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Lori2

Member Since 24 Jul 2010
Offline Last Active Sep 02 2014 07:07 PM
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#811836 Please Help! (Very Long Post)

Posted by Lori2 on 18 July 2012 - 06:32 AM

My celiac panel was negative (after gluten-free for two nonths). I do not have either of the two main celiac genes (my son is a diagnosed celiac).

A year and a half ago I came to two conclusions:

1. I hate feeling like garbage.
2. I do not need a doctors permission to eliminate gluten from my diet.

Forget the testing and "just do it".
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#788337 Lab Test Results- I Have But Doctor Hasn't Tole Me Yet What They Mean

Posted by Lori2 on 17 April 2012 - 07:24 AM

Also, you were gluten free for two months before testing and only back on gluten for two weeks. That could have had an effect on your results.
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#784837 According To Recent Data, Gluten-Free Doesn't Seem To Be Enough

Posted by Lori2 on 02 April 2012 - 02:10 PM

Too few people have a good idea of what constitutes a gluten-free diet. I have a number of relatives who have tried a "gluten-free" diet for several months without any positive results. For example--a brother-in-law, who was told he shouldn't eat wheat--so instead he ate potato bread. A daughter who made a casserole--but it was OK, it only had a tablespoon of flour in it. The heated dip that was OK if you just avoided the toasted crumbs on top. Their version of a gluten-free diet.
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#784400 Is Enterolabs Worth It?

Posted by Lori2 on 31 March 2012 - 12:50 PM

If you're going to Enterolab for testing just your gluten sensitivity, I could save you some money and predict that they will probably 99% find you positive.

However, if you are also going to have some food sensitivity testing, I would say, "Go for it." Although it was expensive, I found their information worth it for me.
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#782321 Family Says I'm Paranoid And Should Go Back To Eating Gluten

Posted by Lori2 on 22 March 2012 - 08:22 AM

Six months after the gastroenterologist told me to “Eat what you want and take Imodium” I decided two things:

1. I hate feeling like garbage.
2. I don’t need a doctor’s permission to eliminate gluten from my diet.

Sometimes you just do what ya’ gotta do.
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#762367 The Chronicles Of Pooping

Posted by Lori2 on 04 January 2012 - 05:32 PM

Your morning smoothie would have me on the toilet all day. Please add some protein.

You ask what a normal healthy bowel movement looks like. I happened to find this on the internet. It's a morning talk show on Canadian TV. The topic of discussion is "What your BM says about you!" They discussed seven different types of BM's, then showed what each looked like. Needless to say, it was a very different program, but perhaps it will answer your question.

The next segment of the show, "The natural way to optimal digestion" also had some information about gluten and celiac.

http://www.marilyn.c.../WhatYourBMSays
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#749880 Heard Of Celiac Crisis?

Posted by Lori2 on 22 November 2011 - 02:54 PM

Appreciate the warning. When you're feeling good, its easy to forget.
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#740535 How Long Till %100

Posted by Lori2 on 21 October 2011 - 04:11 AM

Diagnosed by Enterolab testing. No self-respecting physician would diagnose an 80 year old with gluten problems.

Gluten free for 10 months.

Symptoms all cleared except neuropathy and vitiligo— both probably permanent.
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#735041 Keep Repeating It--

Posted by Lori2 on 29 September 2011 - 08:49 AM

Some of you who have been posting for some time may get tired of saying the same thing repeatedly. However, there are some like me who are slow learners. I don't know how many times "you" have said to watch how many processed products we eat in a day that are listed as gluten-free--less than 20ppm--there's a cumulative effect. Since I don't eat very many processed products, I didn't think that applied to me. But then it finally dawned on me that it's just as bad to eat four servings of one product as it is to eat one serving of four different products. I may really like those crackers, but eating a whole box in one day is not a good idea even if they are listed as gluten-free.
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#733191 What Symptoms Did You Not Even Realize Were Symptoms?

Posted by Lori2 on 23 September 2011 - 03:16 AM

I learned how to spell diarrhea.
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#727388 Please Help Me Figure This Out..my Roommate Is "poisoning" Me :/

Posted by Lori2 on 02 September 2011 - 02:30 PM

Just my opinion but—
1. Paranoid? Probably. Gluten will do that to most anyone.
2. Is he glutening you? Yes. He doesn’t need to do it intentionally. Just messy baking will do it.
3. You fiancé can’t understand this? Good thing he’s not your husband. You need to get rid of them both.
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#723077 Losing Grip At University, Messy Dorm Room, Fatigue, Ongoing Glandular Fever.

Posted by Lori2 on 15 August 2011 - 02:48 PM

For me, all the symptoms he has been having are a sign that I have been glutened. Fatigue, sleep problems and depression. He needs to check his food carefully.
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#721224 Undiagnosed For So Long…What Can I Expect?

Posted by Lori2 on 06 August 2011 - 04:57 PM

One thing that took me a while to figure out--the timing of symptoms. Some people get an almost immediate reaction, but not me. I finally realized that the diarrhea I got was not from, for example, the blueberries I added that day, but to something I had eaten three days previously. My symptoms start somewhere between 60-80 hours later and then last for three days. I absolutely need a detailed food journal to figure anything out.
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#717510 Why Do I Care If My Doctor Discounts My Experience

Posted by Lori2 on 19 July 2011 - 07:04 PM

so why am I so upset to be condesended to and discounted by my doctor.

Because you're a normal human being. No one likes being treated that way. We do have a brain whether they believe it or not.
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#710365 Odd Benefits Of Going Gluten Free

Posted by Lori2 on 20 June 2011 - 08:14 AM

But I do know now its great to not forget things all the time and have to constantly retrace my steps like I used to. I don't do spoonerisms anymore either and overall I can remember the right word now (though not always). Overall my brain just feels so much smoother, sans these forgetful spots as well as sans migraines etc.

I can remember saying to myself, "I feel like I've just had a vocabulary infusion".
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