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JerryK

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Hey, I have those vertical ridges, too! I wonder if they'll go away?

After 1 year, mine did--as well as the horizontal dips I had in both thumbnails. This diet has been very good to my hair and nails! :D


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I never knew that wasn't normal! I'd love for the dips and divots to go away from my nails, also!

I wish the diet would stay out of my hair, though! The last thing I need is THICKER hair!!! I already have the hair of 4 people! :blink:


Alright, don't worry even if things end up a bit too heavy

We'll all float on, alright

Well we'll float on good news is on the way...

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I apparently looked sick. Now I have people comming up to me saying how much better I look. I know that everyone thought that I was anorexic. Too bad they didn't tell me when I looked sick, they just told each other. :blink:

Same with me! Now people tell me they were really worried about me being anorexic.

Now that I am healthy...everyone is telling me how good I look and how I was way too skinny before.


Megan

Diagnosed Celiac in Feb 2004

Boston, MA

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I looked perfectly healthy (I was slim but within a normal weight for my size) until I got so sick I had to be hospitalized for 11 days and miss 10 weeks of work. Although I had been somewhat tired from what turned out to be anemia, I was pretty much OK until I got so sick I couldn't function. I hope it doesn't take that to convince your doctor.

richard

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Almost two years ago, before I found out I was Celiac, I was extremely anemic. I was in the hospital waiting room waiting for my brother (who just got home from Iraq) to get out of surgery. His doctor came in and asked for his sister and I motioned to him. When he came up to me he said "Oh my god. Are you ok? Has someone been abusing you?" at which time he removed my glasses and stared into my eyes and felt my face. I told him no I was just severely anemic and asked him about my brother. He said that that could wait and if I needed help. Again I told him I was ok. He told me about my brothers surgery but also gave me his card.


jennyj

Diagnosed March 2006 celiac sprue

Severe iron deficent anemia Jan 2002

Hypoglecemia 2000

"I can do all things through Christ who strenghtens me"

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I was always about 5-10 pounds overweight and bloated before going gluten-free. My face always looked really puffy. That went away when I changed my diet. I don't know if I have celiac or just gluten intolerance though.

I do have those ridges on my nails. I didn't know that wasn't normal....


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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My husband has looking anexoric and sickly (gray pasty coloring on face, deep dark circles around eyes) for many years and doctors would look past that and rely on blood tests (a celiac disease blood test was never done until 2003) and since blood work was normal they'd think he was well (despite looking like a walking skeleton). One gastro from a very large prestigious group here in North Jersey told him he needed psychological counseling as nothing was wrong with him. Are looks that deceiving? I guess the doctor was Dr. Magoo....

On another topic, I've had a viral flu several years ago and got 3 prescriptions: an anti biotic to prevent a bacterial secondary infection, an anti viral medication and a third for the bronchial symptoms as this flu affected my breathing (I am a non smoker too).


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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I looked perfectly healthy (I was slim but within a normal weight for my size) until I got so sick I had to be hospitalized for 11 days and miss 10 weeks of work. Although I had been somewhat tired from what turned out to be anemia, I was pretty much OK until I got so sick I couldn't function. I hope it doesn't take that to convince your doctor.

richard

What were your symptoms? Do you have to go to the dr. to see if you are low on iron or anemic? That may be why I have been without energy. I am looking for a dr. I know I have celiac disease (was diagnosed as a baby but thought I outgrew it. Now I trying to get totally gluten-free. Thanks, LindaLee


Lee

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Apparently I looked pretty sick prior to my diagnosis, but I didn't notice it (and no one bothered to tell me). My appearance hasn't changed much, I'm still incredibly pale (but I've always been pale)and thin, with dark circles under my eyes and I'm covered in bruises. It's funny how before my diagnosis, no one bothered to tell me how sick I looked, but now, they can't shut their mouths about how sick I look.

About the fingernail ridges and dips, I never realized those were not normal! I've had those for so many years.


Danielle

Diagnosed with Celiac 1/3/06 at age 20

Also dairy free and soy light

Guardian to 3 boys, ages 4, 3, and 2 who are gluten-free, df, corn free, and soy light

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Well -- I've always had the "so thin people think I'm anorexic" problem, the dark circles (I'm a concealer addict) and fingernail ridges and paleness. At times, I was pretty clear that there was something decidedly wrong -- I went from being thin to having a gaunt face -- which I knew wasn't right.

I've also been a workout-person for the last eight years, so I think that people mistook some of the muscle mass for absolute health -- I know my ex-boyfriend did -- it makes me shudder to think about the fact that I was so sick at times and he found me so attractive -- or claimed to -- I think that was part of the reason he found it so hard to believe the celiac diagnosis and split.


Erica

Inconclusive blood test results

Positive Enterolab results

Positive dietary results

gluten-free since 2/10/06

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