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rotti 12-11-2006 10:45 AM

overweight for a reason
hi guys!!: blob_fire

Im new to this so bare with me. i have always been overweight from the age of 10 when i started puberty and my periods. Dispite always being sick and constantly in pain my doctors advice was to do more exercise. Until the age of 16 i was a professional dancer dancing at least 30 hours a week with the gym on top but was still at my smallest a size 16. I am now 22 recently married and now weigh more than i ever have at 20 stone 7 pounds. Last week i went to my doctor as i am constantly tired nausious and just generally unwell. I had more blood tests taken than ever before and we finally got something. In addition to me having pcos i tested positive for celiac disease.
I currently visit the hospital regularly for obesity, nutritionist advice and pcos. Most doctors will tell you that all celiac disease sufferers are underweight. This is a completely wrong. over 30% of all sufferers are overwieght normally around 300 pounds. Even with exercise its the gluton in a diet that cannot be digested and causes obesity. The symptoms are nausea, tiredness, diahorea or constipation, cramps etc.. I read a medical journal that said all obese people if they have the above symtoms should see your doctor and get tested as a change as simple as a gluton free diet may sought out a multitude of symtoms although they may take a little persuading as most doctors including some of mine laughed when i told them this is what i though i had. xxxxxxxxx:D

rheanna 12-12-2006 05:20 AM

Re: overweight for a reason

You make a good point. Celiac is a misunderstood disease, even among doctors. It took me 6 months to find a doctor who would take me seriously when I wanted to be tested for celiac. I was told that I couldn't possibly have it because if I did, I'd be having diahrrea several times a day. Well, I didn't have diahrrea, but I was absolutely certain that my symptoms were at their worst when I ate gluten. My primary symptom was painful acid indigestion.

When presented with a substance that the body can't handle, the body has different ways of coping. For you it has been obesity. I hope that a gluten-free diet will help your body to settle down and relate to calories in a happy way instead of hanging on to everything for dear life. I am happy for you that you've found out what the problem is.

There is an interesting thread at the moment in the Diet & Nutrition Board:
"metabolic typing" [url][/url]
which started out talking about a "doctor" using some questionable methods to "prescribe" a special diet for someone, and then the thread has gone on to discuss gluten and milk intolerances. You might find it interesting.


rotti 12-17-2006 09:53 AM

Re: overweight for a reason
thanks rheanna, its good to know that we are not alone.

rotti xxx

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