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MenHen

Member Since 17 Oct 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 25 2012 09:49 AM
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#755440 Dating A Celiac

Posted by MenHen on 10 December 2011 - 01:57 AM

Thank you so much for your opinions - they're greatly appreciated!

I do care a lot about him, he is very important to me, and is probably one of the people in my life who brings me the most happiness. Making adjustments in my lifestyle for him wouldn't really bother me because it's all for the greater good :)

I cook a lot of my own food already because I'm vegetarian while the rest of my family isn't, so I might try to start cooking more gluten-free recipes. I've done a little research and have found a few cooking blogs for gluten-free vegetarians, but if anyone has any good websites/books to recommend, I'd love to hear it!

Is it okay to keep a travel toothbrush/toothpaste in my purse so that I can brush my teeth if we go out spontaneously? Is that wierd?


First, so awesome of you to be so caring and willing to accomodate at such a early stage. Is it wierd to carry around toothbrush - absolutely not. For completly different reasons, I used to in high school. I had some family issues and kind of traveled from friends house to friends house. I always had my back up essentials and no one ever once questioned that. Maybe I was lucky, but it is so not weird. It is just so awesome to hear someone of your age to be so compassionate about what dangers another person. You will go so far in your life whether it is with this guy or someone else all due to you being understanding. I would like to hope I would be the same way in your shoes but I was never faced with that.
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#754962 Disappointing Doctors Visit

Posted by MenHen on 08 December 2011 - 01:34 PM

I think I i will still gluten free for the most part. Though the doctor made it sound like its REALLY RARE for a person to have Celiacs and not have either test positive.

He says he has no idea why I feel better off of gluten.

They took more blood for the thyroid and they are sending the results to my primary pyshcian. I hate some gluten today, don't feel terrible but feel tired. Head ache (but I am assuming thats from the upsetting news I got).

Perhaps my positive results to gluten free are because I ate a lot more fiber and healthy foods.

I don't know... Maybe I got sick when I ate "gluten" because of other things (food allergies are common in my family). I just don't know if I should listen to you guys or if it really is just my thyroid.

I belive my thyroid test was :5.79 range was 1-4.5

So I don't even know if this new set of tests will come back positive again. Stupid doctor perscribed more benefiber, I HATE BENEFIBER. I have taken it so many times. It is gross. It tastes terrible. I'M NOT CONSTIPATED!!! I have done a little research and hyper thyroid does not cause stomach pain. Or Constipation. This is crap.

I don't know If I can keep going gluten free when my parents now think its just the thyroid. (maybe it is just the thyroid). Going to eat gluten until my next doctors appointment on Tuesday. See how I feel.



I agree with Irish.

You need to get copies of the actual tests, biopsies, etc. maybe he is reading the tests wrong now. Maybe he didn't even do the correct tests.

When I was a teen, I had a thyroid issue. It's not normal for teens to have a bad thyroid. You need an endocrinologist.

If your mom doesn't get this, put her on here & let us talk to her.


I don't think many people on here will tell you what to do. What we are saying is don't always trust everything a doctor tells you. Especially one that has already messed up your results. You need to be sure to listen to your body and take into account of what you feel and think. It may not be gluten. It could be another food allergy. Only your body truly has the answers. Just don't discount that you can still be gluten intolerant or have Celiac. If you haven't already been doing this, I would recommend keeping a food diary. I understand your mom would be hesitant to support you if the doctor told you that you don't have Celiac. Maybe the food diary could come in handy. You could keep it up to date along with your symptoms throughout the day. You and your mom could go over it together and play detective. I would definitely follow up with an endocronoligst regardless.
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#754943 Disappointing Doctors Visit

Posted by MenHen on 08 December 2011 - 12:13 PM

I am so sorry! That is very frustrating!

There are a lot of otheres out there that have more experience and/or knowledge than I do. However, I would not discount Celiac. Over and over you see how it is misdiagnosed. Also, thyroid problems and celiac are common. Has the gluten free diet made you feel better or helped you in any way? You could still have gluten intolerance at least. You never had the biopsy, right? Also, if your doctor gave you the wrong blood results, is he trustworthy? I wouldn't trust a doctor that gave me the wrong results, especially on something such a major disease. Please try to take a step back from your frustration and think about all that you have gone through. If gluten free is good for you, take advantage of starting that at such a young age. Don't continue to poison yourself just based on one doctor's diagnosis. The only true test is through the diet.

Hyperthyroid is an overactive thyroid. The thyroid is hormone regulated. If you google it, you will find plenty of information on it.
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#754554 Holiday Party At Work Today

Posted by MenHen on 07 December 2011 - 08:54 AM

We have what they are calling a Holiday 'Feast' at work tomorrow. (Giant Potluck) I am not participating because I am afraid of CC. I've been feeling so good that I don't think it's worth the risk. When they approached me about what I was bringing, I kindly declined and explained that there wouldn't be much of anything I could eat so to make it easier on all of us I'll just pass. THEY GOT MAD AT ME!!! Like I was supposed to cook and bring a dish to pass when it would most likely be the only thing I can eat? Eye roll!! :rolleyes:


I am so sorry they got mad at you! It should be your choice to participate or not, regardless of reason. I feel lucky that I changed jobs this year before going gluten free. There is only 11 of us here and we are doing a pot luck. There is one that is vegetarian, another with some food restrictions and one that is very strict on weight watchers, so I don't feel singled out. I will make something that is filling for me in a seperate container and give the rest to everyone else.


Over the years I've I've been in many commercial kitchens doing repairs or upgrading electrical power.. I've been an eyewitness to many old school cooks or chefs using the stir spoon to taste test their products... Buyer beware out there...


I can only imagine. I worked in restaraunts for years, so I won't even try to go to many places. I notice so many more contamination issues being gluten free that I get disgusted easily. I had always thought I was a clean cook and person, but now I realize I wasn't nearly as careful as I should have been. It now makes me cringe to see people reach in the same chip bag with their hands LOL
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