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Chad Sines

Member Since 19 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active Sep 27 2014 12:49 AM
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#751458 Still Angry Sometimes After 2 Years

Posted by Chad Sines on 28 November 2011 - 08:30 AM

I agree with you. Intolerance is a minor issue, ie eating this gives me gas or maybe the runs. For most people on here, their issues are serious when consuming gluten.

Imagine the difference in perception to I have a peanut allergy vs intolerant of peanuts. What springs to your mind when you hear both statement? One means you will die, the other means you probably get stomach cramps. I may forget to tell you about peanuts if you just get gas; however, i will be super safe if i feel you might die from it.
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#751376 Cyclical Celiac

Posted by Chad Sines on 27 November 2011 - 09:40 PM

I was posting about how mine seemed to start. There are some times in the past when I had bad spells and then appeared to be back to normal for a year or more in between. Withing the last 10 years I can count maybe 3ish that I can recall. I was relatively normal in between until this last one that hit hardest last year. That is when I figured things out. Has anyone heard about anything like that before? It seems like it was building up over time but I never went gluten-free until this year. Of course as a self diagnosed person you ponder if you got it wrong, but I have been greatly improved since going gluten free. I do not doubt the diagnosis, but question if there was more to it or how it started like this.
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#750549 Bloating And Nonstop Burping -- Help

Posted by Chad Sines on 24 November 2011 - 10:31 PM

I have had a significant reduction in intestinal gas since going low carb. It has been a little over a week and I am pleased with the change. Much less bloating. I did have massive carbs on Thanksgiving but no gluten.

Several experts feel one cause of reflux is intestinal gas which makes sense. Several feel too little stomach acid which also makes sense. Treating both is easy and will better your life.
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#749614 Frustrated With Nausea!

Posted by Chad Sines on 21 November 2011 - 05:04 PM

Vitamin D makes me incredibly nauseous even with food in doses over 1000 IU. I used to think that was because some was in soybean oil; however, I noticed it in some that did not list it. I have heard it does that if your magnesium and calcium is low, but not sure. A weekly script dose would at least only cause you issues that day.

Glutamine does it to me in doses over 5 grams. Get the powder as it is much cheaper. I put mine in a little water and chugged the nastiness. I am sure it would be better in sweet juices.

You could stop them all for one day (assuming your doc is okay with it), and then add one back a day to see which is your issue.
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#747310 Got Any Funnys From Friends/family Trying To Understand?

Posted by Chad Sines on 13 November 2011 - 08:08 PM

i honestly had no clue what it was. I just thought bread..end of story. Heck, look at all the discussions we have about gluten being in shampoo and hidden in this and that. No wonder the public gets confused.

We need a Celiac awareness ribbon and have the words "Don't be an idiot to us" inscribed on it for all the jerks out there.
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#747158 Sarcasm About Celiac

Posted by Chad Sines on 13 November 2011 - 11:12 AM

If it is a coworker, just file a complaint with HR about someone harassing you about a medical illness. Watch how fast they nip that in the bud to prevent some law suit. Friends and family who do it are not friends or family and are easy to do without. "why don't you visit anymore" "Because you disrespect me for having a medical illness you cannot understand. It seems like you would accept me more if I had cancer or something that made sense to you."

There is just no time in life to deal with these people. No need to waste a nanosecond on the evils of others.

The lesson I learned last year is to remove toxic people from your life. It sure did help a lot.
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#702533 Job Interview Concern

Posted by Chad Sines on 26 May 2011 - 09:42 AM

If you will be required to eat out a lot for sales, then I think you MUST go to this. If you will not attend this most critical meal then he is going to wonder if you are reliable enough to attend them with a client.

I have never had any business associate or client give me any negatives about having an allergy to wheat (the term wheat is easier for them to understand). "Allergy to wheat?" "Yea, I used to be really sick before it was diagnosed but I am great now" Most either know someone with it, have heard about it or were curious about it. It has been a great ice breaker.

Would you hide if you had a seafood or peanut allergy?

You have to eat at your meals but you do not have to eat wheat. Like others said, you could just eat a salad if you want to keep it a secret. But if you do not let people know this you will offend them at some point when they invite you to a celiac unfriendly meal and you act "off."
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#700359 Best Vit D To Take?

Posted by Chad Sines on 17 May 2011 - 05:34 PM

Be sure you are getting enough magnesium or you can get evil side effects from the vitamin D, nausea, tremors, etc. It usually only happens at the higher doses (over 1000 iu)
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#697554 Vitamins?

Posted by Chad Sines on 07 May 2011 - 10:39 AM

Thanks everyone for your replies! It's very informative and it helped a lot!

Thank-you Ravenwoodglass! This does make a lot of sense to me! I do really think this was gluten related. It would explain all of my symptoms. I'm really not sure if it was soy or not since I'm still eating small amounts of soy and I'm still getting better. It's been slowly, but I think if I was getting CC for two months, it's going to take me about 1-2 months to be 100%.

My doctor even called off the capsule endoscopy for me since I'm feeling better. I think he suspects, too, that this was my celiac disease reacting to CC from the vitamins.I haven't talked to him since, but I'm due to see him again in two weeks, so I'll have a lot of questions for him.

I also think my symptoms for reacting to CC are changing since I've been gluten free for about 20 months now. I think the only good thing that came out of this is at least now I know that if I'm ever feeling dizzy, headaches, tried, chills and a fever that I'll have to look for CC from gluten.

I think I will try the GNC vitamins first since I really suspect it was the Vitafusion. I'll let you all know how it goes and I won't add anything else for a month. :)

Thanks Chad - I'm not taking anything at all for my acid reflux. It's very mild, but I do notice that my throat gets a little sore and it's sometimes will be uncomfortable to talk. The only meds I take are Levoxyl for my thyroid. I was taking Percocet for two weeks after the surgery. I'm not sure not sure if that would cause some acid reflux or not.

Thanks again everyone! :)


I really think our GI systems are so wonky that many issues are so multifaceted that it is nearly impossible to figure out. Reducing gluten reduces many issues but maybe a dairy issue is causing nausea and then the soy and then the corn. So in the end we get no complete relief from anything so it is a constant struggle. So nice that there are a group of people who understand these issues.
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#696174 Pain Right Under Diaphragm

Posted by Chad Sines on 01 May 2011 - 11:28 AM

I had a GI suggest it years ago and then that was the end of it although she did some blood work (never heard back) that I am trying to get a hold of. At the time I did not know enough to pursue it more. I just assumed the issues were post-GB removal issues. I had all the symptoms for a year with the worse being nausea, vomiting, dizziness, anxiety, brain fog 24/7. After a year that comment of "you ever been tested for celiac" dawned on me, so I just gave gluten free a try since there are no meds for it. Within 2 days I was 90% better. I went from multiple daily barfing to maybe once a month and that seems to be from accidental goods. Before the change I was a gluten eating machine. Whenever my issues died down I just ate whatever was quick and easy not knowing it might be hurting me. It has been about 3 months now. I get glutened at times not realizing it and think I need to eliminate corn, milk, and soy as each seem to cause me issues.

I am really burnt out on the docs as after 10+ years none had any clue except that passing comment. I have read better "medical" advice on these forums. At some point I will talk to a new GI, but I am in no hurry and do not want to have to introduce gluten just to be scoped. I am considering the test people recommends. The change works for me and I am 100% gluten-free unless it is an honest accident. Whether gluten intolerant, wheat allergy or Celiac, I am treating as if Celiac and being extremely diligent as the reminders of the year past keep me on track.
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