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Susan M-G

Member Since 29 Oct 2006
Offline Last Active Nov 14 2006 06:20 AM

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In Topic: Hiccups

02 November 2006 - 10:31 AM

I don't have hiccups a lot now, but when I was twelve I had them daily. I used to say that I had them for an entire year. I can't imagine that is completely true, but it did seem like they were incessant. After that they were frequent, and just grew less frequent over the decades. I never did learn a trick to make them go away.

I also have teeth with insufficient enamel. It was thrilling to read this is a symptom, as I get no end of speculation from dentists when I see a new one. Celiac was never among the speculations, however.

In Topic: Recommend A Doctor In You State

30 October 2006 - 09:41 AM

Dr. Karen Nepveu, Rheumatologist
Colchester, Vermont

In Topic: Cornmeal Pizza Crust

30 October 2006 - 06:23 AM

That looks fantastic, and much easier than the sticky stuff I've been fighting with! Thanks so much for posting this, Mike!

Thanks for all the replies! I'm really looking forward to trying them out...


In Topic: Professional Dilemma

30 October 2006 - 06:16 AM

Wow, Mari-lyn, what a great dietician and caring person you are! The health care profesison is lucky to have you aboard, and so are we!

As a newcomer to this issue and this forum, I have recently read the Newbie tips, and what stands out in this situation with a patient in a probably rural area is the possibility that she has not received enough information regarding the incredible array of products we ingest that contain gluten. If this is the case, her failure to improve while on the diet may be due to otc drugs, i.e. for her migraines, and/or prepared foods with gluten hidden in the indecypherable ingredients, or licking the envelopes to pay her bills, or the toaster which is used for the entire family's toast, or the griddle she uses to make the family's grilled cheese sandwiches, etc. It is like a minefield for the uninitiated. Even though the dietician who wrote this is well versed, perhaps the doctor is only half versed, and has not advised the patient on the full extent of the problem.

It may be that if the patient's family members could be (and maybe they already are) included in the patient's care, by educating them to her situation and what she needs to look for and avoid, as well as giving them suggestions of gluten free recipes and substitutes to make the transition a team effort, and one that can be accomplished even in a small town setting that may not offer the resources available to people in a metropolitan area.

In Topic: Does Glutening Intensity And Recovery Time Decrease W/ Healing?

29 October 2006 - 02:14 PM

My acupuncturist and other medical practicioners have all suggested that my glutenings will decrease in intensity and such once my body has fully healed. I'm not working with anyone with a great deal of knowledge and experience with celiacs, so I was wondering whether this is something people have found to be true in their own experience.

I've been diagnosed at 36 and my last two glutenings were in June and then about a month ago -- as best as I can tell from the most recent experience, it's taking me three weeks to feel like my health is back up to par. I've undergone a pretty intense acupuncture treatment which I can tell has speeded up the healing process and that last glutening was noticeably less severe -- but still pretty bad. I know that it's technically supposed to actually take 6-8 weeks for the body to fully recover.

What about those of you who've been gluten free for several or many years? How old were you when you were diagnosed? Do you find that the recovery time improves? Has something about the nature of your glutenings changed.

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