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More Questions, Including How Do You Pronounce celiac disease?

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First of all, I'm not even sure how you say it...can someone relate that to me?

I'm going to go to my dentist today and will talk to him more about my Enamel Defects and the possibility of

it being celiac disease.

Now for my questions:

-Anyone care to guess what my chances of actually having this is? Mild symptoms...severe enamel defects?

-Is an acid problem related to celiac disease? I'm constantly needing antacids and can barely tolerate coffee anymore.

-If you have symptoms like diarrhea which are mild and transient, is this something that can get worse with time. (When I feel well I have difficulty believing I could have celiac disease, I don't feel sick enough)

-If it was really celiac disease, wouldn't I feel sicker? Wouldn't I get sick every time I eat bread etc...?

-I have symptoms where every once in a while, I feel weak and trembly, sometimes diarrhea, almost like I have the flu, but it's something else. It lasts a couple days and then I start to get better. Sort of like a cold, but without the respiratory symptoms... Could this be related?

I have a ton more questions, but let's start with that. Sorry for the rambling... Thanks!

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OK, how about just one question: How do you pronounce celiac disease. Sell aaaa ick? Sel iiii ick?

Sell- ick? Thanks.

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OK, how about just one question: How do you pronounce celiac disease. Sell aaaa ick? Sel iiii ick?

Sell- ick? Thanks.

Celiac = see-lee-ack

A good way to remember is silly-yak. Imagine a big goofy mountain yak! :)

I don't know how the Europeans pronounce it though, since they spell it Coeliac or some such with too many vowels.

http://www.merriamwebster.com/cgi-bin/dictionary <- provides an audio pronounciation

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I don't know how the Europeans pronounce it though, since they spell it Coeliac or some such with too many vowels.

The "o" has no effect on pronunciation; it is not only silent, but it does not harden the "c" either. It is as af it wasn't there at all. There are a few words in British English like that. Sometimes, "cae" acts the same, as in Caesar. I guess the Brits have a surplus of vowels and are trying to use them up. :o

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The "o" has no effect on pronunciation; it is not only silent, but it does not harden the "c" either. It is as af it wasn't there at all. There are a few words in British English like that. Sometimes, "cae" acts the same, as in Caesar. I guess the Brits have a surplus of vowels and are trying to use them up. :o

Good to know--that "o" always throws me a little! :D

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many, many, many people do not have many symptoms at all. they're diagnosed because they're feeling a little tired, they're doc runs a blood test, they find out they're anemic, and then the doc randomly decides to screen for celiac because there's no good reason to be anemic. or they have a few too many bowel movements each day, nothing much, and a little rumbling in their intestines, and the doc tests them because he's had a rash of other people come in with the same problem.

this board has a skewed sample of people - symptom wise; people who've had to look really hard to get diagnosed, who've had a lot of trouble. I'm one of the ones with few symptoms. I don't get very sick, I don't have huge problems, I don't have much in the way of secondary issues related to celiac. there are a few others of us on the board. but most of the board is people who had to do a lot of searching to find out what was wrong. those who don't have a lot of symptoms either haven't been diagnosed (like 97% of people with celiac disease, according to recent studies), or haven't don't the searching for months or years to find out what is wrong with them.

we're not doctors, we can't give you odds on celiac in your case. we can say 'yes, you could have it; you should be tested', but we can't give you numbers. we can tell you that MANY people have mild symptoms, MANY people have NO GI symtpoms, many people have intermittent symptoms, and the symptoms you have described can be caused by celiac disease.

it's definitely worth testing. it's definitely worth asking to be tested. I know it's hard to work up the courage to be tested, especially if you're worried that your doctor is just going to look at you like some internet-freak of a hypochondriac. it took me a number of weeks to schedule my appointment. but what matters is getting tested. your doctor is a professional, and is there to treat you - all of you. the worst she can say is no, in which case you can pursue other options (privately paid doctors, naturopathic doctors, trying the gluten-free diet on your own, enterolab, etc.). but this is your body, and your health, you are the decider! :-)

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The "o" has no effect on pronunciation; it is not only silent, but it does not harden the "c" either. It is as af it wasn't there at all. There are a few words in British English like that. Sometimes, "cae" acts the same, as in Caesar. I guess the Brits have a surplus of vowels and are trying to use them up. :o

Thanks for that! I had wondered if it was pronounced "co-lay-ick", I'm glad it's not. I suppose it works like orthopaedic and it just looks fancier instead. I would hate to have to learn English as a second language, sheesh! :blink:

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