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Member Since 15 Aug 2010
Offline Last Active Feb 24 2011 06:18 PM

#633541 Brain Fog

Posted by on 21 August 2010 - 08:12 AM

My Celiac test came back negative, but if you read my post: http://www.celiac.co...-works-wonders/ , it explains my situation (to much typing) :). Not sure what other neurological symptoms you might be referring too. I personally always chocked up my horrible memory to having such a traumatic child hood. But then again a friend sleeping over is not traumatic, so in theory my mind should remember it, right? Thanks for your input.
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#633539 My Test Was Negative, But The Diet Works Wonders?

Posted by on 21 August 2010 - 08:05 AM

Thank you guys for sharing your stories and your advice. According to the doctor my Iron is fine??? So I'm not quite sure what could cause the dimples. Someone said it could just be a side effect of Celiac. Maybe that means it will go away after 6 months on the diet. Hopefully :).
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#632765 Brain Fog

Posted by on 18 August 2010 - 11:44 AM

Wow, so is it a proven symptom to have a horrible memory? I never even thought of that as a symptom. My memory used to be good, but the past few years, when all my other symptoms started it has gotten bad. I can't even remember when my friend visited me, or when a friend slept over 6 months ago, what I just heard in class.. ect... And I'm only 21...
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#632288 My Test Was Negative, But The Diet Works Wonders?

Posted by on 16 August 2010 - 09:12 PM

Thank you guys so much. I am so glad I found this site, and did the research to find out I am gluten sensitive. I had been pondering the idea for about a year before I went on the diet. I thought the only thing that could keep me on the diet would be a positive test, but it turns out that not having all the symptoms is worth the diet. I still want to know for sure, but since my only options of knowing are to torture myself for a while and pay a ton of money, that will have to wait a LONG time. Although I was reading one of the articles on this site about a tax deduction: http://www.celiac.co...nly/Page1.html. I know it's just money, but being a college student and spending a TON more money to go gluten free is hard. The only thing is that you have to have a medical diagnosis to qualify. Has anyone heard of, or done, the tax deduction?

*Although I'm not sure it's worth the torture :)

Thanks a lot everyone and sorry I kind of went off topic :)
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#631944 My Test Was Negative, But The Diet Works Wonders?

Posted by on 15 August 2010 - 05:41 PM

I have been reading a lot of posts on how inaccurate the antibody tests are. I am 21 and for the past few years I had been dealing with worsening diarrhea, so I finally decided to do something about it. The more research I did, the more Celiac looked like the culprit. I have read that the most common misdiagnoses is Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which I was just diagnosed with when my antibody test came back negative. But the fact that my Father and his Mother both have IBS, makes me believe more that we are all misdiagnosed, because Celiac is hereditary. I finally started the gluten free diet, and it is amazing. No more diarrhea, I am no longer lactose intolerant, which I know is a symptom of Cealic. But I don't have health insurance, so it's not like I can go get the biopsy done, and I'm not sure I want to start eating gluten again to pay more money to take the antibody test somewhere else. I am new to this, and the diet is working, it's hard and frustrating, but it beats having to run to the bathroom all day. I don't know anyone who has Celiac and was hoping maybe anyone on hear had some comforting words of wisdom? Or anything...

Thanks a ton to whoever can relate or give any advice.

(O, I also have dimples on some of my finger nails, which is not a calcium deficiency, and was wondering if anyone knows if it could be related at all to Celiac?)
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