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Im still trying to get used to this forum and how to find topics, So this may be posted in the wrong area. Today I found out I have lactose intolerance as well as the gluten/ wheat. I was really bummed out about the wheat and now even more so with the lactose. What am I gonna eat now? My son was positive for lactose too. I think he has celiac as well, we find out in a week or so. This I think is what bumms me out the most cuz hes only 10 years old. I have been a cook in restuarants for over 15 years, I am currently working in a pizza shop and we use flour everyday and its in the air i breathe I am sure. My question is, If I breathe it in is it the same as ingesting it, will I have to quit my job? Also does anyone suffer from back pain( siatica) is this a symptom?


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I hate to say this, but working in a pizza shop is about the worst thing for you to do. Yes, if you inhale flour, you will be glutened. And terrible back pain is definitely one of my celiac disease symptoms. If you want your health back, you will need to find a new job.

I would be happy if my only intolerances were gluten and dairy! You still have SO much to eat left.

Try looking at what you can eat, rather than what you can't. It might open your eyes to all the possibilities!


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Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

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I have been having back pain for as long as I've had the constant bloating and many other symptoms.I never made the connection! It's making more and more sense now.I am learning by the minute here.I don't feel quite as "crazy" as I use to as I learn more about this gluten/wheat issue.

Kay


Kay

Gluten free since 4/11/08

Positive dietary response

Blood test negative

Endoscopy negative biopsy

but found :" Villous blunting and atrophy" and

"Gastric mucosal abnormality characterized by erythema"

Doctor insisted I need to go gluten free for at least 4 months

Best thing I ever did!

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From what I've read your lactose intolerance may only be temporary. Once the gut heals you may be able to return to dairy.

I freaked out when we were hit with this as well. Cheese and milk were huge parts of his diet. I know many on the forum would suggest eliminating all dairy, but our ped GI and Celiac dietician suggested trying Lactaid. Once we started though, it wasn't really as hard as I thought it would be. Especially using the Lactaid when necessary (we still eliminated drinking it straight). Maybe it's because once you tackle gluten you can do anything, I don't know...

Good luck!

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I hate to say this, but working in a pizza shop is about the worst thing for you to do. Yes, if you inhale flour, you will be glutened. And terrible back pain is definitely one of my celiac disease symptoms. If you want your health back, you will need to find a new job.

I would be happy if my only intolerances were gluten and dairy! You still have SO much to eat left.

Try looking at what you can eat, rather than what you can't. It might open your eyes to all the possibilities!

Thanx for your reply. After reading your bio I feel lucky to only have wheat and lactose intolerance. What do you eat with all your allergies? I should ask. Back pain is not new to me. I have had two back surgeries. A disc fixed in 1999 and then a double spinal fusion in 2005. So back pain is not a unusual for me. But too me there are two kinds of back pain. One that is caused from my surgeries and over doing things I know i should not do. Then there is the unexplained pain I get from doing nothing. I was only diagnosed with gluten 2 weeks ago. I go for my biopsy in a week and a half. The doc wants me to keep eating wheat till then. Its funny how the mind works ,now that i know that its the wheat that makes me illl I have no desire to eat it. Im pretty much forcing my self to eat wheat.As for my job I will have to start pursuing a career outside the restaurant business.


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I also have problems with chronic sciatic pain. Now that I suspect that I have celiac (I get too sick to gluten load for testing) and am really careful about my diet I have had only 1 flare up this year (I once went 3 years with no relief from sciatic pain). I have found an amazing chiropractor that is able to give me relief from the pain and stop the flare up (previously I had been to 3 physiotherapists, 2 accupuncturists, 3 massage therapist and one other chiropractor with no relief, my fibromyalgia doctor sent me to this chiro because I wanted a non medicinal treatment for this). I am hoping that once I can get off the iron supplements, for my iron deficiency anemia, that I'll then have a better gauge as to how I'm doing (it's hard to judge because I'm not tolerating the iron well).

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