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c_grote

Member Since 30 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 12 2012 12:52 PM
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Topics I've Started

Reacting To Something....antibiotic...maybe?

07 September 2012 - 08:45 AM

Something must have got to me and now I am in question?
Thinking I have it narrowed down or do I?

Drug in Question Cefuroxime Axetil Tablets 500mg - Manufactured by Lupin Pharmaceuticals -
I called the manufacturer, there claim is that there is no gluten in there product, they were very short with me, very rude....twice now after taking this product I have had reactions...

however...

Both times I was taking this product I also consumed Tostinos Corn Chips and there Medium Salsa...

Last Time I had more running to the bathroom symptoms and stomach pain...

This Time I have stomach pain/swelling/ but very very bad joint pain/swelling/neck & back pain ... I can't seem to get comfortable my body just aches...

Anyone else experiencing symptoms with these items??

Just Curious In The World Of Tests...what Do You Think Of The Genetic Testing?

13 August 2012 - 10:41 AM

If I order the genetic testing kit will this be enough? What do you think of the genetic tests in comparison to bloodwork panels? (so many have negative results with blood panels ) will the genetic testing serve more of a purpose?

Thanks,
Cathleen

Going Gluten Free...welcome Day 40!

30 July 2012 - 12:18 PM

I am so new to all of this, today is day 40 going gluten free, with a few unwanted glutenations along the way! This is a whole new world, a whole new life! In short I have been sick for along while but 5 years with symptoms I beleive related to Celiac Disease. I have had many tests done over these years,by many doctors trying to figure out what is "wrong" with me from cat scans, blood work, x-rays, MS testings,spinal taps, hormone testing, gall bladder testing....not one doctor ever mentioned to me that maybe I had an allergy or an intollernce to foods. In short about two months ago I sat down to rock my 1 year old, turned on the TV and there was Dr.Oz with guest Elizabeth from The View, talking about Celiac Disease and the symptoms, as I sat and watched the symptoms being explained I could check off every single one of them and then some...(if anyone is interested I could list them for you)right then a light bulb went off in my head...this was a sign nothing to loose, maybe something to gain, but absoutlly nothing to loose!! So that was it for me the rest of the day I watched what I ate, and then the next day and every day since then...after 72 hours the gall bladder pain and stomach pain started to subside, I had a burst of energy, I was running with my 3 year old on a "walk", I could hug my husband without pulling away because it was to uncomfortable...I can go on and on...but the best thing is I am feeling better then what I had in a very long time, with no help from the doctors! (Still thinking of billing them the $7K in medical bills accumulated/ but they are good samaritians after all, right!) I am by no means healed, but I feel as if I am healing!

So about two weeks ago I went to see an allergist so excited to get this show on the road...I want to know everything so I can fix it, and move on. In short the allergist came up empty handed..I had NO blood work done for the Celiac Disease because they informed me that I would have to be digesting it for the tests to come out correctlly. So my friends this is a PROBLEM for me...because NO way would I take a million dollers to feel the way I had felt before all of this.

Does having the underlined diagnosis sought out worth my pain and suffering?
What if it showed negative? But what if it shows positive?
I have a husband that is a gluten 'LOVER', 5 kids that go nuts for cakes/brownies/breads...you name it they digest it!

The two times that I am well aware of that I was contaminated was not pleasent for me or for them but I am DROWNING in possiable contaminations here in this household...Do I move out...?LOL

I just want support/someone who gets all of this, gets me. My family just does not understand as I am making there turkey sandwhiches with plastic baggies over my hands and itching like crazy, my throat swollen and snot draining, foggy head as Im pouring there gravy on there mashed potatoes...later washing all the dishes...

Is having the diagnois going to be worth it, is my main question, I guess,? Does that help with support in the long run through all of this? Do your families/households just take it out completelly? How do I cook for all of them while I feel like S*&%, with a smile on my face knowing what I am going to feel like by the end of there dinner!

AHH, THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO MY BABBLES!
Cathleen