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  1. [quote name='Ursula' date='Dec 16 2006, 07:23 AM']Any doctor can order a B12 test, but yes, you do have to specifically ask for it, otherwise they don't seem to think of doing it. Check out Scott's (admin's) blog, and read the entry from two days ago. It's all about gluten affecting the brain. Very informative.[/quote] Thank you Ursula! Scott's blog was informative. How exactly did you find out that you were allergic to tomatoes and other vegetables. What kind of testing did your doctor order? I am very new to the world of food allergies. My doctor ran a celiac panel 5 months ago and it came up positive. There has been a dramatic improvement in my health since going gluten free, especially the bathroom part. I am a little suspect of some other allergies.
  2. Heinz Tomato Ketchup

    I have contacted Heinz about their ketchup. They state their product is gluten free. Every time I eat Heinz's ketchup I get these loud stomach gurgles. These gurgles seem to be more abnoxious than any other gurgle I get from time to time. Sholud we trust this product and is anyone else out there getting any unusual reactions from this product?
  3. [quote name='Mosaics' date='Dec 3 2006, 10:20 PM'] I wasn't specifically recommending a B12 test. I was just using that personal experience as an example of possible symtoms of celiac disease and how it might affect our brains. If you are B12 deficient, you would be very tired/fatigued all the time. My daughter was sleeping constantly even though she was only 20 and wanted to be out doing things. [/quote] I understand. I am suffering from fatigue on a somewhat regular basis. I don't know if this is part of the healing process, a vitamin deficiency or something else. I am welcoming any input regarding this disease since my doctor doesn't seem too knowledgeable about it ( maybe it's time to see a specialist). Do you know if a vitamin B12 deficiency will show up on a standard blood test? Thanks again Mosaics! You seen to take a considerable amount of time responding to alot of peoples posts. This is very admirable.
  4. [quote name='Mosaics' date='Dec 3 2006, 02:12 PM'] Yes, from what I've read on the message boards and blogs, gluten has and does impair brain function. I hear a lot of talk of anything from "brain fog" to seizures to schizophrenia to depression. My understanding is that gluten damages our intestines which causes malabsorption of vital nutrients. Naturally, that would cause a chemical imbalance, among other things, in our bodies. My daughter (diagnosed at the same time as I was in 2004) was so severely B12 deficient that the doctor said he'd never seen anyone with levels that low. B12 deficiency can result in neurological disorders. Luckily, we discovered before any damage was done - that we know of. You might also consider that your heavy drinking (you said it, not me ) has caused damage. You do know, don't you, that alcohol kills brain cells? And in addition, beer contains gluten. A double whammy for you. [/quote] Thank you Mosaics! I guess a blood test to check my B12 level would be recommended.
  5. Hello everyone! This is my first post. I was diagnosed with celiac disease 5 months ago. Many of my symptoms have improved but I am somewhat concerned with my noggin. There are days when everything seems crystal clear and days I cannot remember my home address. I was wondering if leaving this disesase untreated for many years(excessive beer drinking and pasta consumption) could've impaired my brain functions in any way. Thank you for any replies.
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