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Well I am going to keep fingers crossed that what ever is wrong is a simple fix hopefully just gluten related so you can just tweekl your diet and feel lots better.
And you are right it is a good idea to not wait too long to get things checked out. Especially if there is a family history of problems.
cbs wrote:yes if you can get the test and are ok with it, do so. at least in my case not having "proof" can be an issue in a hospital or other setting where you are left to feel like this problem doesnt exist or they dont take it seriously. and it can put at ease in your head if you can possibly have it later or if this is a closed door for you. but when i spoke to a nutritionist he told me either its celiac or a severe gluten intolerance and both ways the outcome were the same. i just couldnt stand the idea of a biopsy but now i wish i did it. wish you the best!
jamietwo wrote:Very good points Grandma Jackie. However, even with a negative biopsy, it is possible for you to be very gluten intolerant and need to avoid all forms of gluten. Once you have your diagnosis, give it a try and see how you feel.
cbs wrote:im glad you have a diagnosis. for many a diagnosis is needed to make changes, some of us just know that certain foods cause us pain so thats enough. give yourself a month or two. trust me it takes a long time for the gut to heal. especially if you are not in what is considered a "healthy" state. i wish you the best!
cbs wrote:have you had your b12 levels tested? you can also get symptoms like that from low b12 and its serious so something you want to be on top of.
my favorite "breads" are just the corn thins and trader joes makes a brown rice bread. it has oil in it btw. not a lot but it tastes like regular flour tortillas just a little more "yeasty" if thats a description. i've never found a regular GF bread to my liking in all honesty. but over time i dont crave it either. i find the corn thins or lettuce leaves sufficient for sandwiches. i miss oats the most.
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