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Hi and thank you for reading my prayer request. When i joined Catholic Match last year i was eating everywhere and everything but something wasn't right. I wondered if it was a gluten issue because i had to slowly stop eating certain cereals. I tested for Celiac Disease through blood-work, negative was my answer. I still wondered though if it was celiac. I followed the advice of my physician and decided to go gluten free for a few weeks and see what would happen. During that time i went to Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Toronto. I couldn't got to the actual Lourdes so i thought here was the best i could do. I prayed, just help me find out what is wrong with me is what i asked. I went shortly after to do another set of bloodwork. I was there to check my iron levels and other things. I knew my paper had the Celiac panel test on it again but i wasn't going to do it and pay for it again. I had intended to ignore that part of the requisition. The lab tech did not mention it either or the charge for it so i forgot all about it. I received a new letter from the lab and ignored it. I knew i had paid my last lab bill so i just didn't want to open it. I would call and resolve it later thinking it was related to the first test. I then go and see my physician to discuss my iron levels. They were better, doubled actually. Thankfully the diet is working. I go home left with the decision to stay with the gluten free diet for life if i want or just go back to a regular one. No other news. This was a Thursday. The following Monday i get a call from my physicians office. I had tested possibly positive for Celiac, I could be sent for a biopsy to confirm if i wanted. i had just been there though, what changed??? I went back to see my physician. The test ( i thought wasn't being done) had found endomysial antibodies, my physician said they changed the test so now i had a positive reading. That's good news it solves my problems almost. I had prayed to find out what is wrong, I am now on my way to being confirmed Celiac. I have a specialist to see in May to have a biopsy ordered. I have concerns. I have already been on a gluten free diet for about 2 months, If my body heals too fast there will be no Celiac to detect. Gluten has to cause damage so that Celiac can be diagnosed. On a GF diet the body heals. No gluten ingested , no intestinal damage, and that means it gets missed in a biopsy. I have to return to a regular diet again before i see the specialist to perform the biopsy to confirm my diagnosis. I fear my iron levels will drop again, a side effect of Celiac. They were in the deficient range and are now in the low-normal range, I hope that won't happen. I knew i needed to request prayer but i didn't know where to do it. I found this and I am now here doing it. Please pray for me. This is a lifetime diagnosis, it will change what i am able to eat for the rest of my life. Whomever God has for my life as a spouse will be affected by this if Celiac is confirmed. I want to freak out but i have to trust. Please pray for this with me. Thank you for reading this.

God bless you.

Thank you

Lisa
Apr 8th 2013 new

Dont freak t. trust Good already living basically a Gln free lifestyle so that's a good step. know that there are a lot of folks live g fee and have . i know a few and have a good chm friends who has celiac.

Apr 8th 2013 new

Praying

Apr 8th 2013 new

Praying Praying Praying theheart hug

Apr 8th 2013 new

Lisa, don't freak out! It's not worth it!! I've been living gluten-free for over five years, and not by choice. I was having severe migraines whenever I ate anything with wheat or gluten (some alternative grains to wheat also contain higher levels of gluten). My nutritionist asked if I wanted to try for a Celiac diagnosis, and after discussing the options I decided not to. I mean, we'd already isolated it down to know it was the gluten causing problems; all a diagnosis would do is prove what we already knew, and whether I was Celiac-positive or not, I was healthier going gluten-free. Ultimately, all a diagnosis does is give you label; for me it was far more important to feel better, not have a term for why I was sick. If you feel better eating gluten-free (and it seems like your iron levels are better going gluten-free), then just do it. Honestly, just knowing my experiences, I think you would be crazy to start eating gluten again, just to possibly have measurable intestine damage; you don't know how weak they already are and whether the damage you would inflict again could be irreversible.

It is really hard to eat gluten-free; when you go out for food, you eat a lot of lettuce wraps, and french fries. Forget about sandwiches, and pastries, and Chinese food (manufacturers add gluten to soy sauce as a thickener - learned that the hard way). You get really creative with recipes: rice, flax, amaranth flours; having to experiment with other starches to get baked goods to thicken up - something the wheat does naturally. But there are a lot of resources and recipes online; groceries will probably cost a bit more. But really, if you feel better, isn't it all worth it? And as my nutritionist (who is also Catholic) pointed out, eating in a way that you know is detrimental to your health is verging on a sin against the 5th Commandment, so then it's not only your physical health but your spiritual health as well...

Best wishes to you, Lisa, in whatever you decide to do; prayers of course coming your way. And you are not alone; Celiac and gluten-intolerance in general is becoming quite widespread and more gluten-free options are becoming available. I don't know how popular the movement is in Canada, but the grocery stores near me have almost all put in a gluten-free section, and the health food type stores have enormous sections!

Apr 8th 2013 new

Praying rosary theheart

Apr 8th 2013 new

(Quote) Lisa-801067 said: Hi and thank you for reading my prayer request. When i joined Catholic Match last year i was eating every...
(Quote) Lisa-801067 said: Hi and thank you for reading my prayer request. When i joined Catholic Match last year i was eating everywhere and everything but something wasn't right. I wondered if it was a gluten issue because i had to slowly stop eating certain cereals. I tested for Celiac Disease through blood-work, negative was my answer. I still wondered though if it was celiac. I followed the advice of my physician and decided to go gluten free for a few weeks and see what would happen. During that time i went to Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Toronto. I couldn't got to the actual Lourdes so i thought here was the best i could do. I prayed, just help me find out what is wrong with me is what i asked. I went shortly after to do another set of bloodwork. I was there to check my iron levels and other things. I knew my paper had the Celiac panel test on it again but i wasn't going to do it and pay for it again. I had intended to ignore that part of the requisition. The lab tech did not mention it either or the charge for it so i forgot all about it. I received a new letter from the lab and ignored it. I knew i had paid my last lab bill so i just didn't want to open it. I would call and resolve it later thinking it was related to the first test. I then go and see my physician to discuss my iron levels. They were better, doubled actually. Thankfully the diet is working. I go home left with the decision to stay with the gluten free diet for life if i want or just go back to a regular one. No other news. This was a Thursday. The following Monday i get a call from my physicians office. I had tested possibly positive for Celiac, I could be sent for a biopsy to confirm if i wanted. i had just been there though, what changed??? I went back to see my physician. The test ( i thought wasn't being done) had found endomysial antibodies, my physician said they changed the test so now i had a positive reading. That's good news it solves my problems almost. I had prayed to find out what is wrong, I am now on my way to being confirmed Celiac. I have a specialist to see in May to have a biopsy ordered. I have concerns. I have already been on a gluten free diet for about 2 months, If my body heals too fast there will be no Celiac to detect. Gluten has to cause damage so that Celiac can be diagnosed. On a GF diet the body heals. No gluten ingested , no intestinal damage, and that means it gets missed in a biopsy. I have to return to a regular diet again before i see the specialist to perform the biopsy to confirm my diagnosis. I fear my iron levels will drop again, a side effect of Celiac. They were in the deficient range and are now in the low-normal range, I hope that won't happen. I knew i needed to request prayer but i didn't know where to do it. I found this and I am now here doing it. Please pray for me. This is a lifetime diagnosis, it will change what i am able to eat for the rest of my life. Whomever God has for my life as a spouse will be affected by this if Celiac is confirmed. I want to freak out but i have to trust. Please pray for this with me. Thank you for reading this.

God bless you.

Thank you

Lisa

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Lisa, be strong, be brave, keep your strong faith and trust in God. He is only giving you a life's test and he will not give you a test or anything that you and him cannot handle. I know he will also give you somebody, a spouse, who will be there for you and understand your situation. Remember the Lord Jesus hath said: " Be not afraid I am with you always." "With God all things are possible." "Ask and you shall receive..." Jesus Christ is the best healer of all and he work miracles. Ask him, to heal you and pray fervently. Know that God love you and he will not abandon you. May the love of our Lord Jesus Christ touch you with his the healing hands and cure you from your illness. God bless. Praying rosary theheart hug

Apr 8th 2013 new

Lisa- please read Wheat Belly. If nothing else it gives some great info on tests for celiac. My daughter & grand-daughter are both gluten intolerant. No need for a test, the proof is in the result of a GF life. However, the things that substitute for wheat are not healthy either. I am not gluten intolerant, but as a result of giving up all grain I am now free of arthritic pain & my blood sugar is in much better control, for openers....... Every time I determine that something else must be given up, I see it as one step closer to a heathier life. I am eating really well, enjoying my food and have NO cravings. I wish I applied that information to myself 35 yars ago when my husband, who suffered from rheumatoid spondylitis, experienced an amazing reversal when he gave up all of the "white stuff".................Jeannette

Apr 8th 2013 new

Our Lady of Lourdes, Pray for us

Apr 8th 2013 new

Prayers offered.

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