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Member Since 27 Apr 2012
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#812191 Could I Have Celiac? I'm African-American.

Posted by on 19 July 2012 - 05:47 PM

^ Thank you for replying to me. Interestingly enough, my Father has the same problems, will culminated in a diagnosis of.....nothing. It's nothing, the doctors say. Not IBS, not Chrohn's, just a "bad stomach". He ended up going to a wholistic doctor that put him on a custom pro-biotic diet and he feels a lot better. This pro-biotic diet consists of drinking almond milk instead of regular milk, and host of other things which sound suspiciously like what like one of my friends (who has celiac disease) eats.

But anyways, are you suggesting that I don't bring this up point blank with my doctor? I think I would like to be tested, but I feel stupid asking, as again, my only proof is how I feel, and a few discussions with my celiac disease friend.

I would definitely ask the doctor to test you. There needs to be more awareness about this disease in the African-American community. If you test positive, it may influence someone in your family dealing with the same issues to get tested.
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#811051 Stool Color And Many More Questions

Posted by on 14 July 2012 - 02:17 PM

Self diagnosis is not safe or healthy. You could be doing your body more harm than good.
Yes all those things will change stool color, but you need an MD and maybe a nutritionist to help you do what's right.

I have been to about 3 doctors who claim nothing is wrong, even though cutting out gluten and soy helped. I have tried to get medical help.
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#793121 Peanut Butter

Posted by on 03 May 2012 - 04:20 PM

I don't have a reaction to Skippy brand, I buy the natual super chunk style. I like that brand because the peanut butter doesn't separate and have to be stirred like most of the other "natural" brands that don't have additives.
Could the heartburn be from anything else you ate today or last night? Heartburn isn't one of my issues, but I'm pretty sensitive and Skippy on apples, bananas or a rice cake is breakfast or a snack a couple of times a week. One of the difficult things in figuring out what bothers you is the delayed reaction. Mine usually occur anywhere from 22-24 hour later, but I've had a couple of instances when it was only 1/2 hour later. It can be confounding! Good luck, hope you feel better! :)

I had grits last night. I don't have much of an appetite. I had Cinnamon Rice Chex and lactose free yogurt for breakfast, spinach and eggs for lunch...
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