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GlutenFreeManna

How Tall Are You?

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I wasn't sure where to post this, so MODS please move if it's in the wrong place. I'm just curious how tall gluten sensitive/celiac individuals are on average. I'm 5'2" and after reading about celiac disease possibly stunting growth I wondered if that might be why I'm short. Then again, the only other gluten-intolerant person I have met was very tall (probably about 6 ft.). This is my first attempt at a poll on this board so hopefully it will work.


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Thanks for your answer Patti. I was trying to add a poll so it would be anonymous, but it doesn't seem to come up when I post. I guess if anyone wants to just answer in the reply's that's great.


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Thanks for your answer Patti. I was trying to add a poll so it would be anonymous, but it doesn't seem to come up when I post. I guess if anyone wants to just answer in the reply's that's great.

I figured that's what happened. I'm sure people won't mind sharing their height. :)

5'5. Just don't ask our weight! :)

:lol: True--I might not be so forthcoming with that!


Patti

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"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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5'7"

And I don't mind sharing weight - I can bench press 40#. :D


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5 foot 3... and a half! :rolleyes:

I wasn't sure where to post this, so MODS please move if it's in the wrong place. I'm just curious how tall gluten sensitive/celiac individuals are on average. I'm 5'2" and after reading about celiac disease possibly stunting growth I wondered if that might be why I'm short. Then again, the only other gluten-intolerant person I have met was very tall (probably about 6 ft.). This is my first attempt at a poll on this board so hopefully it will work.


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5'7"

And I don't mind sharing weight - I can bench press 40#. biggrin.gif

I'm 5'5" I won't post my weight and doubt I can bench press anything. laugh.gif


Sylvia

Positive Celiac Blood Panel - Dec., 2009

Endoscopy with Positive Biopsy - April 9, 2010

Gluten Free - April 9, 2010

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I was 4' 11 1/2" at my peak. 30 years misdiagnosis and I'm now 4' 10". Diagnosed with premature osteopenia and osteoporosis 6 years ago at age 42 when my celiac was finally diagnosed.

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5' 2" which is actually 0.5" taller than my mother, so it's doubtful I'd be taller under any circumstances.


2/2010 Malabsorption becomes dramatically noticable

3/2010 Negative IgA EMA; negative IgA TTG

4/2010 Negative biopsy

5/2010 Elimination diet; symptoms begin to resolve on gluten-free diet round two (10 days)

5/2010 Diagnosed gluten sensitive based on weakly positive repeat IgA & IgG TTGs and dietary response; decline capsule endoscopy.

Now, what to do about my cookbook in progress? Make it gluten-free?

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I'm 5'9... but its funny, because growing up, my doctors always told my mother that I would be at least 6' tall. So if my growth was stunted, I guess it was a good thing!

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5'6 1/2".

I used to be at least an inch taller - I seemed to "shrink" about the time I had my first baby.

Growing up the doctors and many other people would say I was going to be 6' tall, but I didn't grow at all after I turned 12. (my dad is 6' 3" and my mom 5'1" :P )

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I'm 5'0". I stopped growing (height-wise) at age 15. My mother is 5'4" and her mother was 5'7". Granted, there are short people on my dad's side but I'm the shortest of all of them.

Now that I think about it, I was of normal length/weight when I was born but by my first birthday was way down on the percentile chart for both height and weight. I was always the smallest in my class.

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I stopped growing (height-wise) at age 15.

I was as tall as I was going to get by age 12--also wear the same shoe size as I did then. I was relieved because at 12, I was taller than a lot of the girls, and then during my teens, a lot of them grew taller than me.


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I used to be at least an inch taller - I seemed to "shrink" about the time I had my first baby.

Over the past 3 decades, I've gone from 6' 3" to 6' 1" today. Can't blame it on having kids though. My daughter's mom took care of that.

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I'm 5'8", but my son, who also has celiac, was supposed to be between 6'5" and 6'8" according to growth calculations until he was 11. He began to suffer from celiac symptoms at that time....and his growth slowed tremendously. He was diagnosed with celiac at age 16, and then he began to grow faster. However, he only reached 6'3-1/2". I believe the manifestation of celiac symptoms as he entered adolescence caused him to be shorter than he was supposed to be.

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5'9" Always been tall


Thanks!!!

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Kim

Newly diagnosed Celiac trying to learn the ropes

Very Positive tTG 3/10

Positive EGD/Biopsy 4/10

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At 5'6", I'm the second shortest in my family. Most are over 5'9". My aunt (who seems to have a whole host of mystery issues) is around 5'3".


Migraines, ataxia, peripheral neuropathy, anxiety, paranoia, joint pain, vivid nightmares, exhaustion & lethargy, brain fog, bloat, GI issues--all gone or significantly reduced since dietary changes were made

Gluten-free (Nov. 2008), dairy-free (June 2009), soy-free (Aug. 2009), all-grains-and-grasses-but-rice-free (Nov. 2011); double HLA-DQ7

"'Always remember, Bilbo, when your heart wants lifting, think of pleasant things.' 'Eggs, bacon, a good full pipe, my garden at twilight....'" (The Hobbit, animated movie, 1977)

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5'6" 1/2 -- and I am the shortest in my family! My mom is 5'10", my dad is 6', and my brother is 6'4".

I did get the big feet, though... :lol:


Monica

dx celiac disease- November 1, 2008

dairy/casein free (much to my chagrin) for good- September 1, 2010

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I'm 5'7" and average height for my family. Come to think of it I was the same height at 16. My father is 5'11", my mom at her tallest was 5'7" (She has osteoporosis and has shrunk about 2" so far. She can't take any of the meds for osteoporosis because of the side effects) and my brother is 5'10". I don't know of anyone over 6' tall in either sides of my family. My mom's sister and mother were short.


Me:
Celiac disease(positive blood work/biopsy- 10/2008), gluten free oat intolerent, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis/Disease, Raynaud's Disease


DS2(age 9):
celiac disease(positive IgA tTG, no biopsy- 11/2010)


DS1(age 13):
repeated negative bloodwork and negative EGD/biopsy. Started on a gluten free trial(8/2011). He has decided to stay gluten free due to all of the improvements he has experienced on the diet.

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