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Financialman

Member Since 26 Jan 2011
Offline Last Active Mar 14 2011 01:36 PM
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#678680 A Few Dumb Questions

Posted by Financialman on 26 February 2011 - 12:20 PM

Welcome Mtcross,

There are no dumb questions when it comes to your health. This forum is the place to be to ask your Celiac questions so ask away.:D
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#676412 What Do You Do?

Posted by Financialman on 18 February 2011 - 01:41 PM

I am a financial writer, speaker, and author and it seems like one of the few men on this forum. I also teach financial topics in various colleges and universities near where I currently live in Southern Indiana. Previous careers included US Treasury Dept., tax accountant, insurance sales manager, stockbroker. Just about anything financially related. Love to read. Walk a lot. Volunteer, when I have time, at the local hospital. Nice to meet everyone.:D
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#676197 Does Anyone Feel Good

Posted by Financialman on 17 February 2011 - 02:13 PM

In my first year of being gluten free I felt like hell. Tired, nausea the usual stuff. I got rid of the tired feeling by exercising more, taking supplements, and especially vitamin b-12, shots or drops. Once my gut and I adjusted to each other things have improved immensely. Check with your doctor and see what can be down. These things may not work for everyone but you won't know until you try.:D
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#674723 People Who Think They Might Have Celiac

Posted by Financialman on 12 February 2011 - 01:04 PM

One of the things that you don't want to do when you have Celiacs Disease is get yourself upset by worrying about what other people think or say. Who cares! We have enough concerns in keeping from getting sick from cooking from hyopchondriacs and others who don't get it. Your "real" friends and hopefully your family will understand and that's all that matters. So take a deep breath, lighten up, and think about something funny...like this person still eats all this gluten crap and I don't so I have the last laugh.
What most of us forget, including me, is that Celiac Disease in many cases, like mine, causes or accompanies another autoimmune disease. Getting upset over "ignorant" people just makes it worse for us. So who wins in that situation? The ignorant gluten glutten or you? Make it you that wins :) .
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#674166 Still Having Bad Cramps

Posted by Financialman on 10 February 2011 - 08:19 AM

CourtneyLee,

Things will get better. There is a psychological component to this new "lifestyle" change you are going through. Celiac disease is more than a diet and it takes some getting used. There are a lot of knowledgeable people on this forum that can help and support you to get through your "adjustment" period. Don't be bashful with your questions. There is probably nothing you are experiencing or will experience that someone on this forum hasn't been though already and can give you some answers.
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#673646 Can We Talk About Poop For A Minute?

Posted by Financialman on 08 February 2011 - 08:10 AM

I had a similar problem when I was diagnosed with Celiacs Disease in October 2009. I noticed you did not mention that you were eating any fruits. Fruits were the solution to my problem and have keep me fairly regular ever since. Too much of anything, whether gluten free or not, can cause problems. Try eating apples, blueberries, pears and see what happens but remember that too much fruit could move you in the other direction. Moderation on a gluten free diet is important. I have not used any type of laxative so I would suggest talking to your doctor before you do that.

The people on this forum all have similar but different problems. What laxative works for one may cause you unnecessary problems. Talk to your doctor. Keep a diary of what you are eating and any corresponding problems. Do this for at least a month and see if you can see any patterns of what foods are fighting with you. Good luck.
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#673471 So Difficult Stay Gluten Free

Posted by Financialman on 07 February 2011 - 10:56 AM

Dear Glutenfreeresistant,

I was diagnosed with Celiacs in October of 2009 also. It has turned my life upside down and screwed up most of my social life. This isn't about a diet it is about a lifestyle change. You have two choices. You can ignore the damage that you do to your small intestine by worrying about your friends not understanding or you can get on with your life with your real friends who will understand. This is not easy and effects more than your body. The emotional aspect, especially at the beginning, is very difficult. That is why you need to continue to come to this forum and ask your questions.
I just went through two days of severe stomach cramps and all the other things that Celiacs does to a person. If you continue to ignore the disease your small intestine, which is part of you, will pay a hugh price later on. Is it worth it? Not to me. I don't know why I got sick but even after all these months I still screwed up somehow. Fortunately there are a lot of understanding people in this world and the Celiac community is getting more attention then ever. Hang in there and contain to use this forum. You will be just fine.
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#671955 Develop Celiac Disease At 35

Posted by Financialman on 31 January 2011 - 08:40 AM

Unfortunatly Celiac disease doesn't recognize or care about your age. Since it is a genetic disease it can lie dormant for many years until a "triggering event" sets it off. That is what happened to me and I am well past 35. The good news is you can manage it and it is getting better everyday with all of the many gluten free food companies that are popping up everywhere. Stay connected to this forum and ask your questions. There are a lot of knowledgable people on this forum that can help you get through this. Good Luck! :D
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#670836 To All Our Guests....

Posted by Financialman on 26 January 2011 - 01:51 PM

Hi Lisa,

I am brand new to this forum but not to Celiac disease. I finally decided to get involved in a Celiac forum and I am totally amazed with how many people are involved in this one. I hope to be able to add my voice and help all the newbie Celiac members.
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