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I finally found a healthcare professional who is helping me get better!!! She's the Nutritionist on the Celiac/GI team at UCLA (but I see her through her private practice for a lower fee). She has Celiac herself (I'm NCGI) and was willing to do sessions over the phone until I was well enough to make it into her office. Maybe she could do the same for someone who lives too far away to see her in person.

 

First she resolved my severe C problem which seems like a miracle after struggling with it for 5 years, (and after seeing 5 different Doctors). She thought my C problem was helping to cause my food intolerances, not just the other way around.

 

Now she's helping me re-introduce new foods into my very limited diet one at a time, in very small amounts (like 1/4 cup at a time). She explained that eating a normal size portion of a new food can cause a reaction just because my body is no longer used to it, when very small amounts to start can be ok, then can be gradually increased. So, I'm testing foods one at a time, and some of them are working out for me. Lots more testing to do, but each new food I can eat gives me a little more freedom.

 

Never give up... there is always answer :)


Sara  :)   "This life is a test. It is only a test. If it had been an actual life, you would

                             have received further instructions on where to go and what to do"

 

"If you're going through hell, keep going" :) Winston Churchill
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Histamine Intolerant  Apr 2014

N C Gluten Intolerant dx Feb 2012  Also Intolerant to Rice, Eggs, Nightshades.
Gluten-Free/ Grain-free/ only whole foods prepared at home since  March 2012
Dairy, Soy, Chocolate free since Jan 2012   Sensitive to Corn and Mold since 1995
 

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Know you have been struggling so this is great news.  Hope you get to add back in some favorites soon. 


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Is  it possible  for you  to go in depth  on what  she  did to help  your C? Many  on here suffer  with the issue & live  where   no doctor  seems  to have  any great  answers....you are  so  fortunate to  have  a  doc  available to help.... 

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Know you have been struggling so this is great news.  Hope you get to add back in some favorites soon. 

 

Thank you :)


Sara  :)   "This life is a test. It is only a test. If it had been an actual life, you would

                             have received further instructions on where to go and what to do"

 

"If you're going through hell, keep going" :) Winston Churchill
************************************
Histamine Intolerant  Apr 2014

N C Gluten Intolerant dx Feb 2012  Also Intolerant to Rice, Eggs, Nightshades.
Gluten-Free/ Grain-free/ only whole foods prepared at home since  March 2012
Dairy, Soy, Chocolate free since Jan 2012   Sensitive to Corn and Mold since 1995
 

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Is  it possible  for you  to go in depth  on what  she  did to help  your C?

 

Sure. It seems that many people who suffer with C have a problem with having enough moisture in their colon, even though they drink enough water. She told me she had helped others like me, and it helped me too. She suggested supplements that bring water into the colon. She had me take one called Triphala in the morning that contains fruits from India. Then at night she had me take Magnesium Citrate capsules. I have also read that many people tend to have a Magnesium deficiency which can cause C, but I'm not sure if that was part of my problem or not.

 

I was already taking Miralax which works the same way, but is a synthetic powder. I still take it along with the things she recommended. I hope to discontinue the Miralax and stick with the natural supplements as my body gets used to working better on it's own.

 

Technically all of these supplements that bring water into the colon are called "osmotic laxatives", but I think that's misleading because they don't contain any stimulants so they are not habit forming. They just give the body the moisture it needs to do it's job.

 

Hope that helps. If you're interested in more detail than that, please feel free to send me a message directly.


Sara  :)   "This life is a test. It is only a test. If it had been an actual life, you would

                             have received further instructions on where to go and what to do"

 

"If you're going through hell, keep going" :) Winston Churchill
************************************
Histamine Intolerant  Apr 2014

N C Gluten Intolerant dx Feb 2012  Also Intolerant to Rice, Eggs, Nightshades.
Gluten-Free/ Grain-free/ only whole foods prepared at home since  March 2012
Dairy, Soy, Chocolate free since Jan 2012   Sensitive to Corn and Mold since 1995
 

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