac disease reactions. Well, that was pretty boring!

Anyhow, there are some other younger members on the forum, so maybe they will show up with some rad info for you. Do they still say rad? :) And welcome to forum we are glad to have you here!

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Shaun,

I was close to your age at one time, but it has only been a few decades, 3 maybe 4 tops. I stared out having lactose intolerance for 9 years or so, and then found out I had celiac disease. Celiac is not actually an allergy, allergies are IgE immune reactions. Celiac is IgA or IgG or some other immune reactions. IgE reactions are like hayfever type reactions where it affects breathing, skin, eyes etc,. People can take anti-histamines for IgE reactions, but they don't help much for celiac disease reactions. Well, that was pretty boring!

Anyhow, there are some other younger members on the forum, so maybe they will show up with some rad info for you. Do they still say rad? :) And welcome to forum we are glad to have you here!

Thanks for your help and my doctor thinks i might have celiac disease but we dont know yet.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Shaun,

Have you had the blood antibody tests and an endoscopy? If the blood antibodies are positive you may not need an endoscopy. Usually it takes a couple weeks to get the antibody results from a lab. It is helpful to get a paper copy of the resutls for yourself also. You might want to review them with another doctor later or even post them on the forum. There are some medical people on the forum who can help interpret them. It's important to keep eating gluten until all the tests are done.

Eating gluten-free is quite a challenge at first. We end up making a lot of our own food and snacks since some times you can't find things when you are out. Although fruit is often a good choice or nuts and they are widely available.

Take care,

Paul

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Shaun,

Have you had the blood antibody tests and an endoscopy? If the blood antibodies are positive you may not need an endoscopy. Usually it takes a couple weeks to get the antibody results from a lab. It is helpful to get a paper copy of the resutls for yourself also. You might want to review them with another doctor later or even post them on the forum. There are some medical people on the forum who can help interpret them. It's important to keep eating gluten until all the tests are done.

Eating gluten-free is quite a challenge at first. We end up making a lot of our own food and snacks since some times you can't find things when you are out. Although fruit is often a good choice or nuts and they are widely available.

Take care,

Paul

I just heard from my doctor today and she said that i tested negative and thanks.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




Are you still going to be gluten free?

I am not your age, I'm 49, but I wondered if this means you will be eating gluten or if you will be gluten free due to allergy to it?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you still going to be gluten free?

I am not your age, I'm 49, but I wondered if this means you will be eating gluten or if you will be gluten free due to allergy to it?

i am gluten and dairy free still

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes...I'm hijacking your thread (I just wanted to support my fellow geriatrics. I've got a good 3 decades on you, too, kiddo ;) )

But, seriously... I'm curious about how you came to suspect gluten/dairy? Symptoms? Any progress yet?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes...I'm hijacking your thread (I just wanted to support my fellow geriatrics. I've got a good 3 decades on you, too, kiddo ;) )

But, seriously... I'm curious about how you came to suspect gluten/dairy? Symptoms? Any progress yet?

Well i go to a doctor every now and then for my anxiety and i mentioned i feel sick all the time and she is a celiac so she thought i was and we did some tests that revealed that i have a bunch of allergies i was unaware of lol

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well i go to a doctor every now and then for my anxiety and i mentioned i feel sick all the time and she is a celiac so she thought i was and we did some tests that revealed that i have a bunch of allergies i was unaware of lol

So...how long have you been gluten/dairy free? Any improvement?

What allergies?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So...how long have you been gluten/dairy free? Any improvement?

What allergies?

My main food allergies are gluten and dairy. I have been mostly free of these for about 2 weeks i think. I have noticed a lot of improvement on how i feel.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Shaun,

My name is Kaitlyn and I'm 17. I started eating gluten-free when I was 14. I was not officially diagnosed with celiac, but my cousin has it and her gastrointerologist said I most likely have it as well. Either way, eating gluten-free has changed my life for the better.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Shaun,

My name is Kaitlyn and I'm 17. I started eating gluten-free when I was 14. I was not officially diagnosed with celiac, but my cousin has it and her gastrointerologist said I most likely have it as well. Either way, eating gluten-free has changed my life for the better.

Thank you for the reply kaitlyn. I believe it has changed my life for the better too. Is there any foods or resturants you would recommend?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shaun- Yes, PF Changs is my favorite. It's a little pricey, but they have a menu with a great variety of dishes, and the gluten-free entrees are even served on completely different dishes. I have never had a bad experience there (i.e. cross contamination). The nearest one to my house is like an hour away though, so it's just for special occasions. I eat at a lot of mexican restaurants. I just have them prepare my meal with a corn tortilla in the usual flour one's place. Honestly I do not eat out very often, so I don't have many suggestions...

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shaun- Yes, PF Changs is my favorite. It's a little pricey, but they have a menu with a great variety of dishes, and the gluten-free entrees are even served on completely different dishes. I have never had a bad experience there (i.e. cross contamination). The nearest one to my house is like an hour away though, so it's just for special occasions. I eat at a lot of mexican restaurants. I just have them prepare my meal with a corn tortilla in the usual flour one's place. Honestly I do not eat out very often, so I don't have many suggestions...

Thank you lol. The nearest pf changs is about an hour from here too. So since you dont eat out often what do you make to eat?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love pf changs!!

Ok lol but there arent any near me.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,334
    • Total Posts
      920,437
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Thank you cyclinglady! We'll just keep pushing forward and we'll get things figured out one way or another. You have been most helpful and informative and given me some great resources and things to consider. I really appreciate it! I definitely feel better as I've felt like a crazy mom lately thinking through the test results and everything. Even if it turns out to not be celiac or gluten related, at least I can say we did our due diligence and looked under every rock to find the source of his troubles. Thanks again!  Take care! 
    • Anxiety is quite a common symptom with undiagnosed celiacs. It should improve if not disappear when you go gluten free. Be sure to CONTINUE eating gluten until the endoscopy!   Welcome to the club!
    • Although serological tests are useful for identifying celiac disease, it is well known that a small minority of celiacs are seronegative, and show no blood markers for celiac disease. A team of researchers wanted to define the prevalence and features of seronegative compared to seropositive celiac disease, and to establish whether celiac disease is a common cause of seronegative villous atrophy. View the full article
    • This was absolutely me before diagnosis.  The worst of all of my Celiac symptoms occurred in the morning.  The anxiety was terrible in the mornings, I had horrible nausea, no appetite, felt light headed, dizzy and shaky, diarrhea, stomach cramps... the works.  Honestly, I don't know if it was the symptoms causing the anxiety, the anxiety making my symptoms worse, or a combination.  I almost dropped out of school because I felt so terrible every morning I didn't want to leave the house to go to class.  The first few doctors I saw insisted all of my symptoms were psychological and tried to give me anti-depressants/anti-anxiety meds, but I knew there was something else wrong with me.  I had always been a bit "high-strung," but for the year I was really sick before diagnosis, the anxiety got out of control. I was diagnosed with celiac disease 6 months ago and have been gluten free ever since.  It took time, but everything is gradually improving.  The morning anxiety is much improved and some mornings, is completely gone.  I realized a month or two ago that I no longer spend the first hour after waking up gagging and dry-heaving, something I had done for so many years that I just thought it was normal for me.  I can brush my teeth and my tongue without feeling like I'm going to puke.  I eat breakfast now, which I have never done, because I was always too anxious and nauseous in the mornings to be hungry.  I am not "all better."  I still have bad days and even bad weeks.  If I get glutened the anxiety comes back full force.  If I'm super-stressed out or letting my health slide (not eating well, not sleeping enough) the AM anxiety seems to return.  But, it has been slowly improving over the last 6 months and has become so much more manageable.   Your anxiety could be a separate disorder from the celiac disease, but for me, it seems it was absolutely related and continues to get better.  Don't get discouraged if you don't see an immediate improvement or experience relapses after improving.  Often, I feel like it's a two-step-forward, one-step-back kind of thing, but it is getting better.
    • I have suffered with GERD for 20 years and accidently found out it was a gluten intolerance. I had gone on Atkins years ago and noticed that I had no GERD symptoms while on the diet. I didn't make the connection at that time. Then I went on the Mayo Diet back in the winter and once again, the constant was having no bread primarily. I had also noticed that I would have major attacks anytime I ate Italian food. I blamed it on the onions, the tomatoes, herbs...but I could tolerate all those foods separately. Then, like a lightning bolt...it hit me...the culprit was the "innocent" pasta. BINGO!!  I went gluten-free in March 2016 and I have had no GERD now in 5 months. I feel as if it is a gift to me.   
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,389
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    EJ653
    Joined