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Chopper

Member Since 24 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Oct 14 2012 08:58 AM
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Glutened By Vapors

14 September 2012 - 11:17 AM

My husband took up a new hobby, brewing beer. After he made it two different times, the next day I got sick. (I'm always sick the next day when I'm glutened.) He didn't believe me when I blamed it on the boiling brew. I volunteered to help at the fire department for their chicken bbq, and I was working in the kitchen with the boiling macaroni. Sure enough, next day I got sick. Even when he tried to make it when I wasn't home for a third time, I still got sick the next day. This tells me I've moved into the super sensitive arena. But I have to believe that's because I've done such a good job of avoiding gluten, that when I get a little bit, I'm not used to it and react stronger. So be aware of vapors!!!

Gastroparesis Versus Hashimoto's And Celiac

27 January 2012 - 08:39 AM

I thought it might be helpful to share with others how after I went gluten free 1 1/2 years ago, my 'stomach' symptoms worsened. I felt full so quickly, would get painful attacks that would lead to vomiting, and I couldn't handle foods with much fat nor fibrous foods. 1 year ago I was diagnosed with gastroparesis. 10 months ago I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's, as well as having a positive blood test for Limited Scleroderma. Over the last 10 months the scleroderma doctor has decided that I had a false positive for it. In talking with my new GI specialist, he told me that Hashimoto's can cause gastroparesis. He also said that they are finding that celiac can affect the stomach. So in my case, the culprit to my gastroparesis could be either or both.

I have a personal theory as well. I think I tested positive for scleroderma because I believe I was developing it. I've read that untreated celiac can lead to scleroderma. I had most all of the symptoms for scleroderma except skin involvement. After alot of deducing, the scleroderma doctor and the GI specialist said we could blame most of my symptoms on either Hashimoto's or celiac. The only symptom that no one had much of an explanation for was telangiectasia on my face, hands, upper body, and splinter hemorrhages on my nails. I haven't had splinter hemorrhages in a few months, and I haven't gotten any new telangiectasia. Therefore, I have to think that going gluten free and getting my thyroid managed has helped me in many ways unknown.

My advice to anyone with celiac who cheats is to please realize that it is of GRAVE danger to their health.

Well wishes,
Chopper

I Moved From Silent Disease To Not Silent!

26 January 2012 - 01:50 PM

In August 2010 I was finally diagnosed with a failing gallbladder after 1 1/2 years, and was also diagnosed with celiac during the testing series. I never thought I had symptoms except my stomach always felt full. Now, nearly 1 1/2 years later, when I have gluten, starting with the following morning, I have GI troubles for about 1-2 weeks. Anyone else experience this and have any theories why this happens?