Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:48 AM
Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:04 AM
Yes, it is serious. But don't start the diet until after all of your testing is done.
Yes, your children need to be tested as this condition is genetic.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:36 PM
Really, if you had to have any disease on this planet I would say celiac or hypothyroidism would be the top two for easiest to manage and smallest risks of other issues. Celiac is serious as in it's a disease however as for as diseases go it is not serious at all (once treated).
Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:52 PM
Yes! And you had answers right away!
your doc is a keeper!
Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:18 PM
The newbie section of this forum has a lot of good information to get you started. It is probably worth having your husband read some of the information as well - the path will be a bit easier to navigate if he is there to support you. (My boyfriend was a bit skeptical at first as well, but it didn't take long before he was on board and now is always looking out for me).
It is a learning process, but will get easier with time...hang in there!!
Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:11 AM
And also my doctor is great!! It is actually funny but my original doctor had left suddenly so the office distributed me to him. It was like God sent me to him!!
I go Thursday to the GI doctor so wish me luck!!
Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:23 AM
... It was like God sent me to him!!
Well maybe he did!
Do stay with eating gluten until your testing completed. Here's some tips for when you do start the gluten-free diet.
Some starting the gluten-free diet tips for the first 6 months:
Get tested before starting the gluten-free diet.
Get your vitamin/mineral levels tested also.
Don't eat in restaurants
Eat only whole foods not processed foods.
Eat only food you cook yourself, think simple foods, not gourmet meals.
Take gluten-free vitamins.
Take digestive enzymes.
Avoid sugars and starchy foods.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:40 PM
Get your children tested as soon as possible - even if there are no symptoms. Don't mess with their diets at all until testing is done.
The diet takes a bit of learning at first, but once you figure out your favorite foods and alter your favorite recipes, it is really not that hard. You will soon be feeling so much better - it will be worth the hassle.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:25 AM
Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:48 PM
Met with my GI doctor yesterday!! He looked at my bloodwork after introducing himself and said "very interesting. I just met you and you are already a very interesting patient." He said he was 90% sure I had celiac sprue but wanted confirm before changing my life. I go January 8th for my endo. If confirmed he is going to send me to a nutritionist. I'm so happy that my doctors have taken charge!! Thanks for all the advice!
Just my 2 cents.....if your biopsy is negative, please consider going gluten free anyway. Biopsies are very unreliable, and false negative results are very common. With your positive symptoms and bloodwork, you should not be consuming gluten. GI docs put WAY too much emphasis on that biopsy. You should also request genetic testing to see if you have the genes. If you do, your kids need to be tested as well.
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:57 AM
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