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Member Since 16 Jan 2011
Offline Last Active Sep 11 2011 10:17 AM

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In Topic: Did You Have Weird Symptoms When You Went Gluten Free?

19 January 2011 - 09:08 PM

Yes, I am feeling alot worse too. I am only gluten free for a week now, as newly diagnosed a week ago today for Celiac. I quit cold turkey and my body is freaking out. I get gushes of dizziness too. It is unsettling to have our lives one way one day and the next day it is completely different. A major adjustment. We will make it through this.

In Topic: Restless Leg Syndrome

19 January 2011 - 08:53 PM

It's also commonly associated with a magnesium deficiency. Have you had all your vitamin levels checked?

Since posting this, I looked around online. I found that it can be associated with Celiac Disease, fibromyalgia.....both of which I have. Interesting.

My doctor checked the basics. I asked about zinc particularly today, as someone asked about my zinc as per the DH issue (I have a scalpal issue). He said my iron was normal but my Vitamin D was EXTREMELY low. I am on 56,000 units every other day for 8 weeks and then will get retested. Since Zinc wasn't checked, I am assuming magnesium wasn't either.

We will see with the new medication if I will finally get a nights sleep. It has been YEARS since I have. I suffer from chronic insomnia as well. Would love more than anything to get a full nights sleep.

This is what I found: (taken from http://en.wikipedia....s_legs_syndrome)

Underlying disorders

The most commonly associated medical condition is iron deficiency (specifically blood ferritin below 50 µg/L[10]), which accounts for 20% of all cases of RLS. Conversely, 75% of individuals with RLS symptoms may have decreased iron stores. Other associated conditions include varicose vein or venous reflux, folate deficiency, magnesium deficiency, fibromyalgia, sleep apnea, uremia, diabetes, thyroid disease, peripheral neuropathy, Parkinson's disease and certain auto-immune disorders such as Sjögren's syndrome, celiac disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. RLS can also worsen in pregnancy.[11] In a 2007 study, RLS was detected in 36% of patients attending a phlebology (vein disease) clinic, compared to 18% in a control group.[12]

In Topic: How Long Until You Start Feeling Better?

19 January 2011 - 08:44 PM

Do you have any problems with your gall bladder? I ask because, I only found out a week ago I have celiac disease. In May is when everything began hardcore crashing down on me. I got VERY sick with massive stomach pain, severe acid reflux...to the point I would vomit....bloating....hunger, but couldn't eat, etc. It took several trips to the ER and one ER doctor discharging me with 'acid reflux' and me demanding my regular doctor to come to see me and being admitted. I refused to leave because I knew I didn't have just acid reflux. I was very sick. All my tests were coming up normal, everything. Even a scan. They ended up giving me a hydescan (sp?) where they inject the dye to my gall bladder. Sure enough....it wasn't functioning at all!!! I was booked for immediate surgery. Weeks later I was still sick....they found I had hernia. Another surgery. Weeks later....STILL SICK....I continued to put all my clues together over the past years and here I am. My friend suspected I had celiac, I researched.....went to doctor, had all the classic symptoms including the not so common ones and my tests came back positive.

My issues ironically starting becoming more obvious when my gall bladder failed. I am not sure of the connection, but maybe you are having the same type of isssues???

In Topic: Anyone From Washington State?

19 January 2011 - 08:31 PM

Cool! Maybe we can meet for drinks or something... You should come down and visit too!! Feel free to bring a guest.... ;)

awwwwwww, LOVE the Oregon Coast. Heaven to me!!!

One of my good friends lives in Vancouver, WA.

In Topic: I Thought I Was Allergic To Sulphates In Shampoo...but

18 January 2011 - 10:47 PM

Thank you for your replies. I have my first official follow up with my doctor tomorrow, as my results were read over the phone to me. I will be going in depth with everything so I will bring this portion up with him as well. He prescribed some medication to me a couple years ago for this issue (thinking it was a sulphate allergy reaction), so he is already familiar with it. If it is DH, then I guess there is another approach to take.

I will update when I get back tomorrow afternoon. Thank you :D

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