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MicheleR

Member Since 23 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 04 2014 09:12 AM
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In Topic: What Were You First Symptoms To Go Away?

09 April 2013 - 02:59 AM

I have been gluten free for only a week.  However, I already feel so much better!!  I can actually eat without getting a terrible stomach ache afterwards.  My head seems clearer, concentration is getting better.  Chest pains seem to be gone.  A coworker told me yesterday that I am losing the bloated look, which I saw, but thought maybe I was imagining it.  I have cheek bones again.   Lost 3 lbs in the first week, but find that clothes already fit better.  My energy level still isn't where I want it, but that can also be from the iron and B12 deficiencies.  Once I get more energy I plan on getting more exercise, which I know will help tremendously!  Thanks again for this forum!!  I was out with my 14yo nephew who was hungry and we weren't close to home, so we went to a 99 restaurant, and I ordered a gluten free burger.  I didn't think I had to explain how sick I could get from cross contamination, but, as delicious as the meal was, I did get the stomach pains.  I suspect they weren't as careful as they should have been in the kitchen.  Next time, I will have my card to show exactly what I need.  Lesson learned.


In Topic: Biopsy Confirmed=No Longer In Denial...please Help!

02 April 2013 - 02:47 AM

Thank you for this posting!  I got my call yesterday that my biopsies last week were positive.   I have an appt with a nutritionist tomorrow morning.  I have gotten alot of great info from this one post!   PS--where's my secret decoder ring?  :rolleyes:


In Topic: Lab Test Results-Frustrated

27 March 2013 - 05:00 PM

Thank you for your posts folks!  Hubby and I already eat no white potatoes and no white rice, as he is diabetic.  So I try to keep our diets pretty good all the time.  Thanks again!


In Topic: Lab Test Results-Frustrated

26 March 2013 - 01:13 PM

I had my endoscopy this morning, with multiple biopsies of course.  The MD said he completed multiple biopsies and also found a gastric ulcer that was not raw or bleeding.  He also biopsied the ulcer.  Now here's the catch, all 6 of the Celiac Panel lab tests came back positive (results are listed above) and when I had my office visit with the GI he said I definately have Celiac with those results.  The biopsies were mostly to evaluate how much damage was done and to see if there was any dysplasia.  After my procedure today, the MD said I didn't have to go gluten free until the biopsy results are back.  I was psychologically ready to start this new way of life, and now.....   I'm so confused.  I was pretty sleepy when I spoke with him today, and didn't think to ask if he wanted me to wait to give me more time to adjust or if he thinks something else is going on.  I had UC as a kid, that when removed, it was path reported to be "indeterminate colitis", meaning Crohns or UC, it was a tough call.   I did discuss this with him when we met in the office 2 weeks ago and he said that if it was Crohn's, I would have had fistula's or other issues, as that was all over 28 yrs ago.   I am just so dang confused right now.  Does any of this make sense to anyone?  Sorry if I rambled...


In Topic: Lab Test Results-Frustrated

25 March 2013 - 03:30 AM

So tomorrow is my endoscopy.  Hubby has been great with support, he's read everything I have put in front of him and asked good questions.  Most importantly, he has let me cry, hugged me and is ready to make the diet changes with me. He even offered to help me empty the kitchen and pantry yesterday of items with gluten.   It will be a good thing for both of us!!  Anything I need to know about after the endoscopy?  Throat soreness?  Anything I should pick up at the store today or make sure I should have on hand for after?   I am more paranoid about this than probably most, as I battled ulcerative colitis for years as a teenager, so when it comes to bowel issues of any kind, I get nervous as heck.  Thank you!!