• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsSubscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes

I
0

Rate this topic

20 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


Reading your post makes me feel happy! I hope it will continue at this level, but if not, that this good time will inspire you to hope for more. I don't blame you a bit for not wanting to ever eat gluten again.

Diana

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mr. Happy, I'm so happy for you! Isn't it great that with an adjustment in our diets we can cure most of what has ailed us for so long?

I suggest you go to the thread, "Newbie 101" to learn more about cross-contamination and what to expect down the line. I imagine you will have some setbacks as you learn about being gluten-free (we all do), but I also know that you will most likely discover an improvement in symptoms you didn't even know were symptoms.

Oh yeah, and get some nettle tea. :lol: (There is a thread on it here.)

Welcome to the forum. And before I forget, you should have your kids tested. This lovely disease runs in families. (If they had suggested testing for me when my Mom was diagnosed, I could have avoided so much trouble!)

Hope the improvements keep coming!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very happy for you, currently eating gluten for test on 19th, then I'm done. It only took four days off for me to confirm what I suspected. I had already decided I didn't need diagnosis when my endocrinologist answered my plea to add the blood work to my other tests. My PCP said you need a GI consult (like I have tons of money for tests). Btw your vision improvement is your body is now absorbing vit A :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


Welcome to the board. Great to hear you have had such a great response to the diet. Do follow up with your doctor on the chance that with the resolution of so many issues they may go ahead and give you a 'diagnosis' without putting you through the hell of a gluten challenge. If you have only been gluten free for a couple of weeks you might even still have a positive blood test. The reason why I encourage this is because celiac is strongly genetic and you will want to keep an eye on your children to make sure the disease isn't triggered in them at some point.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


Believe it or not, the gas is normal rofl your supposed to go about that much every day.

The rest, however, is something that would probably have a gluten cause.

So you won't test mmm? It can be genetic, ya know. Just a tidbit of info.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome Mr. Happy!

I'd second the suggestion of getting blood tests done ASAP. Your primary doc can order a full celiac panel.

I am not suggesting that you resume eating gluten...only that the tests still may be positive and the information in those tests may become useful to you in the future.

If you haven't had them I'd urge you to add nutrient blood tests to the list. Celiac Disease prevents absorption of many nutrients so you may need some supplementation while healing. Especially all Bs and D. Others that my celiac doc monitors are K, Iron, Ferritin, Copper and Zinc.

Congratulations on putting the puzzle together - it is frustrating that doctors were not looking for celiac in cases like yours (& mine), but I am very happy that you figured it out.

Read the "Newbie 101" section and ask any questions that may pop up.

Happy healing to you :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This post made me laugh out loud! I felt the same way when I got my blood work back....could have danced for joy! I wasn't crazy, like so many doctors suggested.

Good for you, Mr. Happy....things only get better from now on!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


:) Congratulations on your awesome recovery! I'm very happy for you. And thanks for sharing your story; it was wonderful to read such an upbeat and positive story. Thank you! :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great story Mr. Happy, thanks for sharing it! And congratulations on your many improvements in such a short time, it's very likely that the rest will follow as time goes by.

I feel exactly like you, no way I want to put my body through more suffering (now that I finally "got it") just to get tested. I don't know if all my problems will resolve in time since I'm older AND for years played the "game" of "resting" from gluten, or mainly wheat, and then even when I did try going gluten-free I was not always careful about cross-contamination and sometimes did cheat in small amounts thinking what I had was more of a wheat "allergy", and all that probably caused a lot of unseen damage over time. When my gut began to react and my liver function got worse,because my father was a diagnosed celiac I figured I probably inherited the genes from him but I still was in denial for a good while, it took my having some very scary episodes this year to realize this is nothing to play with.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulations Mr Happy! I've never seen anyone so elated to find out they can't eat gluten. I know I felt much better after a week on the diet, but this is amazing! So wonderful.

That said, you should get testing done asap (bloodwork and endoscopy/biopsy). If you don't go back on Gluten for it the results won't be reliable (but don't put yourself through that. I certainly wouldn't), but it's quite possible that you haven't healed enough yet that antibodies and damage will still show up on tests. If nothing else, get blood tests done for nutrients and such so you'll know whether you have any deficiencies, and can see if they get better in a few months. That'll be a sign that your body is absorbing nutrience again and healing.

And get your kids tested. Pronto. Also, suggest your parents and siblings get tested too, just in case.

Now comes the life-long process of gluten avoidance. It's a sneaky bugger. But good luck! So glad you're doing better all ready.

Peg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi guys,

Just a quick question...

I don't know if it is related but everyone of my knuckles have become red/sore and two are cracking (not bad)and bleeding a little.

Anyone have any thoughts???

Thanks

Mr Happy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


Hi guys,

Just a quick question...

I don't know if it is related but everyone of my knuckles have become red/sore and two are cracking (not bad)and bleeding a little.

Anyone have any thoughts???

Thanks

Mr Happy

That happens to me in the autumn. I'm in a really dry climate though; semi arid. Plus I have Hashimoto's hypothyroidism so that makes my skin much drier than most people's I always have cracked fingers, feet or knuckles. My husband told me I could never be a foot or hand model... Oh darn! LOL

If it continues, you could have your thyroid tested. I'm really not sure if dry skin is a celiac symptom. Hmmm.

Good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I get that too, somewhat, and figure it's more of a dry air/hard water problem than a Celiac thing. If it doesn't go away with moisturizing, etc, get it checked as it could be Dermatitis Herpetiformis (sp?), which is a skin problem associated with Celiac.

Oh, and even from my trip there earlier this year, the UK seemed pretty good in the gluten-free dept. I even got some nice bread at the supermarket! Fresh! Every B&B I stayed at was super accomodating, and found lots of gluten-free options at restaurants and such. So, it's a good place to be. I'm going back this Nov and will be self catering for a few days, so kind of excited to load up with stuff.

You might want to go easy on the breads and other processed stuff for a while though. Give yourself time to heal first. Our damaged guts can have trouble processing grains and processed stuff for a while. Good idea to cut out milk for a while too, as I think you said you're doing.

hope you can get in for tests quickly.

Cheers

Peg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay, I have to say it.

The name "Mr. Happy" gave me pause yesterday when I saw you listed under New Members. But I see it is not necessarily

a name for someone who appears in adult films, but rather a man who has indeed, become happier off gluten. :)

Here's a "whoohoo" !! and good for you!

Healing speaks volumes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay, I have to say it.

The name "Mr. Happy" gave me pause yesterday when I saw you listed under New Members. But I see it is not necessarily

a name for someone who appears in adult films, but rather a man who has indeed, become happier off gluten. :)

Here's a "whoohoo" !! and good for you!

Healing speaks volumes.

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! you dirty girl you...

Mr Happy, you probably just have dry skin. Maybe your system is using up all your fluids to heal, who knows. Try to eat more salt, drink more water, and try Neutrogena Norwegian formula hand cream. Only thing that didn't hurt my skin when it was cracking and bleeding from working a housekeeping job.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My secrets out,the adult films were a long time ago... ;)

Just a quick update, just had a battle with my doctor but they finally have given the go ahead for the celiac and mineral test at the hospital... Have also got the forms for my children to have them to.

Always the same at my doctors, they make you feel your making it up... I wasn't backing down though.

Do I still feel good? Yes I do and feel better everyday... Eating loads and have now nearly shed a stone in weight...

All the best everyone...

Keep it up

Mr Happy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      108,156
    • Total Posts
      939,972
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      66,141
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    Victoria Zoey
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Thank you all for your great suggestions! Will take all of it on board
    • Dairy is a major issue with celiac, due to the enzymes to break it down being produced by the villi tips being mostly destroyed or damaged first. Eliminating for a few months may be critical. I might suggest digestive enzymes, I am taking Jarrow Enzymes at 2x the dose, Jarrow Bromelain, and sometimes some extra papaya enzymes. I have issues breaking down the large amounts of foods I consume otherwise (I am trying to body build bulk). I also would look at some protein powders if I was you. Vegan protein powders are easy to digest most times an can be great. Pumpkin Seed protein is the easiest on the stomach, being a balanced PH, high in zinc, iron, magnesium, it is very good for recovery and putting on weight in addition to others. Might also consider blends, try not to get anything with too much gums in it. I like NutraKey V-Pro and MRM Veggie Elite. I also buy a whole list of others. On her food, veggies, and meats should be cooked to almost mush, try using a crockpot and stewing them. This will make them easier to digest and break down.
      Is she having any other issues? Like Bowl issues? I find I can loose hunger if I back up, and I have to take magnesium like crazy and eat a whole lot of fiber to keep it moving. Take it you already read the newbie 101 section about getting all new cookware, and deconing the house? Bit of a extra tip I swear by to everyone, Freezer Paper/Butcher Paper. Makes a nice clean prep surface and easy clean up.
    • Hi Kirsty, Gluten messes me up in a lot of different ways, some of which I recognise in your first list. You can find a massive list of symptoms associated with celiac here: https://glutenfreeworks.com/gluten-disorders/symptom-guide/ and it may be that some of your other symptoms can be found there. It's also worth searching this forum as it's been going for a long time, in internet years at least.  It certainly messed with my blood sugar and like you I'd take tests which didn't reach the extreme values, but that didn't stop the symptoms. The only way I realised this was when I removed it from my diet, for other reasons and found that a load of different other symptoms also resolved.  After this happened I then went back on to gluten for a test, a gluten challenge. My symptoms came back, but my blood test and endoscopy were negative for celiac. My consultant told me to avoid gluten for life.  In your case you need to decide whether to push for more celiac testing or not. If not, please consider fully excluding gluten. My own experience is that it's not something that you can have a little of and get a health benefit, you are still engaging your auto immune system. Obviously if you're experiencing extreme symptoms when you remove it you should do it in consultation with your doctor, but maybe if you could just get through those difficult first few days you may experience relief from some of your symptoms? Best of luck matt    
    • So... his gp did a genetic test - positive - and has referred him to a gi. His paed and diabetes educator have ordered the genetic test and another coeliac screen for 3 months and then they will decide if he needs to see a specialist because they're still convinced its most likely a false positive. Why test at diagnosis of diabetes if they don't believe the results anyway? Why is this disease so confusing for the medical world?  Anyway we're sticking with the gp and hopefully it won't be too long before he gets into a gi.  It seems that blood tests don't matter in any situation. If they can find any excuse to invalidate them they jump at it.  Makes me so infuriated I just laugh about how I already seem to know more. 
    • Thank you! I have been considering lactose, though I'm reluctant to remove more things from her diet. She has not had the classic lactose intolerance symptoms of diarrhea, gas, or bloating, though I know she could still have trouble with it. She's been on the medication for less than a week, so it's not the cause of her symptoms. I did not call the manufacturer but it is listed as safe on glutenfreedrugs.com (under the brand name periactin). It was prescribed by a pediatric GI who specializes in celiac. The first question my daughter had for the doctor was whether the medication is gluten-free, and she told us it was.   
  • Upcoming Events