Howdy Pardner! Glad to meet you MThippy - you've got a good story. Love to hear those stories. But I'm sorry you had to go through it. There's an Acid Reflux group, if you didn't know (link through my SP page): I'd love it if you shared the story with them (I'm over there all the time trying to tell them about how reflux is related - don't feel very "heard.") THIS might make them listen!
I really appreciate you sharing your Nissan experience, because my dad had that done! Now when he hiccups (I have this same weird hiccup, too) his lung puffs up on the back of his shoulder - apparently he hiccuped while "under" and the doc said that's why it happens. Anyway, I can't help but think he has celiac too. (His mother had alopecia and all those kids have RA, and my aunt had a baby with spina bifada - from lack of folic acid. All the aunts - hey, and the uncles in fact, have very weak hair. One aunt only gets "gas" when she eats cake and bread, so she doesn't eat "much" anymore. Sigh.)
I was diagnosed last year and after I read all about it, I tried to get my parents to test for it. Many months passed and despite my sharing articles and begging, they wouldn't bother. They attribute their symptoms to other things. When I went to visit, I finally made an appt for my dad to go (I should have gone in the room with him!) - and the doc did a bloodtest, only the single TtG rather than the comprehensive panel with 5 tests, and it turned out negative. I still wonder if he's IGA negative, which would prove that TtG unreliable. He's got memory issues just like I had. Sigh. On the bright side, the Nissan DID help his heartburn! He had ulcers too (I don't think he had hpylori).
Here's something to think about with morning sickness (which I had bad for months, then it went away when I had the flu one day. Wonder what *that's* about?) -- it's from a lack of B vitamins. (If I knew then, what I now know!)
Now that you're gluten-free (and make sure it's 100%), you should be absorbing more vitamins and getting very healthy for a baby! Take your gf vitamins - eat lots of fish and veggies! You'll be fine!
Pye: Okay, I won't ask why you have to wait so long for results. (*fingers tapping on the table, eyeballs staring at ceiling*) and I just HATE that razor blade analogy! ew. Glad I didn't have that.
Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 4/27/2007 (22:21)
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