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Member Since 18 Oct 2008
Offline Last Active Apr 13 2009 07:10 AM

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I'm On The gluten-free Diet, But Am I Missing Something..

13 April 2009 - 07:05 AM

Hey guys,

It's been a while since I've posted.

I've been on the gluten-free diet since last Oct. After about a month I saw a big difference in my health. I immediately stopped having the bloating, vomiting, and acid reflux that usually came right after eating gluten. Over the past 2 weeks I've seen some problems coming back - acid reflux, vomiting, stomach pain and gas, constipation, and most annoying of them all, leg pains that linger for hours. Lately, we've been eating out a lot and you guys know how much of a gamble that is so..

My question is - should we strictly be eating the foods that are naturally gluten free (meat and veggies) and foods labeled gluten free rather than going out and assuming the chips at the mexican restaurant are gluten-free because they should be made of just corn?

Still Having Leg Pains, When Will They Go Away?

24 November 2008 - 02:30 PM

6 weeks gluten-free and I'm still having leg pains. ALL of my other health issues have gone away, why not this one too?

Which Test Is Most Accurate?

04 November 2008 - 03:58 PM

I have all the symptoms of Celiac disease. Even some childhood problems I'm just now realizing after reading the book "Celiac Disease: A hidden epidemic". I've been gluten free for 3 weeks and most of my major issues have disappeared. This week we went out to my favorite Thai place called Surin. They said their food was wheat free. I got really sick. Now I'm a little confused so I'm looking into testing. I'm having a hard time telling my family I can't eat gluten. I just know they think I'm a hypochondriac. Anyway...

Do you guys know what is the best way for me to get an accurate test? I do not have insurance so, keep that in mind.

Need Some Help And Opinions, Please

18 October 2008 - 02:50 PM

For six years now I have had stomach and body issues that no doctor can explain. The problems are getting worse. My symptoms are bloating, indigestion, acid reflux, nausea and vomiting daily, constipation, headaches, and extreme moodiness. I've been through 5 doctors and now I do not have insurance and cannot pay for any testing. My aunt and 2 of her 4 children were just diagnosed with Celiac disease. We all have very similar problems. My aunt tells me celiac disease is extremely difficult to find in most cases and I should just try a gluten free diet for a while and see if it helps. I stopped eating gluten a week ago. After day 3, almost all of my problems had gone away. I accidently ate some wheat this morning and have been sick ever since. I had half of a beer last night and had a headache within 30 mins.

I have given up on doctors. I am deep in debt with medical bills and can't take it any more.

Can I diagnose myself (for the most part) by sticking to a gluten-free diet?

Your thoughts are greatly appreciated.