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Member Since 02 Mar 2005
Offline Last Active Mar 07 2005 09:12 AM
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Celiac Treatment After Age 55

07 March 2005 - 09:09 AM

Was diagnosed last December and was put on the Celiac Sprue diet. I am considered a latent case. I was diagnosed with osteoporosis three years ago and no one suspected then the connection of malabsorption with celiac sprue. Because of some colon annoyance off and on, my general doctor recommended a CT and then asked me to see a gastroenterologist who through an endoscopy discovered that I had celiac sprue disease. From that day on my life has changed in terms of eating habits.

Particularly helpful has been the information I received from my doctor's office on celiac disease and all the web sites, including this one. In the meantime, I was able to purchase all 5 books by Bette Hagman and one by Carol Fenster which I found very helpful in terms of coping and learning to cook with the new flours, etc. I must say that in 3 months' time I have learned quite a bit. In the meantime, I think my body is readjusting to the new diet. Sometimes I experience some cramps but then they go away. Hopefully I will be able to handle this diet in the future.

My doctor recommends another blood test after 6 months, and another endoscopy after two years to evaluate the situation. I trust my doctor and think I am in good hands.

I would like to hear from other latent diagnosed cases and their experiences and maybe you can share some recipes or important information.