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#673581 On Celiac Diet For A Year, Now I Have Joint Pain

Posted by GFinDC on 07 February 2011 - 07:19 PM

.... Is there something in bread or flour that our joints/cartilage depends on? Thanks.

I don't think there is anything in gluten that our joints depend on. If there were, every gluten-free person on this board would be having joint pain. I have had joint pain but it stopped when I got off nightshades. Other people have reported joint pain from nightshades also.
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#671644 Could I Have Celiac Disease? Even With Bleeding?

Posted by GFinDC on 29 January 2011 - 11:06 PM

You can't heal your intestine overnight by not eating gluten. It takes time. You also may think you are gluten free but not really be gluten free. Gluten is in many different foods where you would not expect it.

I had bleeding also but it did stop after I had been gluten-free for awhile. I am not talking days but months. That doesn't mean it will take that long for you, and it doesn't mean you won't be getting improvements everyday as you go along each day on the diet.
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#671337 The New Kitty

Posted by GFinDC on 28 January 2011 - 02:15 PM

Eww, I thot for a minute you said the dunking in the toilet bowl! And the other cats wouldn't like to drink with floaters! Eww!

Silly cat. Mine likes to get in the tub and bat a wad of paper around. The tub faucet barely drips and I leave it that way because she can't resist drinking from the drip. Cam Dats they is! :D
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#671167 Well, Guys, It Looks Like I'm Here For The Long Haul :)

Posted by GFinDC on 27 January 2011 - 07:58 PM

Happy campers are what we strive for! :D I had lactose intolerance for years and thot that was the cause of my problems. I even reacted to bread with little amount of dairy they put in it. So I took lactaid pills when I ate bread. Duh! It never really worked. I still can't eat dairy but I feel oodles better off gluten.
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#671109 Gluten Free Cats?

Posted by GFinDC on 27 January 2011 - 04:12 PM

I've seen cats and dogs eat grass of their own volition. So they are willing to eat some green vegetable matter. Heck, I had a cat that ate an olive one time.

I think grain free foods are a step in the right direction though and am looking for ones that Muffin the meow-head will eat. Thanks to all for the food suggestions in this thread! :)
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#671090 Should I Keep Eating Gluten Until I See A Gastroenterologist?

Posted by GFinDC on 27 January 2011 - 03:03 PM

Yes, it is still possible to have celiac with negative tests. If you want to be tested you need to stay on your regular gluteney diet until the testing is done. Otherwise the antibodies will start declining and the testing won't work. There is around a 20% false negative test rate, so it is still good to do the gluten-free diet even if the tests are negative.
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#669845 Certain flower products may be safe for celiac patients - Private MD

Posted by GFinDC on 22 January 2011 - 04:29 PM

I realry can't c taking them very seriously when they make a speeling misteak lyke that! :rolleyes: :)

Certain flower products may be safe for celiac patients
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#669071 Food Intolerances - Sometimes Makes No Sense!

Posted by GFinDC on 19 January 2011 - 04:10 PM

Sometimes if I'm constipated (which I am alot) I can get D just from the build up. Like if I don't go for several days and then eat something fatty or greasy (even if it's gluten free) I will suddenly get bad diarrhea and everything comes out. I don't know if that's your issue but it's happened to me enough times to suspect that it's not necessarily gluten just backed up bowels. Then again I've always wondered about it

What you are describing is part of a typical food intolerance reaction for me. C first and then D as the body rids itself of the offending "food". I figure the C part is basically a temporary freeze-up of the intestines as they are freaking out over the nasty stuff they are loaded with. Just my opinion, but when they get past the shock they purge the crap. Literally.

So if you are having this reaction regularly I'd suggest checking everything you eat and try eliminating some items that could be causing it. It is not normal digestion.
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#669067 Mythbusters Gluten Submission Campaign

Posted by GFinDC on 19 January 2011 - 03:59 PM

I agree, explosions are something MB always find a way to fit in. Big kids get big explosions! They could blowup a truckload of wheat and test the remains for gluten. I wouldn't cry over some destroyed wheat. :)
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#668357 Whats Your 'go-To' Meal

Posted by GFinDC on 16 January 2011 - 10:10 PM

I forgot sweet potatoes in the nuker for 10 minutes. Split them in half after cooking and drizzle on a little olive oil then sugar and cinnamon.

Or wraps made with brown rice tortillas and some kind of pre-cooked meat, chicken, turkey or hamburger usually. Run water over both sides of the brown rice wraps before microwaving so they are soft enough to fold. A little soy-free mayo, greens, some salt and pepper and you are all set. Or add a fried egg also. Lately I've been adding some Daiya faux cheese. Quick and easy.
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#668109 Whats Your 'go-To' Meal

Posted by GFinDC on 15 January 2011 - 03:18 PM

I fry some chunks of ham with some onions and garlic powder and sliced olives. Then add a can of black beans or other beans and salt and pepper. Pretty quick and easy too.
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#666652 Can Symptoms Get Dangerously Worse?

Posted by GFinDC on 09 January 2011 - 01:21 PM

Regardless of what you decide about proceeding with the testing, there is no reason you can't start upping your vitamins now. You could start taking sub-lingual B-12 and a B-complex now and it might help with the nerve issues.
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#663100 Looking For Help And Support

Posted by GFinDC on 25 December 2010 - 09:28 PM


I don't know about financial assistance plans. Maybe a local church could point you in the right direction?

Kind of wondering about the chipping teeth thing. Are you following the gluten-free diet? Sounds like maybe you are not absorbing foods/nutrients well.

Merry Christmas and I hope you find some answers.
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#663099 Looking For Advice

Posted by GFinDC on 25 December 2010 - 09:24 PM

Hi, welcome to the gluten-free club!

You could post your test results here and see if some kind could can interpret them for you.

There is an endoscopy test where they take several biopsy samples to check them for villi blunting.

Gluten sensitive doesn't mean you are ok with gluten. I am just guessing but it probably means the doctors saw elevated antibody numbers on your celiac tests. They may have also found low levels of vitamins like Vit B-12, Vit D or low iron. These low Vitmain levels can be caused by malabsorption due to villi damage.

The testing is not 100% accurate. So even a endoscopy can have a false negative. The diet is a big learning experience when starting but like anything else, you can learn it after a while. You just need to keep going and do some research and learning. This board is a great place to do that.

Merry Christmas!
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#662296 gluten-free, But Now Also Dairy, Soy, Egg, Caffeine Free?!

Posted by GFinDC on 21 December 2010 - 08:16 PM

I used to have a worse reaction to dairy than I do now. But I still react to it so I don't eat it. My other intolerances haven't changed that I know of. Not really sure at this point if they ever will. I have read posts from other people that their intolerances reduced over time though, or even went away. So it just shows that we are all individuals and our results are individual also. You could be like me or you could be like them or you could be like you. Being like you is what you need to learn about. So, perhaps try one of them after 6 months to a year and see if it has changed? Since it is a time related change it would be good to write down your symptoms now and then when you try the food again so you can compare notes. It's sort of like spying on yourself, to find out what you are really like, food intolerance wise. :)
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