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Member Since 07 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 18 2012 11:07 AM

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In Topic: Are My Symptoms Celiac?

25 October 2012 - 10:43 PM

My symptoms also got much worse after my pregnancy. I found out I was severely Vit D deficient after going to the drs multiple times with a slew of symptoms. I was pretty amazed how many symptoms went away within a couple weeks of going gluten-free. Hopefully you get some answers and start feeling better soon!

In Topic: Does Anyone Else Have A Problem With Dry , Blistering Lips?

25 October 2012 - 07:57 PM

I didn't really have blistering lips, but they were always chapped. Then I developed a rash at the corners of my mouth. I was told this was caused by a Vit b deficiency. Since going gluten-free (and adding a B Complex supplement) my lip problems have gone away. Before I was constantly applying Chapstick, now I occasionally use Vaseline, but that's it. I do noticed if I'm glutened my rash on the corners of my mouth comes back.

In Topic: What Symptoms Have Been Alleviated For You Since Becoming Gluten Free?

25 October 2012 - 02:59 PM

I went gluten free around mid-July. I've been keeping a journal of improvements for the last two months. The majority of my symptoms are now gone.

Gluten-free one month (August 2012)
night sweats are gone
Less intestinal issues, gas, and stomach gurgling
Rash on corners of mouth are gone (occasionally still itches around my lips)
Rash under right eye is getting better
Noticing less hair in the shower
Noticing a little more energy
Sleeping better at night
Tingling in arms (mainly) and legs are gone
Chest pain (left breast area) is less, but not gone

Irritable (comes and goes)
Constantly hungry
Still occasionally wake up with a racing heart at night
Still have some intestinal discomfort and D

**added probiotics and B complex supplements in mid-August
**added digestive enzymes at the end of August
- accidentally glutened on our anniversary dinner and mouth rash and intestinal issues made a reappearance.

Gluten-free month 2 (Sept 2012)

Less painful periods (still heavy flow) - little to no cramping, didn't even have to take Advil :)
Not constantly hungry - feel satiated longer
No hip pain (was on right side when trying to sleep)
Lips are no longer chapped all the time
No more dryness and cracking on heels of feet

In Topic: "it's All In Your Head!"

03 October 2012 - 12:32 PM

Oh yes, getting older. Since I turned 40, it seems every time I go to the doctor I have something which is very common in women over 40. Grrr

I was told my newer symptoms of night sweats and waking up with a rapid heartbeat was probably peri menopause (I'm 39). They did a blood test and found out I wasn't peri menopausal, but severely Vit D deficient. So I was prescribed weekly Vit D supplements, and left it at that...

In Topic: Symptoms - Thinking It's Celiac

31 August 2012 - 12:19 PM

I'm new to the forum, so I feel conflicted about giving any advice.. However, I believe it would be good for your daughter to be tested. Whether or not it's worth her having to deal with the symptoms again, well I think yes. If she's diagnosed now, for her entire life she can know for sure that she has to avoid all glutens. If she's undiagnosed, when she's older she'll likely eat glutens thinking, "What could it hurt?" There are a lot of foods that you can eat that are gluten free naturally. Soy milks, most tofus, meat if you're into that kind of thing, certified oats, basmati rice, all fresh fruit and vegetables, some chocolates even. Being on a whole foods diet is a wonderful way to grow up in my opinion, but she may, as I said, eat gluten when she gets older when she's out with friends or at school, not knowing the damage she could be causing.

That was more a ramble than anything, but in my honest opinion? You should have her tested. Yourself, as well.. if you decide the symptoms are worth it.

Thanks Eternal! I appreciate your advice and opinions (newbie or not :)). I am still considering genetic testing as a starting point, and then getting her tested from there (after she turns 2), but I don't want to wait to long because I've heard symptoms can get worse the longer you're off gluten.

I agree that it's a healthy diet, but I also realize she'll have to miss out on birthday cake and other treats growing up if she is celiac. I would rather she knows for sure, I'm just worried about all her symptoms coming back. I guess a little pain now will be worth it in the long run.

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