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missmellie

Member Since 08 Oct 2011
Offline Last Active Mar 13 2014 05:59 PM
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In Topic: Newly Diagnosed But Not New To Celiac

06 September 2012 - 05:33 AM

Hi, tannilisa. Most likely you are reacting to something else, in addition to the gluten. Many of us react to dairy and soy, and there are lots of other possibilities. Some people find it helpful to keep a food diary so they have a record of what they have eaten. Then they can figure out what they ate that caused a reaction. Hang in there. You have my sympathy. You are not alone. I'm going through more testing, too. None of this is fun. But, I have faith that we will get better. :)

In Topic: Doc Probably Calls Me The Crazy Mom

06 September 2012 - 05:19 AM

Thanks Miss Mellie! Yes, I read the dyes were used to analyze the biopsy too. Sorry I wasn't clear on that. So, do you think I could call and request that they use the dye? I guess it never hurts to ask.


You won't need to ask them to use it. It is standard procedure to use dye in the examination process. :-)

In Topic: Celiacs, Have You Tested Repeatedly For Trace Of Blood In Urine?

06 September 2012 - 05:12 AM

The only thing I can for sure is you're not the only one. I have experienced the same thing and have had multiple tests to find the cause. They finally said "well, some people just have little amounts of blood in their urine and we don't know why." I guess the important thing is to rule out potential serious causes.

In Topic: Gums

02 September 2012 - 06:09 PM

Yes, Clamarie. Please do pass along that applesauce cake recipe. And, thanks for your advice. I will give it a try. Edible pancakes would be a good place to start. I happen to love apple cider vinegar, so trying the soda/vinegar combo and using lighter flours will be the first thing I try. And, I intend to start trying the baking again as soon as it's less than 100 degrees outside every day. :-)

In Topic: Doc Probably Calls Me The Crazy Mom

02 September 2012 - 05:48 AM

If I understand the OP question, the dye that is used is added AFTER the biopsy specimen has arrived at the lab for processing. Dyes are commonly used to make the variations in the tissue easier to see and as part of the testing process. The patient is not exposed to those dyes. They are just a part of the tissue examination process. (I am a medical transcriptionist who types up the reports from these procedures.)