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Board: General Health 03-06-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,953
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: What's going on with me?

Sounds like B12 deficency. Fatigue, pins and needles, muscle weakness, depression, dizziness . . . hypothyroid can cause those symptoms too, with dry skin and cold intolerance to boot.

Thyroid and...
Board: Arthritis 03-06-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 972
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Family Doc said mom has arthirits not RA

Chondroitin has be shown to improve osteo and there are prescription meds like Synvisc (an injection) helps osteo in the knee.

I've been having trouble getting around so I just started watching...
Board: Celiac Disease 03-05-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,247
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Oily Stools a Sign of Celiac?

Oily stools are fatty stools, meaning your not digesting fat properly and it's going right thru you. It is a symptom of celiac, the medical term is "steatorrhea".

Perhaps a second opinion is in...
Board: Celiac Disease 03-03-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,530
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Dr. says Gluten intolerance, is this the same thing as celiac disease?

Ah ha! Those darn corticosteroids!!! Yes! They cause yeast problems and slow maturation.

I've been on them too, besides celiac I've had juvenile arthritis since I was 18months old. I'm in my...
Board: Celiac Disease 03-03-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,530
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Dr. says Gluten intolerance, is this the same thing as celiac disease?

I've never heard of that myself. Now I have something to go look up!;):D

I know yeast overgrowth can be a problem with certain types of medications, antibiotics, immunosuppressant medications,...
Board: Celiac Disease 03-03-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,530
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Dr. says Gluten intolerance, is this the same thing as celiac disease?

Yes, it matters, but . . .

The gastro doc may not care about him already being on the diet, he may do the biopsy anyway (it can take up to two years for the small intestine to heal after starting...
Board: Celiac Disease 03-03-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,530
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Dr. says Gluten intolerance, is this the same thing as celiac disease?

First off, I'm glad to hear your son is doing better! :)

People with simple gluten intolerance do not produce antibodies to gluten and do not have damage to their intestinal lining. They are not...
Board: Celiac Disease 02-15-2011, 03:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,043
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: need help

Cocoa Pebbles and Fruity Pebbles are now labeled GF and I believe they're coming out with rice krispie-like treat squares that will also be GF.

General Mills has over 300 different mainstream...
Board: Celiac Disease 02-15-2011, 02:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,732
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Celiac and Fruit

Fruit has alot of fiber and fiber can make you gassy, celiac or not.

Bananas seem ok for me, apples have always been troublemakers.:p
Board: General Health 02-14-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,815
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Pulsating stomach..

Not to freak you out, it's probably just muscle spasm or gas, maybe a hernia, but I'd suggest you go to your doctor right away, like today, and get an abdominal ultrasound (a painless 5 min...
Board: General Health 02-07-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,740
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Hives.

Sounds like you have Cholinergic Urticaria, one of the "physical allergies", I get hives from the cold.

Treating any physical allergy can be difficult, my docs mostly tell me to stay away from...
Board: General Health 02-04-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,926
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Could Prednisone cause this?

Anxiety can cause widespread muscle aches, and simple things like low B12, vitamin D or calcium can cause muscle spasms.

But some people are very sensitive to even low doses of prednisone, which...
Board: Celiac Disease 02-02-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,583
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: If you have celiac do you eat gluten free oats?

Not for me, docs estimate 10-20% of celiacs can't have oats, GF or not. I don't feel like getting a blood test/biopsy once a year just to eat some oatmeal. (but then again I never really liked...
Board: General Health 01-31-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,661
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: High Folate and B12 in child

If her Celiac Panel blood test is elevated, your doc may suggest a biopsy of the small intestine to verify the test results.

Docs need to know how much damage has happened to the intestinal...
Board: General Health 01-30-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,661
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: High Folate and B12 in child

For alot of people first noticeable sign of Celiac is a lactose intolerance that "comes and goes".

Gluten intolerance is kinda a health fad right now too. Celiac disease is common, true non-celiac...
Board: General Health 01-30-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,661
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: High Folate and B12 in child

Yes, she should be tested for Celiac. I'm surprised the docs didn't test her first off?
Board: General Health 12-11-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,789
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Please help?? Any idea what is wrong??

What blood tests did you have? Did they check for anemia and/or hypothyroid? Have you ever been tested for Celiac?
Board: Women's Health 12-11-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Is it possible to be pregnant

Yes, it is possible to have a "period" and be pregnant. Get a pregnancy test and ease your mind.
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 12-08-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,058
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Started with dizziness,Now right side of face is a bit lower??

Sounds like Bell's Palsy. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000773.htm

Go back to the doc, you need to make sure it's not a TIA or stroke symptom.

Doc's often make mistakes -...
Board: General Health 12-05-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,932
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Leg & feet aches, headaches, extreme thirst

The medical term for the tingling sensations and numbness is peripheral neuropathy, many different disorders can cause PN: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000593.htm

Maybe diabetes...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 12-05-2010, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,891
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Somewhat of an emergency!

Sounds like you sprained or tore a ligament in your neck that attaches to the back of the head. You might need to wear a soft collar for a few days, see an orthopedist.


(an ER doc or clinic doc...
Board: General Health 12-02-2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 783
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Mix of symptoms

Try gatorade, or some other sports drink, to keep hydrated. Plain water is fine but might be harder to drink (keep down). Popsicles, jello or broth help as well.

Dehydration guide, including "When...
Board: General Health 11-28-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,267
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Opinions, anyone?

Celiac Disease. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000233.htm


Celiac can have no symptoms, or dozens of seemingly unrelated ones. It can cause gastrointestinal problems, anemia,...
Board: Arthritis 11-27-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,117
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Help please

I'm sorry you and your daughter haven't gotten any answers yet! Diagnosing fibro or an autoimmune disease can be a long haul. How old was she when her symptoms started? Any fevers, pink/salmon...
Board: Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill 11-26-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,136
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Is it OCD or Bipolar?

:confused: I'm no doctor, but nothing you listed says "bipolar" to me and
Prozac (fluoxetine) isn't usually used to treat bipolar (it can trigger a manic episode). It's more commonly used to treat...
Board: General Health 11-01-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,783
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Very weird symptoms.....

There's a name for low-BP-after-eating, postprandial hypotension. Problem tho - as far as I know, it only happens in us old folks.:p

Orthostatic hypotension (low BP when standing) often occurs in...
Board: General Health 10-31-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Should i be worried? What should i do?

You're suffering the aftereffects of hypoxia and possibly a concussion. My suggestion is to see your doctor for the concussion, and consider in-patient treatment.
Board: General Health 10-31-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,516
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Flu Shot Side Effects

Sorry to hear your first doc was so thick headed.:rolleyes: Thank goodness you found someone who actually listened! One question, how is Bell's palsy related to the flu shot? Bell's is caused by a...
Board: Shingles 10-30-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,832
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Shingles

Prednisone causes fluid and sodium retention.

Ask your pharmacist if there could be a connection . . .
Board: General Health 10-30-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 904
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Very weird dizzy spell

Go to a doc for a check up, but it sounds like orthostatic hypotension, also called "Parade faint" because folks standing for a long period of time (like watching a parade) can get low blood...
Board: Blood and Blood Vessel 10-30-2010, 04:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,135
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Broken blood vessels or ?

Did you get scratched by something? Bit? Certainly sounds like you have bleeding under the skin, no fever is a good sign at least.


Red/purple marks running from spine to side with numbness,...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 10-30-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,730
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Can't seem to get an answer

Are you anemic? Checked your B12? Have you seen a rheumatologist?

Pernicious anemia, Addison's disease, hyperthyroid and Celiac are associated with vitiligo.

ps - you don't have to have weight...
Board: General Health 10-29-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,214
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Effects of repeated use of Chesteze?

Possible long term effects are liver damage, kidney damage, stroke, heart disease, seizures and brain damage.

Side effects: stomach upset, stomach and throat ulcers, headache, nausea, insomnia,...
Board: General Health 10-29-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,541
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Tiredness in the gym?

Do you load up with carbs/energy bars before lifting? Might be carb crash . . .
Board: Celiac Disease 10-28-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,855
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: 1 Year Blood Work - Need Input

Xanthum and guar gums can give you diarrhea if your body isn't used to processing them, no gluten needed.


"What he meant by normal, was he felt my vitamin levels . . ." I meant your antibody...
Board: Celiac Disease 10-27-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,855
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: 1 Year Blood Work - Need Input

I feel your frustration. :confused: First (just to get these out of the way), how strict is strict? Changed your old nonstick cookware and toaster? Got rid of old wooden spoons? Do you eat out?...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 10-26-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,294
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Odd occurrence question

Exercise induced hives is one of the Physical Allergies, it's different from other allergies (pollen, dander, food, etc) because the trigger is a physical stimulus. It occurs when the stimulus is...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 10-26-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,249
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: brown bruises on feet

Maybe stasis dermatitis:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000834.htm

Compression stockings might help, especially if she's confined to bed. Hope she's feeling better soon . ....
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 10-26-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,294
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Odd occurrence question

It might be something as simple as exercising too hard - starving your muscles of oxygen and causing a vascular (over)reaction.

Other possibilities might be a side effect of medication Rx or OTC,...
Board: Eye & Vision 10-26-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,492
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Light sensitivity

The pupil dilates slightly, allowing too much light to enter the eye. Light sensitivity and headache often go hand in hand.

Many different problems can cause headache and light sensitivity....
Board: Celiac Disease 10-26-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,086
Posted By AuntieLeela
Thumbs up Hey! We Got Our Own Topic

OK, lets talk about food! ;)

I heard today that Longhorn Steakhouse has altered it's GF menu, it no longer includes rice. My mom had a reaction recently to their Sierra Chicken, we were wondering...
Board: Nutritional Disorders 10-23-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,223
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Don't understand why?

My vitamin D level was 10 too! I took 50k once a week for 2 months, I was first retested after four weeks and it was only 18, so I continued for another month and my new vitamin D level was 50. My...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 10-23-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,578
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: throwing up yellow

No, that's not physically possible.

Bile, a digestive fluid, is yellow. Bile in vomit can be caused by eating too much food or the opposite, an empty stomach.
Board: Dental Health 10-22-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,564
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: what causes bleeding from brushing the tongue?

One possibility is thrush, a yeast infection of the mouth and/or throat. Notice any white patches? Have you taken antibiotics lately? Do you smoke? Might be smoker's tongue.


Here's an info page...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 10-19-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,897
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: MRI shows white spots on my brain

Yes, every bump, thump or lump on the head you've ever had probably left behind some of these tiny white spots.

They're usually quite harmless.
Board: Arthritis 10-16-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,361
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: What is the name of the medical lab test that identifies RA?

Is this the one you were thinking of?

Rheumatoid Factor (RF)
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003548.htm
Board: Endocrine Disorders 10-16-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,521
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Help With Pathology Report

All of it.

Was there a particular word or phrase you were concerned with?
Board: Mental Health 10-16-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,822
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: I am emotionless

There is a medical term, anhedonia. It can refer to the emotional void of long term depression (which you'll find quite a bit about on the web) or as a symptom of certain neurological and/or...
Board: Blood and Blood Vessel 10-16-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,820
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Elevated SED and normal WBC???

Many things can temporarily elevate a SED rate.

Viral illness in the past six months? Stressful job? Not sleeping well or snoring? Exercise frequently? Is your cholesterol high?
Board: Autism Spectrum 10-15-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,262
Posted By AuntieLeela
Re: Need help finding a reliable source

The definitive reliable source would be the Physician's Desk Reference. You can buy a PDR at any bookstore but it is expensive, and you could get the same info from your pharmacist. Ask if you can...
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