I am new to the group, but not to the site...have been a member since 2007. I was diagnosed with celiac in 2011 by a pulmonologist and chiropractor. Chronic pneumonia and COPD, (non-smoker and runner) forced me to visit the lung Doctor. Doc did several tests and decided it was all from an autoimmune disorder. Later testing resulted in Gluten allergy. Go figure!
Now I do not have COPD and really have not been sick since. I have found out that I have many allergies due to the many many years of destroying my insides. Looking back, my parents now know that this has been an issue since birth, but no Doctor has picked up on it.
So, after all the steroids and the added 20 pounds, I am here. It seems no matter what I eat, how much I run, my body is not letting go of the weight. I am glad that this group is out there. It is hard to find support in real life with this allergy.
I am very happy that I am back and I have found all of you :)
| current weight: 146.0