Hi, I'm Linda and I've been on the Gluten Free diet since 2004 (approx. 5 yrs.) I had two doctors insinuate I couldn't have celiac because I was over-weight even though I had many symptoms, my older brother was diagnosed with it first, and my blood test was positive. Even my GI initially said I didn't have it after he did my colonoscopy and endoscopy. He called a week later when he got the full lab report back from Walter Reed Medical Center that said all my tests, family history, symptoms, etc were indicative of Celiac and I needed to be on the GF diet.
I am very happily married with four children and two dogs. Two of the four kids have positive gene tests for celiac and none of their blood labs were positive (about 4 yrs. ago.) Now we believe one is active even though she has not been formally diagnosed. My second oldest (22 yr. old) started having symptoms, went on the diet, and has good results from it. She and I are now dieting together both for celiac and weight loss.
My struggles are being about 70lbs over-weight (hating that word- Obese), having Celiac Disease, Thyroid problems, Allergies (seasonal, animal, and all melons), High Cholesterol, and menopause.
I really hope to meet some online buddies who have similar struggles so we can help motivate & support each other in our weight loss.
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| current weight: 228.6