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cblack

Member Since 26 Feb 2010
Offline Last Active Nov 21 2010 06:14 AM
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Anything Help Alleviate Symptoms When Glutened?

07 October 2010 - 09:21 AM

Hi All,
I have been gluten free now going on 6 months and am doing quite well. Most, if not all of my symptoms and issues have disappeared on the gluten free diet. During the 6 month gluten free period, I have gotten "glutened" by mistake a couple of times, usually by eating out in a restaurant and getting cross contaminated. I've noticed that the longer I am gluten free, the more severe reaction I get if I do get glutened, and the longer recovery time. I usually know within 30 minutes that I've ingested gluten, immediate bloating, then quite rapidly progresses to severe stomach pain and cramping, severe nausea, and sometimes diarrhea. The pain is usually so intense that I quite literally curl into a ball. This will last for about 3-4 hours before easing and then I just feel lethargic and "tender" for about a week.

My question is this: Is there anything I can take during one of these episodes to ease the symptoms, just ease it enough that I can tolerate it and not feel like I'm going to die? Any over the counter medication that you know of or have experience with helping? We're getting ready to go on vacation and I'm a little nervous that I will get "glutened" while away. Any help is appreciated.

Can I Eat Sushi?

26 July 2010 - 05:55 AM

Hi all! I've been gluten free for 4 months and doing extremely well on the diet. My husband and I love to eat out, but I'm not sure about sushi. Can you tell me if it is safe to eat sushi?? I know the imitation crab has wheat in it, so I would need to avoid that and also bring my own gluten free soy sauce, but other than that, what do I need to know? Is the sticky rice safe? Are there other ingredients I need to look out for? Thanks!

Help Interpret Results Please!

08 July 2010 - 10:08 AM

Please, if anyone can help me to understand these test results:

Molecular Analysis of DQA1 Genotype:
0501 (HLA-DQ2) Gluten Sensitivity Positive: Yes

Molecular Analysis of DQB1 Genotype:
0201 (HLA-DQ2) Gluten Sensitivity Positive: Yes
0202 (HLA-DQ2) Gluten Sensitivity Positive: Yes

If you could just explain in simple enough terms that this "right brained" person could understand! Thanks!!

Help Understanding Genetic Test Results

07 July 2010 - 06:14 AM

Please, if anyone can help me to understand these test results from genetic testing on my son:

Molecular Analysis of DQA1 Genotype:
0501 (HLA-DQ2) Gluten Sensitivity Positive: Yes

Molecular Analysis of DQB1 Genotype:
0201 (HLA-DQ2) Gluten Sensitivity Positive: Yes
0202 (HLA-DQ2) Gluten Sensitivity Positive: Yes

Genetic Analysis of your HLA-DQ genes reveals that you have three positive gene alleles for gene gluten sensitivity.

We had genetic testing done on him because I was diagnosed with celiac disease three months ago after 13 years of numerous gastro problesm. He doesn't have very many gastro issues other than being lactose intolerant. He does however have issues with gaining weight (very thin but eats like a horse!), brain fog, diagnosed as a child with ADD, canker sores, and fatigue. Based off the genetic testing, would it be prudent to go ahead and find a doctor to do the celiac blood testing panel? Thank you in advance for any help understanding the above genetic numbers! This board has been a blessing!

Best Genetic Tests?

19 May 2010 - 01:51 PM

I would love to hear some opinions as to what are the best genetic test kits on the market for testing for the celiac/gluten genes? Which ones are the most extensive? Thank you!