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Member Since 02 Nov 2006
Offline Last Active Nov 19 2006 09:22 PM

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Candida Question

16 November 2006 - 08:33 PM

My daughter and I are still waiting for the results of our celiac panel. I've been low on iron for some time now and have put on weight over the past year and a half. Part of my problem lately has been exhaustion and an almost constant craving for sugar, fruit, etc. Even when I'm not hungry!! I feel as if my body is craving energy and it just sort of manifests itself as sweet cravings. Is it possibe it could be candida? I don't know much about it.



New Family

02 November 2006 - 08:24 PM

Greetings all, My 11 year old daughter and I have a long history of tummy upsets and have only recently began the testing process for Celiac disease ( the poor child having been put through every other test under the sun from the age of 2, we hope we're finally getting somewhere). Her new pediatritian had me take her to Children's Hospital San Diego where they drew a "comprehensive celiac panel" which was shipped to Promethius labs for analysis. We're desperate for answers and I'm wondering how accurate blood testing actually is? If the results are negative or inconclusive would it still be a good idea to try the gluten free diet?

My daughter has had tummy problems since the age of two when she was painfully thin with a bloated belly and had passed out on more than one occasion from abdominal cramping. She is still thin and often complains of a "tummyache" and sometimes doesn't want to go places away from home for fear her tummy will start hurting. We both get canker sores in our mouths and have frequent loose BM's. I also have the tummy upsets and have had low Ferritin levels and awful depression for the past year and a half with no reasonable explanation. I know being diagnosed with an illness is not a desirable thing, but we just need answers and I hope the blood work will give us something to go on.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you all for your time!

Celiac And Ferritin Levels

02 November 2006 - 07:58 PM

Greetings to you all. My 11 year old daughter and I are going through the process of diagnosis at the moment and I have a question regarding Celiac disease and Ferritin levels. I have a long history of tummy upsets and have only recently heard of Celiac disease. For the past year and a half my Ferritin levels have been constantly low although I am not technically anemic. Does anyone know if Celiac can lead to low iron stores without necessarily causing anemia? Thanks for any input.

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