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Alika Nash

Member Since 19 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Mar 22 2011 09:07 AM

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I Need Help Please

20 March 2011 - 10:57 AM

I am day 5 of a metabolic detox and for the next three days can only eat the following foods:
brocolli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, brussels sprout, red and green lettuce, romaine, spinich, endive, apples and pears (whole or juiced). Can anyone help me with ideas with just these ingredients?
I think this might be a boring and long 3 days, please give me some ideas if you have any.

Celiac Panel And Lbc Analysis

19 March 2011 - 07:34 PM

Can you be diagnosed with celiacs with merely a celiac panel test? I have had this done and also a LBC Analysis. From the LBC they tell me very scary things about my bloods toxicity, which I am not sure I completely understand all of. They named many vit and mineral deficiencies, anemia, yeast, parasites affecting connective tissue, my heart, my liver, my thyroid, and my entire digestive tract.
This was all done in 3 days at a Holistic doctor.
Prior to that I had seen 17 doctors and specialist in 6 different hospitals over the past 4 years. And not a one could tell me what was wrong, they just labeled me an enigma, and sent me off to another doctor.
I have had 8 surgeries and was told I needed more, from bone degeneration. Does anyone else have severe bone problems from celiacs. I also just recently had an Ingiunal hernia, that turned out to be saponified and necrotic tissue. This one has me worried, and the scariest picture in my mind that I am rotting from the inside out! Anyone else had this happen?
The specialist docs want to follow through with anesophageal motility study, and then an endoscopy and possibly a colonoscopy as i also have a hiatal hernia and GERDS, and they also found pollups in my gall bladder.
This has all been a bit of a relief in a sense to think I have my diagnosis with holistic doctors, but at the same I am not sure if I should just stick with them entirely or continue care with conventional doctors?
I was suppose to have another knee surgery, and ulnar nerve release. I'd like to think with diet changes I will be better, and maybe all these other things will settle down also. I don't know what to do with all these doctors, any suggestions?

Metabolic Detoxification

19 March 2011 - 11:20 AM

I am only 4 days into a metabolic detoxification and was having more solid bowel movements at first now i am having severe diarrhea and migraines and the shakes a bit, feeling a bit emotional also. Is this normal?

Recently Diagnosed With Celiacs After Years Of Ongoing Misdiagnosed Health Conditions

19 March 2011 - 11:12 AM

I am new to the forum, and new to learning about celiacs disease. Despite the fact that I have had tons of symptoms throughout my entire life and in the past 4 years had literally become disabled. I am 38 years old now, but as a child had a lactose intolerance, chronic diarrhea, nose bleeds (by which my mother used bath towels to soak up), joint pain and a huge appetite all the time, I was also very moody and emotional as a child. I remember going to the doctors for symptoms but it was always for one or the other, nothing was ever really found and some symptoms diminished as I grew older. A bit older I noticed muscle tears happened quite easy along with easily bruising, the diarrhea has always been apart of my life and I just got used to it being that way. I started experiencing a lot of abdominal pain, that always felt like an intensified menstual cycle, but went on for days sometimes months without ever finding any relief from over the counter meds nor answers from doctors. with various tests or treatments. All the while every year of my life something else would surface, in the form of a symptom or problem. In 2007 I started experiencing extreme joint pain in my legs, and pain in my feet while exercising or at rest, so bad that I could barely walk. The joint pain in my kness became so bad that I saw an Orthopaedic surgeon and found that I required surgery on my right knee as there was an obvious fracture to my femur and a tremendous amount of cartilage damage. So I followed through with the procedure and was expected to recover in 1 month...it never happened. Four months into that, I saw another surgeon who said the fracture was now a large hole, and showed moderate progression of deteroration. I foolowed care with this surgeon which led to injections and braces for a year before I wound up needing entire knee replacement as the degeneration just got worse. I had all sorts of other various symptoms surface in that same year. I experienced bone pain and muscle pain throughout my entire body, tendon damage, muscle loss, nerve damage in my neck and arms, balance issues, along with dizzyness, blurred vision, numbness in hands and feet, sweats, hair loss, my list goes on and on. I have severe pitted edema in my lower extremities. I have severe bloating of the abdomen with pain that is constant, and just recently had an inginual hernia, that presented itself like a hernia but was masses of saponified and necrotic tissue. I have spent the entire past four years at the mercy of conventional medicine and doctors, only to labeled an enigma. As I lay here feeling like there is no hope, and that my life will probably be short at this point.
A friend told me about a neighbor of hers that had just been diagnosed with celiacs, which led me to research it and persue a local non-profit health clinic providing holistic health. Upon visiting them we spent 2 1/2 hours discussing my entire health history, they physically examined me and within 3 hours I was on a path of hope! We discussed without testing they strongly believed everything I spoke of through the course of my life led to the possibility of celiacs disease. I then scheduled with them a complete celiac panel test and an live blood cell analysis. After 3 visits I have found more out about my life and my health then I have in my whole 38 years with conventional medicine and doctors.
I have been diagnosed with celiacs, and various other possible conditons which may or may not have caused damamge to vital organs. I am in the process of recovery, quite frankily only 5 days in. I have a long road ahead of me and still may require surgeries for varios things, but my ultimate goal is to gain my life back. I hope to make some celiac friends and learn all I can about this debilitating disease and hopefully save a few from the severity of my physical health.

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