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did anyone else think this person might have celiac disease?

Here is the story from the AP:

Flatulence Forces Plane to Land

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing Monday morning after a passenger lit a match to disguise the scent of flatulence, authorities said.

The Dallas-bound flight was diverted to Nashville after several passengers reported smelling burning sulfur from the matches, said Lynne Lowrance, spokeswoman for the Nashville International Airport Authority. All 99 passengers and five crew members were taken off and screened while the plane was searched and luggage was screened.

The FBI questioned a passenger who admitted she struck the matches in an attempt to conceal a "body odor,"

Lowrance said. She had an unspecified medical condition, authorities said.

"It's humorous in a way but you feel sorry for the individual, as well," she said. "It's unusual that someone would go to those measures to cover it up."

The flight took off again, but the woman was not allowed back on the plane. The woman, who was not identified, was not charged in the incident.

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:lol::ph34r:

I didn't see this--but I can relate sometimes.

Yep, the "unspecified medical condition" could be Celiac!

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ya know, that was the first thing I thought of! poor thing, how freakin embarrasing!

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Yep, that's exactly what I thought too.

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Yep the thought also crossed my mind too!!

-Jessica :rolleyes:

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She needed those underwear with charcoal in the bottom!! :D

I hadn't read it, but yeah, even my hubby gets gas from gluten! Of course, maybe she ate too many beans ...

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I heard the story on MSNBC during the "Imus in the Morning" broadcast this morning. That was exactly what I thought about. I'm never surprised when I think of something and see it on this board later! Shows how in tune we are with what goes on in the world.

Tom

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We all have to be respectful........it could be one of us. :rolleyes: But, I don't expect anyone to step forward.

I could tell some stories.......can't we all. :)

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I feel so sorry for that woman. How embarrassing. I'm sure she was humiliated . . . .

That was really sad. I hope she gets tested for Celiac.

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Or Crohn's, ulcerative colitis, microscopic colitis, parasites, infections...

the list goes on. poor thing.

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That was the first thing I thought of too. That poor lady. Imagine not being able to complete your flight because of gas??!! I don't know why they wouldn't let her back on. I saw a message board somewhere else on the net dealing with this specific problem. I didn't have time to get registered and put in my 2 cents worth but I betcha a lot of those people have Celiac. They sound so desperate -- some of them won't leave the house because of gas. I can relate -- before I went gluten free I had one day that was really bad and I called in sick to work :( It was so depressing.

Marlene

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I don't know why they wouldn't let her back on.

because she carried on (smuggled) a forbidden item (matches) and then lit them (also forbidden).

BTW, I've been on flights with a gassy person.... Wow :blink: that's a confined space, you can't move away, and the air circulation isn't good.

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Yep I saw it and thought of it too! How embarassing!

My cousin has really bad gas problems from gastric bypass surgery, I guess its an uncommon side effect sometimes.

I use to work in a pharmacy laboratory in a booth with a strong hepa filter. It was so powerful that you would never smell your own fart :D The guys I use to work with loved it! But you could definitely still hear it :lol:

She needed those underwear with charcoal in the bottom!! :D

I hadn't read it, but yeah, even my hubby gets gas from gluten! Of course, maybe she ate too many beans ...

Carla my dh gets that too now! He cant understand why pre-gluten free it never bothered him and now since we live gluten free as a household his system cant handle it.

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About six months before I found out about gluten, I had a chance to go to Europe all expenses paid. I had to turn it down because at that point I couldn't even go to Walmart without having problems. It was unfathomable to even imagine trying to get through a 14-hour flight.

The good news, for me, is that my husband's mom was born and raised in Germany. Her brother and his family still live there. So my MIL goes over there every couple years and we can go when we want. All we have to pay for is airfare.

I was so upset that I couldn't go on this expense-paid trip, but not as upset as I would have been if it would have been my only chance.

It makes me hope that this poor person wasn't on their way to something important like a wedding, birth, funeral or some other important event. Which is the ONLY thing I would have even attempted to get to at that point.

:(

Nancy

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Yep, that was my reaction as well.

Having excessive gas is one of the symptoms that drove me to get diagnosed. I hated being in the same room with friends and family... it was terrible.

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I was on a passenger train pre-diagnoses and it got so bad that I moved to another car out of embarrassment. Not fun :huh:

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