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Member Since 07 May 2012
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In Topic: How Many People Self-Diagnose?

02 July 2012 - 02:55 AM

In fact, in the US getting diagnosed can be detrimental because it becomes a pre-existing condition that can get you declined coverage or bumped into a more expensive insurance bracket.

Isn't that fraudulent, withholding information when applying for an insurance?

In Topic: How Many People Self-Diagnose?

01 July 2012 - 07:14 PM

The topic is "How Many People Self-Diagnose". :D

On this forum it looks like there are many people self-diagnosed and that they are very active.

In Topic: How Many People Self-Diagnose?

01 July 2012 - 07:09 PM

"As my body doesn't know if I'm glutened on purpose or by accident"

clearly the keyword is "body" and "my body doesn't know" has not the same meaning as "I don't know"
And it is about knowing the difference between "by accident or on purpose"

In Topic: How Many People Self-Diagnose?

01 July 2012 - 12:10 PM

You mean, for YOU it's easier to stick to the diet....

Not only for me, for most. Just in human nature that life is easier without doubts. And there is a lot of positive power from doctors, employers, friends, family-members taking your celiac to be a fact.

Gluten challenges can be really dangerous. You got off easy. I was specifically instructed by my doctors not to challenge. In my case I risk serious psychiatric illness from the effects of gluten on my mind. You can also trigger autoimmune flare-ups and we had a board member who got so sick she needed hospitalization when she challenged. A gluten challenge isn't something to undergo lightly.

If a gluten challenge becomes life threatening or really unbearable, of course a person needs to contact his/her doctor and discuss how to go further. That is just common sense. There are many diagnosed celiacs out there who did the gluten challenge like me. For me it was not a nice thing to go through, but didn't kill me either. I'm happy now I did not quit. I feel lucky I had people supporting me and helped me through it.

You said you cannot tell when you have been glutened by accident, right? (I read this on the other thread "How bad is cheating")

You read wrong.
I said my body (nor anyone else's body for that matter) can tell the difference between an accidental glutening and a glutening on purpose (as for the body it's just a glutening). Hope with the additions you are better able to understand it.

I'm sorry to hear how some of you were not able to do the gluten challenge and therefore missed to be diagnosed and to find out the benefits of being properly diagnosed.

In Topic: DH Photo Bank

01 July 2012 - 04:57 AM

So far none of the picture posters have been diagnosed DH, right?
It's a "probable DH photo bank" then...

How can you be 100% sure it is DH and use it as an example for other people?
There is still a (although maybe slight) chance it is something else

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