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Member Since 10 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Jan 10 2014 06:42 AM

Topics I've Started


08 January 2014 - 08:24 AM

Anybody find out they have and overgrowth of Candida? 2013 was fully a year of trial and error for me. After all the testing in regards to gluten(Celiac,sensitivity, or intolerance?)...I finally go back to what I already knew, but didn't think it was the root problem. I know now that it is, and always has been since I was a child. I'll keep this short, and not go into the length of how and why I developed Candida overgrowth, however I had my AHA moment last month. I finally got to buy some gluten-free beer and gluten-free apple cider. Well, I broke out in a rash the next day-totally on fire! It's the sugar and yeast!!!! I don't know why it took me so long to realize this...I was told by my doctor that I my body can't really tolerate sugar, and of course to stay away from gluten, soy, and dairy. I know I needed to as, all my symptoms clear up when I do. However, on a emotional-social standpoint....I was so irritated when people would ask, well are you Celiac? And when I would say I don't know, I never had the test, blah blah blah. They wouldn't take me serious. Like I'm making this all up or something. So I tortured myself, and went back on gluten to do the endoscopy/colonoscopy. They said I looked nice and normal in there. So, since then I've been on and off of eating good-kinda in limbo trying to figure out what I need to do for myself. And then the gluten-free beer incident happened, had my AHA moment, and am now working on getting back on track. :) 


Sorry for the novel. Anybody else suffering from Candida? What has helped you? I do take a 7 day probiotic supplement every 2-3 months, and I know the protocols that I have to follow as far as diet goes. I'm just having a hard time dealing with this on a emotional level....withdrawals aren't fun. Sugar is ADDICTING!!!  :wacko:

Thanks for any input! 

Endo/colonoscopy Done

07 August 2013 - 11:31 AM

So hallelujah, I've been gluten-free since Friday after my procedures! :) Other than developing a nasty cold that same day, I'm slowly starting to feel better. I already lost 7 lbs of bloat since then-finally looking less "pregnant" and finally starting to experience a little more mental clarity too. 


I'm still waiting for my doc to call me back with the biopsy results, which he said I would have heard from him by now...I just figured they are busy and Im not in too much of a rush here...after all- I already went gluten-free. 


The only thing he told me on the day of, was that everything seemed to look good- no evidence of Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis, etc. He also said he didn't see any damage, but we'll wait for the biopsy to come back as far as Celiac goes.


My report from that day just says: No gross evidence for inflammatory bowel disease or celiac sprue.


I've read a few other posts, where the doc says they can't see any "visual" damage etc, and then the biopsy comes back and there's damage. Anyone else have the same scenario happen to them?



Celiac And Colon Problems

15 July 2013 - 11:24 AM


I was wondering what kind of problems Celiac disease can cause for the colon? I've tried googling, but I haven't found anything other than the serious, colon cancer. Are there any non-serious problems that it could cause? 




Gluten Once A Day Enough For Biopsy?

09 July 2013 - 11:37 AM

I finally saw my GI. Im scheduled for a endoscopy/colonoscopy(biopsy of duodenum & ileum) in about 3 weeks cause that is the soonest one available :(. I had to wait a month for my GI appointment that I just had...so I ate gluten everyday, and well Im eating it almost all day long now. I feel so sick and depressed and my stomach aches all day. This is so hard.


Anyways, the doc just said maybe go gluten free until a week before...I looked at him like huh? Then he said, well maybe about two weeks before load up...like really load up. And I still looked at him like he was crazy. So I told him, that Im just going to continue eating it...it's too hard for me to stop, go through withdrawals, all to consume it again. He is knowledgable about Celiac, I just think that he, like other articles I've read, thinks that if I/you truly have Celiac that eating just two weeks prior should trigger a response to do something to the intestines-if you "truly" have it. 


Well, I think that's a load of poo....Im just going to keep eating it everyday. My question is, If I just eat gluten in the morning would that be okay-enough? I was doing that in the beginning of my 4 week wait before, but found I actually felt a little less nauseous and sick if I ate it all day long..Does that make sense? It's like I feel worse with small amounts, but Im SO HUGE and bloated right now and sore...I think I need less? Ugh.




Also, he was concerned about my Ferritin levels that I showed him from previous blood work. They are/were VERY low. He said that the small intestine is where iron is absorbed, and Celiac affects that area....and that could be an indicator of it in the very early stages-hence why I don't have chronic diarrhea yet. SOOO, we won't know much until he goes in and investigates. lol. 

I don't have the "specific" genes...so we'll see. I have HLADQ 1,1 (Subtype 5,6)

IM SO CURIOUS RIGHT NOW!  :blink:  :huh:

Is Okay To Self Diagnose?

31 May 2013 - 10:46 AM

Hi, I'm back. ;) I don't know if ya remember me. I just wrote a long post under aberlee's. Please read it. :) It explains my reasons...but have any of you self diagnosed yourself with Celiac? It just fits the bill man. Im so torn, because I know if I go back to my insurance doc, that I might, most likely be able to see a GI doc and push for an endoscopy. If I get the confirmation I would be happy...it's just that well, I live on an island and it's hard to go into town and back all the time to visit the docs. But if I get the confirmation, I think people will respect me more. Heck, I think I'd respect myself more. I know the treatment is the same, but I just think I should know.... My husband and I also want to start trying for a baby once I heal up a bit...wouldn't it be important to know if I truly had Celiac for my future child's sake? 
Any kind words of advice? Should I just bite the bullet and try one last time?


Thank you in advance! I really appreciate this site and forum.  :wub: