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Cinnamongirl

Poll- How Tall Are You?

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I'm 5'6", which is about average for my family. Interestingly, the only other person in my family with a diagnosis is my grandma who is about 4'10".


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' 4", my mother was 5', her mother was 4' 10" and my dad's mother was 5' - I was the giant offspring! My dad was a little taller but not by much, probably 5' 8".


Beth in Florida

Gluten-free since 7/19/08

Alcohol free since 6/28/10

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I'm 5'1" but it's totally genetic...my dad is 5'4" and my mom is 5'8"...I'm just a *tiny* person :)


Gluten Free since October 2009

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?" - Milton Berle

"Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it."--Lou Holtz

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I'm 5'3" 17 years old, diagnosed this year. I think celiacs did stump my gowth, as I was expected to be around 5'6" and I grew like a weed when I was younger.


"Lord make me a rainbow, I

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I am 5'9" and was dx'd at 35. My Dr told me it definitely was triggered after childhood or I wouldn't be this tall.


Positive TTG IGA blood test 8/13/10

Endoscopy confirmed 8/31/10

Started gluten-free diet 9/1/10

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I've read celiac disease may cause people to be shorter than they otherwise would be. I'm 5 feet tall and wonder if I lost some height because of it. Anyone else feel this way and want to post their height?

I was 5'5" at age 21. At age 64 I'm 5'3.5". I was diagnosed with celiac disease at age 56. I suspect I lost bone during the 20-30 years when I was misdiagnosed with 'IBS', gastritis, etc., before I finally stopped eating gluten (and other diagnosed allergens) and started taking mucho vitamin D and magnesium. (I took calcium during the years before my diagnosis, but w/o vitamin D and magnesium I still lost bone.)

SUE


Gluten, dairy, soy, egg, cane sugar, vanilla and nutmeg free. Enterolab diagnosed gluten/casein intolerant 7/04; soy intolerant 8/07. ELISA test diagnosed egg/cane sugar IgG allergies 8/06; vanilla/nutmeg 8/06. 2006-10 diagnosed by DNA Microbial stool tests and successfully treated: Klebsiella, Enterobacter Cloaecae, Cryptosporidia, Candida, C-diff, Achromobacter, H. Pylori and Dientamoeba Fragilis. 6/10 Heidelberg capsule test diagnosed hypochloridia. Vitamin D deficiency, hypothyroiditis, hypochloridia and low white blood cells caused vulnerability to infections. I now take Betaine HCl, probiotics, Vitamin D and T3 thyroid supplement to maintain immunity.

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I've read celiac disease may cause people to be shorter than they otherwise would be. I'm 5 feet tall and wonder if I lost some height because of it. Anyone else feel this way and want to post their height?

I was 5'5" at age 21. At age 64 I'm 5'3.5". I was diagnosed with celiac disease at age 56. I suspect I lost bone during the 20-30 years when I was misdiagnosed with 'IBS', gastritis, etc., before I finally stopped eating gluten (and other diagnosed allergens) and started taking mucho vitamin D and magnesium. (I took calcium during the years before my diagnosis, but w/o vitamin D and magnesium I still lost bone.)

SUE


Gluten, dairy, soy, egg, cane sugar, vanilla and nutmeg free. Enterolab diagnosed gluten/casein intolerant 7/04; soy intolerant 8/07. ELISA test diagnosed egg/cane sugar IgG allergies 8/06; vanilla/nutmeg 8/06. 2006-10 diagnosed by DNA Microbial stool tests and successfully treated: Klebsiella, Enterobacter Cloaecae, Cryptosporidia, Candida, C-diff, Achromobacter, H. Pylori and Dientamoeba Fragilis. 6/10 Heidelberg capsule test diagnosed hypochloridia. Vitamin D deficiency, hypothyroiditis, hypochloridia and low white blood cells caused vulnerability to infections. I now take Betaine HCl, probiotics, Vitamin D and T3 thyroid supplement to maintain immunity.

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I have to wonder how many of us who come from 'short' families and are told that since everyone is short it is our 'genes' are actually from family lines that have strong celiac backgrounds. I know in my case I got my celiac associated genes from both sides.


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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Average height for a female of my generation, but the shortest one in my family. My legs are also pretty long but I'm short in the waist/trunk - this makes some sorts of sports much easier for me in terms of balance, sort of a consolation prize for my neuro damage and bad c- spine. I see pictures of other girls/women riding horses sometimes, and they are struggling for good arm position, and letting them creep up too high, but it's easy for me and my center of gravity is a bit different.

Funny story. I rode this very beautifully balanced, but short backed part Arabian horse for over a decade, who carried his head in a lovely place for his sense of balance, but who had a nice walk and canter but the trot was sort of like a pogo stick. We trained (I say "we," because I used him as the horse to lead the other horse around on for nearly a year before riding him) a much taller horse built like a hot dog - longest horse I've ever been on. When I finally got on, the head looks like it's out there in another city at the end of the neck, and I feel like I'm on an aircraft carrier, but mercifully, this horse is not only smooth at the walk but the other 2 gaits. THIS is where that short waist, long arm/leg ratio really came in handy. A horse also has a center of gravity, and if yours is compatible, it makes it easier to stay on. And this horse is very concerned about staying underneath the rider, so we match wonderfully. Fast forward another 5 years and I finally get to ride a cousin of this taller horse that we had trained. The horse is even bigger. I had been watching, and quizzing the trainer as to what to expect and he says the horse is about average at the walk and trot, not bad for his size. I ride the walk and it's pretty nice, try to get him to go up into a jog, and the horse keeps hesitating. (this is actually good, he's being careful, and I'm in this English saddle) I'm all ready, I've done years of exercises and PT and yoga, been gluten free for awhile, and worked like a dog to be able to ride what I expect to be something like a kangaroo meets the camel, just in case, and this horse....

...breaks into this little bitty tappa tappa western style jog. Like his grandmother horse who is 8" shorter.

I, preparing to post the trot like a rogue wave hitting an aircraft carrier, came up in the stirrups and very nearly launched myself over his head. There is almost no bounce.

I managed to catch myself by grabbing his neck and he stops, like, what is your problem ? I ended up sitting down finally to get him to trot. Dinka dinka dinka. This is no "average." This is better. The trainer was using a completely different scale of what was bouncy ! So I relearned how to sit a jog trot in my late forties, and taught the horse to let me post sometimes if I seemed balanced enough at it. :rolleyes:

The point of this is that gluten intolerance changed my body in ways that I rode completely differently than if I had been a normal person. I would have been trying to muscle everything a lot more, which isn't good, instead of crafting balance.

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I'm 40 yo

5'5" now, I was 5'6" when I was 25, but due to osteoporosis from Celiac, I shrunk. :( My bone mass is back to normal so I shouldn't shrink anymore.


Jenn

dx celiac 9/2007: gluten-free 9/2007

corn intolerant: corn-free 5/2010

nut allergy: nut-free 8/2010

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I lost a full shoe size also but in my case it was from getting rid of full body edema. I now wear the same shoe and clothing size I did in my teens.

My feet got bigger, but I suspect that has more to do with pregnancy than celiac lol


Diagnosed with Gluten Allergy April 2010. Family history of Celiac disease and bowel cancers. Already feeling a billion times better since going gluten free.

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I'm 5'4' and happy with that! I think we are all different.....


How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

Blood work positive 4/10

Endo biopsy positive 5/10

Gluten free 5/10

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My feet got bigger, but I suspect that has more to do with pregnancy than celiac lol

How are you..been thinking about you!


How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

Blood work positive 4/10

Endo biopsy positive 5/10

Gluten free 5/10

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I'm six feet tall (2nd tallest in the family- oldest brother is taller. yes, I am taller than both my parents, and other older brother (yes, I'm the youngest & only girl-- yes, my brothers teased me a lot- & yes, I learned fast how to tease right back as best I could!)

I am self- diagnosed, so don't formally know if I have gluten intolerance or celiac. I am the only one in my family who is gluten- free (altough I suspect it would one or two of my family members if they went gluten-free).

My husband is 5 ft 1 inch--- he doesn't have gluten issues, but we very much suspect/ believe that his short stature is due to the extreme stress his disability (Spastic Cerebral Palsy) put on his body. I have yet to meet anyone who has CP and has more than just a mild case who isn't on the shorter side (come to think of it, i've met one person... but that's out of 20+ CPer's I know). To me, that's proof positive that any type of stressor on the body (be it celiac or a physical disability) can inhibit growth.


Becky (me)-35yo; hypothyroid 8yrs (symptoms at least 1 yr prior); Plantar Fasciitis (PF) (tendonitis in foot) 4 yrs; ovary & softball size cyst removed Feb 2008; Sleep Apnea 3yrs; Dec 2008- realized wheat affects hormones-- went semi- gluten-free (aka, gluten lite!). Interstitial Cystitis (IC, aka painful bladder syndrome) (self dx. controlled by diet- can't have acidic foods/ drinks). July 2010-- realized there was more going on, was going to do the sensitivity/ Celiac testing, decided it wasn't worth it! Am now truely learning to live the gluten- free lifestyle!

My DH-38 yo; born w/ Spastic cerebral palsy. legally blind, uses wheelchair. back surgery Aug 2007, has continued back troubles.

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Was 5'6", but lost an 1/2 inch in the last year. I"m the shortest in my family. My sister is being tested now and she is 5'8".

My 3 kids are also being tested:

Oldest: 12 is 5'9.5"

Middle: 10 is 4'10"

Youngest: 9 is 4'2" (she is the one we think is positve)

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How are you..been thinking about you!

I'm doing well! 7 weeks pregnant and my husband just left for training for a month :( but the kid and I are hanging on! Right now I have the flu (lame) and am trying to kick that, but aside from that we're great!!!

How have you (and everyone else) been?


Diagnosed with Gluten Allergy April 2010. Family history of Celiac disease and bowel cancers. Already feeling a billion times better since going gluten free.

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5'7" - shrunk 3/4 of an inch. Self-diagnosed 3 years ago.

Hey! Me too! I'm not as tall as I used to be! Same thing - 5'7" but shrunk between 1/2 & 3/4 of an inch. My parents did the same thing - I think it's aging! :blink:

FooGirlsMom


When I saw this photo, I thought it truly represented my life prior to being gluten-free. It was like being rooted in place trying to survive a Category 5. Now that I am gluten-free, I feel like I just might make it :)

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I have to wonder how many of us who come from 'short' families and are told that since everyone is short it is our 'genes' are actually from family lines that have strong celiac backgrounds. I know in my case I got my celiac associated genes from both sides.

I'm mostly self-diagnosed so I have no idea of my genes or my families but both sides are extremely short.

My mom has horrible stomach problems, my whole life she's ran to the bathroom after each meal and she has osteoporosis. All her cousins and sisters have "IBS" or Diverticulitis. Her sister has suffered RA since she was in her 30s, has chronic anemia (needs transfusions), diabetic, and now her potassium is askew. (I've tried to get her on the diet!). Another cousin has MS.

My dad's mother had a bout with colon cancer is her 60s. Later died from stomach and liver cancer in her 90s. Otherwise not a lot of autoimmune problems I can see. However my grandmother and my dad were the only short ones in his family. Everyone else is average height.

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5'9 but considered the runt of my immediate family. In fact, I have a family photo taken at the grand canyon and it looks like I was standing in a hole next to my siblings. :blink:


2010- Gluten, Soy, Corn, Dairy, Eggs, Nut free. Sugar, non-gluten grains lite(Yes, still plenty to eat!)

2010-Doctor diagnosed me as Celiac then took diagnoses back, then said avoid gluten for life

2009

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5'7" and I was diagnosed just a few months ago. I was always a short child till about age 15. I would think bone loss/osteopenia/etc could be responsible for some people not reaching their full potential of height.


Positive blood test on several indicators Aug '10

Visual damage seen via endoscopy Oct '10

Diagnosed Celiac with "3B" damage via positive biopsy Oct '10

Gluten Free since 10/9/10

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I have to wonder how many of us who come from 'short' families and are told that since everyone is short it is our 'genes' are actually from family lines that have strong celiac backgrounds. I know in my case I got my celiac associated genes from both sides.

This is one of my sore subjects, as it might be for others.

I'm 5'3". My mom is 5'1" and my dad 6'4" and I have two brothers over 6'.

My hubby is 6'1".

When my DS was 5'3" and 15, three docs told us that he was "destined" to be short because I was. I was trying to get a celiac diagnosis for him and they said no, no celiac. Just dairy-intolerant. Now, this was a 15yo boy with a "zero" level of testosterone (not normal) and a bone-age of 12.5 (again, not normal). When I pointed out that I was probably short because of undiagnosed celiac and that DH's dad was 6'1" they ignored me. He was also sick all the time and was always missing school.

DS went gluten-free at 15 and is almost 18 and now 6'2" and still growing so he's taller than his dad. I have a hard time not being obnoxious with the docs (mainly his pediatrician) to say "told you so!" I can never prove that going gluten-free caused him to grow but I am very happy that we caught him when he still had time to grow.

I still don't know which side I got celiac from, as neither has had genes tested. My dad thinks he has it but my mom has had such stomach issues that I think she might have it too, although both have tested negative. One brother (6') tested negative but went gluten-free and is a convert. Another brother (5'5") is a doctor but he won't get tested because he doesn't have any "textbook" symptoms.


Diagnosed by biopsy 2/12/07. Negative blood tests. Gluten-free (except for accidents) since 2/15/07. DQ2.5 (HLA DQA1*05:DQB1*0201)

Son, age 18, previously delayed growth 3rd percentile weight, 25th percentile height (5'3" at age 15). Negative blood work. Endoscopy declined. Enterolab positive 3/12/08. Gene results: HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201 HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0503 Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,1(Subtype 2,5) Went gluten-free, casein-free 3/15/08. Now 6'2" (Over six feet!) and doing great.

"Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance." Abigail Adams (1744-1818) 2nd First Lady of the United States

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