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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Here's a list of my life's symptoms (in no particular order): constipation (birth, teens, early adult years) diarrhea (past year) eczema keratosis pilaris peeling/flakey lips cold hands/feet numbness & tingling in hands/feet facial twitching abnormal sleep patterns delayed development/puberty irregular menses joint pain easy bruising gastric reflux brain fog phases of panic/anxiety/OCD/paranoia My memory seems to be improving so far...my brain fog is completely gone, and I have very few phases of psychiatric distress now. I got SO sick of doctors wanting to put me on antidepressants!! They never trusted me when I said that I wasn't depressed or crazy. I wonder how many more people are being medicated for something that might be solved by a change in diet. The same goes for the irregular menses - I stopped menstruating December of 2006 (for no apparent reason). Doctors wanted to put me on birth control to "fix" the problem (which I refused to do). After all of my recent food intolerance testing and subsequent change in diet, surprise surprise: I started my period again!! Anyway, I'm confident that things will just keep getting better, both mental and physical symptoms. It might take a while for the body to recover and "reset" itself, but it's entirely possible nonetheless. MIRIAM3 - Try taking Solaray's PHOSPHATIDYLSERINE COMPLEX...a really great supplement to support neurological function.
  3. I'm having a rough time figuring out how to approach dating, too... My food intolerances were only recently diagnosed, so it's definitely been an adjustment accepting dinner dates from guys. I'm a super low maintenance, easy going chick...when I pour over a menu for 15 minutes and then go into a lengthy "no this, no that" routine with the server, I feel like a total ass!! A bit of a mood downer for me. Plus, I'll be paranoid that the kitchen let something contaminate my food. Haven't given the whole kissing thing a thought, though...I may just let that slide, because everything else is hard enough as it is. What I'm most worried about is finding a guy that will want to marry someone who's dietary restrictions will make home-cooking very limited...unless, of course, I find someone just like me...
  4. Hi Everyone!! This is actually my first time posting - I've done plently of reading in the forum, but it wasn't until now that I had the urge to "jump in" on the conversation. I am a double DQ3 as well (subtype 7,8). My testing was done through Enterolab - in addition to the gene results, I tested positive for Gluten, Casein, Soy and Egg, and my anti-tissue transglutaminase was elevated. So, you can kind of say I hit the jackpot on problems. It is sad to realize I've spent 24 years (i.e. my whole life) unknowingly poisoning myself. Oh well...I'm content to say "better late than never". I TOTALLY had the same brain fog symptoms as others described...in fact, the disturbing mental/personality changes are what pushed me to get tested. I definitely had an increasing frequency of digestive problems, but when I started to lose my ability to communicate, concentrate, socialize and pretty much function normally, I really knew something was very, very wrong with me. Eliminating gluten resulted in 100% improvement of my brain symptoms...my digestive symptoms are still on the rebound (with all the food intolerances, my organs have taken a severe beating), but I FINALLY FEEL LIKE ME AGAIN!! Tomorrow I get scoped with biopsies, so I'm crossing my fingers that my villi are on the mend. Lots of Love to everyone in the Forum!!