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#16 mushroom

 
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

Gum surgery (I don't think they do it so much any more??) is done for pyorrhea of the gums - they cut away the diseased tissue and new tissue grows back. They usually do one side at a time :) for obvious reasons. Yes, my gums were really receding also. You are a martyr for punishment, going gluten and smoke free at the same time :unsure:
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

I know, an utter martyr! Gluten free, cigarette free, dairy free (snivel weep), caffeine free (slit wrists), processed and sugar free almost! ( waaaaaaaaa!)

My poor poor body doesn't know what's going on. And I used to be so rock n roll! Unfortunately I'm not alcohol free. Red wine... Not a lot.. But a bit! And I look worse than I did before? Go figure! :/

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Diagnosed Celiac Oct 2012 (Blood and Biopsy)
Gluten free / Dairy free / Caffeine / Almost sugar free / Tobacco free 2012. Corn free 2013
Vegetarian since 1986 / Asthmatic since 1990 / Migraines since 1998

 

Symptoms: Classical GI symptoms. Fibromyalgia. Odd pains. Bone aches. Severe headaches. Severe depression. Anxiety. Diagnosed with severe anaemia. Severe Vit D deficiency. Boderline Folate & B12 Defiency.

 

Since being gluten free... initially felt better for a month, still suffer with loose bowels, am currently struggling with many more allergies and intolerances to foods, such as dairy, egg, celery, oranges, tomatoes, quinoa, seeds,... Pressure hives (from Feb 2013) / Having bad leg aches during periods (June 2013)

(Marked in bold, these problems have been resolved)


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:40 PM

Ps. Are cigarettes gluten free????
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Diagnosed Celiac Oct 2012 (Blood and Biopsy)
Gluten free / Dairy free / Caffeine / Almost sugar free / Tobacco free 2012. Corn free 2013
Vegetarian since 1986 / Asthmatic since 1990 / Migraines since 1998

 

Symptoms: Classical GI symptoms. Fibromyalgia. Odd pains. Bone aches. Severe headaches. Severe depression. Anxiety. Diagnosed with severe anaemia. Severe Vit D deficiency. Boderline Folate & B12 Defiency.

 

Since being gluten free... initially felt better for a month, still suffer with loose bowels, am currently struggling with many more allergies and intolerances to foods, such as dairy, egg, celery, oranges, tomatoes, quinoa, seeds,... Pressure hives (from Feb 2013) / Having bad leg aches during periods (June 2013)

(Marked in bold, these problems have been resolved)


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:57 PM

Ps. Are cigarettes gluten free????


I really don't know. They put so much junk in them that it wouldn't surprise me in the least if gluten were included, but I think not.

Well, I guess if you are going to give stuff up, you might as well make a clean sweep :lol: rather than prolonging the agony. It does seem a bit of a shock to the old bod though. Must have wondered what hit it!! :D Like being dropped down in the middle of darkest Africa and having to survive on your wits.
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"Life is not weathering the storm; it is learning to dance in the rain"

"Whatever the question, the answer is always chocolate." Nigella Lawson

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Lactose free 1990
(Mis)diagnosed IBS, fibromyalgia '80's and '90's
Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004
Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007
Soy free March 2008
Nightshade free Feb 2009
Citric acid free June 2009
Potato starch free July 2009
(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009
Legume free March 2010
Now tolerant of lactose

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

Oh that's fantastic, I'm so pleased for you. You must be very happy. Have you had any other celiac symptoms? I've also had big hairloss. I feel like Cinderella ugliest sister!
So does the enamel look 'thicker'? Have you healed easily with gi symptoms?
I've been looking at my teeth today! I've only been gluten-free for 3months... But my gums are pinker since the iron.
I'd love stronger enamel. I HATE the dentist. Petrified. And I react to the injections. Lovely!
Oooh. Nice strong teeth. There's a nice thought...
Well done to you! :)

I was actually diagnosed with silent celiac. However, in retrospect, I can attribute some things to celiac such as miscarriages and weak fingernails. I'm losing more hair now than I used to but wonder if it is very premature/perimenopause because I have several other rather obvious symptoms of that (early menopause can be related to celiac, too, I understand). Thankfully I've never had GI symptoms but sometimes I sorta wish I had some indication of being glutened accidentally. But a very mild one.

In what way do you react to injections? Hopefully you will notice a difference in dental health soon. My stronger enamel is not visible to me but when the dentist uses that light thinger and shows me, it is then. It is rather nice having such great checkups! :D See how white and bright my teeth are? :P
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When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

Where did you find that gluten intolerance causes dental issues? Celiac will, because of the absorption issues resulting in the lack of important nutrients that are crucial for dental health and because most diseases of the digestive track can show some signs in the mouth as well (all connected).

Gluten intolerance is similar to that of an allergy and as far as anything I have read can in no way cause dental issues. It just wouldn't make sense for it to.


I first read about this gluten/dental defects link in the Winter, 2012 edition of Allergic Living, pgs 56-58. I gave a copy to my dentist. He was shocked. He did some reading about this topic and replied 6 months later by thanking me for "enlighten me."

The article talks about dental enamel defects, canker sores, atrophic glossitis ( painful tongue that appears red and swollen), Cheilosis( cracks and scaling around the lips and corners of the mouth), oral lichen planus( inflammation of the mouth's mucous membranes with white or red patches or open sores).

Everything is blamed on gluten. In my case, the only thing from this list is defects(i.e: patches of brown on the teeth). I'm 67,been on a GFD for many years. My dentist has yet to give me an answer, accordingly.
Hope this helps.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:22 PM

Wow, finding out more and more. Ive had 6 teeth removed(molars and wisdom), numerous root canals, and I have TMJD because I grind. But when I have a flare up, my gums get SOOO inflamed that they get infected. I have to go on prednisone to get rid of inflammation and antibiotics for infection(not to mention all the NSAIDS and other drugs for pain). Its SO taxing on my body to take these rounds of medications every so many months when I have a flareup.(I just got married in Oct. and had a flare up right before, during, and after. I've been sick ever since the rounds of meds. Which led me to more research, and celiac. Other family members also have symptoms. But Im the most messed up, so Im the only one that has pursued these issues.)
Im new here...trying to get my testing done so I can know what's going on. I PRAY that I have Celiac, because then I know all I have to do is change my diet to get better, heal, and move on with my life. Im only 24 and it's a welcome diagnosis for me baby! Sorry. I just can't take being treated like their isn't anything going on with me....I know all my problems are related: gluten. I just want some kind of answer so I can tell everyone who has ever doubted me. :(
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Need to be sugar, gluten, dairy, & yeast free!

Taking baby steps. Having a harder time transitioning than I thought.  :mellow:

 


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

2 years ago I looked in the mirror and noticed all my teeth were discolored!! It FREAKED me out! The enamel had vanished, but only halfway....just from the gum to the middle of my tooth. This is on the top and bottom teeth, and then I noticed when I run my tongue along the edge of my 2 top or bottom teeth, I feel where the tooth has actually worn/deteriorated. During this time I was eating gluten but was so sure I was celiac....I was having terrible gastro problems at this time also....I was not digesting any feed it seemed...sorry to be gross, but the food pretty much came out as whole as it went in. I was guessing the damage to my teeth was from this prolonged period of gastro issues and not absorbing nutrients. I still have not been diagnosed, no insurance, but 6 years now I've had symptoms. I'm 40 btw and never had trouble with my teeth until my celiac symptoms started 4 years prior.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:40 PM

ohmygosh - this is so enlightening. I've had dental problems my whole life too. I was the kid who never had a check-up without having to have fillings. when i got braces at 15, i had to have 13 fillings all around my mouth. they weren't decayed, they were pits in the enamel and the orthodontist thought they would decay under the braces.

i also grind my teeth at night. pretty much all of my teeth also have fillings, crowns, i've had at least 2 root canals and the worst was when i had resorption. THAT was a nightmare. the gums grow into the roots, absorbing the root somehow and filling the space with gum tissue. the oral surgeon didn't get it numb because it was so inflamed. i was laying there crying thinking it was like going to a medieval dentist or something. Now i've lost that molar and the one next to it, and i'm in the process of getting implants.

and my teeth have darkened. my mom's teeth were so dark that she didn't like to smile and show her teeth anymore. i mentioned it to the celiac specialist and she said that's osteoporosis. my mom did have osteopenia.

my youngest daughter has had the worst teeth too, but at 20 she's now gluten-free and perhaps her teeth will harden up. she and i both had more than our share of canker sores, which are apparently related to celiac too.

i am really hopeful that the enamel will harden back up. i never thought it would reverse but that would thrill me!!

there is information out there about dental issues linked to celiac disease. Here are a few links that i found by googling "celiac+dental disease"

http://celiac.nih.go...ntalEnamel.aspx

http://celiacdisease...csymptoms_2.htm

http://www.everydayh...el-defects.aspx

http://www.jcda.ca/article/b39 (the Canadian Dental Association published this one)

that was just from the first page on google . . . too bad most dentists don't seem to know about it. i think i'm going to send some of these links to my dentist.
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Childhood: canker sores, zillions of cavities, and multiple dental enamel defects (not decay). Acne began at age 9, became cystic acne at 15ish, was bad til early 20's, occasional break-outs now only if i eat certain foods.
1968 - allergic to bacon (arm rashes) & orange juice; sensitive to soy
1970s - lots of digestive problems, allergy to citrus, citric acid, cinnamon, lactose intolerant, rosacea from foods
1980s - allergic to oregano, basil, thyme, pork, strawberries, paprika, smokehouse-type seasonings, peppers
1990s - discovered digestive enzymes (YAY!) and my stomach issues resolved by 90%
2012 - diagnosed with celiac via blood tests (tTG) and genes (HLA DQA1*0201: DQB1*0202)
After learning about celiac, it is obvious my mom had it (ulcerative colitis), my brother has it, and my 3 young adult children have it (2 have digestive problems + anxiety; one has DH). we all went gluten-free november 2012.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:36 AM

I just wanted to update on teeth enamel... My first post on this thread I think was the 05 Jan. I would've been 10 weeks gluten free. Today I'm about 13 weeks.
Omg. My teeth are changing! 4 months ago my teeth had taken on a transparent look to them. They've always been white but they looked 'thin'.
This morning I looked into the mirror and I can say my teeth are starting to be opaque again. Not transparent. Slight yellow tinge! Hurrah!
I know this is n
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Diagnosed Celiac Oct 2012 (Blood and Biopsy)
Gluten free / Dairy free / Caffeine / Almost sugar free / Tobacco free 2012. Corn free 2013
Vegetarian since 1986 / Asthmatic since 1990 / Migraines since 1998

 

Symptoms: Classical GI symptoms. Fibromyalgia. Odd pains. Bone aches. Severe headaches. Severe depression. Anxiety. Diagnosed with severe anaemia. Severe Vit D deficiency. Boderline Folate & B12 Defiency.

 

Since being gluten free... initially felt better for a month, still suffer with loose bowels, am currently struggling with many more allergies and intolerances to foods, such as dairy, egg, celery, oranges, tomatoes, quinoa, seeds,... Pressure hives (from Feb 2013) / Having bad leg aches during periods (June 2013)

(Marked in bold, these problems have been resolved)


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:39 AM

Oops! Excitement!
I was saying that I know this for sure. It's not my imagination as my husband thinks so too.

Whether this is due to my ferritin levels going up (therefore having more of a blood supply/nutrients to my teeth) or whether its directly related to some response of not eating gluten I cannot say. I assume its because of my ferritin as it was so low and my gums were very very pale.

Great though, awesome in fact. Gives me hope.
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Diagnosed Celiac Oct 2012 (Blood and Biopsy)
Gluten free / Dairy free / Caffeine / Almost sugar free / Tobacco free 2012. Corn free 2013
Vegetarian since 1986 / Asthmatic since 1990 / Migraines since 1998

 

Symptoms: Classical GI symptoms. Fibromyalgia. Odd pains. Bone aches. Severe headaches. Severe depression. Anxiety. Diagnosed with severe anaemia. Severe Vit D deficiency. Boderline Folate & B12 Defiency.

 

Since being gluten free... initially felt better for a month, still suffer with loose bowels, am currently struggling with many more allergies and intolerances to foods, such as dairy, egg, celery, oranges, tomatoes, quinoa, seeds,... Pressure hives (from Feb 2013) / Having bad leg aches during periods (June 2013)

(Marked in bold, these problems have been resolved)


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:01 AM

Although I don't have Celiac (never diagnosed) I am gluten, dairy, soy, peanut free (along with many other foods) intolerant. I had gingivitis and enamel problems for most of my life. My teeth are no longer transparent looking and my gingivitis has cleared. Of course, the receding gums are here to stay. Also, try oil pulling with coconut oil, it has also done wonders for me and is a great natural whitener. BTW, I have been gluten free for about one year now.
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