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tmc

Member Since 19 Jan 2005
Offline Last Active Mar 17 2005 09:55 PM
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In Topic: Swollen Kidneys

25 February 2005 - 08:35 PM

Hi Gillian~

I was wondering how you know that you have swollen kidneys? Was it diagnosed or is it just a feeling?

I'm wondering because I have this lower back pain in the kidney area that is excrutiating. It feels like alot of pressure and also feels like my kidneys are being squeezed. I usually have to lie flat on my back on a hard floor to alleviate some of the pain.As far as increased urination, I can't tell because I've always had bladder problems.

Is this the feeling that you have,too?

Hope you feel better and find the answers you're looking for.

In Topic: Safe And Comforting Foods?

07 February 2005 - 02:44 PM

Thanks for the suggestions! You're right. I haven't begun a gluten-free diet yet. I'm waiting until I can get some bloodwork done in March(my dh doesn't have insurance for us until then. I've unfortunately been putting alot of things on hold because of that. We just can't afford the doctor visits without the insurance.)

Kaiti~ Are there any specific cancers there are increased chances of or is it all or any? My Mom and Grandma are breast cancer survivors, so that obviously puts me at a high risk. Do you have any links to articles about this?

Thanks!

In Topic: Lower Back Pain?

24 January 2005 - 10:44 AM

I have the pain you're speaking of. It usually happens when I eat Oreos or cheap cookies.

In Topic: Wondering If...

24 January 2005 - 10:35 AM

Thank you all for your responses.

The endoscopy seems a little scary. Is it? My Dad and sister had this done and it made me anxious just hearing them talk about it. I read about it in a book last night and I thought I was going to faint.

I wish I could start a gluten free diet now. We won't have any health insurance for about 2 mo. yet so I won't be getting the tests done right now because we can't afford it. I was wondering if I just cut down my gluten intake, would the tests still possibly show up positive?