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Member Since 12 Nov 2007
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Just Diagnosed Last Week, Need Help With All Of This!

12 November 2007 - 09:11 PM

I was just diagnosed with celiac disease last week during my very first (an 8 day) stay in the hospital. I had never even heard of celiac until after my endoscopy confirmed that I have it and Barrett's esophagus. I am so malnourished, even after a transfusion, many IV's potassium, calcium and all the other things that were supposed to pep me up in the hospital. I still feel tired and run down! Now I'm on more vitamins and medications than my Grandmother is! I am concerned that I am taking so many things that cause can constipation that I may not be able to tell if I have eaten something unsafe. I am also having the wierdest feeling in my head. I'm often dizzy, having headaches and just can't concentrate/seem to get my brain to work at times.
How concerned do I need to be with cross contamination? Do I really need to get rid of the pots and pans that are in my kitchen?? Please anyone give me some words of wisdom on how to begin to tackle all of this!

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