Questions about Celiac Disease

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couchtater
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 8/11/2009 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
How did you know you have Celiac disease?
I'm plagued with embarassing gas all the time. blush nono
I can't sit at the dining table without blowing gas. blush nono nono nono
I can't walk across the room without ripping one or more out. blush mad nono nono
nono   nono   nono  I'm at my wits end and can't figure what's going on.
HELP!!!!
 
Joy

digmom1014
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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 10/31/2009 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you also have loud and embarrassing gurgling in your stomach? That is a great sign, plus gas, constipation/diarreha, bloating, & nausea are some of the physical symptoms.

There is so much more to it but, I would try to go GF for a week and see how it effects me. However, if you want a diagnosis later, you will have to go back on gluten.

Sarah

Harley0000
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   Posted 10/31/2009 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello
I had similiar problems, but more with the gurgling stomach and bad nausea. I was just diagnosed last week with Celiacs. Tested positive on the blood test and had an endoscopy that was positive. I am searching everywhere I can for some help in dealing with this. I am NOT a drama queen but I am feeling so depressed and feel like I am stuck in someone elses nightmare. Sorry didnt mean to ramble! Good Luck
Nanc

Razzle
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   Posted 11/4/2009 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Joy,

I've seen you post on the Lyme forum too. Lyme disease is known to cause or trigger Celiac and/or a form of gluten sensitivity that might get better with Lyme treatment. Lyme can also cause dysmotility in the GI tract, leading to gas problems. I would encourage you to try a gluten free diet and/or get tested for Celiac (get tested before going on a gluten-free diet, otherwise the tests are inaccurate). Also, probiotic supplements can be very helpful for those of us with Lyme.

Good luck,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently trying to wean off TPN.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, Milk Thistle, Ailanthus, homeopathy.

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