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11/13/11 5:18 P

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Welcome to this team. I am so glad that you feel so much better. I have been gf for two years and definitely feel so much better.

In the beginning the changes were difficult, but know this is a healthy way to live and I would never go back to having gluten.

So glad to hear from you and please keep us posted on how you are feeling.

Char

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11/13/11 1:27 P

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Hi everyone. Unlike the rest of you I didn't really have any symptoms. I was diagnosed about 3 weeks ago with Celiac but only because of my extremely low iron for over 1 year. I have had low iron off and on throughout my life so this wasn't anything to exciting. However, when I eat gluten I just feel like I have an upset stomach or just don "feel right". I did go through a period of "mourning" the food and ease as well but when I really shook my head and looked at it, there is nothing I can't eat - I just have to make a few changes. And yes, it is all much more healthy! I look forward to talking with others and discussing the challenges that each of us has.

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11/12/11 9:30 A

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Lulu, I am so glad that you asked your dr to test you for gluten. Yes, it is hard in giving up your favorite foods but feeling good definitely outweighs the bad.

Char

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11/11/11 8:43 P

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I was diagnosed this year when I kept getting one diagnosis after another that were completely unrelated to one another.....it didn't seem plausible to me that I could have several issues and one had nothing to do with the other. So I hit the internet and walked into my dr's office and said please test me for gluten. I had celiac. All of my issues were related. I thought I was going to have a hard time giving up my favorite foods, but it gets easier. Whenever, I find myself wishing I could eat something with gluten I remember the extreme exhaustion, the mouth ulcers, the hair loss, the stomach cramps, the muscle and joint pain, the rash on my head, and all of the other skins issues, and suddenly there is nothing worth eating to make that worth while.

He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you, never, ever, during your trials and testings. When you saw only one set of footprints, It was then that I carried you."

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11/7/11 8:21 P

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Hi and welcome to the team.

Dorothy

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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11/6/11 3:34 P

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Welcome to the team! Feeling better is worth giving up some things. You can srtill have banana bread (I make the recipe on the back of the rice bran package or make banana muffins with almond meal flour.)

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11/6/11 1:32 P

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Welcome to the site. I wish that your dr could of done the endoscopy then instead of waiting. How long do you think it will before they can do the test?
I have been gf for two years and feel so much better. I did get tested; however I was gf and of course it came back negative. My younger sister is Celiac and has been after me to get tested and go gf. I did go gf for two months; however within two weeks I ingested gluten and got sick.

Sometimes you have to do what you think works best for you. I am glad that you are feeling much better. I do not blame you in dreading eating gluten again. Let us know what the results are. A lot of times the test do come back negative as this is a very hard disease to diagnose. You know that you do feel better going gf and that is what is so important.

Again, welcome.

Charlene

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11/6/11 1:21 P

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emoticon I stopped at the blood test and never went for the biopsy. Going back on gluten was just too much for me to handle! A lot of us go through a period of mourning. Food will not be the same again, but it will be healthier! You can't just stop off for junk anymore, or be lured by the smell of pizza or fried chicken at the store. It is a blessing in some ways...and focus on the things you CAN have! There is a lot of GF items in Chinese, Mexican and Thai cooking...

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11/6/11 9:59 A

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Hi everyone, after a year of tummy discomfort/bathroom issues my dr attributed to my thyroid beds, i started gaining weight for no reason and my symptoms increased. Luckily he suggested celiac and my blood was tested. It came back my Iga was normal range, but my Igg was high, and he told me to start GF. I still have to get the scope done to know definitively, but in the meantime until i can get in to see a dr I stopped eating gluten and my bathroom issues are better, and I am slowly getting more energy. I know I have to go back to eating gluten before a scope, but almost dread it. Dh doesn't fully believe my dx, Sometimes i don;t either, until 2 days ago I ate a meal with sausage in it and spent the AM in the bathroom. So I am happy to have found this board. I have little trouble not popping foods with gluten in my mouth while i make l plates like i used to, but do miss some things, I made banana bread for the family, and i look at it longingly....saw a tv segment about these fantastic grilled cheeses from a food truck and my mouth was watering. I know I can make them at home and there are a few places around me that offer GF options, but in some ways I feel like a door has been closed on me...I feel sad. Yet I know how much better I feel it is worth it. Thanks for listening.

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