(Closed) Celiac?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
511 posts
Busy bee

@mrs_g.mck:  I’m not celiac but my SO is and, while it takes some adjusting to at first, it’s not as bad as it sounds…honest.

You may have to really push to get tested, and they can’t tell you definitively until you have a biopsy done.  If that’s an issue, just try to follow a Girlfriend diet and see if that helps.  Be aware that just because it’s not an item that would appear to have wheat in it, many prepared sauces and conditments have whey in them which can be bad. Make sure if you eat out to check with your server if they have a Girlfriend menu, or ask EXACTLY what is in your choice….better to be safe than sorry.

Be diligent, eat as well as you can, and hopefully you’ll start to feel better soon.

Post # 4
511 posts
Busy bee

@mrs_g.mck:  Oh, and make sure to have them run a blood panel…often the worst part of being celiac is that your body is unable to absorb nutirents and vitamins so you may be anemic as well.  Nothing that an iron supplement and good multi vitamin won’t fix.

Post # 5
552 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@mrs_g.mck:  did you get tested for celiacs? i’m in the same boat and wonder how it turned out for you…

Post # 6
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I thought there was no test for celiacs? I thought it was a matter of removing gluten and going from there to determine if you have it?

Maybe I’m wrong though.

OP: I hope you can get an answer 🙁 It sounds awful for you to be going through this!! Luckily, if you are gluten-intolerant, there are lots of products now to accomdate your needs!


Good luck!

Post # 7
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

I never went through the test. I am into different energy healing modalities and was told that I needed to cut gluten… so I did. 

I immediately felt SO. MUCH. BETTER. I rarely get stomach aches, I am much more focused, little headaches, I am a different person. The other night I went to a restaurant and I’m pretty sure I accidentally ate gluten because I was in SO MUCH pain and so bloated. I don’t miss it at all. Once you get past the 2 week mark, you stop having cravings. There are so many great alternatives out there now – I only miss a few things.

I went to my doctor to see if that’s the source of it… and she told me the testing is really not fun, so if I feel better to stop eating it, because most people shouldn’t eat it. 

I recommend reading the book Wheat Belly, I didn’t read the whole thing, but in the beginning it talks a lot about why this has been happening so much – and it’s because the structure of wheat has changed SO MUCH that many people can’t process it anymore.

I’d definitely be concerned about the mouth sores though – you definitely should see a doctor or nutritionist!

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