My 82 Year Old Father - Symptoms For Years
Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:05 PM
So I started with these symptoms for about 5 years now and I finally got myself to a gastro and went gluten free and feel so much better, I just need to gain some weight back.
I tried telling my mom that he should get checked for celiac but she won't talk to him because he just gets mad at her. So in a couple of weeks I am going down to FL to visit with them and to talk to him. He is a drinker - only whiskey and beer and he always feels bad after just one drink and I know gluten is in that. I'm going to have to buy him some gluten free beer when I am down there.
So do you think he could have had this for all these years and nobody has found it? He's never been on a computer, he is "old school" so he won't research anything. Only way I found out I most likely have celiac is by finding this forum and reading all about it and then making an appt with my gastro. Sometimes we have to do our own research and then tell the doctor what we find.
Also on my mom's side of the family they all have bathroom problems, except for my mom.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:31 PM
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:29 PM
my father has "dementia", which is getting pretty bad. I think it is celiac dementia but try telling all the unenlightened ones that.
I have learned that you cannot save everyone. You may have to back off because, sadly, everyone has the right to do as they choose with their health. I have resigned myself to the fact that he will most likely die of untreated celiac. He is so skinny, it's scary. People stare. He has ataxia, lives in the bathroom after eating, dementia, skin rashes and sleeps a lot of the time, especially after eating. Sounds all so familiar. It kills me to see him like this but I am just the daughter and have no control over him at all.
BTW, he is also in Florida. The similarities are kind of funny. There are a lot of people like this out there. Can you imagine the number of elderly people who have celiac and everything is blamed on aging? Actually...this is sick......his doctors tell him he is fine too. He is on meds for BP and many other things but he is "fine". Okey, dokey........
Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:21 PM
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