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Symptoms; Have Some And Some Odd Ones

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Hi; I'm new here. Found the website through the May1st edition of Women's World magazine (its' my new bible lol). I read some of the symptoms and I have most of them but I don't have weight loss, more like weight gain and bloating. I have eliminated most corn from my diet, nitrates from my diet (causes my migrains), avoid most foods that make me feel icky but I don't know what to do with the puffiness I have in my face and around my joints. I have an appointment with my doctor for a full physical and lab work to be done because of my family history. I just would like to know what else I can do short of taking water pills to bring the bloating down. I had my gall bladder and 3 inches of my intestines removed due to impacted gall stones (ouch!) :( And I am starting to get mouth sores after eating certain foods now and I am beginning to wonder if eliminating meat all together will help. I would appreciate any advice.

"I am the mole, therefore I dig"

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Hi; I'm new here. Found the website through the May1st edition of Women's World magazine (its' my new bible lol). I read some of the symptoms and I have most of them but I don't have weight loss, more like weight gain and bloating. I have eliminated most corn from my diet, nitrates from my diet (causes my migrains), avoid most foods that make me feel icky but I don't know what to do with the puffiness I have in my face and around my joints. I have an appointment with my doctor for a full physical and lab work to be done because of my family history. I just would like to know what else I can do short of taking water pills to bring the bloating down. I had my gall bladder and 3 inches of my intestines removed due to impacted gall stones (ouch!) :( And I am starting to get mouth sores after eating certain foods now and I am beginning to wonder if eliminating meat all together will help. I would appreciate any advice.

"I am the mole, therefore I dig"

Hey mole and glad that you have found this site.

There is an introduction page here on the home site that describes what Celiac Disease is all about, "dig" :) around with that information and see if it fits your symptoms. And many more articles with with lots of information. Check them out. It will help you arm yourself with information for your doctors appointment.

I think that you are wise to get a full physical and lab work done.

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Hi; I'm new here. Found the website through the May1st edition of Women's World magazine (its' my new bible lol). I read some of the symptoms and I have most of them but I don't have weight loss, more like weight gain and bloating. I have eliminated most corn from my diet, nitrates from my diet (causes my migrains), avoid most foods that make me feel icky but I don't know what to do with the puffiness I have in my face and around my joints. I have an appointment with my doctor for a full physical and lab work to be done because of my family history. I just would like to know what else I can do short of taking water pills to bring the bloating down. I had my gall bladder and 3 inches of my intestines removed due to impacted gall stones (ouch!) :( And I am starting to get mouth sores after eating certain foods now and I am beginning to wonder if eliminating meat all together will help. I would appreciate any advice.

"I am the mole, therefore I dig"

Dear mole,

I love Women's World too! Gluten caused me to bloat and have difficulty losing weight as well.

I had my gallbladder removed several years ago when I was only 20! :( Guess what is a common symptom of Celiac? Gallbladder disease! My gallbladder was severely inflamed and irritated and nearly ruptured! My doctor said that was not it because nothing showed up in the tests. Those tests are only about 33 percent accurate at best! He even admitted that when I told him. Finally, I saw a surgeon, and thank goodness I did! I have a gift to welcome you to our community.

I have a list that should really help. This is overwhelming. I went through this with myself six months ago. You spend most of your day cooking and cleaning obsessively. The rest you are on the phone with reps from companies trying to find out what is safe. I decided to save you the trouble!

1. There are a number of things in the regular grocery that are safe. Some things are labeled already. Wal-Mart's Great Value brand has numerous things you can eat.

2. For the love of God use Coupons on items you are allowed to eat. People can get them and print them out online even. Call some of the local stores and ask if they accept online coupons.

3. Check the ads online and in the newspaper. You would be surprised how many people do not do this.

4. Some items like rice flour and rice noodles are safe to buy at the Chinese or oriental market. The merchants are more than happy to help you if you cannot read the label.

Now, here is my list of great things to get you started:

Condiments:

Smart Balance Margerine

Crisco Shortening

Crisco Oil

Pompeiian Olive Oil

Great Value soy sauce

Heinz Ketchup

Lea & Perrins Worchestershire Sauce (all Lea & Perrins Products are safe)

Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce

Kraft French Fat-Free Salad Dressing

Kraft Thousand Island Fat-Free Salad Dressing

Pace Picante Sauce

Ortega Salsa

All Classico Red and *White sauces

All Jif Peanut Butters including Smooth Sensations

Welch's Grape Jelly

Cool Whip*

Philadelphia Cream Cheese*

Miracle Whip

Daisy Sour Cream (fat-free, low-fat, regular)*

Snack Foods:

Utz Potato Chips (Found at Sam

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If you are going to have the blood test for Celiac, do not stop eating gluten. You can get a false negative, but never a false positive. You should not even cut back on your gluten consumption before the tests as that can also give a false negative.

Good luck and welcome to the forum.

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If you are going to have the blood test for Celiac, do not stop eating gluten. You can get a false negative, but never a false positive. You should not even cut back on your gluten consumption before the tests as that can also give a false negative.

Good luck and welcome to the forum.

thanks everyone for the kind words and to nogluegirl, I work at Wal-Mart and I buy alot of great value brands just because we get a discount that stuff (taste just as good as name brand foods). :D The list will be handy; as I all ready have alot of that stuff now. My phyiscal and lab work is not until June, so in order for the lab work to be accurract when do I need to start eating gluten again for the tests to not have a negative?

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thanks everyone for the kind words and to nogluegirl, I work at Wal-Mart and I buy alot of great value brands just because we get a discount that stuff (taste just as good as name brand foods). :D The list will be handy; as I all ready have alot of that stuff now. My phyiscal and lab work is not until June, so in order for the lab work to be accurract when do I need to start eating gluten again for the tests to not have a negative?

Dear mole,

You are very welcome! I love Wallyville! :) My brother used to work there! As far as the gluten goes, if you do the blood test, you do not have a choice but to keep eating it. As mouse said, there will be a false negative if you don't. Enterolab is more accurate from what I hear. I would do that instead. It will detect Celiac genes, and antibodies up to a year after going gluten-free.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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