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Ottonegirl

Dr. Said Go gluten-free

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I thought I'd update. Over the weekend my legs swole up like balloons & that was the final blow for me. So, I saw my Dr yesterday to talk about the issues I've been having & she said that she wants me to go gluten-free immediately. Her opinion was that with confirmed wheat allergies (blood tests & skin tests) in addition to all my symptoms that I was definitely gluten intolerant & possibly celiac. Because I have eaten gluten-free sometimes she doesn't trust the blood tests or biopsies & feels that because I've responded to the gluten-free diet in the past that this is proof enough. I agree. She also said that she's seen lots of celiacs with weight gain because when a person isn't getting the nutrients they need they will try to eat more to fill the need. We discussed that whenever I ate gluten-free I lost weight & that when I ate normally I gained weight. I feel relieved & the confirmation that I wasn't making a mountain out of a molehill was wonderful. I may still do the Enterolab tests, but not feeling that they're all that necessary at this point. Looking forward to feeling better soon!

Thanks for answering all my questions.

Karen

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Karen, you have a wonderful doctor. If gluten-free works, don't waste your money on Enterolab, dietary response is all the proof you need.


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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Yay! A brilliant Dr.! Good to hear! You do not need enterolab... don't waste any more time or money, just go gluten-free right away and get on with the business of getting better. Since I've been gluten-free (now 3 1/2 years) I've lost 110 pounds!

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Hi Karen,

It sounds to me like your doctor is right on the money! I'm glad everything is working out--anything we can do to make the gluten-free lifestyle easier for you, just ask! :)


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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Thanks everyone - I actually am excited! I have hope that this will change my life! All those years doing the yeast connection diet & feeling better & then going back to eating normal & then feeling worse were so frustrating. All along I'd attributed all my symptoms to yeast without realizing that I was also responding to the gluten-free part of the diet. I think initially it dealt with the yeast portion - but I needed to stay on for the gluten issues & didn't realize it.

I'm a little overwhelmed with the "hidden" ingredients issue but am reading & making lists. Like anything I know this will become normal.

Thanks,

Karen

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if you haven't already found my newbie survival kit, may I humbly suggest that you click on the link below in my signature that is for my web page, at the bottom of my web page is the link to download the newbie survival kit. It's just a bunch of files I wish I'd had when I was first dx'ed.

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if you haven't already found my newbie survival kit, may I humbly suggest that you click on the link below in my signature that is for my web page, at the bottom of my web page is the link to download the newbie survival kit. It's just a bunch of files I wish I'd had when I was first dx'ed.

Thanks! That's so helpful - I'm going to take time this afternoon to read through everything!

Karen

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What a great doctor, hang onto her......

And good luck. I know you may not have wanted that dx's but at least you perhaps can get some answers from going gluten-free....

blessings

mamaw

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