What Is Normal Now?
Posted 12 January 2004 - 03:42 PM
Posted 12 January 2004 - 10:09 PM
They had me on 4 different kinds of anti-deps and anti-anxiety pills before i was diagnosed and i haven't been on any since then, and i feel great. Still get bouts of depression though, but they seem far and few between now, so that always helps...
I hope everyone is having a great week.
~ N ~
gluten-free since January 2003
Posted 13 January 2004 - 04:52 AM
Posted 13 January 2004 - 06:39 AM
Now I have a quasi-diagnosis. My blood tests - EGA was positive - and my biopsy was" suggestive of sprue" but at the time I had had a severe reaction to some rheumatoid arthritis drugs that had destroyed my epithelial tissue both outside(my face was all blisters) and in(wicked diarrhea). I went off my gluten-free diet over Christmas and actually had very few symptoms but now yikes NOW my digestive tract is going haywire... I, too, wonder what is normal in the way of bowel movements I ALWAYS have diarrhea - whether I am gluten-free or not.
How long do I have to be gluten-free before the diarrhea stops!!? Also, I have no bloating and no dermatitis.
November was fun for me. I had surgery and needed to take Vicadan(sp?) for the pain. Since these narcotics are constipating I had very normal bowel movements... it was GLORIOUS!!
Well I am babbling - but I would like to know - does anyone become diarrhea free when they are gluten free - or am I stuck with this forever.
Can anyone relate?
Well, thanks for listening. God Bless - Su
Posted 13 January 2004 - 08:08 AM
Stacie, I can't remember if you are dairy-free, or whether you have been tested for microscopic colitis (a condition that is independent of celiac disease but triggered by the same gene). If you have been having unremitting diarrhea for almost a year and a half, something is most likely still not right!
I hope you both have a great day!
gluten-free since November 1, 2003
Posted 14 January 2004 - 06:14 AM
I've been of the antidepressants as well. I find I only get depressed in the winter I think it's the lack of sun. I can't even understand why I get depressed, but I figure hey with all the crap I have to deal with I'm entitled to get down right bitchy once in awhile. I hate being dependant on meds so I'll do anything to help me through it.
Posted 14 January 2004 - 08:55 AM
I was tested through Enterolab and did not elect for the dairy testing. My stomach pain has improved but still have diarrhea, usually 1-2 times a day. Only have normal BM maybe once a month!!!
The depression and anxiety is what I am concerned with now, I guess that just takes a while to get back to normal.
Posted 14 January 2004 - 12:19 PM
there are a lot of celiac disease problems but coming here and chatting to everyone makes me feel fine i am normal hahahahahahahahahahahah (if you met me wouldnt say that) hope this helps other people who feel the same way its nice to chat to people who CAN relate
my 15 year old and i are both celiacs
Posted 14 January 2004 - 06:15 PM
Thanks for the advice. I haven't really stuck to the gluten-free diet very well - denial I think. So about once a month when I go out to breakfast I usually order slices of the homemade bread, etc. Also, over the holidays I went off my diet big time - denial again. Up until recently I was not that badly affected. But now I am sticking to the diet 100% and I will for several months. Generally I minimize dairy but I will follow your suggestion and drop it completely.
I'm pretty good at baking for myself and I have come up with some pretty good recipes. As long as I make sure that the pantry is full of gluten-free foods I will do fine. I lead a pretty active life(I'm a personal trainer) so I'm hungry often. Does anybody have any suggestions for good energy/protein bars - either store bought or recipes - I would love some ideas.
Feel well!!! Su J
Posted 15 January 2004 - 08:23 AM
Posted 28 January 2004 - 08:48 PM
I never left the house for work, etc without taking two emodium or a generic anti-diarrheal. It kept me from feeling anxious about being too far from a bathroom!!! You might see if this helps you.
Since I retired from teaching art, I stay very busy with my crafts, etc, which I sell at shows and this keeps me totally occupied and I really never worry about myself.
The last time I visited my mother, I asked her if she would be offended if I took over her kitchen and she said that she would be offended it I didn't. No problem!!!
Think happy thoughts and stay busy.
Posted 29 January 2004 - 08:15 PM
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