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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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I'm Back Up To 130 Lbs!

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Amazing, that almost a year and two months after all this seemed to start, I have gained weight back.

Six more pounds and I am back to where I was before I relocated and took on the self-inflicted stress I plunged myself in.

I still belch quite a bit....but not as much.

I have been careful with my bread intake. I'm not quite sure how to explain it. I have been eating potatoes and a big breakfast every morning. I even went back to drinking beer.

I have been taking magnessium tablets and a B-multi. I also don't over-indulge in alot of dairy.

I believe that I have a slight reaction to stuff like cookies and bread because I do burp quite repetitively after I consume them.

Perhaps I am just a bot gluten-intolerant. I still get GERD every now and then...and have gone back to taking pepcid when necessary.

I also think the Prozac I am on for the last four months has helped ease some major anxiety I was going through.

I will give an update later on.

Since I am feeling somewhat better, I actually volunteered with my church group to travel to Biloxi, MS and help with the reconstruction. I can't wait!

I am anxiously awaiting to go down south and help out in any way I can for one week.

Hopefully this experience will be as rewarding and invigorating as I hope it will.

Talk to everyone soon!

Erik :)

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How COOL!!!! We haven't seen you on here lately. I was just wondering how you're doing the other day. I'm glad you're feeling so much better. Keep us updated on how your church trip goes. What a great thing to do.

I feel totally different since going gluten-free too. I feel like I've just gotten out for parole or something. I've found that I actually need an outlet for all the energy I've got now. (Might have to start jogging or something.) Considering I was barely able to keep my eyes open to take care of my kids for years now, that's a HUGE change.

What you might want to consider is doing the genetic test through Enterolab, which will tell you whether you have celiac or gluten sensitivity. It's $150, and is done by Laboratories at Bonfils (I checked to verify that by the way.)

I've also seen on here that some people get horrible, celiac-like symptoms from some of the other major allergens like soy, eggs, yeast, etc. Soy is really bad for me, I've found.

Nancy

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Glad you gained the weight.

Let me see if I understand you...you found out that you do not have celiac disease?

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congrats!

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Glad you gained the weight.

Let me see if I understand you...you found out that you do not have celiac disease?

Actually, according to my docs...I do not have it.

I am still a bit skeptical.

I think I am definitely Gluten-intolerant.

More later! :)

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