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Feel Like I'm Just Starting gluten-free


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#1 pricklypear1971

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:32 PM

Okay, I'm having a hard time recovering from that bug we had last week. And yes, I'm sure it was a bug because my son and I got sick together.

The bug itself was mild - cramping, d, nausea. But it will NOT go away.

To make matters worse at my doctors visit I found out my iron and d are still in the toilet. Technically in the "normal" range but still low, especially iron stores and d. So low they are making me produce excess reverse t3, so I am stuck in hypothyroid hell...

Sigh.

So, I started taking my iron and d again. She wants me to do 2 weeks of 20k d, and right now I am sick over doubling my iron to 50 and taking 4k of d.

She also wants me to take 2 digestive enzymes and 1 probiotic per meal...which I think is excessive.

I have spent the day wanting to vomit and rushing to the bathroom. No d but horrid gas/bm issues (sorry, tmi).

My stomach wasn't this upset when I STARTED gluten-free. This is terrible!!!

I think I'm quitting the d and iron for a few days. I sent my doctor a message about d and iron injections. I mean, why keep taking them if they barely work??? I'm ready for a shot of d. I know iron isn't as easy....

Help!!
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Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!

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#2 Newbee

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:23 PM

I'm sorry to hear this pricklypear. That sounds awful! I wish we could all just get better and stop suffering. Unfortunately, I don't have any words of wisdom. But, I feel for you. Hang in there!
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#3 shadowicewolf

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:54 PM

You know what? I'm still tired from last week but my d and stomach issues finally stopped. I still vote virus. I noticed that in previous years when i would get one it would take a few days but never this long.
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#4 pricklypear1971

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:21 PM

You know what? I'm still tired from last week but my d and stomach issues finally stopped. I still vote virus. I noticed that in previous years when i would get one it would take a few days but never this long.


How long did yours go, overall? My son's seemed to disappear by Saturday - 6 days. I think mine started last Monday, so I'm a week and a half??? Ugh.
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Probable Endometriosis, in remission from childbirth since 2002.
Hashimoto's DX 2005.
Gluten-Free since 6/2011.
DH (and therefore Celiac) dx from ND
.
Responsive to iodine withdrawal for DH (see quote, above).

Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!

#5 shadowicewolf

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:23 PM

about 8 days :( Not fun, not fun.
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#6 pricklypear1971

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:26 PM

Maybe I'm just old and weak.

I don't feel the same as I did last week, but I do feel like my gi system has been gutted.
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Probable Endometriosis, in remission from childbirth since 2002.
Hashimoto's DX 2005.
Gluten-Free since 6/2011.
DH (and therefore Celiac) dx from ND
.
Responsive to iodine withdrawal for DH (see quote, above).

Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!

#7 shadowicewolf

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:28 PM

I'm thinking its a more potent bug :( They do change and, dare i say it?, evolve as time goes on.

On a side note, i saw my grandparents today and they said that everyone seems to be getting it.
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#8 pricklypear1971

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:32 PM

I'm thinking its a more potent bug :( They do change and, dare i say it?, evolve as time goes on.

On a side note, i saw my grandparents today and they said that everyone seems to be getting it.


Yeah, I get the mutant stomach bug. Figures.

I hope "everyone" stays away so I don't get it again.
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Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today. ~ Mark Twain

Probable Endometriosis, in remission from childbirth since 2002.
Hashimoto's DX 2005.
Gluten-Free since 6/2011.
DH (and therefore Celiac) dx from ND
.
Responsive to iodine withdrawal for DH (see quote, above).

Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!

#9 pricklypear1971

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:58 AM

So, today is better.

Last dose of d and iron and digestive enzyme and probiotic was yesterday around 11 am. Not doing that today.

This morning lots of bathroom visits but no gas like before. No nausea. Seems to be calming down.

So....I wait.
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Probable Endometriosis, in remission from childbirth since 2002.
Hashimoto's DX 2005.
Gluten-Free since 6/2011.
DH (and therefore Celiac) dx from ND
.
Responsive to iodine withdrawal for DH (see quote, above).

Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 11:08 AM

I had that bug. I never had nausea with it but plenty of D and lots of bloating and gas. That was several weeks ago and I am still having some bloating and gas that comes on later in the day. I was thinking it was food related, but now I'm thinking it's lingering effects of the bug. I haven't been eating anything that should cause it. Maybe this thing likes to stick around in the guts of celiacs.
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#11 pricklypear1971

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 11:11 AM

I think the nausea was from the pills - primarily iron.

I must admit I think my digestive enzymes were giving me problems, though, which is weird since I've been on them for years and they are definitely gluten-free.
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Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today. ~ Mark Twain

Probable Endometriosis, in remission from childbirth since 2002.
Hashimoto's DX 2005.
Gluten-Free since 6/2011.
DH (and therefore Celiac) dx from ND
.
Responsive to iodine withdrawal for DH (see quote, above).

Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!

#12 squirmingitch

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:55 PM

I'm so sorry Prickly. UGH! A bug!
My iron is okay so I can't speak for those but my D is low so the doc wanted me to take mega doses. I can't do it. Not at that high of a dose. Gives me indigestion like you've never heard of so i had to cut back on it. I am taking a gluten-free liquid & I've experimented & am sure that's what was doing it. So I imagine the combo of iron & D for you is overwhelming.

Thankfully I seem to have missed the bug.
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Summer 2013 We both have added back a little soy which is near unavoidable & we are doing okay with that small amount.

 


#13 pricklypear1971

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:40 PM

So I looked it up and I've diagnosed myself with bacterial IBS.

Yeah, that's where I'm at at 10:30 pm in Friday night...

I lead an exciting life.
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Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today. ~ Mark Twain

Probable Endometriosis, in remission from childbirth since 2002.
Hashimoto's DX 2005.
Gluten-Free since 6/2011.
DH (and therefore Celiac) dx from ND
.
Responsive to iodine withdrawal for DH (see quote, above).

Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!

#14 pricklypear1971

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:05 AM

So, improving.

Yesterday only 1 bathroom visit after meals.

Today, no visit after breakfast!

I have hope.
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Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today. ~ Mark Twain

Probable Endometriosis, in remission from childbirth since 2002.
Hashimoto's DX 2005.
Gluten-Free since 6/2011.
DH (and therefore Celiac) dx from ND
.
Responsive to iodine withdrawal for DH (see quote, above).

Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!

#15 squirmingitch

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:10 PM

YAY! Hope is good. Sounds like you're on the mend.
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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.

 



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