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  1. Ran across this today. I remember being in the pediatrician's office around age 10 for a routine visit and my mom asking him about my tongue. Said it was nothing. 25 years later...
  2. I first had geographic tongue around age 10. Doc told my mom (who is 100% celiac and in denial)some people just have it and it wasn't a big deal. 25 years later... no more geographic tongue, mouth sores, or burning tongue!
  3. I decided just this week to forego "official" diagnosis. I can't imagine going back to feeling how I used to. Same as you, many symptoms that had plagued me my entire life were cleared. I also fear being labled with a diagnosis that could plague me if I ever have to change insurance. I feel I know what the situation is and will just have to live the best life I can gluten-free!
  4. Really great points, all. I appreciate it.
  5. My journey was totally accidental. A friend and I decided to try the Paleo way of eating at the suggestion of a personal trainer. Lo and behold, I felt like a million bucks and shed the symptoms that had plagued me for years. I started considering the family history on my mom's side of the family along with my symptoms. What a revelation! Many maternal relatives of my mother had contended with and ultimately died from a variety of auto-immune diseases. My mother is celiac, but denies it. Her mother died from complications of scleroderma. I have a cousin who is diagnosed celiac. So without a doubt, it is running on this side of the family. At any rate, here I am. My question to those who have been diagnosed via lab tests, is there a real benefit to "official" diagnosis knowing what I already do? Amy gluten-free since 2/20/11
  6. I have figured out the same exact thing. For some reason Papa John's pizza does not affect me like others when I am brave enough to try it. Wish we knew the WHYs.