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  1. Just wanted to pass along a warning from the Mayo Clinic website: "Do not take coral calcium if you're allergic to shellfish. Coral calcium, which is obtained from ocean coral reefs, can trigger allergic reactions, such as hives, breathing...
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    Omg The Stupidity!

    I work at a children's residential treatment facility (it's kind of a hybrid between a psychiatric home and a modern-day orphanage) and experienced a similar frustration with one of the kids there. Granted, I don't work directly with the...
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    Celiacs In College

    I wish they had had those accommodations when I was at ND! And, for that matter, I wish I'd had a diagnosis... I couldn't walk back from North Dining Hall to my dorm room without getting sick to my stomach by junior/senior year. The health...
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    Constant Ear Ringing

    I had neurological problems that sprang up post diet change, including ear ringing, but I didn't have any of the usual deficiencies. As my neurologist explained, inflammatory changes often have neurological effects. When your body is used...
  5. My understanding is you'll never develop the autoimmune element of celiac disease without an initial gluten intolerance (whether it creates noticeable digestive symptoms or not). If mom does have gluten issues contributing to her IBS, and...
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    Concerns About Addison's

    Thank you for helping me balance my perspective a little. There are a lot of other reasons for me to have those trademark symptoms of course, but due to the celiac connection and family history, it's probably smart to bring it up with my...
  7. In the months following my diet change, I my body went downright nuts. New and different health problems every week for a while. It's 8 months since my diagnosis (bloodwork and biopsy), and my body is finally settling down in a lot of...
  8. Anyone else been worried about Addison's? I'm not looking for formal medical advice, more trying to figure out how my experience matches others Celiacs'... I just learned I have a family history of Addison's Disease in a probably-celiac...
  9. Thanks for the tip - I'll check it out Thanks Momma Goose, too!
  10. I am not a momma myself, but have worked with enough families to have a sense of how hard it can be to advocate for your kid without feeling pushy, and of course, managing that legitimate concern of being misunderstood and having your involvement...
  11. I am writing here to solicit tips from people who have established blogs and have advice for a beginner. How to pick a site, format, etc. My web design experience is limited to some HTML in high school in the late 90's. If anyone has...
  12. My birth control and other meds are gluten-free, but I don't know for certain that they aren't contributing to my problems with their side effects. I tolerated the same medications well in the past, but who knows - my body is obviously...
  13. Hi again, and thanks to everybody who has shared their support and experiences with me! While I don't like hearing that others have experienced health setbacks post-diagnosis, I do find solace in knowing I'm not alone, nor going crazy,...
  14. I lost a little bit of weight, mostly because I'm less hungry, and therefore consuming fewer calories. Pre-diagnosis I had an almost insatiable appetite (even when I felt sick to my stomach), probably because my body was having trouble...
  15. When I first went gluten free after my celiac diagnosis, I was "cautiously optimistic" (as I told my family and friends) that it was going to be life-changing for me. For years I had mood swings, fatigue, IBS-D symptoms, got sick all the...
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