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BBrien

Member Since 24 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 08 2013 02:29 AM
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In Topic: Head Trauma Causing Celiac's Disease?

08 July 2013 - 02:21 AM

Anything that can cause change in your body can trigger it (examples are surgery, sickness, injury, stress, etc.).

Thank you! That will benefit me in trying to help my doctors piece together my Celiac's. 


In Topic: What Is The Severity Of Your Reaction To Gluten?

22 June 2013 - 12:40 PM

Hello, I'm new to this site smile.gif

I am 17 years old, and have been gluten-free for a little over 2 years (wow, I didn't realize it has been this long). I have a younger cousin, 3 years my junior, who has Celiac and Juvenile Insulin-Dependent Diabetes. She has been gluten-free for about 5 years now. When she eats gluten, she doesn't get sick at all (in fact, she cheats all the time. *jealousy* :/ ). However, when I slip up, I am ridden with crippling pain, and do not feel better for atleast 6 hours. My reaction has always seemed very severe, and I was wondering, how bad are your reactions?

Kaitlyn

 

Wow, you're lucky!!! 6 hours?! My reaction when I eat either gluten or dairy lasts for about a week, sometimes more! I've had it for a little over a year, and I'm also 17 years old. You're reaction is similar to my friend's. All her muscles cramp up and she CANNOT move. She lays there for however long. My reaction is quite different. I puff up like an oompa loompa. Every inch of my body bloats terribly and I become sick to my stomach. During these times, the bathroom becomes my best friend. Also, I get these horrid migraines. They've given me tylenol with codeine, but of course people with Celiac's have malabsorption and so it doesn't work all that well. Also, I lose all sensation in my feet, legs, hands, and arms. Lately, it feels as if someone is pushing quite hard on the instep of my feet. It's not painful, but I cannot walk. It's happened in my hands and arms too, and I have to stop whatever I'm doing, even if I'm in class at the time. My skin also breaks out in random rashes (not sure what that's really about). Oh, the list goes on and on. 

 

Hope that helped!!!

B