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texmatt21

Member Since 25 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 03 2013 01:16 PM
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Topics I've Started

Why The Symptom Rebound?

29 January 2013 - 03:17 PM

Hi, I was confirmed celiac by blood test back in June of 2012 and the first few weeks gluten-free I felt AMAZING. I had more energy than I ever thought possible, my memory was razor sharp and the brain fog was finally gone. It was like I was awake and alive for the first time in my life and I LOVED it.

The good times didn't last though. A few weeks go by and I'm back to having no energy, depression, anxiety, the works, even though I'm sure I've been gluten free other than 5 or 6 slip ups. I have such a strong reaction to gluten, numbness and tingling in my hands, extreme fatigue so that I can't even move, migraines, bloating, etc that I feel like I would know if I was accidentally eating gluten. I get horrible symptoms from even the smallest amount of CC so I don't think it could be that.

My question is, why have my symptoms returned and not improved in the last six months even though I had such great results to start? I take probiotics every day, workout 3 times a week, and eat mostly whole foods with only the occasional bag of doritos. I know I'm lactose intolerant and avoid dairy, but I do drink Silk or lactaid. I haven't had my vitamins levels checked yet, but I think maybe I should.

Any suggestions you have will be greatly appreciated. Hope is in short supply at the moment.

Just Diagnosed

25 October 2012 - 02:09 AM

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Just got diagnosed with celiac. In my doctor's words the results were "alarmingly high". I'd always wondered why my head was in a constant fog. I tried to go to a few doctors for it, even had an MRI and CT scan, of course they had no clue what it was and not once was celiac mentioned as a possible cause.

How is this not a bigger deal?! Why Why isn't food required to be labeled gluten free? I was the one who had to ask to be tested and my doctor acted like I was a nut when I did.

In case you can't see the pic here's the test results.

IgG 14.0 Flag range 0-6.1
IgA 19.0 Flag range 0-10.3
IgA antibody Positive