By LaineyLove - 09/05/2009 07:05 - United States
LaineyLove tells us more.
I'm the one who wrote the FML. I'll clear some things up for those of you who think I deserved it. The FMLs have to be short so I couldn't write the whole story. My main symptoms were severe joint and muscle pain along with cramping and headaches. The stomach pain was constant, not just when I ate bread. I had a hard time even digesting vegetables. I went to doctors practically every week and scoured the internet. I was finally "diagnosed" with fibromyalgia and IBS. My first Celiac blood test came back negative, but finally my gastroenterologist figured it out. I'm now gluten-free, and I'm feeling much better (although hungry). And I'm a pre-med student, so I'm not an idiot. I saw at least 5 different doctors and specialists. I even went to Mayo Clinic. Celiac can be a very difficult diagnosis as the symptoms are often non-specific. Thanks for all the tips on gluten-free food. It's time for me to start cooking!
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Im sorry... I know what that one is like... they thought I had that too. There are plenty of support groups out there, and a lot of alternatives.. keep your head up!!!!
No #4. It is spelled Celiac. My boyfriend has it. O.P. it does suck that you have it, but my boyfriend can still eat mostly the same things, with all the gluten free versions of food out there. The bad news is, they can sneak gluten into everything. So be super careful and read every ingredient. Companies really should be required to have a "contains: gluten, soy, etc." at the bottom of the ingredients list. www.celiac.org and www.celiac.com have good information about Celiac
Two of my best friends actually have this, the good news is there's all kinds of stuff that's gluten-free now. Pick up 'The Gluten-Free Bible' (http://www.amazon.com/Gluten-Free-Bible-Thoroughly-Indispensable-Negotiating/dp/0805077464) and you'll have a great place to start.
YDI for letting it go on for a year without at least looking your symptoms up online and putting two and two together. Come on. That being said, living gluten-free is great. You're forced to be aware of what you're putting into your body, and will be so so SO much healthier for it.
it's not that easy to diagnose smart ass spesh co it takes hours to affect u after u eat it, it doesn't just happen straight away and the op could have underlying medical issues that made the docs think she had something else like an ulcer or something id hardly say the op deserves it