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One other thought - make sure that the medical personnel deploying with you or in Iraq know that you can't have gluten in your meds and what that means. Then they can check on meds you have now and various formats (like liquid is gluten-free and tablet not for some), and things they can imagine possibly needing. Your medical records may not be clear on that or quickly available. You might also consider a medic alert tag.

All best,


Great advice but I doubt that when someone is laying in front of a medic with parts of their bodies blown to pieces that they are going to have the time or resources to check for gluten.

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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