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Pigmi

Member Since 02 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 09 2012 11:12 PM
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In Topic: Anyone Want To Be Online Weight Loss Buddies?

05 October 2012 - 02:45 PM

I would love to be your weight lose buddy. But I might not be the best candidate. I'll explain I have osteoarthritis a little different from your arthritis. I also suffer from chronic pain from degenerative disc disease, from a car accident.

Because of the pain, I have been really non-active. Even though I belong to the YMCA . I was going to yoga classes but my pain kicked up again. You can say I have a major lack of motivation.

I have only known about my celiac for about the last two weeks. So, my diet is pretty crazy right now. Still am figuring out what I can and can’t have. I wish everything was labeled either gluten-free or not. I am also going through a major spike in pain and feel kind of crappy. Never knew that there was such a thing as gluten withdrawal.

I need to a lot more than 20 pds. The last time I went to the Dr. I think he said about 40/50. My photo is current I’m a bit chubby. I can also say “I haven’t really been trying”. The last two months I have felt embarrassed to go out because my skin broke out because I also suffer from Dermatitis Herpetiformis. Which I am hoping will not return with my new diet.
Live in WI so winter will be here by like next week probably, so all working out will have to be done inside. Anyway give me a jingle back and let me know if you are interested.

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

05 October 2012 - 08:56 AM

I thought I was crazy. All the illnesses and symptoms I have over my life, I honestly has to ask myself if I was "faking" or somehow doing it to myself.



That is what I thought? How? How can multiple doctors all in different fields tell me it was all in my head. So many different issues, all not real, all made up. For many years I was treated like I was mad, and felt the same way. The Doctors really convinced me after awhile I was the one causeing all of this pain and I fell into a deep depression.
I just within the last two weeks have found out that I had Celiac, only after eight years. All I know is there sure is alot of crazey people out there. They just don't know why yet. We will all get through this...we have to. We can let something like the wrong piece of bread kick are ass.

In Topic: Self-Mutilation

05 October 2012 - 08:38 AM

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And another thought --- about the "C". Try eliminating all diary from your diet.
AAAaaahhh, no that is the only thing I have been eating. Another thing to eliminate. On top of that I am really missing all of my sugary treats. I just have to think, the day will come, I will feel better. Take it a day at a time.

You did put me at ease, Because I was wondering if I was having a relapes in my pain. I am not feeling good...at all. For some unholy reason the right side of my back is a horrible spasm...I have a hump, 37 and I have a hump. We are talking non-stop knot for three days now. It is also starting to spread across my whole back. Which should be physically impossible since my nerves are supposedly dead. I have not left the couch. I am having the opposite problem, I have lost my all desire to eat. When I do try and eat I get horrible stomach rot.

I am sorry that you have the same curse of degenerative disc disease. But, it has been nice to find someone with the same issues I have. I am going to check out those links you sent right now.

I went down the same rd a few years ago too, and I also have a very understanding husband. I still think that sometime he quietly mutters, boy she sure is being a bitch today. Poor guy, he is being put on the gluten free diet too weither he likes it or not :)

In Topic: Self-Mutilation

04 October 2012 - 12:32 PM

Pigmi, I wanted to talk to you also about your pain from the DJD (degenerative disc disease). I have been dx'd with this also. I have had less pain & fewer symptoms since going gluten-free. Gluten makes us hurt. it makes our bones & joints hurt. You may very well find that after going gluten-free you will need less pain meds or less strong pain meds. You may even find eventually that you won't need them at all. There are plenty of celiacs on this site who had horrible pain & have experienced great improvement on the gluten-free diet. Gluten affects our entire body. It affects our brain, gives us depression, affects us neurologically, affects our joints. I'm not saying you will wake up one day 2 months from now & be pain free but healing does happen. Healing takes time but it DOES happen.



Oh, & something I want to clear up. You call this a gluten allergy. Celiac is not an allergy --- not at all. It is an immune response. An auto immune disease. A far cry from an allergy. Just so you know.

Pigmi, I wanted to talk to you also about your pain from the DJD (degenerative disc disease). I have been dx'd with this also. I have had less pain & fewer symptoms since going gluten-free. Gluten makes us hurt. it makes our bones & joints hurt. You may very well find that after going gluten-free you will need less pain meds or less strong pain meds.

I hope this gets to you, all of my responds have not been going to the actual person. Anyway, Did you find out that your meds started working better, the longer you were gluten free. For the last four years or so I have gone through a number of radio frequencys for my back. It kills the nerves that send the pain but they aren't a forever fix, the nerves do grow back. The burns stop the spasms that the degeneration causes in my back.

Right now I am on so "many" meds I want to say about 12 perscription and 15 suppliments. Many I have found out contain gluten, I found out. Some are for the pain but mostly I have a assortment for anxiety and depression. The problem I have had is my meds don't work the way I think they should. I am on the highest dose of everything. My insurance deductable is $2000 and I hit that two months ago. I can't afford to do this much longer. My hope is my meds will start to become more powerful and actually start working the way they are suppossed to. Then I hope I will be able to slowly get off some of them. My thyroid is also super underactive hoping that will also improve also.

I heard it might take awhile til I notice a difference, just my stomach is freaking out right now. Let's just say It has been over a week now since I have had a number 2. To much information right, sorry. Also thanks for the correction, This is just so new to me I forget what the terms are for what is actually going on. Off hand, when do you think you started to notice a difference in your mood and pain. I would love any personal advise or experiences from you. I need as much hope that I can get right now. I have been so bummed going through this food transition. Never realized I used food as a crutch for my depression until I couldn't have what I binged on anymore. Thank you so much!

In Topic: Self-Mutilation

03 October 2012 - 04:53 PM

Is it like a snapish type feeling? Mine do that, but still have cores part of the time.

This is the ocd in me. I swear if you would remove the core, which you mention "I have always thought it might be the actual hair folical" the spot would be going away and healing up the next day. Have you also have found out that this was true?