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7/1/07 8:46 A

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Hello Wendy! Sorry to be responding to this so late.

I am glad to see that you discovered something that worked for you. It's amazing how differently your body will act once you have stopped eating ingesting gluten! It's like night and day.

Congratulations on feeling better and for exercising. Moving is always stressful, so just get through it the best you can and we'll be here when you get back.

Good luck to you!

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Edited by: 4MYDB37 at: 7/1/2007 (08:47)
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6/26/07 1:12 P

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Hi, My name is Wendy, I'm 44 (well I will be on Monday), married, I'm living in Palm Springs, CA right now but I'm moving back to Raleigh, NC. We leave here on Friday and arrive in NC on July 18th, Yes that is about 3 weeks. We're going to visit family on the way.

I've suffered from feeling sick and tired all my life. I remember in high school telling my doctor to please either cure me or kill me.
About 6 years ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.
I've also been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, IBS, hypothyroidism, Menerie's disease, chronic "brain fog", fatigure, GERD, gall bladder disease...
Yes I was a walking diagnosis.
For years I was taking pain pills and muscle relaxers just to get through the day.

About 3 years ago I asked my doctor to test me for food allergies. It came back positive for wheat.
So I stoped eatting wheat and felt better. Then I read about Celiac and Gluten intolerance about 5 months ago and I feel better than I have in my life!!!
My pain is all but gone. I'm exercising!!! It's just amazing to not have pain all the time, I was miserable for so long. So naturally I'm much happier. I don't have IBS or GERD sypmtoms any more. No everything didn't magically go away, but I can deal with what's left much better than I could before.

I haven't been losing weight, and don't really expect to before I get back to NC, this move is very stressful.


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* Henry David Thoreau


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6/23/07 2:53 P

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Hello Jennifer!

Sounds like you went through a lot for a very long time, but I'm glad to see that things are really starting to even out for you and you are healing.

I have to say that the most amazing thing that has happened to me is the reduction in my feelings of depression. And the mental clarity is just amazing. My performance at work has increased! It's just such a good feeling to finally be feeling good.

I made this little group because I have seen some threads where everyone is naysaying eating gluten-free and I did not want to be a part of it. It has helped me tremendously and if it has helped others, I want them to have a place to voice their stories and not feel they have to defend their actions.

Good luck to you and much continued success!

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6/22/07 2:41 P

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Hi all! My name is Jennifer. I'm 33 and live in GA. I was diagnosed about five years ago although my first signs of the disease started when I was 6.

At age 6 I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. My doctor thought it was unusual for a child to have the disease but put me on a low acid diet which was the trend at the time. The symptoms disappeared - although now I believe it wasn't because I didn't eat tomato sauce but because I wasn't eating the spaghetti noodles my mother cooked several times a week with the sauce.

My arthritis flared throughout my adulthood. I had issues with severe depression and mental fog. In addition I had a large weight gain and a problem with DH eruptions on my face. Then my aunt was diagnosed with CD. Even though I was atypical (no digestive symptoms at that time), my doctor running out of ideas why I was sick all the time decided to test me.

I now feel amazing. Since my gut has healed, I now experience the digestive reactions, along with the joint and neurological symptoms, with accidental gluten exposure.

It's nice to know that there are a group of us who are all in the same boat so to speak.

"It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure." - Joseph Campbell


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4MYDB37's Photo 4MYDB37 Posts: 324
6/22/07 7:23 A

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I had heard about gluten-free, but I hadn't a clue about symptoms of an allergy or Celiac's Disease or anything. After years of suffering through heartburn and reflux and depression, as well as other ailments, I went to my doctor who suggested a detoxification plan to me to follow for three weeks. In researching it, I realized that the eating plan that accompanied it was a gluten-free plan.

The difference within the space of a week was phenomenal.

My reflux cleared up and I didn't have any gall bladder attacks. The heaviness that I felt in my chest whenever I ate something was gone. My mood has improved and I have more clarity. I have had other benefits as well and I am definitely a believer in eating gluten-free.

I have not been formally diagnosed as having Celiac's or any type of allergy. That does not negate the benefits that I am experiencing and I am very happy and pleased to discuss them with anyone.

Good luck and much success!

Cam
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