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Gluten Free In Louisiana?

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Hey there!

Just wondering how many people on here are from Louisiana? I live in Baton Rouge.

If you are from this great state, post a quick note! It would be great to meet you!!!

-Ali :)


-Ali :)

1/07 Gluten free after being severely ill and fatigued for a straight year and GI issues since teenager.

2/07 Negative blood work but phenomenal results on gluten-free diet.

2/14/07 Found to be critically deficient in vitamin D.

10/27/07 Dairy free due to being sick last two months.

10/28/07 Son, 9 yrs old, began elimination diet due to tummy issues and behavior issues.

Also dx with Fibromyalgia but not 100% sure i have it anymore now that I am on gluten free diet. Could have been Celiac all along!

Gluten free is the way to be! I feel soooo much better!

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Hey there!

Just wondering how many people on here are from Louisiana? I live in Baton Rouge.

If you are from this great state, post a quick note! It would be great to meet you!!!

-Ali :)

Gluten free in BR!!! I live here and just had the tests done in december. Sick for 10 years. Intestinal. Do you know anything about the support groups here? Someone told me there was one in BR.

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Hi! I'm in New Orleans :) I haven't been diagnosed with Celiac but I am gluten intolerant and have some other food sensitivities. Its hard being gluten-free in such a culinary center especially where they put roux in EVERYTHING!!!! I've been gluten-free for almost two years now so I've normalized to it but I wish I had friends who ate this way. Sometimes I feel like an alien at school when all my friends are eating the cafeteria food . . . most of the time their whole plates are covered in gluten! I try to tell myself that my food intolerances force me to eat the healthy diet that everyone should be eating but sometimes I really feel like the odd man out.


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Diagnosed April 2006 with multiple food sensitivities (gluten, yeast, eggs, cow dairy, legumes, some nuts and veggies) and a systemic candida infection -no pre-diagnosis symptoms since!

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Hi! I'm in New Orleans :) I haven't been diagnosed with Celiac but I am gluten intolerant and have some other food sensitivities. Its hard being gluten-free in such a culinary center especially where they put roux in EVERYTHING!!!! I've been gluten-free for almost two years now so I've normalized to it but I wish I had friends who ate this way. Sometimes I feel like an alien at school when all my friends are eating the cafeteria food . . . most of the time their whole plates are covered in gluten! I try to tell myself that my food intolerances force me to eat the healthy diet that everyone should be eating but sometimes I really feel like the odd man out.

HI! I'm in LAfayette Louisiana. Just getting into eating gluten-free. We haven't been diagnosed but symptoms are dictating we try to go gluten-free! :D

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Hi!

I am from Thibodaux, LA. Found out I was celiac/intolerant in July 2008. Kind of diagnosed by my OBGYN when I went in for my annual visit. Would love to meet up with others from my area who are also celiac.

There is a support group in Baton Rouge. email is celiacsbr@aol.com

I have not made any of the meetings yet because it is a two hour drive into BR for me. They have these on weeknights, and I leave for work way too early (6:00 am) to be getting home so late. I did talk to Mrs. Mary on the phone in January and she was very helpful and informative. Gave me a list of Doctors to contact in BR that are familiar with this disease. I am in the process of scheduling an appointment to see the doctor in Baton Rouge now that I am off for the summer!

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Hi, we're from Pierre Part (about an hour from BR) and I think my 3 month old may have Celiac disease. He was gaining weight on a gluten-free formula, and stopped gaining weight on a formula with gluten. His pediatric gastrologist isn't too big on the idea of testing him for Celiac though. Any suggestions for a doctor that would?

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Just found your request for a Doctor. I see a GI specialist in BR. (I am Fom Thibodaux area) WOuld love to give you this info. I can be contacted through email: Check on my profile page....

Wenmin

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Hello! I'm also from Lafayette, La. Dx'd myself after feeling like I almost died after

being on a Sugar Buster diet for 2 weeks! I "glutenized" myself! That was many years ago when I was about 37. Took about 4 more years to get serious about the diet and even now I still cheat.

The most startling symptom after going gluten free was my lack of brain fog. People always thought I was ditzy. The brain just didn't work correctly. Unfortunately, because I took so long to diagnose myself, I definately have bone density loss.

I'm gonna make that Baton Rouge meeting one day!


Kris

At 35 had low bone density test.

At 37 one son and myself became extremely sick on a Sugar Buster diet. Diagnosed self then.

About 42 actively started to read/learn and attempt a gluten free diet.

Diagnosed middle son by stool testing about 2 years ago 2008. +

Diagnosed older son by stool testing about one year ago 2009. +

Still have one son left but I know he's +.

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Hey there!

Just wondering how many people on here are from Louisiana? I live in Baton Rouge.

If you are from this great state, post a quick note! It would be great to meet you!!!

-Ali :)

Hey, Ali, I live in Patterson, LA just to the west of Morgan City,LA. I've been on the diet for about 2 1/2 months. My OB/Gyn in Lafayette found my problem.

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Hey, Ali, I live in Patterson, LA just to the west of Morgan City,LA. I've been on the diet for about 2 1/2 months. My OB/Gyn in Lafayette found my problem.

I was wondering what OB?GYN is that? I think that is awesome! And I want that person for my doctor!


Kris

At 35 had low bone density test.

At 37 one son and myself became extremely sick on a Sugar Buster diet. Diagnosed self then.

About 42 actively started to read/learn and attempt a gluten free diet.

Diagnosed middle son by stool testing about 2 years ago 2008. +

Diagnosed older son by stool testing about one year ago 2009. +

Still have one son left but I know he's +.

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On 10/28/2007 at 12:49 PM, Aligray said:

Hey there!

 

Just wondering how many people on here are from Louisiana? I live in Baton Rouge.

 

If you are from this great state, post a quick note! It would be great to meet you!!!

 

-Ali :)

Hello, My name is Kara from Houma LA. 

I need support!!!

Do you know of a support group in the area for Celiac disease recovery

?

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On 3/20/2018 at 6:18 PM, MBceliac said:

I am Celiac living in Baton Rouge. I can meet up- I would like to hear restaurants that people eat at safely in New Orleans, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and St. Francisville and how sensitive you are to gluten so I can gauge if I will try it or not. Thanks!

Hi I’m from st.amant Louisiana and my 19 year old daughter was diagnosed with celiac...would love to hear from all of you on any doctors y’all highly recommend for her to see...she’s in constant pain with her stomach even eating gluten free and can’t get answers any help would be greatly appreciated

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3 hours ago, Bshake said:

Hi I’m from st.amant Louisiana and my 19 year old daughter was diagnosed with celiac...would love to hear from all of you on any doctors y’all highly recommend for her to see...she’s in constant pain with her stomach even eating gluten free and can’t get answers any help would be greatly appreciated

Welcome,

Here is a link to Beyond Celiac which is a celiac disease group dedicated to helping celiacs.  

https://www.beyondceliac.org/celiac-disease/additional-information/support-groups/

How long has your daughter been gluten free?  Is she seeing a Gastroenterologist?  Have other illnesses been ruled out (like enzyme deficiencies, SIBO, other autoimmune, etc.)?  

How is her gluten free diet?  We usually recommend not eating out (very risky) and to avoid non-processed foods as much as possible until she is feeling better.  A diet of meat, fish, veggies, fruits, nuts, etc. is a great place to start.  Single ingredients.  Keep a food journal because most celiacs have additional intolerances.  Lactose (dairy) is most common due to villi damage.  

She should have well-checks yearly too.  

https://www.cureceliacdisease.org/wp-content/uploads/341_CDCFactSheets7_PostDiagnosis.pdf

https://gluten.org/looking-beyond-gluten-free-choose-gut-supportive-diet-long-term-health-celiac-disease/

 


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On 10/28/2007 at 7:49 PM, Aligray said:

Hey there!

 

Just wondering how many people on here are from Louisiana? I live in Baton Rouge.

 

If you are from this great state, post a quick note! It would be great to meet you!!!

 

-Ali

Hello! I'm Max from Lousiana!

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