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In Topic: Feel Like I Can't Breathe

Yesterday, 12:35 PM


For now I am gluten free, soy and lactose free just to keep myself on the safe side but I still feel extremely ill and almost bedridden. 

You can not be tested for celiac if you are not eating gluten. If you plan on being tested you need to start eating gluten again.  At least a couple of slices of bread a day for a couple months.

You don't need a specialist to order the blood test. Your GP can do that. If those were positive then you would likely be referred to a GI for an endoscopy.  

In Topic: Feel Like I Can't Breathe

Yesterday, 02:54 AM

I have the same issues for a very long time now, in my flares I have periods of the day where I feel that I cannot breathe at all, gasping for air all the time. My lung x-rays and CT scans all come back clear, you are not alone.

The inflammation from celiac reactions can cause asthma like problems. Has your doctor evaluated you for asthma? I was on both an oral med and an inhalor before I was diagnosed. Once the inflammation calmed down I no longer needed either med. Perhaps the next time you have a 'flare' you could get in to see the doctor so he can figure out if that is what is happening and perhaps give you something to take when a flare happens. 

In Topic: How Much Can One Person Take? I've Reached My Limit...

21 November 2014 - 05:00 AM

I wonder if taking one dose of an anti-anxiety med might work for you. If your doctor knows of this issue you have he could give you a script for one dose. Being a doctor prescribed med they couldn't refuse you the job because you took it.  Perhaps for the future he could give you a letter stating your condition and a medical need for alternate drug testing. 

I am so sorry you are going through this. I hope you find a solution. 

In Topic: So Frustrating...

21 November 2014 - 03:04 AM

I agree with the others. You need to do a proper gluten challenge, a couple of slices of bread a day for at least a couple of months, and then get retested. If your doctor(s) have told you to only eat it for a couple days you need new doctors. It does sound like you could be one of us and seeing as you have children and celiac is genetic it would be a good idea to get properly tested. 

In Topic: Sharing A Home With Gluten-Eating Puppy

20 November 2014 - 03:18 AM

It appears the food you were feeding him was wheat gluten free but not gluten free. 

From their website The carbohydrate content of our food comes from rice, oats and barley 

If you haven't been glutened yet by that food gluten in the new food the vet sold you should be okay.

That said some dogs also need to be gluten and even grain free. Neither that food or the one your vet gave you would be good if that should be the case. Other common food allergies in dogs are beef, pork and chicken. I have a little dog who has too many allergies to even mention. We have had good luck with foods that are either bison or lamb based and grain free. 

Is your puppies main issue vomiting after he eats? Some puppies will eat with such gusto that they overfill the tank, so to speak. If that is the case maybe smaller more frequent meals might help. Just a guess there.