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Hmmm. . .what does a huuuuuuge forehead have to do with celiac? I sure have one of those.

I guess I have an oval face shape and my origins are as follows: mom's side is Polish and German and all Jewish and paternal side is Welch, French, and maybe some Native American. I am 5'4"

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Hi Everyone: I'm new to this site. I have found your posting on geneology, aka country of origins. I am Irish and Danish on my mothers side, father is a little bit of everything european including lithuanian, polish, french, irish, and who knows what else. I am blonde by bottle, but originally blonde too. Just a whole lot darker as I got older. Blue eyes, and fair complexion. ( My 27 yr old daughter is a real blonde. (I want to be just like her)) I used to have a oval face, but that too is changing with age. Now its sort of rounder. Humm. I am 5'11", my daughter is 5'3" kind of funny to see us together. I used to be very thin, but now that I'm going through menapause for the 3rd time, I have put on weight that I'm not happy about. I too think I have to be checked for thyroid stuff. At least I would like to believe that there is a connection. I can't believe that all this weight is alllll my fault. Anyways, I am so glad to have found this site and now that I have a new computer at home, I can post more frequently. Glad to have met you all. Cynthia :D

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My mother is full Swedish, thus I am 1/2. My father's side is German, French, & Italian. I have olive skin, brown eyes, brown hair, & started going gray at 23!! Oval face shape. My mother, 2 sisters, myself, & both my children have celiac.

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This is an interesting thread. I'm a muttly mix of Irish, English, Scottish, & French. Dark brown hair (not very gray for my age), hazel eyes, very fair skin, some freckles, round/oval face, definitely the baby face thing as I was carded into my late 40's! In college people always thought I was about 14. (I think being skinny is part of that too though. I'm sure a lot of Celiacs are underweight! I'm 5'8', very small-boned, & up until very recently my weight hovered around 110-115.)

I feel certain that Celiac is far more prevalent than it appears. I was diagnosed for the first time 2 weeks ago after a lifetime of symptoms. (I just turned 50.) One thing that fascinates me is how varied the symptoms are. It never occurred to me to connect my joint pain, migraines, anemia, diarrhea, fatigue & depression to a single source! (Nor to any of my various doctors, alas!) It was only elevated liver enzymes that sent me to the specialist who figured it out. Is there any correlation of specific symptoms to ethnic origin, I wonder?

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I'm all swedish. Been living in the US for the past 6 years. My daugheter has celiac, was diagnosed back in November 05. She is turning 3 tomorrow!!!!!!!

I'm sooooo sure that my mom has it. She has ALWAYS had problem with her stomach. I'm not sure she will ever get tested though. I'm thinking about it.....

My youngest daugher is 9 months and show no signs, yet.....Hopefully never!!! Not that it is the worse thing that can happen to you...

We are having a completely gluten free party tomorrow for my oldest.

And by the way, gluten free products are VERY easy to find in Sweden and more people know about it!

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