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GARDENGAZER Posts: 2,909
4/3/09 8:23 A

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Good luck on your anticipated additional weight loss. And congratulations on the loss you have had.

I've only been gf a month, but do notice the difference in how I feel.

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4/2/09 10:31 A

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Hopefully it will become more noticable to MD's as it is being more well known. I have been GF since 6/08 and while it can be disgruntling at times, it has truly changed me to eat healthier. I used to go to Wendy's every weekend and now I never stop at a fast food joint.





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3/29/09 10:29 P

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Living GF has helped me so much. I am now beginning my second year GF. I was never officially diagnosed, but my naturopathist told me that she was almost certain gluten was causing my aches and pains in my legs and hips. All my pains are gone now! I also had a colonoscopy and endoscopy a few years ago which showed nothing. I was having a lot of problems with stomach pain in the night. So the gastroenterologist could not figure out what was causing my pains. We put so much hope in doctors, but not all doctors understand everything. So some of us have to figure things out ourselves! (with the help of alternative medicine.

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3/29/09 7:20 P

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I am very glad you are feeling better. I did the same when I went on the gluten free eating program that my Naturopathic doctor put me on. It is nuts that most doctors do not even think of Celiac Disease. I just don't under stand it! Well, again, I am glad you are doing better. Keep up the good work.
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3/29/09 4:29 P

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So happy that you are feeling well now and congratulations on your weight loss - that's awesome! I've only been eating gluten free for a couple of weeks. I have felt the same - just all those vague issues except for the diarrhea. Mine has always been more of constipation issues. I too had all the medical tests done. I lost 7 pounds the first two weeks of eating gluten free which is amazing to me because I have hypothyroid and have not been able to lose weight. I do stay away from the gluten free baked goods and just refuse to spend the money on all the special flours. I don't think it's worth the money because I personally don't care for the taste. I've been eating more whole foods and finding subsitutes for things I miss. And... I'm enjoying the challenge of transforming some of my regular recipes into gluten free. It takes some time and some patience to weed out the products that do contain gluten but it can be done. Keep up the great work!

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3/29/09 4:22 P

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I find it amazing how long it takes to find a Dr. who can figure out what the REAL problem is. When I saw a new Dr. recently and he saw this on my chart, he didn't have a clue what CD or HD was.



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3/29/09 1:00 P

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I'm 29 and have felt unwell most of my life. All my symptoms were really vague and could be caused by a number of medical issues: migraines, abdominal pain, nausea, fatigue, bloating, diarrhea, poor appetite, etc. Eventually I went to a new, young doctor who took my symptoms seriously. A gastroenterologist did a colonoscopy and endoscopy and found that I have celiac disease. I've lost 30lbs already on a gluten free diet. I have so much more energy, I'm now able to exercise regularly. Migraines are reduced to once monthly, usually the monthly "visitor" brings a headache. All my GI problems are gone unless I inadvertently eat gluten. Now my struggle is to lose another 30lb so I can be at a healthy BMI.

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