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Celiac Disease

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by slapcracklepop, Dec 14, 2005.


  1. slapcracklepop

    slapcracklepop

    Jun 28, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Anyone else here have it? I figure it's a big enough forum, someone else must have it..
     
  2. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    One of my suppliers has it :)
     
  3. slapcracklepop

    slapcracklepop

    Jun 28, 2005
    Boston, MA
    It sucks. The diet is so strict, and hardly anyone understands or knows about it
     
  4. mikemulcahy

    mikemulcahy

    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    I see many that do....I do not.


    Mike
     
  5. fenderx55

    fenderx55

    Jan 15, 2005
    NYC/Queens
    one of my best friends has it. And she reminds us of this every day. :bag:
     
  6. Ericman197

    Ericman197

    Feb 23, 2004
    Iowa
    I don't, although I hardly eat any carbs as it is. I know this one girl who not only has it, but is also a vegan. I used to tell people she can't eat food.
     
  7. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I had a friend who had it. She kept losing weight and
    eventually we lost her, no matter what was tried.

    Very difficult disease.
     
  8. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    My dad had it as a child.

    brad cook
     
  9. slapcracklepop

    slapcracklepop

    Jun 28, 2005
    Boston, MA
    It's a chronic illness, it never goes away. He might have stoped showing symptoms, but the damage is still being done to his intestinal tract. I suggest he sees a Gastroenterologist just incase

    Maybe I'm wrong though.
     
  10. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Well, he's seen about 10 or more doctors in the last few months since he was diagnosed with leukemia and then spent over a week in the hospital when his compromised immune system was hit by a virus, a staph infection and another infection with a 50% mortality rate. They had all kinds of doctors there and now he's going to one of the top cancer centers in the country and they've all known about it. They say it could even be related to the celiac.

    brad cook
     
  11. mikemulcahy

    mikemulcahy

    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    I the immune system can do some funky stuff, effect soooo many systems. If any place can help him out, MD Anderson is the place to be.


    Mike
     
  12. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    He had pseudomonas in his blood.

    brad cook
     
  13. FireBug

    FireBug

    Sep 18, 2005
    Houston
    That's rough Brad. I hope everything turns out alright.
     
  14. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
  15. mikemulcahy

    mikemulcahy

    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    Its a very opportunistic bacteria that is usually found in those immunocomp. folks...tough to get rid of.

    Mike