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Member Since 02 Jan 2004
Offline Last Active Jul 05 2005 05:08 PM
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In Topic: Dizziness/lightheadedness

25 February 2005 - 01:04 AM

Hey all... I've been gluten-free for a year and 2 months now. I just wanted to add to this thread that I've been feeling EXACTLY the same in regards to the dizziness and lightheadedness... I went to my doctor today who gave me some medicine for it, as well as something for acid build up ( which might be causing the pain in my stomach that I still have). He is also sending me to a specialist of internal medicine. Hopefully if I find something out that's helpful, I will let you know. The dizziness and lightheadedness makes me feel sooo nauseated as well. It's the worst in the mornings but is there all day. It's not just when I get up fast either... it's constant. Hope you're all doing ok.

In Topic: Excessive Gas

06 July 2004 - 11:12 PM

Hey there! I'm having the same problem.... I have to burp A LOT... and I used to barely ever have to burp before celiac... I haven't had the courage to cut out dairy yet.... but im taking a lactaid pill with my dairy... its not helping that much though. Any suggestions?

Thanks a lot!

In Topic: Sooo Frusterating!

23 June 2004 - 05:20 PM

Hey Delta... man, that's harsh. Sorry to hear your girlfriend did that to you... but I can tell you for sure, anyone who does something like that to anyone... making you sick intentionally in order to cheat on you... that's LOWER THAN LOW!
ANYONE like that is not worth your time of day.
I know what you mean about getting down, and I come on the board to vent too because not a lot of people w/o celiac really understand. Anyways, just wanted to give you a word of encouragement. Hang in there, vent whenever you have to, and just keep on doing your best. I know what its like. I'm 20 and so around your age, so I do know the challenges. Good luck and I hope things get better for you.

Newbie

In Topic: Communion

07 May 2004 - 11:38 PM

Thanks Jen! :rolleyes: Your words are encouraging! As for the bone density issue, I had bone density tests done and they showed very thin bones, at the level that indicates Osteoporosis... My family doctor told me I have Osteoporosis, and he recommended me to an Endocrinologist to see if I should take special medicine or just supplements ( an endocrinologist is a specialist who acts kind of like a consultant, he/she collects all the reports and tests done for you and examines them as a whole to determine what to do)... My endocrin. decided that we shouldn't exactly call it Osteoporosis because he believes the very low bone density is a direct result of the celiac disease, and that within a couple of years, using daily calcium and vitamin D supplements, I should be back to almost the normal level. So that's the story with that.

Thanks to everyone for all of the replies! It'll be 5 months of being gluten-free for me in a couple of weeks. It's been quite the challenge and everyday I learn something new, and everyday I have to find ways to deal. As for Communion, what I do now is if I haven't had a gluten accident for a bit ( like a few weeks ), then I'll take only the Blood at Communion... basically I'll risk it once in a while. But if earlier that week I had a gluten accident, then on the weekend, I won't have the Blood to kind of give my system a rest. I know that the Blood could be contaminated, but I always show symptoms when I have a gluten accident. I know some people don't but mine are VERY obvious.... so believe it or not, knock on wood, I haven't gotten sick from taking the Blood yet. It's just a risk I'm willing to take, and I've been lucky so far that I haven't gotten sick from the Blood. I'm sure lots of people may disagree, but I think we all need to make a decision about what to do in these circumstances, especially if having a spiritual life is important to you. Good luck to everyone, and I hope you can all find a way to deal with the Communion issue. :)

~Newbie
( I really should change my signature... I guess I'm not THAT new anymore!!! )

In Topic: New To This And Don't Know Where To Start...

19 March 2004 - 03:12 PM

Hi Nickra, welcome to the board. You know, I've been gluten free for almost 3
months, and I'm still trying to keep it a secret. Same reason like you... I'm not embarassed, I just don't think a lot of people understand what it's really like
unless they're going through it. The people who know are my immediate family and a couple of friends. That's it. And I'm doing my best to keep it that way, but
it's hard. Especially when they keep offering food and you keep turning it down and won't even have just a small bit. I sometimes just say, no thanks, I don't feel good after I eat bread and stuff like that. And that works most of the time. It's a challenge to keep it a secret, but do what you feel until you're ready to tell others.

Good luck and keep asking questions! :)