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Member Since 06 Jan 2011
Offline Last Active Aug 17 2011 06:51 AM
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Headaches And Otc Medication

31 July 2011 - 05:54 PM

I know most of you are familiar with those nasty 'gluten headaches' - lately I have found that I sometimes get them even when I am sure I haven't eaten any gluten at all.
This mystery was cleared up after another round of Enterolab and finding out that I am dairy/soy/egg sensitive as well. Even so during a recent bout of flu I took extra strength tylenol, as usual, and kept getting really bad headaches, even after the flu cleared up.
My mother suggested I try taking some type of acid inhibitor as she felt the tylenol was causing acid reflux type problems. Lo and behold, I took some pepto and 10 or 15 minutes later the headache cleared right up. I've tried this since when I've felt a 'gluten headache' coming on and it has worked every time (about 3 so far). Just thought I would share that in case it works for anyone else. Those headaches are enough to drive anyone crazy.

Soy Sauce

22 February 2011 - 04:33 AM

I made a recipe last night with soy sauce which didn't say 'gluten free' on the label but none of the ingredients had gluten. This morning I have a headache. Am unsure how this could be. Most soy sauce actually says Wheat under ingredients but this one didn't. Am I missing something?

Is A Negative Biopsy Final?

08 February 2011 - 03:45 PM

I was diagnosed with celiac disease almost 2 years ago. Lots of my family members have symptoms but refuse to get tested. My 11 year old nephew has many gastrointestinal problems and headaches as I used to before diagnosis - he had an endoscopy/biopsy done last year and the result was negative. In the meantime he has been poked and prodded and checked for everything possible, diagnosed with Crohns and put on large amounts of steriods with no change etc. etc.

[b]My question is, is it possible to have a negative biopsy but still have celiac disease? I swear I watch this child suffer and am convinced that his problems would all clear up on a gluten free diet. Unfortunately because his biopsy was negative they refuse to put him on a gluten-free diet to see if he feels better.

Does anyone know?

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