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Member Since 24 Oct 2004
Offline Last Active Aug 05 2011 03:28 PM

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In Topic: Suggestions For A Complicated Diet

23 May 2011 - 09:42 PM

I rarely eat red meat due to its habit of causing IBD flares. For vegetables I can eat peas, lettuce, asparagus, cucumbers, and coloured bell peppers. I seem to tolerate pork well. Kinnikinnick white rice bread is my staple food. I avoid corn as much as possible, also due to IBD flares. Everything else for food I only eat once in awhile...

In Topic: Celiac And Back Problems?

23 May 2011 - 09:32 PM

Ugh, I've been having a MAJOR spasm this past week. Bad enough that I had to go to the ER for a shot. She gave me a low dose of Toradol (sp?) so that it wouldn't affect my hypertension too greatly.
Tomorrow is my last day of taking Celebrex twice daily (the rest as needed), and Cyclobenzaprine half-to-one tablet up to 3 times a day as needed.
If it wasn't for either I'd be in bed 99% of the day. I cannot walk more than 2 blocks without having to stop because of the pain :/.
And to add to it I have a job that requires me bending down a lot :(

In Topic: Any gluten-free Hot Dogs In Canada?

29 April 2011 - 10:18 PM

Just trying to scrounge up info here....does anyone know of any hot dogs sold anywhere in Canada that positively, 100%, are gluten-free? Not "may contain wheat" or anything vague like that? I've had a look at various brands sold in stores here in Nova Scotia, and I'm yet to find something that's 100% safe.

It's so frustrating, because so many hot dogs in the USA are safe, but not sold here.

Harvest hotdogs, and harvest bison hotdogs. Made here in Saskatchewan.

In Topic: Celiac And Back Problems?

24 April 2011 - 10:10 PM

I'm still wondering, which of the 2 conditions can cause major back spasms to occur at random times? I had one again today where I nearly had to grab onto the table to keep my balance or walk because it hurt that bad and hit out of nowhere. This is the 5th time in the last 2 months i've had these random attacks now...

I had a case of mild scoliosis discovered when I was around 6 years old. It became an extreme case in my teens that required surgery. I also suspect I had undiagnosed Celiac most, if not all of my life = /... Also had Chiari 1 Malformation surgery around the same time.. which is another bone disorder..I am pretty convinced mine was a result of the celiac and the vitamin deficiencies (calcium) that it causes ..

My 23 year old sister who is having stomach issues lately and having issues with shaky hands, migraines and feeling extremely lethargic at work just found out she is developing a slight case of scoliosis also.. but she is one of those people that won't change her diet or get tested for Celiac or gluten intolerance until her health basically hits rock bottom =(. I actually had to pick her up from work tonight because she could not drive home and she almost passed out mid shift.

Aww, sad. Wish she would go get checked! and hope she'll be okay. Not sure how much of my story you know, but I went about 7.5 years undiagnosed/untreated. And the list of my health problems is ridiculous. So long I can't fit it in the signature basically! Just a gut feeling I have that the 2 are connected, but I'm no expert of course.

BTW, you can use yoga to help relieve that pain of scoliosis and help prevent further degeneration. Surgery isn't the only option. (A well trained yoga therapist would be in order if you wanted to go that route, not just any ol' standard yoga teacher.)

Thanks, I will definitely keep that in mind if anything!

In Topic: Celiac And Back Problems?

16 April 2011 - 01:12 AM

Your regular family doctor should be able to order a DEXA scan - mine did (it was fine :D ). It's funny you mention scoliosis because I have been wondering if mine is related to celiac too :o I have read mention here and there of people associating scoliosis and celiac. I developed mine very late in life. I though it was maybe because I had to have my left first rib removed but now I am wondering. I haven't had it checked in a while so will do so this summer.

I will definitely mention it to her, then! May 10th can't come soon enough! :/.

I wonder about the connection, also. If I do get sent to a rheumatologist I'm going to ask them what the odds of a connection between Celiac/scoliosis is! Can't hurt, right? I just refuse to go to the same jerk as last time, that's for sure.

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