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#1 Madagascar

 
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:03 AM

For 2 months now, I've been reading and commenting on this board, and i have to say how glad i am to have found you all. It's like i've found people who are "my" people!

My first food allergy was at 2 weeks, when my pediatrician had my mom giving me orange juice, and i vomited it across the room. That was the start of the food fun, i suppose. I've had terrible teeth and saw a few posts in the past week about others with that problem, so i looked online and found that celiac is the underlying cause of it! I've been allergic to citric acid since i was about 15 - but never met another person who was. And here there are a bunch of you that have it in your sig lines! Citric acid is evil stuff!

At about that same age, I became lactose intolerant, too. i've been taking digestive enzymes since i found them about 15-20 years ago and no doc could ever explain to me why i needed them to be able to eat - but here there are many people who use them. i've had all these food allergies/intolerances and other than my mom, never known anyone else who also had so many. When I order in a restaurant I have to ask "does this have cinnamon/oregano/basil/thyme/pork/citrus/blah blah in it?" Now I add gluten on to the list. I had the worst acne of almost anyone i knew - and a lot of people here also have skin issues.

I just read someone's post that said they were in their 50's and the first sign that they'd gotten glutened was their face the next morning. YES! I get that face too!

*sigh*

so i know this is a bizarre post but i just had to say thanks for being here. I'm learning so much by reading everyone's posts - so many of my "odd" symptoms seem to be connected to celiac disease. I wouldn't wish this on anyone, but at the same time, am thankful for me not being the only person with all of this stuff. I think people here understand - and after feeling like the weirdest person around, I'm glad for some company living in Food Intolerance Land.

btw, how do you put info into your sig lines?
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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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#2 psawyer

 
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:31 AM

btw, how do you put info into your sig lines?

In the upper right corner, click on your username. In the pop-up, click on "My Profile." Click "Edit my Profile." On the left, click "Signature." Don't forget to click "Save Changes" at the bottom when done.
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Type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes diagnosed in March 1986
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#3 Adalaide

 
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

I had to come because I laughed when I saw this post. I find myself often mentioning conversations from here to my husband and instead of saying things like "so I was talking to the people on the forums" which takes forever to say I stick with "I was talking to my people" or "my people say" and he knows exactly who I mean. I've been calling everyone here my people probably since I just started coming. :D
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"You don't look sick or anything"

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#4 mommida

 
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:11 AM

Sometimes misery loves company. It was something I could show my kids and say, "Look how many other people have this!!?" You are not alone.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

I had to come because I laughed when I saw this post. I find myself often mentioning conversations from here to my husband and instead of saying things like "so I was talking to the people on the forums" which takes forever to say I stick with "I was talking to my people" or "my people say" and he knows exactly who I mean. I've been calling everyone here my people probably since I just started coming. :D


Your post made me laugh out loud! Very cute!
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1999 - Hypothyroid
2003 - Hashimoto's Disease
2008 - Diverticulitis
2009 - Significant Vit D Deficiency
2011 - Diverticulitis again
2011 - HLA-DQ2.2
2012 - TtG IgG positive... I am now, finally, Gluten Free - 5/16/2012




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