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So I am gluten intolerant .....


Sunday, February 05, 2012

well for years I have suffered with depression...joint pain....IBS....lactose intolerance migraines and recently (since I lost the 85 lbs and can see my stomach I BLOAT horribly after meals) .....3 weeks ago I went off gluten after an episode of DR oz when he spoke of what is harming us and us not realizing it....It effects 1 in 133 people and most have no clue....

AFTER 12 DAYS off gluten my bloating was gone and my boobs stuck out farther then my stomach! amazing!! WELL last night I had Chinese and they said it was GF garlic sauce...it was not and I ballooned up to look 6 months pregnant



All last week it was flat and I was down 4 lbs in 12 days! I think I found my cure! my blood test came back + for intolerance I am waiting on the vitamin deficiency tests to come back as well....

they want me to go for the celiac disease test BUT I need to be on gluten again prior to get the correct result.....and undergo a biopsy It seems extreame I may just skip the test and live GF .
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FITBECKSRN24 5/23/2012 3:37PM

    i choose to eat GF after having a brother who had intolerances. i cannot believe how good i feel and how much bloating has gone down! every once in a while i will eat food with gluten in it, but not a lot and not on a routine basis. my new favorite thing is ezekial 4:9 breads....sooo yummy!! =)

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KAILYNSTAR 2/7/2012 11:56AM

    Celiac is a very serious thing to deal with. My relatives are celiac and the damage that can be done to oneself...

Take the test and get the results. It's very important that you do.


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DISCOQUEEN365 2/6/2012 10:19AM

    Don't go back on gluten, but maybe request that they do the blood test for Celiac first. If that comes back positive, then maybe talk about doing the endoscopy. There is nothing in the world that would make me knowingly and purposefully eat gluten again. But if you're Celiac, you may want to know it - there are drug trials about to start to help people with diagnosed Celiac. If all goes well, and they release it to market, if you don't have a diagnosis you might not be able to use it (if that even interests you).

On a side note, I'm a malnourished twig, but my belly looks just like yours after I eat even traces of gluten. It gets so bloated I look like I'm 7-8 months pregnant. And it's SO uncomfortable!

Hang in there! It's a toughie at first, but the longer you are gluten free, the easier it gets! And don't be afraid to ask for help! I wouldn't be where I am today if I hadn't had the help from other GF'ers!

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AUNTIEM60021 2/6/2012 10:05AM

    I suggest you have the test. Once you know for sure, then you don't have to worry about your symptoms being from anything else. Rule in or Rule out.

Once on the diet regularly you should start to feel much better.

How long had you been on the gluten free diet? If it had not been for any real length of time you might not need to go back on glutens to have it checked. If it's been a long time, then yes you need to do as the Dr. suggests.

I am both Diabetic and Celiac. but that's a long story.


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DETERMINED_SOUL 2/5/2012 6:49PM

    My friend and her dad both have celiac disease. They both took forever to get the test done. I would strongly suggest getting the test because if that is the case, you will be surprised what all has gluten. Plus, having it diagnosed means a doctor is there to help you out. It might also be something completely different. Definitely get the test.

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CHARMING_GIRL 2/5/2012 3:30PM

    Get the test done. You want it done. We had to do it for my son and he doesn't bloat out like a lot of people do but he sometimes get other issues. The good thing is that there is lots of gluten free stuff out there now. Bad thing is that it isn't always as good but they are getting better, and they are more expensive.

I went to Subway today and saw they had GF sandwiches. I asked about cross contamination. They shown me the GF breads are all sealed and made separate, they have their own trays, gloves, meats, and veggies so there is no cross contamination. They made sure to be very safe and they even had GF brownies. I was impressed and very happy about the service. I asked them if they were going to keep it going. Right now it's a trial for the Subways to see if the public likes it. I sure do. By a mess up my city got one because they happened to go to the training. I hope they keep it around.

Hang in there! We don't do Chinese food anymore because of cross contamination but we do Vietnamese since they use rice noodles! Very tasty food! I also like Thai, the Thai pad noddles are great!

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