Well.....how exactly do I put this? :)
I have done a LOT of research on both celiac disease and Lyme disease already. I had my Lyme ELISA test several weeks ago, and have read tons of stuff since then.
Maybe that's the only thing that getting a Ph.D. actually did for me, is teach me how to do research....?
In any case, regarding your comments, above:So maybe think on this one. WHAT caused all this stuff that you have been diagnosed with. ?? a gluetin sensitivity??? I have Hep c so they blamed all my symptoms on that and none of my hep c friends had these symptoms.. look at your laundry list, Nasa? what could have possibly caused ALL of this? we need more scientists . Alcholohics and drug addicts don't have as many serious conditions as you have.
I suspect that these statements stem from lack of information....after all you have hep C, you do not have celiac disease, so you have never read much about
celiac disease (or any other autoimmune diseases), have you? So you probably don't realize that some of the finest medical researchers in the world say that celiac disease leads to other AI diseases.
Here is a link, please read the article at the other end, which explains exactly HOW celiac disease allows other AI diseases to develop:www.umm.edu/news/releases/zonulin.htm
Here is a link to another medical article that backs up this same contention, that celiac disease is associated with and probably responsible for other AI disorders:spider.ipac.caltech.edu/staff/joanno/med_pubs/volta2001.pdf
And guess what, unlike your hep C buddies, my celiac buddies do have the same illnesses I have
, plus many additional AI diseases that I don't
have. Because celiac disease
opened the door for them to develop fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis and lupus and Sjogren's disease and Graves disease and Addison's disease and type-I diabetes and.....so many other autoimmune disorders I couldn't possibly list them all here.
Don't believe me? Just visit the forums at celiac.com and ask
That forum has over 33,000 celiac and gluten-sensitive members, and a VERY large number of them have other AI disorders as well. Because that's what celiac disease does best
....help develop more AI diseases.
Another link for you:www.celiac.com/categories/Celiac-Disease-Research:-Associated-Diseases-and-Disorders/
OK....that's enough about
I also believe (and I said this in my previous post), that Lyme disease can both MIMIC and TRIGGER autoimmune disease.
I said, and stand by this statement: I have had celiac disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis and psoriasis for a LONG time, more than 30 years (probably more than 40). I had ALL of these before I contracted Lyme disease.
I also said that I recently developed RA, AIH, lupus and fibromyalgia. I believe that Lyme and/or celiac disease probably helped trigger these. No one will ever know which triggered what. My rheumy believes that Lyme can trigger fibromyalgia, but he doesn't
believe that Lyme can trigger AI diseases like lupus. I disagree with him....I think Lyme CAN trigger AI disease.
But it's not the ONLY thing that can trigger AI disease!
So somewhere between 30 years ago, and 2 years ago, I contracted Lyme disease. I bet I caught it less than 5 years ago, but who knows.
Now, you also asked me the following questions:How old you now? Forget the bullseye thing. half of us never had it. how long you been on the prednisone? How many of these sundroes and disease showed up after prednisone? do you have cirrhosis?
I am 54 years old, I have been on prednisone since 6/7/2008 (which was stated in my previous post), and I have Stage II liver damage (cirrhosis is Stage IV, so no, I do not have cirrhosis...this was also stated in the previous post).
And finally, I'm sorry, but you will not persuade me to stop taking prednisone and use wheat grass; first of all you are not a doctor and should not try to do that anyway, secondly I HAVE CELIAC DISEASE.
If you want to see me REALLY sick, just give me some *@ WHEAT GRASS!!
BTW, I live in Southern CA, and I believe this will be your healing year too!
Autoimmune hepatitis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, asthma, psoriasis, Raynaud's syndrome, hypertension, osteopenia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, GERD.
Latest Dx: Lyme disease!! Lyme ELISA and Western Blot IgM/IgG Positive!
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