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  1. So my December hasn't been quite as I had planned 😕 Got diagnosed with mono at the beginning of the month, and then had my airway almost swell shut after developing a secondary super bacterial infection and microabscess on my tonsils. Ended up staying in the hospital for three days for that an...
  2. (May 2018) So my pharmacy switched generics on me, and before going to pick it up I called Amneal Pharmaceuticals and was told Lillow contains no gluten ingredients and there is no possibility for cross contamination. I was on Portia before, so hopefully Lillow works for me! If anyone has any feedback...
  3. I put this in my diagnosis thread, but I wanted to start one specifically on low cholesterol. Went gluten-free in March 2013 and just got my cholesterol screen back, and my numbers are the lowest they've ever been. I'm thinking my fat malabsorption problems may have returned. I eat a high fat...
  4. First the positive! My Vitamin D is now a 57.6. Highest it's ever been!! I randomly still take a 50000 iu every few weeks since I still have them, so that probably helps. However I went for my yearly physical and previous to going I noticed I was starting to bruise again easily. Overall I'm...
  5. Replying to this late, but Piazza Sorrento is awesome!! http://www.piazzasorrento.com/gluten-free-menu/
  6. Haven't been back to update in a long time, but I'm doing great!! My vitamin/mineral levels are normal, and the only time now I get a minimally backed up digestive system is when I'm under a great deal of stress. I'm perfectly fine accepting that reason now instead of doctors pawning everything...
  7. Well Zebra007, you got it I have no problem admitting when I'm wrong, but in this case, this supposedly "great guy" had serious issues. The allergy testing came up with a few minor allergies but nothing severe. The doctor said I had no need to take a daily antihistamine, and I didn't need allergy...
  8. so the outcome from the ENT's office was that I don't have halitosis. He did find that my nose was slightly stuffed, there were no signs of active reflux and everything else looked normal. It is an ENT and allergy clinic in one, so I am going back for allergy testing in a few weeks. Until that...
  9. Thanks for all the suggestions I have an appointment with an ENT this week, so here's hoping!
  10. so March 10th will mark two years gluten-free, and I feel so much better! However here's what's going on... I'm dating this great guy but earlier this week he told me that my breath and body odor really turn him off. I'm an extremely hygienic person...brush and floss at least twice a day, shower...
  11. back to update after getting all my follow-up testing completed. For reference, I am a 28 year old female. warning...long post ahead Back in August I went to my GP to have my yearly exam. Some things of note: -My TSH has gone from a 2.490 back in April 2012 to a .945 in August 2014....
  12. for those worried about oat CC, please check out this thread when I e-mailed KIND earlier this year with that question. Their oat containing products are made on separate lines than the nut bar products. https://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/106422-kind-nut-products/?hl=%2Bkind+%2Bbars
  13. just copying and pasting my update from another thread: yesterday was my follow-up GI appointment, and it went really well! He reviewed that my MRIs and small bowel series were all normal, and then came the capsule. He said he didn't see any blunting, but he did find an ulcer in the ileum and he...
  14. so after having fat malabsorption come back positive, I was able to get fecal elastase testing done to test for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. more on that in this thread: https://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/106464-labcorp-stool-test-results-and-questions/ I had another appointment...
  15. welcome, aclcs322! You are correct, you are not IgA deficient based on your results. With your daughter having celiac disease, that should be a red flag to your health care provider. I'm in a similar situation as you except my DGP IgG was positive, and my TTG IgG was negative. I am a normal...