Thanks for saying hello Pye.
Well, I have to say I would have been all over your sister a long time ago!
Give her these websites and see if she's up to reading about it:
or just read celiac.com's msg boards! THAT's an experience!
I keep telling stories I hear about gluten/celiac to my 17 yr old. She rolls her eyes, but she's eating more gluten free. She realizes it makes her feel better, but it's a hard change, esp if your blood doesn't show the "disease" (but your stool shows the "sensitivity"). I'm backing off and she's trying in her own way. I just want to keep supporting her -- as quietly as I can while I still have her. College is coming!
Also, I was wondering if you found before your diagnosis that you were hungry all the time. I don't know if this is an extra gene for the very overweight/obese patients or not. I used to be hungry all the time, now I'm not and quite easily satiated. It changed for me like a lightswitch not eating gluten.
I have an out-of-state friend who is not obese and is celiac. She's also going through menopause because of an ablation procedure on her uterus. She's gained 10 lbs since diagnosis with celiac in June. Not horrible, but uncomfortable (I gained 20) for her. She can't seem to be satisfied with eating gf. Prior to dx, she ate rice cakes all day (I think that was a sign of pica), but doesn't crave them since gf diet has been in place.
I just think it's an interesting subject. (I do think she's eating a lot of sugar/candy lately though).
Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 1/7/2007 (12:11)
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