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Ennis_TX

Successfully Putting on Weight Despite the conditions

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This is a odd one for me I thought I would cover some points and share this update I am so proud of. I am finally putting on muscle weight. I am up to 130lbs which is more then I have weighed in several years. Coping with 2 AI diseases that make nutrient absorption difficult, topped with a medically limited diet due to the celiac disease preventing me from eating gluten, Ulcerative Colitis preventing me from eating carbs or sugar. The inability to digest meats, and intolerance to dairy, soy along with allergies to corn, peanuts, and olives......yeah you see the limitations here. Yet fighting against all this and trying to body build and prove I can has been my drive. Note this picture is for a proof reference, I went and looked in the mirror today, I was happy to not see caved in stomach I used to have, or the bloated one I get from a flare up, but normal looking, and a lean muscled body......it really made my day seeing this improvement from what I used to be.

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Diagnosed Issues
Celiac (Gluten Ataxia, and Villi Damage dia. 2014, Villi mostly healed on gluten-free diet 2017 confirmed by scope)
Ulcerative Colitis (Dia, 2017), ADHD, Bipolar, Asperger Syndrome (form of autism)
Allergies Corn, Whey
Sensitivities/Intolerances
Peanuts (resolved 2019), Cellulose Gel, Lactose, Soy, Yeast
Olives (Seems to have resolved or gone mostly away as of Jan, 2017), Sesame (Gone away as of June 2017, still slight Nausea)
Enzyme issues with digesting some foods I have to take Pancreatic Enzymes Since mine does not work right, additional food prep steps also
Low Tolerance for sugars and carbs (Glucose spikes and UC Flares)
Occupation Gluten Free Bakery, Paleo Based Chef/Food Catering

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Congradulations. Good to see all your effort paying off. 


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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Great job!  I am so happy for you!


Non-functioning Gall bladder Removal Surgery 2005

Diagnosed via Blood Test (DGP IgA only) and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

Repeat endoscopy/Biopsies: Healed

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