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Member Since 17 Feb 2011
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Anyone With An Unsupportive Spouse / Family Members / Friends?

20 February 2011 - 10:42 AM

Hi!
I'm new here, and I am going to my doctor to talk to him about getting tested for celiac tomorrow. I seem to have many of the symptoms, but no one in my family has ever been diagnosed (but early onset osteoporosis, schizophrenia, depression, thyroid and other diseases run in the family). I'm also getting my hearing check, because I've had awful tinnitus for the past year or two. I just wish I could have some "peace and quiet".
I naturally eat gluten-free, just because it makes me feel good, so last week I was very strict with it. After several days, I started feeling so much better (I'm back to eating gluten, for the sake of getting tested. Ugh.) However, my husband thinks I'm nuts. He even tried to get me to eat something with gluten in it, when I was "off", and was laughing about it. I mentioned again this morning how relieved I was to go get tested and find out if I have it, and he laughed at me again. I told him that he would feel bad, if I had it. He just said that it's not something that's going to kill me, so why should he feel bad. It made me pretty angry. I just feel really alone in this search for answers and horribly sad.
How does everyone else handle others when they're completely unsupportive?

Question About First Visit With Doctor

17 February 2011 - 04:01 PM

Hi everyone!
I am going to my doctor on Monday to see if I can get tested for celiac (and to have my hearing tested, too). I've been gluten-free for several days, and I feel great now! My husband thinks I'm nuts. My question right now is, should I start eating gluten again before my doctor's appointment? I'm not sure when/if he'll test me. The thought of going back to gluten freaks me out. I'm 36, married and have two amazing daughters. I see some symptoms in my youngest, which has prompted me to find answers.

Here's some of my history:
-symptoms from the past 4-5 years includes: psoriasis on both my index fingers, occasional diarrhea and stomach pain/cramping (not at all consistent, though), horrible memory, lack of concentration, depression, extreme fatigue, hair loss, migraines, weight gain (because I feel like I need to be eating constantly!) - all which is starting to go away with eating gluten-free
-some family history includes: brother that was diagnosed with schizophrenia (so horrible, it was the worst), aunt that was diagnosed with osteoporosis in her early 50's, diabetes. As for myself, I always had anemia (grandma used to dose me up pretty good with her Geritol!), discolored adult teeth, horrible growing pains.

I just don't know when to go back on gluten for testing. Should I wait to talk to him first?