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  1. I have a question regarding notifying my employer officially, with a letter from my GI doctor, that I have Celiac Disease. They want an "outline" of restrictions, if any. I am concerned that they will try to use it as ammunition to fire me. I was hired because I have a CDL (commercial truck driver...
  2. I will tell them I want the records. The thing is that I do not like my GI at all. He disputes my symptoms, says they have nothing to do with Celiac Disease, yet they are on the lists of symptoms I have seen. Also, if he doesn't think my symptoms are related to Celiac Disease, why doesn't he help...
  3. I tried to request a full thyroid panel. The doctors won't listen to me. I have not been tested for celiac antibodies. I have no idea what the original gastro doctor did in the way of tests, other than the biopsy. I have no details. I know that I messed up there.... I don't even know where to...
  4. I already have a used car.... a 2008 Jeep Liberty.... my previous car was not paid off,... I owe too much to be able to fix that particular issue. As for moving out of my own house --I have too many belongings in it. There is no way I can transition easily. Understand that my last 2 moves...
  5. The thing is: I cannot just quit my job. I have no savings. I have a mortgage, car payment, and other payments. I really don't know what to do. This job, it's like indentured servitude --I am not near home enough for job hunting, or for regular doctor appointments. I know that I need to get...
  6. I had a run in with HR at work today. The HR woman's son has gluten "sensitivity" or allergy or something, but NOT celiac disease. She tried to tell me that I am being unreasonable! I said that I cannot eat in restaurants because of cross contamination. I walked out on her. I sent her an...
  7. I have real problems. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease by biopsy in 2011. I have considered myself to be gluten free for over 4 years, with the unfortunate condition that I am forced to travel for work -almost constantly. This makes it very difficult to maintain gluten free, when it becomes...
  8. At last! I am NOT ALONE. I have these exact symptoms you describe, tonalynn. Drives me insane!! no one understands or believes me. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in November 2011. I have been 99% gluten free for 2 years. 1 year ago I had the itching, but it turned out that I now have...
  9. How do I find out about ADA workplace guidelines for exposure other than food.... like a flour mill or bakery

  10. Hello Jean,

    I'm not sure how to reply to the comment you left on my profile, hopefully this will be okay!

    I was reading and ran into Elizabeth Vliet, a doc in Texas who specializes in hormones. I don't know your age, but I'm well past 50 and the 'pause. Dr. Vliet says a lot of trouble like ours is less to do with food/exercise, more with hormones. Wro...

  11. Hi Laura,

    Downers Grove is about 50 miles from Rockford. I do get over that way in my work occasionally though. Jean

  12. Hi Jean, I'm not sure if this is the correct way to reply (?)

    I live in Downers Grove. Is that near Rockford? I'm not sure. Laura

  13. More info about me: although I now believe that I have been gluten intolerant since I was a teenager, I was not diagnosed until November of 2011. I have experienced many of the myriad of symptoms that can (possibly) be attributed to Celiac disease over the years. I was never gravely ill, never as ill as some of the folks at the celiac.com forum have described. I am thankful for that.

  14. I get that twichy feeling in my lower abdomen too. It 'flutters' for a few minutes and then stops. I have never looked in the mirror to see if it was visible, will try that next time.
  15. Herb-ox brand states on the label "no gluten" and "no msg". chicken flavor and beef flavor, both labels make the claims.