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MegHaligh

New To Being gluten-free In Las Vegas

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I just moved to Las Vegas from Indiana late last September. So far I'm loving it, but getting together a support group would be awesome. I visualize dinners at safe restaraunts and gluten-free potlucks, so I'm really hoping that there's a few of us lurking in the area.

My boyfriend of over a year was diagnosed with Celiac a number of years ago, and - while researching things about it for him recently - I've decided that I'm going to try a similar diet to see if it makes me feel better. It was amazing (and, honestly, a little bit of a relief) reading down the lists of symptoms and whatnot you guys have. I'm hoping that it'll make a difference. Also, now that we're living together I'm frightened that I'm accidently poisoning him just by eating things with gluten in them around him.

I'm 21 years old and he's 23, and would love to meet anyone and everyone in the area that's interested. :)

-Meg

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Hi Meg,

My name is Staci and I too live in Las Vegas, originally from Ohio. I have been diagnosed for almost 3 years now and have been looking to get involved with the support group here...there is one but getting a hold of them is next to impossible. I am 21 and my boyfriend is 30. He is able to eat gluten but is also (like you) very respectful of my disease. We have been talking a lot about moving in together but I dont know if he really understand what kind of commitment that would be....anyways, I live down by the south point and work at the forum shopps in ceasars. Because I work retail and my boyfriend works at Green Valley Ranch on the night shift our schedules are a little crazy. However, I would love to get together for dinner and compile a group for potlucks!

I am also in a desperate search for a Celiac Disease Specialist here in town...if you guys have found someone good please please let me know. Ok, bye for now! So glad I found you!!

-Staci

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Do a search for Broncobux (Chris), he's a member here on the boards. He lives in vegas, is your age group and has wonderful suggestions for places to eat and how to get the service you need out there!!! Good luck!

-Jessica

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-Staci

We're actually in the midst of finding doctors at the moment as well. My boyfriend, Mike, does want me to make sure you avoid a gastro named Dr. Fayadh for a number of reasons. After having him for upwards 6 months, barely any progress was made at all. Also, his bedside manner is absolutely atrocious. He had some very scary episodes back when he was in the process of being diagnosed and it seemed like his doctor didn't care at all. When he prescribed Mike penicillin - which he's allergic to, and had made sure the doctor was aware when he first went to him - he knew he had to find a new doctor. We'll keep you posted on our search and you make sure to do likewise. ^^

We're located pretty much at the opposite side of town, it seems like. I work at the Santa Fe and he works at a restaraunt off of Lake Mead and Rainbow. We'll see what we can figure out about meet ups and whatnot, but just knowing someone here that's going through the same things as we are is going to be awesome I think.

Also thanks for the information, Jessica! ^^

-Meg

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Sorry it took me so long to post, let me know if you need any help in Vegas.

I have lived here for the last 4 years and can give decent advice on where to eat.

email me for access to the list serve in town

broncobux2000@yahoo.com

Chris

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There is a local LV support group. My signature is the website for it. We have a Pei Wei gluten-free event tomorrow 9/6/08 at 1311 Sunset Henderson, NV 10:00am to 11:00 am. A great Primary care physician is Michelle Conger (you can google her for info she is inside of Spring Valley Hospital), and a great GI is Dr. Vish Sharma at Great West Medical Associates. He is very knowledgeable about celiac disease. His address is 5915 S Rainbow Blvd #105 LV NV 89118 phone 702-220-9865. Hope this helps!

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I am 27, relatively new to Vegas and have been recently told I have celiac. I have tried to learn and research as much as possible online as how to follow the diet for past month and on celiac in general. I am going to have an appt with the GI doctor recommended below because I have been having bad nausea that is really killling my job, work, social, and overall quality of life in general. I dont know too many people up here much less someone who has celiac. I know I am in the early part of the learning curve(trial and error) but any help or tips would be much appreciated to help alleviate my extreme frustration.. My aol email is nickjc055@aol.com.

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I am 27, relatively new to Vegas and have been recently told I have celiac. I have tried to learn and research as much as possible online as how to follow the diet for past month and on celiac in general. I am going to have an appt with the GI doctor recommended below because I have been having bad nausea that is really killling my job, work, social, and overall quality of life in general. I dont know too many people up here much less someone who has celiac. I know I am in the early part of the learning curve(trial and error) but any help or tips would be much appreciated to help alleviate my extreme frustration.. My aol email is nickjc055@aol.com.

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I am 27, relatively new to Vegas and have been recently told I have celiac. I have tried to learn and research as much as possible online as how to follow the diet for past month and on celiac in general. I am going to have an appt with the GI doctor recommended below because I have been having bad nausea that is really killling my job, work, social, and overall quality of life in general. I dont know too many people up here much less someone who has celiac. I know I am in the early part of the learning curve(trial and error) but any help or tips would be much appreciated to help alleviate my extreme frustration.. My aol email is nickjc055@aol.com.

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I am 27, relatively new to Vegas and have been recently told I have celiac. I have tried to learn and research as much as possible online as how to follow the diet for past month and on celiac in general. I am going to have an appt with the GI doctor recommended below because I have been having bad nausea that is really killling my job, work, social, and overall quality of life in general. I dont know too many people up here much less someone who has celiac. I know I am in the early part of the learning curve(trial and error) but any help or tips would be much appreciated to help alleviate my extreme frustration.. My aol email is nickjc055@aol.com.

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I am 27, relatively new to Vegas and have been recently told I have celiac. I have tried to learn and research as much as possible online as how to follow the diet for past month and on celiac in general. I am going to have an appt with the GI doctor recommended below because I have been having bad nausea that is really killling my job, work, social, and overall quality of life in general. I dont know too many people up here much less someone who has celiac. I know I am in the early part of the learning curve(trial and error) but any help or tips would be much appreciated to help alleviate my extreme frustration.. My aol email is nickjc055@aol.com.

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I am 27, relatively new to Vegas and have been recently told I have celiac. I have tried to learn and research as much as possible online as how to follow the diet for past month and on celiac in general. I am going to have an appt with the GI doctor recommended below because I have been having bad nausea that is really killling my job, work, social, and overall quality of life in general. I dont know too many people up here much less someone who has celiac. I know I am in the early part of the learning curve(trial and error) but any help or tips would be much appreciated to help alleviate my extreme frustration.. My aol email is nickjc055@aol.com.

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