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mr. moore

Hi! I'm New. I Have Some Questions.

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Ok first off im not sure if i celiac disease, but i have had, most of my life, really bad problems with my bowels and a very odd addiction towards cereal, crackers, biscuits, and after reading Going Gluten Free for dummies, i probably was getting a little "loaded" off them. another problem since i was a kid was this ever present "brain fog" that really feels like someone is putting a fuzzy blanket over my 5 senses, like my brain is sleepy. and chronic fatigue. i don't know, but i do at least warrent the diagnoses of "hypochondriac". The things i've went through, the pills, the misleading "mental illness" labels, come to think of it when i was told i was bipolar is when i started acting like it, from what i remember! anyways, i gladly latch on to any hope, and if eating a certain way will make me feel better then dammit im gonna do it. sorry if i sound dramatic just be glad im not talking in real life. I'm 19, a male, and definitely am going to be a little angry if it turns out my hypochondriac quest ends with something that isn't "all in my head". Thanks, and even if i don't have it, i can totally relate to the constipation thing at least!!

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Welcome!

It certainly does seem like you're now on the right track. I'd encourage you to look into a few supplements, especially during the healing stage. I think you'll find a sublingual methylcobalamin (vitamin B12), magnesium, vitamin D3, a strong B complex, and probably some others, to be most helpful. Incidentally, one of the side-benefits of magnesium, is that it can bring relief from constipation. Just don't take too much right away, as it can "surprise" your intestines, meaning they won't be ready for it, which can lead to some discomfort until things catch up.

I think one of the main reasons why doctors misdiagnose Celiac so often, is that they get most of their information from drug companies. Doctors only seem to see stuff for which a drug is being sold.

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Welcome!

It certainly does seem like you're now on the right track. I'd encourage you to look into a few supplements, especially during the healing stage. I think you'll find a sublingual methylcobalamin (vitamin B12), magnesium, vitamin D3, a strong B complex, and probably some others, to be most helpful. Incidentally, one of the side-benefits of magnesium, is that it can bring relief from constipation. Just don't take too much right away, as it can "surprise" your intestines, meaning they won't be ready for it, which can lead to some discomfort until things catch up.

I think one of the main reasons why doctors misdiagnose Celiac so often, is that they get most of their information from drug companies. Doctors only seem to see stuff for which a drug is being sold.

i was reading some other posts and im getting very paranoid over what foods could be causing what problems. i just want some answers, im very tired of looking over my shoulder for a diagnoses that is stalking my ego.

your only allergic or intolerant of a food if you get like hives or bloating right? i also read on brain allergies, where an allergic reaction gives you adhd or depresion. there's also an opiate effect on food intolerance isn't there?> like if i crave i dunno a big steamy corn on the cobb, even when presented with something tastier, i must be allergic right? but that isn't me, the only thing i've told other people on this board is that i have an addiction to cereal, bagels, and subway sandwhiches. then i feel very hazy and tired after. lol why couldn't i have something cool like a drug addiction? no i kid. but that is how it works right? celiac disease or gluten intolerance are treated the same right? hmmm....so many questions. yes im really 19 i have no f****** life.

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i was reading some other posts and im getting very paranoid over what foods could be causing what problems. i just want some answers, im very tired of looking over my shoulder for a diagnoses that is stalking my ego.

your only allergic or intolerant of a food if you get like hives or bloating right? i also read on brain allergies, where an allergic reaction gives you adhd or depresion. there's also an opiate effect on food intolerance isn't there?> like if i crave i dunno a big steamy corn on the cobb, even when presented with something tastier, i must be allergic right? but that isn't me, the only thing i've told other people on this board is that i have an addiction to cereal, bagels, and subway sandwhiches. then i feel very hazy and tired after. lol why couldn't i have something cool like a drug addiction? no i kid. but that is how it works right? celiac disease or gluten intolerance are treated the same right? hmmm....so many questions. yes im really 19 i have no f****** life.

Wow, you are one angry person.

It is really hard at first but once you get over that bump things start going smoothly. I've had it for four years this january and eh, it's not so bad. I used to be addicted to that stuff too, now I'm addicted to apples and green beans. It's a new way of thinking ( as long as there is no brain fog!), and you really do have to embrace it. Once you get over being angry you'll be okay. I'll be praying for you and God bless,

~Anna ;)

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I know others have said it already, but hang in there. Sometimes it takes awhile for the body to heal enough for symptoms to diminish. Four days is really nothing compared to what many on this board have experienced. For myself, it was six months gluten-free before much of anything improved at all. I just wish I knew then what I know now about supplements and such. It would have really helped.

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I agree with everyone else too...the days get better and better. It took me about 2 months to feel better. The best thing that helped me was to think about how much I would feel better each day. I took each day at a time realizing that each day was some improvement.

A suggestion, would be to write down what you are going to eat for the week and plan what types of meals you are going to have. With the pre-planning you take out the "unknown" and the cravings are less.

I am 23 and in Graduate school. If you ever want to talk, let me know.

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