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Member Since 06 Mar 2004
Offline Last Active Jun 20 2004 06:08 PM

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In Topic: Going Back To Gluten

24 April 2004 - 05:02 PM


Don't worry :), the quote thing gets me too sometimes, lol :).

Yes, I should have been more clear, in that if I had what I thought was a reaction I avoided that thing.

I guess my thing is that even when I *did* have something, even days later, I still felt fine. It's actually normal for me to have an upset stomach from time to time, as it is for my parents.

I'm hoping, too, that we find something. I keep meaning to check back with my GI doc, but will wait now until we hear from the ultrasound, since I'll be back at the GI's if that doesn't help us.

I'm wondering if it's the cyst (or possible lack of) that's doing this? I don't know much about those. I also plan to chat with my allergist on Monday to see what he thinks about going back to gluten. Right now, I'm just eating anything that settles. I've never had the diahreea hang on this long after the stomach flu :(, and am on an enterobiotic to replace the good bateria that I seem to have lost. Trying to have some protein tonight :).

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm kind of nervous to go back to gluten, but I feel that from the few times I've had gluten over the past few weeks, and have done fine even days later, that there may be something else at the root of my problem.


In Topic: Going Back To Gluten

23 April 2004 - 03:18 PM

The twizzlers I looked at had wheat starch in them. If you are consuming even that little bit, it will prevent you from healing. Try eating just meat, fruit, and vegetables for 4 weeks. No processed foods, no dairy. It is very common to have celiac without a positive biopsy. I read somewhere that celiac is actually the severe damage done by undiagnosed gluten intolerance. Make certain that you consume absolutely NO gluten for 4 weeks to test the diet properly.

I have been extremely careful. The Twizzlers were an experiment and they didn't bother me at all. The flu has been going around, and I know that's what I had. Right now, we've had two of our 6 kids come down with it, too, so it's going around.

I have been extremely careful over the last three months. If something made me sick, I stopped eating it. I did the two weeks the allergy doc suggested, and did "eh" on the diet. Not great, not bad. After the two weeks, I tried a few things, got along fine.

I have had a dairy allergy before, so that was nothing new to me. Upset stomachs tend to run in our family, but we all know what we need to avoid to be happy and healthy.

THe thought right now is that we are going to rule out problems with my cyst. Moms had two of those before and both have messed with her stomach to an extreme, though that was back in the 50s and 60s. However, I feel that my cyst may be the root of my problem, not gluten. I am going to try gluten for a while and then if I start having problems, go off gluten again and see what happens.

Blood test> No, I have not had this done as of yet. That's another reason I'm excited to back on gluten, is that maybe I *can* have this blood test. I would've had plenty of gluten in me at the time of the biopsy, though I do understand that they can take a healthy piece, since it's random.

Thanks for the advice :). I'm having a very down day, since the end of this flu is wreaking havoc on my system right now, but hope to be in a better mood soon.


In Topic: Going Back To Gluten

22 April 2004 - 06:18 PM

HI :)


I wasn't actually diagnoised with celiac disease. I've had a biopsy and have talked with a GI doc. My allergist suggested I try being gluten-free for a couple of weeks and see how I feel. I felt somewhat better, but not great, even now. That's why my doc and I decided that maybe that this isn't the answer to my problems.

I'm getting my cyst checked out on Monday to see if that's causing the problem. I've had the stomach flu this week and now canont eat *anything* without diahreea :(. Hoping to be over that soon, too, as I am hungry, just can't seem to eat anything.


In Topic: Please Help!

13 April 2004 - 07:19 AM


I don't know what caused it, but I've had the same thing. I had some Carl Buddig ham and then celery with some generic (cub foods) peanut butter. Another time, I had a can of fruit (small can), and some Honey Nut PB (Skippy) on a plain, salt-free rice cake and also had to hurry to the bathroom. With the ham, I also had stomach pains, as though I'd gotten into milk :(.

I, too, would appreciate knowing what's up with this!


In Topic: Watching Diet And Still Getting Sick

07 April 2004 - 07:13 AM

Hi all,

First, thanks for the suggestions. I have stopped with the chips and corn pops for now. It's been enough days that my body is usually over things and it's still not.

I found out that my mom has colitis, and am going to check with the doc about that. I can have some gluten things and not have a problem, but can also have a so called "safe meal" and still get sick. I know it's not just my body being mad about somethig I had earlier in the week, just knowing how fast my body gets over things like that.

I am going to remain gluten free for a while and see if it helps though. I can give up certain things to feel bette :).

I've got permission to try to add some gluten back in, since I was never diagonised celiac, this was just to see if my tummy would settle down. For the most part it has, but I am currently back to my old tummy and first big meal of the day going right through. Yesterday, I had a fresh pork loin (small), straight from the grocers meat case, and still had issues. I know that our local grocery store is serious about food allergies and will do anything to prevent cross-contam, so that's not an issuse at all.


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