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fourleaf

Member Since 28 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 03 2013 07:05 PM
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In Topic: Question For The Experienced Here...

30 December 2012 - 06:47 PM

Thanks for your replies... I have had some blood tests for celiac (not sure which ones) and they were negative. Had an endoscopy that was negative for celiac (biopsy was done). I have a life long history of GI issues, am being treated for IC and have had swollen painful parotid glands intermittently (blood work for Sjogren's was negative). No specific answers (I did have`a biopsy significant for ulcerative colitis). I strongly feel that I have some low level auto immune issue that is responsible for my health problems. Perhaps gluten is an issue so I have committed to try no gluten and see how I feel.
I can eat gluten and not really reliably suffer any ill effects but I wonder if my immune system feels otherwise. That is why I wondered if people here always get symtoms when they eat gluten... of course I do realize`that everyone is different. Frustrating...

In Topic: First Post - Hello All!

29 December 2012 - 11:02 AM

Thank you all for your responses and words of encouragement. I went out to the natural market we have here in town and picked up some vitamins, enzymes and Flax seed oil (all gluten free of course) and will start that right away. Daunting to think that I may never have bread again but it's a small price to pay really if it means I will feel better. I have been slowly worsening with all these symptoms as I have gotten older so now is the time to commit. I am optimistic it will at least help some if not all of my symptoms. I also know that it will take months and I do NOT expect immediate results. But any positives will reassure me that I am on the right path. Again thanks a lot!!