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Alika Nash

Member Since 19 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Mar 22 2011 09:07 AM
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In Topic: Gallbladder Issues Anyone...?

20 March 2011 - 02:01 PM

An ER doc diagnosed me with "gallbladder spasms" after they couldn't find anything on an ultrasound for my excruciating pain. I'm like, gallbladdeer spasms huh, you think so? Duh, of course the thing is in spasms! But what was causing the spasms??? To me his diagnosis was just another way of saying "we have no idea". He gave me pills and sent me on my way but I never filled them.....

I had these pains for 12 years to the point of lying on the floor for hours and just waiting it out in horrible agony. Sad but I kind of learned to just live with it. Since going gluten free 6 months ago I haven't had any episodes (knock wood!)

Good luck!

I too have been one of those sufferers, although my issues have been all over from bone, muscles, organs, neurolgical...I just learned to live with it every day like you say. Crazy how we become so tolerant to living in pain.
I know i was just recently diagnosed with celiacs and also other various organ problems, my gall bladder being one; they found i have pollups in my gall bladder. I would certainly have that looked into. Good luck to you.

In Topic: I Need Help Please

20 March 2011 - 01:44 PM

I'm feeling real weak today from this diet and at my worst, I am so jonsing for even just a rice cracker at this point. This is horrible.
I can not even believe how weak I am today and cold. I have our pellet stove on and turned the furnace on and even resorted to a small electric heater on high in my room, this is crazy. Also having the worst pain ever in my right leg, which I have had total knee replacement in, I can barely walk on it.
The fast is getting to me...

In Topic: I Need Help Please

20 March 2011 - 01:33 PM

Yea, no oil at all had to eliminate those all out yesterday. Doesn't say anything about salt.

In Topic: Celiac Panel And Lbc Analysis

20 March 2011 - 11:11 AM

I would concentrate on being gluten free for at least a couple of months. That may take care of a lot of your issues. Your digestive system is compromised right now detox diet may be irritiating it.
Be careful of how many 'treatments' you are doing as it seems they have diagnosed you with a lot of stuff. You want to give time for the celiac damage to heal and then if you are still having a lot of issues think about taking other remedies. Have your regular doctor check your vitamin and mineral levels and then supplement what you are low in with for sure gluten free vitamins and minerals that you can find in your local stores.
My first visit to a naturopath cost me over $400 with all the supplements and treatments they sent me home with. I became very ill after taking them and I was told my gluten reaction to them was a detox symptom but when I went home and did some research of the products on my own it turned out that quite a few were not safe. The doctor was of the opinion that the small amount of gluten present was not an issue but it was. Not saying that would be the case for you. I just want you to be through in your checking of anything that is given to you. Don't just take stuff blindly. Do searches for not just gluten but for reviews of the treatments and side effects.
Yes celiac can affect the bones leading to osteoporosis. Calcium, magnesium and D3 can be helpful in stopping the progression and weight bearing excercise will also help.
I do hope you are feeling better soon.

Thank you sooo much for your input, it is all very helpful. I will definately have my doctor check my vitamin and mineral levels again. My sister was actually mentioning that some of there stuff can be harmful or be giving you overdoses of certain vitamins, so I will definalely keep my eyes open to this. The hardest part is just learning everything, whats right, whats wrong. So much to learn. Thank you for your time and advice, it is hugely appreciated.

In Topic: Blood Test Positive...what Now?

19 March 2011 - 08:12 PM

Wow, Alika. That sounds rough! So, you were having the liver problem diagnosed at the same time you found out you have celiac? Or did the celiac panel come back negative?
What kind of detox diet are you on?
I am on one too. I can eat: rice, quinoa, amaranth, chicken, fish, vegetables (no corn or beans), fruit, potatoes, chick peas, lentils, olive oil, flax seed, sesame. And that's it. But there is an even more strict one that my doctor gave me info about, that is for Celiac specifically. No grains at all, no nightshades, no high glycemic fruits. I don't think I can swing it.

I am also taking milk thistle for my liver, and probiotics.


I am new to all of this so bare with me :( I had the celiac panel test done, it is positive. Then they also did the LBC, that was very interesting yet scary!
The diet they offered to me is by Metagenics, called the metabolic detoxification program for 10 days.
Day 1 was eliminate all refined sugars, caffeinated drinks, artificial colorings, flavors, and sweetners and no flesh foods.
Day 2 was in addition to day 1, eliminate all dairy and eggs, and start the powdered beverage.
Day 3 was in additon to prior days eliminate wheat, barley, spelt, etc. and continue beverage drinks.
Day 4 was in additon " " " " (rice) grains, nuts and seeds and increase beverage drink to 2 scoops.

Tomorrow is day 5 for me...
Day 5 is continue eliminating foods from day 1-4 as well as legumes. Eat only cruciferous vegetables, raw greens, fresh apples and pears, pear and apple juice, and increase beverage drink to 2 scoops 4 times per day. Day 5 is repeated for day 6 and 7.
Day 8 is gently add back fruits, vegetables and white rice only, decrease beverage drink to 2 scoops 3 times this day.
Day 9 is add back millet, tapioca, amaranth and buckwheat, legumes, nuts and seeds, decrease beverage drink to 2 scoops twice a day.
Day 10....Yeah! I will have completed the program.
The powdered beverage is called Ultra Clear RENEW (medicine food), by metagenics, I also am taking AdvaClear 3xper day, by metagenics also. In addition to GI-revive supplements 3x per day, and Pleo San Klebs 10 drops every other day.
And stuff I was already taking, fish oil, vit D3,lisinopril for HBP.