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crimsonviolet

Hubby Has Crossed Over To The Dark Side

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When I took the kids and myself off gluten, the house pretty much went gluten-free by default. Hubby keeps a couple packs of ramen noodles around for a quick meal and tends to eat gluten when we're away from home, but has otherwise been gluten-free for a couple of months now. He has been VERY supportive of the kids' and my gluten-free diets (especially when we really started seeing changes in DS's behavior!) but not interested in going gluten-free for himself at all.

He used to have chronic heartburn and "potty issues" (I never really pried into this one, but he'd spend forever in there!) Lately I noticed that he only seems to have heartburn when he's eaten a gluteny meal. I pointed this out to him a few times, when I'd see him rubbing his chest and realize that he'd eaten ramen or a sandwich that day, but he kinda blew me off and tried to attribute it to something else.

Today we had a birthday party for our son, where I served a spread of gluten-free snacks (chips, lentil crackers, cheese, veggies, hummus & fruit), and I even made gluten-free cupcakes (LOVE the betty crocker mixes! Srsly!) But being the wonderful passive aggressive person that she is and refusing to acknowledge our gluten issues, MIL brought cream puffs. Hubby ate more than his fair share, and not much else today since he was kind of running around all day.

Tonight hubby asked me how my tummy was feeling. Fine, said I. Why? He told me that he was feeling really gurgly and had bad heartburn and said "I'm beginning to think that there's something to this gluten thing." Wow. Finally he's putting two and two together! Yay! I'm really excited and hopeful that he will consider sticking to a gluten-free lifestyle. I can't wait to see how his health improves if he does.

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Another convert! Congrats-and enjoy a 'clean' house!!

-Daisy


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Yea if he is eating mostly gluten free he is doing little mini challenges everytime he eats gluten. Those challenges seem to be positive. Hopefully he will stick with the diet but if he is going to be tested make sure he knows that on a low gluten diet his chances of a false negative are really high.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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I don't think he's interested in doing any testing. For us, the diet is enough of a test. Someday if it becomes necessary to have "test results" for whatever reason we'll deal with it then.

Today he's finishing off the cream puffs... agh! lol

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Congratulations! My dh went gluten free just like yours. Took 8 years but that's ok.


1960s-had symptoms-could have been before but don't remember

1970s-told had colitis or nervous stomach-was given phenobarbital, felt great but still had symptoms

Me, dd and ds diagnosed with Lactose Intolerance

2000-osteopenia

2001-had stroke because of medications I was given

June 2003-saw Chiropractor who specialized in nutrition: Celiac Disease not Lactose Intolerance, went gluten free with once in awhile cheating, off soy and dairy for about 6 months

June 2003-found excellent doctor for fibromyalgia (who has found out she has Celiac Disease)

May 2006-went gluten free with NO cheating-excellent! Made all the difference in the world

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