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Member Since 12 Apr 2005
Offline Last Active Jan 21 2010 07:28 PM
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In Topic: Coping With The Guilt

19 December 2007 - 03:46 AM

You had no way of knowing and the sad part is alot of people suffer for years not knowing. I am pretty sure that mine started in High school. I was anemic then and fatigued and just had more "downtimes". I was always such a happy go lucky kid before that. I didn't find out I had it until after my third boy was born. Two out of my three kids had birth defects, which I tend to wonder if it wasn't from my undiagnosed celiac disease. Who knows?, but you can't think about the past. He will adjust like the rest of us. It has been over two years for me and I am finally adjusting to my knew life. I think some people adjust easier then others. We pretty much don't eat out, which was a huge loss, but I try and think of the positives for that. We eat very simple and that is what has worked for us.

Try to think about the future and not dwell on what could have been. Believe me, I had an experience with one of my son's surgeries and felt HUGE guilt and it ate away at me for years. It SO isn't worth that!

GOod luck and try and encourage him and give him as much information as he needs and wants.
Take care,
Monica

In Topic: Ok Not Eating Vitamins While Pregnant

19 December 2007 - 03:38 AM

I would take an iron supplement. If not eat lots of foods high in Iron. You don't want to become anemic during pregnancy, which will add to exhaustion.
Goodluck,
Monica

In Topic: Eating Out Is Such A Pain In The Ass Now

11 November 2007 - 06:01 PM

I don't eat out much at all, because I haven't had a bit of luck! I get sick 99% of the time. Just ate at PF Chang's the other day and I don't know what they did, but had the big D for the whole day and sick as a dog the day before. It really stinks to not be able to eat out. I am SO terrified of getting gluttened, from all my bad experiences, that I can't enjoy the food I am served anyway!!
I am not much help.
Monica

In Topic: Celiac Disease + Anorexia Nervosa?

13 August 2007 - 06:12 PM

I started having problems with eating in high school. AT that time, I would go days without eating hardly anything. I lost weight, but never lost my period. My family was extremely worried. I got better in College, but then had some problems one summer. I think my problem started in high school. I was anemic and fatigued.

My problems with anorexia had seemed to be ok, but then I was really sick with celiac disease about two years ago and could hardly eat. It continued as far as feeling sick to my stomach after eating. I still never know when I will feel gross after eating. Because I have felt gross so much after eating, it has become very easy to not eat. Food isn't very appealing to me anymore and alot of times it is just so much easier to not eat and I don't even try not to eat. I think I eat enough calories, but alot of the time it is chips, chocolate, fruit, cheese and hardly any balance. I drink too much caffeine. I am also vegetarian. I am afraid of alot of food making me sick and it is so easy to not eat when there isn't anything that interests me. I can totally relate. I am not underweight right now, but I was for two years. I also ended up being very weak, miserable and having to have Iron infusions. So I try and drink Ensure when I don't feel like eating. I don't want to be sick and I have 3 little boys that need a mommy that is with it!

I would say introduce fruits, veges, ensure and realize that you should eat to be healthy.

Take care and good luck,
Monica

In Topic: Celiac Disease + Anorexia Nervosa?

13 August 2007 - 06:11 PM

I started having problems with eating in high school. AT that time, I would go days without eating hardly anything. I lost weight, but never lost my period. My family was extremely worried. I got better in College, but then had some problems one summer. I think my problem started in high school. I was anemic and fatigued.

My problems with anorexia had seemed to be ok, but then I was really sick with celiac disease about two years ago and could hardly eat. It continued as far as feeling sick to my stomach after eating. I still never know when I will feel gross after eating. Because I have felt gross so much after eating, it has become very easy to not eat. Food isn't very appealing to me anymore and alot of times it is just so much easier to not eat and I don't even try not to eat. I think I eat enough calories, but alot of the time it is chips, chocolate, fruit, cheese and hardly any balance. I drink too much caffeine. I am also vegetarian. I am afraid of alot of food making me sick and it is so easy to not eat when there isn't anything that interests me. I can totally relate. I am not underweight right now, but I was for two years. I also ended up being very weak, miserable and having to have Iron infusions. So I try and drink Ensure when I don't feel like eating. I don't want to be sick and I have 3 little boys that need a mommy that is with it!

I would say introduce fruits, veges, ensure and realize that you should eat to be healthy.

Take care and good luck,
Monica