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Hello, I Have Celiac Disease. Can I Play?

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Hi everyone! I'm a 26 year old male from the Columbus, Ohio area.

I've been lurking around on this forum for a few months now, but never felt like i should get too involved with posting until i was certain that i had a problem with gluten. I knew that when i stumbled on this website and started reading about Celiac's disease, that i had a good lead on possible answers to why i was suffering from a slew of psychosomatic symptoms (depression, anxiety, ADHD, excessive mood changes, brain fog, fatigue/lack of energy, mild to severe abdominal discomfort and irregular bowel movements) that were negatively affecting my quality of life. Upon learning of Celiac and/or gluten intolerance, i decided it couldn't hurt to cut it out of my diet (along with dairy) for a few days just to see what the result would be. Well, to my surprise, after just a couple of days, i started to notice a drastic improvement. After a week or two, i got a taste of what it felt like to feel normal again. Amazing! From that point i was pretty certain that i had a problem with gluten, but needed to know for sure if it was Celiac or just a gluten intolerance. So i set up an appointment with my doctor in hopes to get tested for Celiac disease. He ordered me up some blood tests, virtually no questions asked. Anyways, to cut to the chase after all that rambling, the blood test results came back positive for Celiac Disease. Not exactly a comforting thing to hear, but at least i have the answer and hopefully now i can get on the right track to a healthier and happier tomorrow.

I look forward to becoming a regular participant of this forum and continuing to learn all i can about this disease.

All the best,

Derek


Diagnosed Celiac positive through blood tests: 1/03/11

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Welcome to the family. I am glad you got such good results so quickly. Sometimes there can be some ups and downs at first but we are here to help in any way we can.


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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Hello, my 13yo son has adhd and down syndrome. I became concerned with gluten issues because of concerns on how they were negatively effecting him. The food was easy for me but finding gluten free soaps lotions, and other bath products was a hunt for the needle in a hay stack, so I started making my own products for him, which turn in to me starting my own natural bath n body company. His skin is so much better but I am confident with the levels of previously untrace gluten from skin care products. Now that he is getting older i have to do more negotiation on the food but I have more wiggle room because I know for a fact that he get no gluten for unwanted sources.

Hi everyone! I'm a 26 year old male from the Columbus, Ohio area.

I've been lurking around on this forum for a few months now, but never felt like i should get too involved with posting until i was certain that i had a problem with gluten. I knew that when i stumbled on this website and started reading about Celiac's disease, that i had a good lead on possible answers to why i was suffering from a slew of psychosomatic symptoms (depression, anxiety, ADHD, excessive mood changes, brain fog, fatigue/lack of energy, mild to severe abdominal discomfort and irregular bowel movements) that were negatively affecting my quality of life. Upon learning of Celiac and/or gluten intolerance, i decided it couldn't hurt to cut it out of my diet (along with dairy) for a few days just to see what the result would be. Well, to my surprise, after just a couple of days, i started to notice a drastic improvement. After a week or two, i got a taste of what it felt like to feel normal again. Amazing! From that point i was pretty certain that i had a problem with gluten, but needed to know for sure if it was Celiac or just a gluten intolerance. So i set up an appointment with my doctor in hopes to get tested for Celiac disease. He ordered me up some blood tests, virtually no questions asked. Anyways, to cut to the chase after all that rambling, the blood test results came back positive for Celiac Disease. Not exactly a comforting thing to hear, but at least i have the answer and hopefully now i can get on the right track to a healthier and happier tomorrow.

I look forward to becoming a regular participant of this forum and continuing to learn all i can about this disease.

All the best,

Derek

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:D I lol'd, thank you for the warm welcome, ladies!

Diagnosed Celiac positive through blood tests: 1/03/11

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