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Member Since 02 Jun 2010
Offline Last Active Jun 26 2010 06:30 AM

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In Topic: Tostitos Baked Scoops- Anyone Had Trouble With These?

23 June 2010 - 11:36 AM

Hello everyone and thanks for your feedback. :) I have made sure that nothing I was eating contained soy, although I did notice the tostitos bag says soybean oil. I know soybeans themselves don't contain gluten, so I would have thought that the oil wouldn't either, so I thought it was safe. However, I am being tested for soy, egg, yeast and dairy as well. So, I'll know better once that tests come back.

Thanks for clarifying about dextrose. It's definitely a learning experience and you all have been very helpful! THANKS!

I have not introduced anything to my system that I felt was unsafe for the past 3 days and yet last night I had cramping and gurgling in my stomach and this morning I had the awful soft stool with oil again. Meaning that something I was ingesting wasn't agreeing with me still. So I thought about it this morning and the last 2 days I've eaten raw vegetables which included red, yellow and orange peppers and cherry tomatoes. I remembered that night shades(peppers, tomatoes and eggplant)are not always good for people, so I checked out the night shade allergy symptoms on line and figured that I needed to stay away from those as well.

I'll keep trying to figure this out, and with the help of all of you kind folks I'm sure it will all come together eventually.

Thanks again to all who have replied! :)


In Topic: Blood Test For Celiac Came Back Normal-Or Did It?

23 June 2010 - 06:42 AM

Wow Wheatchef, it sounds like you know what you're talking about. I guess the confusion for me is how do you know I have two genes that are the same? Is it the word homozygous?


In Topic: Blood Test For Celiac Came Back Normal-Or Did It?

23 June 2010 - 02:25 AM

Thanks for your comments Ravenwoodglass and Skylark. I appreciate your input. :) Skylark, what do you mean I have not one but two genes?


In Topic: Wondering If Anyone Has My Same Symptoms?

07 June 2010 - 08:56 AM

Your doctor can do a blood test called a celiac panel to check for gluten antibodies in your bloodstream. Normally, if this test shows a positive result you will be referred to a GI doc who will perform an endoscopy and take tissue samples from your small intestine to check for damage.

Do be aware that you must continue to eat gluten until the testing is completed, because if you stop eating gluten now the antibodies will go away and your intestine will start to heal.

I received a phone call from the Doctor's PA and she said that my stool testing came back normal for parasites, bacteria and fecal fat, but when I told her that my symptoms has diminished after avoiding gluten, she said that we should do a test for Celiac. So I'm waiting now for the lab request to come in the mail. I spoke with the nurse assistant today and when I told her that I'd been off gluten for about 2 weeks and would that matter, she said no. She said that she knew that I'd been reading on line about celiac but it didn't matter that I'd gone off gluten before doing the test. She said that if I have an antibody to celiac it would be there, even if I hadn't eaten gluten. SO.....this certainly contradicts all that I've read on this forum and I want to know what you think?

Thanks a bunch for all of your input! :)

In Topic: Wondering If Anyone Has My Same Symptoms?

04 June 2010 - 09:15 AM

Hello and thank you to all who have responded. I am certainly not sure of what is going on, but I have noticed that since I've made an extreme effort not to consume any gluten, that the oily stool has cleared up quite a bit. On Monday, it being a holiday we had folks over for a cook out and I ate a marinated salad (raw tomatoes, onion, olives and a little feta cheese), someone else had prepared and brought it so I don't know the dressing they used. I had some marinated chicken strips(marinated in italian dressing). So I experienced a little oily stool after that day, but have become more strict the rest of the week and it's seems to have improved. I'm still having loose and soft stool with a little bit of undigested food. I am torn about what to do about the testing.
What kind of testing are you folks talking about? Is there a certain type of test that should be done?

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