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AJ Leigh

Member Since 21 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active Jan 22 2012 10:12 AM
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In Topic: It's One Of Those Days/weeks/months :(

05 January 2012 - 02:55 PM

I'm beginning to think soy is a bigger problem for me than gluten!
I've got to check every med I take now for soy, which will be a pain! I'm worried about my vitamins :((.
Thanks for responding!

In Topic: Anger

05 January 2012 - 02:54 PM

I'm sorry you had to find that out at such a stressful time :(. Don't get discouraged- it takes a lot of trial and error to get the hang of it. Don't beat yourself up. I was 100% gluten free for like 2 months, feeling awesome, and then ate soy sauce and messed it all up. I was so disappointed and sick that I pretty much screamed at anyone who talked to me for two days straight!

If I am not feeling well, whether it's from gluten or something else I'm intolerant of (like soy), I get really jittery and paranoid. It's like a weird caffeine high. I don't know if it's normal, but that's just one way some systems cope with the intoxication I guess. I'd say my worst symptom of all is brain fogginess. I'm also in college and sometimes I find it's like pulling teeth to get me to sit still and concentrate long enough. It's like there's a bubble around my head.

1) Indigestion is one of those symptoms that I seem to battle nonstop no matter what I do. My doctor told me to take Zantac twice a day (150 strength I think) and Prilosec (that's basically what Omeprazole is, isn't it?) once a day for a while to soothe the irritation, and top it off with Tums if necessary. It works really well as a bandaid, but it's kind of expensive and obviously doesn't solve the problem :|.

2) You definitely could be experiencing withdrawals. That's a major dietary change. For a while your body is going to be detoxing. You should start to feel a lot better the longer you're on the diet.

In Topic: It's One Of Those Days/weeks/months :(

04 January 2012 - 07:55 PM

Thanks for your reply guys :). I've actually been mostly dairy free for a long time. The puzzling thing is when I had my colonoscopy/endoscopy thing the doctor said he could tell I was "severely lactose intolerant". I hardly ever eat dairy and when I do it's in small amounts with a lot of lactaid supplements. I guess I have to quit it altogether since my stomach is so damaged :|.

In Topic: Am I Celiac? Negative Blood Test

04 January 2012 - 03:51 PM

Another thing to consider is keeping a food diary. If you have any other food intolerances and allergies, especially if you choose to go gluten free, that would be a good way to rule them out.

In Topic: Am I Celiac? Negative Blood Test

04 January 2012 - 03:50 PM

You have a lot of the same symptoms I do. They're pretty text book celiac symptoms. I know 100% that I have the disease and my blood panel was negative. As someone mentioned, your best option would probably be to try a gluten free diet. Try it faithfully for a month or two and see what happens If you eat gluten. Thatll be more accurate than any lab work, believe me. Remember though that it can take a little while for the gluten inflammation to leave your system entirely, so don't give up after a week or so.

Good luck!