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Member Since 22 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Mar 16 2015 10:36 AM

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In Topic: Eye Infections

16 March 2015 - 10:36 AM

I had many infections and trips to the dentist that indicated sjogren's but my blood work is negative but I am treated with plaquenil for fatigue and mild joint pain by my rheumatologist. I use systane eye drops and there is a night time gel by refresh that is really good. If your blood work is negative then they call it "sicca syndrome." Sjogren's can go hand in hand with celiac. My eyes got better after my stress level went down, plaquenil, eye drops and I quit wearing contacts and eye make-up. Hope
this helps.

In Topic: Selling Gluten Free Muffins

16 March 2015 - 10:25 AM

I was going to put some flyers out at the local grocery stores with my phone number on it and sell them personally.

In Topic: Celiac Or Not?

14 March 2015 - 01:35 PM

I have similar symptoms and have some positive blood work that suggest celiac.  I am gluten free now regardless of the testing due to having a positive ANA which suggests something autoimmune is going on but like you, I don't react to gluten.  I have terrible constipation that doesn't respond to anything except miralax and I continue to have to take more of it for it to work.  My thyroid blood work is negative but wish I could find a doctor to treat me like I have hypothyroidism just to see if it would help. I used to have a lot of pain in the mornings and found out I have several food intolerances.  I took those foods out and I have no more pain.  It may be something to look into. 

In Topic: Barrett's Esophagus & Celiac

14 March 2015 - 01:24 PM

My previous GI doctor thought I had this but the biopsies came back negative.  He wanted me to have an upper gi every year to watch it.  Now he is not practicing in my state any longer and went to a new doctor. He said there was no need to scope me every year if it came back negative but he is scoping me every 2 years.  So I am wondering who is right.  If you are being seen by a GI doctor and are taking something for reflux then you are doing all you can do to stay healthy.  Sometimes people have "silent reflux" and don't have any symptoms.  I would also suggest elevating your head at night and keeping a low fat and low spicy diet.  Going gluten free did not help my reflux. Hope this helps.   

In Topic: Paleo Diet... Did It Really Help?

02 January 2015 - 09:43 AM

I have been considering going grain free as my constipation is not any better.  I read the article on this site that celiacs react to other grains.  I have tried no grains before and I didn't see any results but I was only on it a week.  It is a hard diet to stay with, plus I am egg free which makes breakfasts difficult.  I would love to cure my constipation as it is a constant struggle and take miralax to even go at all.