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Someone mentioned bronchitus and it just made me realise I DID'T GET IT THIS YEAR! I have gotten it every year since I was a kid. A cough that lasted 2-3 weeks and got so bad that I had to sleep sitting up. It was so bad, I remember haveing to run out of class, job, whatever. It was such an inevitable thing that I called it my yearly ( got it every spring and sometimes in the fall, too) This spring, I didn't get it. Only diff is the gluten free diet. Halalua(sp). Any one else have this experience?

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My son was in the doctor's office for bronchitis every spring and fall like clock work until he was diagnosed. We were thrilled. So far it's been 2 spring and 1 fall with no illnesses at all - including the yearly strep he used to get (one year he got it back to back to back - literally 3 prescriptions of antibiotics because it wouldn't go away/would come right back). I can tell a huge difference in his immune system now.

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I had bronchitus every year since childhood. I never had a Christmas without it. By 5 years before I was diagnosed I had added asthma also and my inhalor and singulair were part of my multiple med routine. Every doctor I saw insisted it was a result of my smoking, I do have to admit I have smoked now for over 41 years. Yes I do know how bad it is for me. :( Within a couple months gluten-free my asthma and chemical sensitivities were gone and I have not had even a cold let alone bronchitis now for over 7 years. Who would have ever thought that gluten intolerance and the resulting full body inflammation were responsibe, not me or my doctors.

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Ditto for me--almost ever since they put me back on gluten when I was 4. By age 5 or 6 I had bronchitis every year. Towards the end it wasn't uncommon for me to get ill for more than a month or even two or three. The last time I really got sick was initially from several incidents of Cross Contamination (CC). But then it was bacterial, whereas normally it was viral. The other time I got ill was this Feb after an ex boyfriend who was visiting kissed me. Said he had brushed his teeth--but didn't bother to rinse!! Fortunately the cold only last 2 weeks. Since then I have been very careful to avoid CC--and no more colds or flue or bronchitis, not even a sniffle!

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I am soooo happy. The thaught of being bronchitus free is worth going on the gluten free diet alone! And I'm so happy for you guys. We'll see if I make it through the fall. It will be a miricle!

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I am soooo happy. The thaught of being bronchitus free is worth going on the gluten free diet alone! And I'm so happy for you guys. We'll see if I make it through the fall. It will be a miricle!

I am betting that miracle will happen as long as you are careful to not get glutened--it truly is something to celebrate!

Bea

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Hmmm, I've had chronic bronchitis for about 12 years now. I've been gluten-free since 12/06. It hasn't made a difference for me. Nothing really has, I've tried everything. I refuse to go back on a steroid inhaler so I live with it. Chronic bronchtis is however a different beast from the bronchitis that follows colds.

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Hmmm, I've had chronic bronchitis for about 12 years now. I've been gluten-free since 12/06. It hasn't made a difference for me. Nothing really has, I've tried everything. I refuse to go back on a steroid inhaler so I live with it. Chronic bronchtis is however a different beast from the bronchitis that follows colds.

Hi Violet Blue--your chronic condition is truly unfortunate. Have you considered going without grains? It often helps with multiple chronic conditions. It is of course a bigger commitment than just going without gluten. But it can help a great deal. Am now trying the specific carbohydrate diet (scd). There is a group here on celiac.com for it. Am finding already I can now eat things I haven't been able to in years as a result--and this chronic nasal congestion is going away.

Detox herbs too can help of course. Am learning however its important to avoid the mucilaginous herbs according to the scd diet... Plus exercise and saunas help a lot too if you can handle it. Gradual is the key...

Bea

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Please believe when I say EVERYTHING, I mean everything. I've removed entire catagories of foods from my diet, I've added different supplements, herbs, done all of the above in combination, etc etc etc. I've had three years of experimentation. Nothing makes a difference. Herbs are a relative thing since most of those a herbalist would want me to use I'm allergic to.

I am at the point where I accept and recognize that no one's life is perfect. The idea of striving to remove or protect from every sneeze, bumb or bruise is no longer worth the time it takes away from living my life. So I live with the morning cough/hack up a lung.

Hi Violet Blue--your chronic condition is truly unfortunate. Have you considered going without grains? It often helps with multiple chronic conditions. It is of course a bigger commitment than just going without gluten. But it can help a great deal. Am now trying the specific carbohydrate diet (scd). There is a group here on celiac.com for it. Am finding already I can now eat things I haven't been able to in years as a result--and this chronic nasal congestion is going away.

Detox herbs too can help of course. Am learning however its important to avoid the mucilaginous herbs according to the scd diet... Plus exercise and saunas help a lot too if you can handle it. Gradual is the key...

Bea

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