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About izzie

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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. My story is kind of similar. I suffered from bulimia and terrible IBS, athsma, gastrointestinal disorders, auto immune everything. For two decades, my PCP just kept giving me different medications. It wasn't until my dad drug me to his lupus specialist that within one day, I found out I had fibromyalgia, lupus, and celiac. No wonder I felt compelled to throw up. It was my body's way to rid itself of what I deemed comfort food. When we are sick, what does mommy tell you to do? Tea and toast.... Now that I am gluten free, I have not felt the need to throw up once. Unfortunately, when I have a dietary mistake, I still can throw up involuntarily for days. Two years ago, four days into one such episode, I passed out, hit my head on the kitchen counter and now suffer focal seizures and specialists at UPMC found a boatload of other auto immune disorders. Name an organ...even my blood! IPT anemia! Well, I'm in good hands. But the point is. I believe that eating disorders quite certainly are associated with celiac. Mine was never a question about body image just trying to feel better. Good luck. I know it is hard. Especially in the beginning when we think we can cheat. Regular bread and other goodies no longer look so good when faced with the alternative... God bless. Izzie