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Member Since 17 Nov 2004
Offline Last Active Sep 08 2006 09:48 PM

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In Topic: Pain In My Side....

04 September 2006 - 09:23 PM

I have this, too. I just had my gallbladder removed in May and I still have the same pain. I know there isn't a gallstone still there because they looked at the time of surgery. My GI doctor has ordered a gastric emptying study and did some blood tests but I haven't heard the results yet. I don't really think it is a gastric emptying problem from what I've read about that but I don't know what it could be.

I know this is no help. I just wanted you to know you're not the only one.

I think what you are feeling is good old gas. For some reason my doctor said we have more than our share of air in our intestines. When I get this I usually take some Citracel tabs and it goes away. I've had my gallbladder studied every which way and it is functioning normally. Try thr fiber pills, they are gluten-free and I think it will bring you relief, it does for me, helps the constipation too.

In Topic: Smell It

16 July 2006 - 07:56 PM

ok question of slite stupidity. If your working with food, and you are able to smell it, like im making a fish sandwich for someone and i can smell the fish(breaded) does that meen im breathing in particals of the fish?? Or is sent something diffrent, just trying to make sure im not breathing in constant gluten making peoples foods (im extra carefull about my hands and what not)


When I was unknowingly glutened from the dust created from the drywall paste, it was getting in my hair and on my clothes, shoes, and even on my pet poodle. When I finished for the day I had to wash my hair and I'm sure I got glutened that way, also from the clothes and the dog, etc. Are you being careful not to carry home the particles from working around that stuff all day? Getting into another type of job would definitely help. Perhaps if you went to the board of labor and explained your situation they could help. When I became disabled and unable to work as a nurse they actually paid for some computer training. You seem to be very adept at computers, perhaps you could find another line of work especially if your doctor would back you up that you shouldn't be working there.

In Topic: Slacking Off Lexipro And Acid And Gerd Returning

11 July 2006 - 06:53 PM

With the issues with mail in order scribs for co-pay, which is such a pain in the butt, I had tried to sign off slowly on my Lexipro.

Just as soon as I started cutting back, the stomach acid started, and the throwing up, with acid I tempered offf slowly as I needed to do.

I did not have this problem when I was on Lexipro. It makes me want to go back on it.

I have a large hiatal hernia which is the culprit in this issue.

So has any one been there, should I look into surgery, or should I continue with the lexipro........

I got to feel better. I look like a watermellon on toothpicks, and very uncomfortable.

Please help me feel better and choose wisely. Lisa :(

lisa, are you on any acid blockers like Nexium or Prevacid? I couldn't take Lexapro, made me feel like a zombie.

In Topic: Do You Get Sick Easily?

10 July 2006 - 07:00 PM

Hi Everyone,
I have found that since I have had celiac, I get sick much easier. If someone around me has a cold or stomach bug, I pick it up myself. I used to only get sick about once or twice a year, but it is much more now. I was wondering if this is a common theme with other celiacs. It makes sense, being an autoimmune disease, but I just wanted to see what others had to say. Thanks.


I am much healthier going gluten -free. I can't remeber the last time I had a cold or needed antibiotics. I also take a flu shot and I haven't had the flu in over 5 years. (knock on wood)

In Topic: Body Pains

10 July 2006 - 06:56 PM

Glutened from the drywall paste being used in your house? Are you serious? Do you mean the fumes or what? I thought gluten had to be ingested to cause Celiacs a problem.

I was trying to be helpful to the contractors. Every night I swept up the dust which had fallen to the floor. It got in my hair and all over my clothes. I had to shampoo every night and you know what they say, just a little dab will do you. I got so glutened that i was unable to walk to the doctors office. Of course he had no clue, so i got on the board and ravenwoodglass figured it out. I'll always be grateful to her, I thought I was crippled for life! Just remember drywall paste contains GLUTEN!

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