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Chloe123

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You, guys....

Here is the thing. All my life I had a little here, a little there. I always knew there was something wrong with me :D , but I could not pinpoint the problem. I was always bloated, swollen in the mornings, cold hands and feet, no energy, cramps (severe), always pale, my hair fall out always (irritaiting, or rather depressing :rolleyes: )etc, etc. Lately I started having this numb feeling in my legs and no sex drive ( I am not 30 yet!!) What a nice picture. Needless to say, I would never in a right mind to go to a doctor. Just don't trust them. Period. I had my fair share of them. A week ago I started my salad diet which always made me feel better. So here I am eating my salads and started feeling much better and than after a few days I ate a salad with bread and felt like throwing up. Strange. And than it heat me - could I be possible bread-wheat sensitive? Isn't bread have that thing called gluten? What is gluten, anyway? May be I just making things up? Just out of curiousity I went to the book store and I opened a book on gluten and OH MY GOD!!! I had almost every single symptom!!!! I ran to the health store and likely it had a gluten free section (lucky me) - I stayed on gluten free diet for a week and ALL of my symptoms are GONE. This feels so good but also weird becasue I had all these symptoms all my life and eventually they became a part of my personality, and when they are gone, what do you do :o

I have never had my belly so small in my entire life. I have never woken up in the morning not swollen. My hair now like to stay on my head :rolleyes: Sex drive is coming back?? looks like, or rather feels like it :D

This all happend just a week ago and I just had to share it with somebody. Normally I am a calm person but being so changed in a good way just makes me type type type :blink:

Well, just wanted to share the good news with people who understand this whole gluten thing, because others just don't get it.

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me again,

now when I am thinking - my grandfather died of stomach cancer, his daugher (my aunt) cannot not have children and had severe digestion problems and had some of her intestines sergically removed, etc...

Did i just avoided some bad health problems down the road and I mean BAD??

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me again,

now when I am thinking - my grandfather died of stomach cancer, his daugher (my aunt) cannot not have children and had severe digestion problems and had some of her intestines sergically removed, etc...

Did i just avoided some bad health problems down the road and I mean BAD??

Possibly. :)

Congrats on finding out you have a problem with gluten. I, too, made the connection myself. It's pretty great to feel so good, isn't it?


ELIZABETH

gluten-free (04.17.2006)

corn-free (03.27.2007)

xanthan gum-free

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Dang, I could see you doing your happy dance right through my computer screen!

I am rather shaking at this point :lol: The whole thing has not sunk to my jiggling braind yet. I did not do any testing to confirm that I am gluten sensitive but what just happened in such a short period of time... I am positive that I have it. I really would like to know the damage, though, that happened to my poor guts :( but hopefully staying off of gluten will heal them sometime.

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Possibly. :)

Congrats on finding out you have a problem with gluten. I, too, made the connection myself. It's pretty great to feel so good, isn't it?

Well, congrats to you, too :lol: What are the chances that would happened? I mean, the connection. The symptoms are so ... here and there, if you know what I mean.

This is so wonderful. It feels like leaving the prison ( not that I ever been there :lol: ) Feels very free and healthy

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Chloe, welcome. Like you, I went on a diet and lo and behold, all my symptoms improved at the start, but I was still eating a bit of gluten, so they came back. But unlike you, I took another year to really get down to the bottom of what was wrong with me, and by then I had self diagnosed myself visited the doctor and the test results confirmed it.

I know how much you hate doctors, but have you thought to go see one to get a diagnosis? That way you can be sure it is what you have, as somewhere down the track you might doubt it and go back to eating bread etc. I have found having a diagnosis stops the wondering whether it is or not coeliac. But be warned there can be false negatives with he testing, but there are few false positives for coeliac. In regard to this, and your results come back negative, for your own health don't overlook the fact that you look and feel so much better gluten free.

But you would have to get the doctor pretty quick, because if you leave it too long, you will not be able to get an accurate diagnosis as your antibody levels will have gone down and a biopsy would not show up any damage if your body has healed. Worth thinking about particularly if you want to know what damage has been done already. Staying of gluten will heal your stomach and possibly reduce your chances of getting intestinal cancer.

By the way gluten is the protein found in wheat, rye, barley, a few other grains I can't remember and possibly oats. I only say possibly oats, as some people with gluten problems can tolerate oats.

Cathy

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You, guys....

Here is the thing. All my life I had a little here, a little there. I always knew there was something wrong with me :D , but I could not pinpoint the problem. I was always bloated, swollen in the mornings, cold hands and feet, no energy, cramps (severe), always pale, my hair fall out always (irritaiting, or rather depressing :rolleyes: )etc, etc. Lately I started having this numb feeling in my legs and no sex drive ( I am not 30 yet!!) What a nice picture. Needless to say, I would never in a right mind to go to a doctor. Just don't trust them. Period. I had my fair share of them. A week ago I started my salad diet which always made me feel better. So here I am eating my salads and started feeling much better and than after a few days I ate a salad with bread and felt like throwing up. Strange. And than it heat me - could I be possible bread-wheat sensitive? Isn't bread have that thing called gluten? What is gluten, anyway? May be I just making things up? Just out of curiousity I went to the book store and I opened a book on gluten and OH MY GOD!!! I had almost every single symptom!!!! I ran to the health store and likely it had a gluten free section (lucky me) - I stayed on gluten free diet for a week and ALL of my symptoms are GONE. This feels so good but also weird becasue I had all these symptoms all my life and eventually they became a part of my personality, and when they are gone, what do you do :o

I have never had my belly so small in my entire life. I have never woken up in the morning not swollen. My hair now like to stay on my head :rolleyes: Sex drive is coming back?? looks like, or rather feels like it :D

This all happend just a week ago and I just had to share it with somebody. Normally I am a calm person but being so changed in a good way just makes me type type type :blink:

Well, just wanted to share the good news with people who understand this whole gluten thing, because others just don't get it.

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Hi ya...Congrats glad you are well ...

Ive ben ill for 14 month snow not knowing whats happening to me been treated for candida massive yeast infection...

Symptoms: Massive bloat with food, eat wheat gluten, dairy get canker sores, shaking, sick, bloated and constipation....

My prob is I have had so many tests I think th e docs think I am nuts...but I am not ....

How long did it take you to get rid of your bloat on the salad diet ???

PLease let me know would really appreciate it xx

Mand

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You, guys....

Here is the thing. All my life I had a little here, a little there. I always knew there was something wrong with me :D , but I could not pinpoint the problem. I was always bloated, swollen in the mornings, cold hands and feet, no energy, cramps (severe), always pale, my hair fall out always (irritaiting, or rather depressing :rolleyes: )etc, etc. Lately I started having this numb feeling in my legs and no sex drive ( I am not 30 yet!!) What a nice picture. Needless to say, I would never in a right mind to go to a doctor. Just don't trust them. Period. I had my fair share of them. A week ago I started my salad diet which always made me feel better. So here I am eating my salads and started feeling much better and than after a few days I ate a salad with bread and felt like throwing up. Strange. And than it heat me - could I be possible bread-wheat sensitive? Isn't bread have that thing called gluten? What is gluten, anyway? May be I just making things up? Just out of curiousity I went to the book store and I opened a book on gluten and OH MY GOD!!! I had almost every single symptom!!!! I ran to the health store and likely it had a gluten free section (lucky me) - I stayed on gluten free diet for a week and ALL of my symptoms are GONE. This feels so good but also weird becasue I had all these symptoms all my life and eventually they became a part of my personality, and when they are gone, what do you do :o

I have never had my belly so small in my entire life. I have never woken up in the morning not swollen. My hair now like to stay on my head :rolleyes: Sex drive is coming back?? looks like, or rather feels like it :D

This all happend just a week ago and I just had to share it with somebody. Normally I am a calm person but being so changed in a good way just makes me type type type :blink:

Well, just wanted to share the good news with people who understand this whole gluten thing, because others just don't get it.

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