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Hi Everyone,

My Name is Laura and I live near Fort Worth, TX.  I was diagnosed with celiac via biopsy/blood draw in January 2013, been gluten-free ever since.  I have been reading this forum a lot so I figured I should finally sign up and join in on the fun.  I have a lot of other health problems, too- lupus and common variable immunodeficiency, that kind of limit what I can do some times.  I have a non-gluten-free husband and a cat who is like our child.  That's her in my pic :)  I am a big nerd and I love it.

 

I really enjoy cooking so maybe I will get around to posting some gluten-free recipes that I made for myself out of necessity, since you all know how eating out is.  If anyone is visiting the Dallas/Fort Worth area feel free to contact me and I will help you figure out where to eat. 

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Hi Everyone,

My Name is Laura and I live near Fort Worth, TX.  I was diagnosed with celiac via biopsy/blood draw in January 2013, been gluten-free ever since.  I have been reading this forum a lot so I figured I should finally sign up and join in on the fun.  I have a lot of other health problems, too- lupus and common variable immunodeficiency, that kind of limit what I can do some times.  I have a non-gluten-free husband and a cat who is like our child.  That's her in my pic :)  I am a big nerd and I love it.

 

I really enjoy cooking so maybe I will get around to posting some gluten-free recipes that I made for myself out of necessity, since you all know how eating out is.  If anyone is visiting the Dallas/Fort Worth area feel free to contact me and I will help you figure out where to eat. 

Hi Laura,

 

Do you know if lupus/celiac are linked.  I mean can you have lupus without celiac?  I hope you will turn your health around!

 

I have a daughter living at GIAL.  Dallas area.

 

D

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The "Whats for dinner" thread is right up my alley!  I grocery shop once a week (well usually I forget something and go back mid-week) and I plan the meals I am going to make, I am always looking to do something different.  

 

D, I bet you are proud of your daughter to be at a place like GIAL :)  

 

From what I have been told by my doctors, the Lupus, Celiac Disease, and CVID triad of diagnoses are not a surprise, because people with immunodeficiencies tend to develop autoimmune conditions (like your body freaks out and the immune system goes haywire-how my doc explained it), and a lot of autoimmune conditions are very similar and can come in groups.  You can have lupus without celiac and vice versa, but they seem to go together a lot and can mimic each others symptoms.  I see a GI, rheumatologist, and immunologist and I think I have lucked out that they all understand how the other stuff affects what they are treating me for.

 

All these diagnoses were within months of each other, early this year, and I am finally on the right treatment for everything, and slowly getting better :)  It is definitely important for me to take care of all the aspects, though, because they do affect each other.

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Welcome Laura :) 

I have Family that live in TX. A lil town called Gun Barrel City :) Lol kinda a cute name :)

I just wanted to say I understand about all the Auto Immune stuff, My friend that has Crones , also has Lupus , RA, and a few other things. Once you have an Auto Immune you can get another like you said. 

 

I will look forward to seeing your post. Good Luck!! :) 

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Hi Everyone,

My Name is Laura and I live near Fort Worth, TX.  I was diagnosed with celiac via biopsy/blood draw in January 2013, been gluten-free ever since.  I have been reading this forum a lot so I figured I should finally sign up and join in on the fun.  I have a lot of other health problems, too- lupus and common variable immunodeficiency, that kind of limit what I can do some times.  I have a non-gluten-free husband and a cat who is like our child.  That's her in my pic :)  I am a big nerd and I love it.

 

I really enjoy cooking so maybe I will get around to posting some gluten-free recipes that I made for myself out of necessity, since you all know how eating out is.  If anyone is visiting the Dallas/Fort Worth area feel free to contact me and I will help you figure out where to eat.

Welcome Laura! This is hands down the most educated, supportive loving & funniest group of people I've ever met! I was housebound for 3 years and my celiac family kept me going! I'm actually glad igot celiac because it led me to all of these wonderful folks!

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