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cindylou7

Member Since 26 May 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 12 2013 05:49 PM
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Topics I've Started

Low Triglycerides

20 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

Anyone else have low triglycerides? The clinic always bragged on how exceptionally low my triglyceride count is..."that of a triathlete",..turns out that some research has found low triglycerides can be a marker for autoimmune diseases. Mine runs from the 40's to the 60's. Who would've thought all this time I wasn't a secret Olympic athlete?

Nope Not Me!

20 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

I've read the posts of celiacs and other gluten sensitive souls and always thought everyone had it so much worse than I could imagine. I kind of had a "there but for the grace of God" attitude about the multitude of food issues many celiacs face. But I've come to realize that once you have some serious GI issues they don't just go away...sometimes they get worse!
I've been Gluten Free faithfully for quite some time and I am now finding other reactions and beginning a food diary/elimination diet to track it. So far the dairy sensitivity has worsened and I have been experiencing a reaction to soy too. I've also been having heart palpitations and shortness of breath (saw a cardiologist who assured me I was fine other than trivial valve regurgitation). Oh, and diverticulitis issues too, I'm beginning to believe all of my issues are just food related.
I have a new mantra...
I AM NOT CRAZY, OR DEPRESSED, OR A HYPOCHONDRIAC, I JUST HAVE FOOD ISSUES!

Iga Antibodies And Negative Test Results

17 November 2012 - 08:57 AM

Can low (still within normal) IgA antibodies affect blood test and skin biopsies?

On another note, I've been faithful to gluten-free diet and haven't had any noticeable GI symptoms that would indicate accidental glutening, but I had a breakout of DH on my skin on my arm and a return of what I always thought of as acne on my neck. It's sort of like a cyst and similar to the ones on my bottom. The only thing different in my diet is an increase in pickles/pickle juice, and I recently gave blood. Iodine? I've never noticed a connection for me.

I still have tons of questions about gluten intolerance.

Six Months Later...

07 November 2012 - 07:50 PM

I've been gluten-free for several months with a few accidental glutenings. I feel much better than I did before but the accidental ingestions are worse than ever, though farther in between. One of the pluses is the ability to donate blood because now my iron is high enough and another is excellent bloodwork on my check ups. My triglycerides are that of an athlete (according my doc) and my blood pressure is better than pre-gluten-free. Still not proof of a gluten intolerance but a definite improvement over years of results.

BTW-the last glutening caused serious pain on day one and two with lesser symptoms for about 7 days. I am far more cautious about gluten than I was before.

Stress Response Or Accidental Glutening

30 October 2012 - 06:41 PM

Has anyone experienced symptoms of a glutening during times of stress without actually ingesting gluten? I feel like I've been glutened, but I have been very careful. I am under a ton of stress and I just can't tell.