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Member Since 27 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 26 2013 11:47 AM

Topics I've Started

White Blood Cell Count

22 August 2012 - 08:09 AM

I have been very, very strict with my diet. But I went to the doctor last week for bloodwork and they called yesterday to tell me that my white blood cell count had dropped to 2.9 (4.5-11.0).

Of course, I am freaking out and scared that I have something much worse. I never tested positive for celiac disease so I can't help but worry that the numerous doctors I've gone to missed something in the beginning and I have wasted 4 months that could have been used on trying to find the real issue because I felt somewhat better. How do I not worry?

Stool Color And Many More Questions

14 July 2012 - 10:14 AM

First question: While I am having normal stools, they continue to be a green color. I am taking iron supplements, magnesium, a multivitamin, and Vitamin D. I am hoping this is what is causing it. I assume that because my energy is going up. This time last year, I could barely stand up in the shower.

Second question: If I am allergic to two types of tree nuts, would it be safe to say that they all bother me? I love cashews, but I think they are bothering me. I already suspected almonds.

Since I am self-diagnosed, I continue to freak out thinking there is more wrong with me that the doctors are not seeing.

Two Months In. I Feel Awful

12 July 2012 - 09:33 AM

Two months in and I have some kind of sinus infection. I started feeling bad about two weeks ago. I suspect I have a fructose intolerance. I was drinking a lot of strawberry mango smoothies for breakfast and I was experiencing diarrhea. TMI. That has stopped since I switched over to strictly blueberry avocado smoothies every couple of days. When I first went gluten-free, my night sweats stopped. They have since started again. Granted, it does get hot in my bedroom and we've been dealing with a heatwave here in Kansas City.

What kind of problems did some of you experience in the first couple of months?

How Many People That Are Diagnosed In This Forum Are African-American/black/hispanic/as...

11 July 2012 - 04:08 AM

I'm not sure where this should go...I am just so bothered by the fact that doctors believe that it's impossible for people of other ethnicities to have Celiac Disease. That makes people in that community unaware, to a point where they don't even care or even believe that themselves. While Vitamin D-deficiency is everywhere, it's very prevalent in African-American women. I almost wish I could put together screenings/blood tests for African-American/Hispanics/Asian/non-White community just to prove to some dense doctors how common it may be.

Is This Common?

28 June 2012 - 04:43 AM

Is it common to start suggesting to family members who suffer the same digestive issues that you have get tested?

I have probably been driving my family nuts with all of this because I have no diagnosis of anything. Everything points to Celiac disease, but if I could just get one person in my life to care, it would be appreciated. I feel like I have been dealing with this on my own.

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