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Mandy F.

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A few weeks ago, I put a post up about finially convincing my little sister to go gluten free which was easier once she moved in with me. She finally took the plunge and did a pretty good job of following the diet but kept complaining that she was seriously missing carbs. After about two weeks of doing really well, I came home and found the remnants of a Popeye's Chicken meal on the counter... complete with biscuits and gravy. I didn't say anything. The next day, she ate something else terribly gluteny but I can't remember what it was now... I thought "oh well, she gave it a shot..." :rolleyes:

So, this morning, I came home from work and found that my sister had gone to the grocery store and bought a whole bunch of gluten free foods. :blink: When i asked her about it, she said that after she ate all the gluten, she felt awful -- tired, pain in her right side, and some other gastric symptoms. She says from now on she's going to stay (mostly) gluten free... :D We just sat there and laughed for a long time because it was better than saying "I told you so!"

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If your sister actually has celiac, mostly gluten free is going to cause her as much damage as not gluten free. A little bit of gluten is just as bad as a lot of gluten. Perhaps you can convince her to get tested immediately now that she's seen how much better she'll feel gluten free. She will need to consume gluten up until the testing unless she chooses to go with Enterolab. Good luck! Glad you have a good support system!


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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She just did her challenge. Sometimes the body and it's reaction speak much louder than if we say anything. I am glad you have each other for support.


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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A few weeks ago, I put a post up about finially convincing my little sister to go gluten free which was easier once she moved in with me. She finally took the plunge and did a pretty good job of following the diet but kept complaining that she was seriously missing carbs. After about two weeks of doing really well, I came home and found the remnants of a Popeye's Chicken meal on the counter... complete with biscuits and gravy. I didn't say anything. The next day, she ate something else terribly gluteny but I can't remember what it was now... I thought "oh well, she gave it a shot..." :rolleyes:

So, this morning, I came home from work and found that my sister had gone to the grocery store and bought a whole bunch of gluten free foods. :blink: When i asked her about it, she said that after she ate all the gluten, she felt awful -- tired, pain in her right side, and some other gastric symptoms. She says from now on she's going to stay (mostly) gluten free... :D We just sat there and laughed for a long time because it was better than saying "I told you so!"

LOL!!! That is pretty funny.

Like Guhilia said, there is no going "a little" gluten free, but it sounds like she will go completely gluten free when she's ready. She is learning on her own that being gluten free is best for her body. After she gets sick from Popeyes a few more times she'll probably give it up for good. Sounds like your taking a great approach by supporting and laughing with her, and letting her do this in her own time. :)


Jillian

Positive Blood test and Biopsy

Inflamed stomach lining

Gluten free since July 6, 2005

Tarrytown, NY

"Sometimes being a b$tch is all a woman has to hold onto." - Dolores Claiborne

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Big sisters are alway right!!!!!! Sorry she had to learn the hard way... I bet she believe wha tyou have to say next time!!!! Hope she's feeling better now. And I hope she learned a hard-knock lessen. Lucky she has you..... I just wish I could get my siblings to believe this is a real deal thing..... they see me doing better but they are sooooo stubborn so I said well I guess you will have to suffer. I feel bad for them but they just don't get it yet......

mamaw

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Wow, good for her :) If she wants to be tested for celiac disease by blood test or biopsy, she would have to be eating some gluten.


Carrie Faith

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2004

Postitive tTg Blood Test, December 2003

Positive Biopsy, March 3, 2004

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