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Member Since 05 Apr 2005
Offline Last Active Feb 19 2006 04:43 PM

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In Topic: Food Intolerence And The Colon

29 June 2005 - 06:24 PM

Left side abdominal and back pain is most often associated with the colon, or the tube through which stool leaves the body. For me, when I am either severly constipated or have diarhea from having to take laxatives to relieve the constipation, this side hurts. My doctor said it is from my muscles trying to contract to push the stool through my system. Do you suffer from constipation or diarhea? If so, then I would relate these symptoms to the back and abdominal pain. It could also just be gas, but if you have celiac disease, being gluten-free should help clear up these problems. But, be aware that it can take a long time to clear up, even after being gluten-free. I'm talking months to a year or two, depending on severeness. Hope this helps.

In Topic: Emotional Reactions To Food

29 June 2005 - 06:18 PM

Hi, I just read your post, and you are not alone! I too, don't really suffer much from GI symptoms, but I get severely emotional. I mean, REALLY bad. Some days I get so angry that I really throw things and I can flip at the drop of a hat. The thing is, I am not normally like this, and I only started suffering from things like this since my celiac disease was activated. One day, I cried all day, literally. It just seemed like I was overreacting to everything! I strongly believe that it was all gluten related, as I have no other explanation for it. And, unfortunately, it's worse when I PMS, so I know that I absolutely have to stay away from gluten. I get so emotional that it puts a strain on every relationship in my life- boyfriend, family, friends, co-workers, etc. But, try to be very careful about being gluten-free and you shouldn't have any problems. Good luck, and remember, we're here for you!

In Topic: Dr. Said To Try Eating A Little Wheat

02 June 2005 - 06:58 AM

I also had an issue with antibodies showing up while being on a gluten-free diet. My doctor and his nurse have been doing research and have recently put together another panel of blood tests for celiac. They are going to be testing me for more antibodies, including the TtG test. When I asked him if the results would be affected by being gluten-free, he said no.

After more explaining, I understand why. He said that the TtG test will probably be affected, but the other things he is testing for will show up if I have it. He said that if I have celiac, the antibodies will always be there, as a delayed reaction, even though I'm not having an "immediate" reaction to gluten. He explained it like this: If you've ever had chicken pox, you only get them once. However, once you get them, the antibodies remain in your blood forever. So, I had them when I was 7, but, if I was tested for that antibody now, I would have it because it remains in my immune system. Because those antibodies remain, that's why I only get chicken pox once in my life (and everyone else, unless immune). With celiac, once you get the antibodies, they are always there because they are in "delayed" response. So, celiac is not like chicken pox in that you "only get it once" it's just that once it's been activated, the antibodies will always be there (or I should say, certain TYPES of antibodies).

I know this seems confusing, but the way he explained it was very clear. I was very persistent too, and I was challenging his every explanation, and he did a very good job at combatting me, so I trust his explanation. If your chiropractor thinks that you should test for something else, then maybe you should. Or, at least have more blood work done that tests for these antibodies. I'm still waiting for my results, so once I get them, I will let you know how accurate the tests are because I've been strictly gluten-free for 2 months before having this test, so, if these certain antibodies show up, then the test does work.

Good luck!

In Topic: Gf Macaroni Salad Recipes?

25 May 2005 - 12:10 PM

That sounds great! Thanks!

In Topic: Gf Macaroni Salad Recipes?

25 May 2005 - 09:39 AM

To Jenvan, I am looking for a salty recipe :)

Rmmadden, Thanks so much for your response. I will give it a try and let you know how it comes out! I hope this will satisfy my craving!

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