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debmidge

Member Since 17 Feb 2004
Offline Last Active Apr 02 2011 03:53 AM
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#634687 Top Five Reasons To Get A New Doctor

Posted by debmidge on 25 August 2010 - 03:56 PM

Gastro's report says you have an "aversion to food."

Another gastro tells you that your weight loss is only becuase your're not eating enough food. (Heck with the fact that you've had diarrhea for 3 mos and lost 30 lbs.)
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#493389 Campbells Soup And Swanson Broth Alerts

Posted by debmidge on 17 December 2008 - 03:18 AM

I've been at restaurants whose chefs told me they use flour in their marinara sauces, so I guess it's not that uncommon.



Everyone who knows me knows my husband has celiac, not me. This being said I have to add I
have an Italian background. My Italian grandmother never put wheat (nor sugar or corn syrup) in her sauce - and I'd never eat sauce with wheat in it - yuck! As my grandmother would exclaim "Amerigan!" If sauce is made correctly, it does not need thickener agents. So you're on the right track (no wheat in sauce, please!).
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#468428 Top Five Reasons To Get A New Doctor

Posted by debmidge on 20 September 2008 - 04:23 AM

Your doctor thinks that Celiac is a discontinued model from Toyota
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#391991 Top Five Reasons To Get A New Doctor

Posted by debmidge on 31 January 2008 - 03:07 AM

We learned in medical school that the traditional Japanese model of medicine was set up so a doctor was only paid when their patient was healthy and the patient stopped paying when they were sick which makes alot more sense to me.


I've heard that about Asian medicine before....
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#309256 Negative Fecal Fat But Underweight

Posted by debmidge on 30 May 2007 - 02:25 AM

For all the 27 years my husband went mis-diagnosed his fecal fat count was in normal range however, his weight plummeted from about 180 to 127 over the course of 2.5 years from first symptoms. Those specific blood tests were not invented or his doctors did not utilize them for the first 15 years or so of his illness. It got to the point where even new GI's viewed him as being "mentally ill" and "obsessed" over foods that gave him stomach trouble. Because using their testing methods THEY couldn't find anything wrong with him.

He lost all his body fat and became so malnourished that his body -- for lack of a better word -- ate his muscles - in the same way it would happen to an anexoric.
The doctors brushed this off and he is at point today where the muscles are not re-building; BUT as for a 12 year old he's still growing and as long as you get to the bottom of his problems (i.e., if he is celiac then go gluten-free) it shouldn't turn out this way.
My husband was 27 when he got first symptoms of celiac disease.
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