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Kat L

Member Since 17 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 22 2013 02:22 PM

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In Topic: Interplay Between Gluten And Dairy

22 August 2013 - 02:23 PM

I would be A-OK if I only had a problem with lactose and not with casein (e.g., could eat aged cheeses but not fresh milk or ice cream).  I actually randomly came across some articles while browsing Wikipedia that say that the peptides that result from digestion of casein and gluten proteins actually have an opioid effect on the brain (see wiki articles on casomprohins and opioid peptides).  It makes perfect sense that I am truly a cheese junkie...just jonesing for a cheddar fix...

In Topic: Interplay Between Gluten And Dairy

22 August 2013 - 01:53 PM

Thanks so much for all of the info and for sharing your own symptoms.  I'm actually really surprised that so many things can potentially cause villous atrophy other than celiac, but it makes sense.  Since it's so common for people to have similar reactions to gluten, dairy, and soy it's probably best if I avoid it all.  I think will do a little bit more testing/challenges to see if I can narrow down what kind of reactions I have to dairy and soy, to see if I can tolerate it every so often (cheese, especially).  Now, I just need to figure out how I can work 10+ hours/day, have a life, and never eat any processed foods...
Btw, I have not actually been diagnosed with celiac.  I had negative blood tests and biopsy results (6 locations), though I did test positive for the gene and have had some pretty bad vitamin levels.  So, I could just be very sensitive/intolerant to gluten, or have had false negatives.  Either way, I treat it as celiac to be safe and because my reactions are very severe.

In Topic: Normal Biopsy - Still Think It Could Be Celiac

06 January 2013 - 10:58 AM

Perhaps there was wheatgrass or barley grass in your Odwalla? Most people do not react, but some do.

Yes, there was wheat grass, barley grass, and wheat sprouts in the Odwalla. Like I said, it was a bonehead thing not to check.

In Topic: Hiatal Hernia And Schatzki Ring

28 December 2012 - 01:13 PM

Yes, my doc did give me a printout of some scope pictures. There's nothing in these pictures that looks like you describe, though the copies I have are black and white. I'll get the full report after the biopsy results are in. To have EE, wouldn't I also have elevated levels of eosinophils in my blood? The results of a blood test from October show that I had 2% eosinophil (relative) and an absolute concentration of 0.3 K/uL.

In Topic: Prepping For An Endoscopy

21 November 2012 - 10:27 AM

Thanks everyone!

I contacted my doctor's office and they confirmed that she will only be doing an upper GI and that the MoviPrep was completely in error. I also asked them to double-check the scheduling with the surgecenter and what they've sent to my insurance company.

My endoscopy isn't scheduled until December 28th, so they should be able to get it figured out by then. Though, this kind of thing does nothing to booster my confidence in this doctor or office... Nothing worse than a surprise colonoscopy!

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