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LivingHealthy42

Member Since 06 Oct 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 07 2013 04:47 PM
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Hello All From Ohio

06 October 2013 - 03:39 PM

Hello everyone,

 

I am obviously new to the forum and also to the gluten-free diet. I am not medically diagnosed with a gluten sensitivity yet, but choose to eat gluten-free.

 

In January of this year, I became extremely ill with abdominal pain, weight loss, vomiting, and nausea. After going to the family dr and having some blood work done, I was immediately admitted to the hospital the next day. Two days later I was diagnosed with kidney failure. This was completely out of no where and unexpected. I've always been in great health, active, athletic, etc. etc. It was a shock.

 

In July of this year I received a kidney transplant from my wonderful sister.

 

Ever since the transplant I have experienced extreme diarreah accompanied by stomach pain, bloating, and gas. I was running to the restroom 4-6 times a day every time I ate. However, with the high volume of meds I must be on due to the transplant, this is common. The issue is that it has now been three months of being on these meds and my dr's have just told me they see cases like mine only about once  a year.

 

I've been experimenting with gluten-free foods, and this has certainly increased my quality of like. I still have daily episodes, but am better. I'm hoping there may be others that have had similiar situations via a post transplant or other similiar situations?

 

Looking forward to joining the forum.