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About MaryLou

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  1. Hang tight on the gluten avoidance. It's all one day at a time. After several weeks and feeling alive for the first time in years, finally slept after several years of insomnia. Then lactose intolerance reared its ugly head, and systems clogged. Also avoided all grains in an effort to curb inflammation. You may have some other "food" issues. It is a personal journey (and a puzzle) for each of us...but you are not alone.
  2. Hey--hug your son, shove your Mom, seriously. The Big D is not a requirement, I actually consider it a blessing...no Big D here and am full fledged celiac. Wahoo...a condition that can be controlled with diet is truly a blessing. Diagnosed in March, amazing turnaround but will be a lifelong journey. Duct tape had worked on many things and surely do like the new colors. Hematologist hit a home run. Love the man, ferritin was at 6...gave fatigue a whole new meaning. Had bouts of anemia all my life, but he said now, at my age, it shouldn't be happening. Held my back hand "age remark slap" and did the hug after diagnosis a week later! Bone note, all calcium were very uncomfortable, upper and lower GI. Not an authority by any means but have found anecdotal news very helpful Currently using Bone-Up with elemental calcium from microcrystalline hydrroxyapatte (Whew!) Oral iron supl constipated from car and calcium's were a close second!!! Good luck...it is a journey and you are certainly not alone.
  3. Greetings to all on forum. Newly diagnosed...severe, debilitating iron deficiency anemia. Am a senior and my blood doc nailed it...colonoscopy, biopsy and --voila--celiac. Amazing turnaround, 4 IV iron injections and am new person...BUT...on Friday I took the shingles vaccine and have been miserable every since. Chills and fever...anybody had a similar reaction? Misery loves company! GP says fluids, tyenol etc. Sign me uncomfortable and impatient in Tennessee.