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Jerri Ward

Still Losing Weight!

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I have been gluten-free for a year and a half. I have lost 60 lbs. in the process. I have dropped from a size 12 to a size 2. I now suffer from Iron Deficiency Anemia. They are still doing tests to find out why. I am eating, but cannot seem to gain any weight. I feel worse than I did before I was diagnosed. I never thought that could be possible. I am at a loss as to what to do. I am down to 98 lbs. I am so weak that I can barely get around. I cannot keep going on like this. This is not living. :(


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I am sorry that you have gone throught such troubles and hardships. I don't have any answers for you, but you can always used this board to let out a yell if you need too.

I hope you find you answers soon.



Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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hi. so sorry you are going thru this.

How is your thyroid medicine?

I hope you feel better soon.

Best regards.

Have not I commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with you every where you go.

Jos 1:9

I can do all things thru Christ which strengtheneth me.

Phi 4:13

Blood Test: Negative 03/2006

Biopsy Negative 04/2006

Stopped gluten-free diet 04/2006

EnteroLabs: Positive 04/2007

Fecal Antigliadin IgA "Positive"

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA "Positive"

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score "Positive"

Fecal anti-casein (cow

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Could you have other food intolerances? I just figured out (I think) that I really cannot eat tapioca. I was losing weight and feeling awful for the past two months, so I stopped eating it this week. I hope you can figure out what is causing your problem.

Tapioca intolerant

First cousin dx'd with Celiac Disease

Grandmother died of malnutrition b/c everything made her sick... sounds like celiac to me.

Gluten-free since June 2005

Dx with IBS February 2005

Blood tests both negative (or inconclusive?) for celiac (in 2002 and 2004)

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Not sure if this will help or not, depending on your situation food wise anyways...

many many years ago, I also was 98 pounds (give or take) and a size 3

My doctor way back then wanted me to gain weight, his instructions were no matter what no matter how, eat an ice cream every day, cup, bowl, cone, whatever I could get ahold of..... this naturally poses a few issues with the gluten-free diet depending on your tolerences to different things

I did end up gaining some weight not enough to suit him but later I added more baked goods and more healthy meals as well, and got to a healthier wieght.

I do feel for you as I do know what your going thru partly.

you have my prayers with you at least for a quick and positive outcome!

Just my .00000002 cents worth

If I knew what I was doing years ago I would have half a clue today!

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