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Reviewing the Early Signs

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Ever thought of getting a list of symptoms for celiac, and talking to your family about which ones they noticed as you were a baby/kid growing up? Then finding all these dots connecting and AHH moments with your parents and childhood friends? What about things that were random issues what went away on a gluten free diet that you used to deal with daily? Maybe even some you were not aware of since you considered them normal but you parents or others noticed?
I compiled some and challenged my mother to get her own list of things she recalls raising me. I got a partial list minus the things she is collecting.

I was really sick as a baby, always threw up formula and had to have a special blend with sorghum malt base.

As a little kid I was prone to Diarrhea til 10-12.

From middle school through college I had chronic constipation not going for 2-6 days was normal sometimes 11 days. I used to take 10-30mins to use the restroom.

From about Middle school getting progressively common vomiting after a meal was normal.

From around 4th grade onward I got progressively more tired. I was prone to nodding off, and in high school I could not do anything without chugging energy drinks all day. I was informed I could sleep anywhere and seemed to doze off in the most random places.

I got lactose intolerance diagnosed early 2000s.

I was always felt cold growing up I would have a jacket on when it was below 75, ....now days I am in shorts til it hits below 50F

I was always sweating from hardly doing anything, and had very oily skin, like if I scratched my skin I had oil and gunk under my nails even if I had taken a shower that morning.

I always had breakouts, really bad on my back, deep ones. Nothing fixed my acne.

Growing up, I could not get out of bed, my dad would pick me up carry me to the couch and toss me on it. He would have to get me a warm washcloth as my eyes would get really crusted up at night and I would have to wash it off. The eye crust stuff was a thing til I went gluten free in my 20s, like I had to break the stuff up out of hte corners of my eyes....funny how I do not get that at all now.

Apparently I used to hate bread til like 7-8?! I was told I used to only eat the toppings off of pizza, the filling in pies and not the crust, the insides out of sandwiches and burgers, and detested bread products unless they covered them in sugar....They thought I was a picky eater. I do not recall this too much but my mother brought it up in the initial conversation.

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Hi Ennis,

My parents aren't around to answer questions anymore, but they told me that I put my oatmeal bowl upside down on my head and refused to eat it.  I think that counts as rejecting a food. :)

Other than that I was pretty skinny until I was in my mid-forties and then on a little weight.  Even though I ate like a horse.  I became lactose intolerant about 7 years before finding out I had celiac.  During that period I became increasingly sicker.

Now I am much better though and that's good! :)

 

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1 hour ago, Ennis_TX said:

I used to only eat the toppings off of pizza, the filling in pies and not the crust, the insides out of sandwiches and burgers, and detested bread products unless they covered them in sugar

I used to do this too! My whole life I did not love bread and bready things. My least favorite place to eat was Subway with the huge, thick bread. Yuck. I still hardly eat gluten-free bread. Except for breadcrumbs coating things that my husband makes.

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