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xxikayixx

Member Since 04 May 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 05 2013 08:51 PM
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In Topic: Do I Have Celiac?

02 March 2013 - 11:32 AM

Hi. I am 28 years old and have been suffering from what I thought was IBS my entire pre-adolescent/adult life. 

I went through dozens of tests and I was just told that I need a nutritionist and I had to live with IBS for the rest of my life.

I moved a few years ago and someone mentioned they knew someone with digestive issues and they had a Gluten allergy. I ended up cutting out all Gluten from my diet and I have NEVER felt better. My concern is do I just have a gluten allergy or do I have Celiac? I am overweight and have been my entire life. I lost about 32lbs after going gluten free which was a big shock. I never really ate a lot of unhealthy foods but obesity runs in my family. 

I had read that you have to be thin to have Celiac. I do not want to go and do the test because I do not want to go back to eating gluten to do so. I already have a lot of issues keeping a non contaminated kitchen due to living with 3 other people who do not have the allergy. It's a struggle everyday and I do get cross contamination at least once a week. 

My worry is that if I do have Celiac that I am doing things wrong and should know if I do or not. Or does it even matter? I cannot even have the littlest bit of gluten or else I'm in bed for 2 days sick.

 

I feel also if people ask me, oh your Celiac? I would be lying if I said yes.

 

I have been gluten free a year next month. 


In Topic: When You First Went Gluten Free, Did You Lose Weight?

04 May 2012 - 11:52 AM

I have always suffered from intestinal pain and ever since I went Gluten free I have NEVER felt as energetic, healthy and pain free as I do now. It has been almost weeks, and I've lost 7 lbs.