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Mom, Property Manager -- currently awaiting the results of my biopsy to confirm celiac...been gluten free for 8 days. Praying that this is the correct diagnosis after years and years of docs looking at me with that ok, dear you are either nuts or depressed expression. I know that I have told at least 6 primary docs over the years that I get depressed after being sick for months on end, not sick because I'm depressed. This past year has been the worst of all...horrible bloating, achy joints, weight gain, extreme intolerance of heat (not sure many celiac's have this?) with C, not D....finally got so frustrated I've been like a dog with a bone insisting there must be a blood test that wasn't run on me. After nearly 50 blood tests coming back NORMAL my IgA tissue transglutaminase antibody (tTG) led to the possible celiac diagnosis.

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Mom, Property Manager -- currently awaiting the results of my biopsy to confirm celiac...been gluten free for 8 days. Praying that this is the correct diagnosis after years and years of docs looking at me with that ok, dear you are either nuts or depressed expression. I know that I have told at least 6 primary docs over the years that I get depressed after being sick for months on end, not sick because I'm depressed. This past year has been the worst of all...horrible bloating, achy joints, weight gain, extreme intolerance of heat (not sure many celiac's have this?) with C, not D....finally got so frustrated I've been like a dog with a bone insisting there must be a blood test that wasn't run on me. After nearly 50 blood tests coming back NORMAL my IgA tissue transglutaminase antibody (tTG) led to the possible celiac diagnosis.

We will all pray for you that the doctors will finally have the wisdome to heal you body. I was sick for 16-18 years before I was diagnosed. You are deffently taking the correct steps. Many times, doctors are just to overwhelmed themselves to spend the time to really listen to their patients needs.

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I'm up for the commune idea--and I'll do the farming! Seriously.

About 8 years ago I was laid off from my demanding, anxiety-inducing pharmaceutical industry job. I was not able to get back into the professional arena because of the brain fog and anxiety that I now know were the effects that gluten and soy have on me! I have now been working for 5 years at a part-time, low-stress (low-pay) position at my local library. Last year, after eliminating soy from my diet, I felt enough better to start a part-time business as an organic vegetable grower; I sell at the local farmer's market. This year, with gluten out of my diet as well, I feel well enough to expand. Fresh tomatoes, anyone?

I think that I would be more willing to purchase something from someone with Celiac's. Where is your farmers market? I'll take some of those tomatoes!

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Hi all, I'm a sales rep. for a beverage packaging company. My territory is Eastern Canada so I travel alot. It's not easy going to restaurant. I have to say I get glutened alot. When glutened, I get the C with bloating & pains . Not very comfortable when I'm talking with customers. But at least I'm not worried about having to run to the bathroom. Sometimes I wish that was the case, cause then that would make me pay more attention and be more careful of what I eat :(

Rachel

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Interesting topic! I am a Purchasing Agent for a hospital. Off work due to recent diagnosis of Hypothyroid and Shingles and contemplating retirement. :D

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Thank God I retired way early. I don't know how people work with celiac. All I've done for almost 2 years is stay close to the bathroom! Before that, I had a small restaurant. When I closed it, I decided to retire and work in my garden. That worked for a couple of years - untill the Big "D" hit me. Last year, I got only half of the garden even planted. It was just too far from the house. I've been gluten free for 3 months now and much better, but still not right. I hope I can do the garden better this year- it's more important now more than ever. Not only from the health standpoint, but also because of the rotten economy. Because of my past restaurant experience, I sometimes think about a gluten free restaurant but then remember the 80 hour work week. No, thank you! I'll be happy if I can just work in my garden and maybe creat a little art. My question isn't so much about what you all do, but how do you do it with this illness?

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