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Old 09-27-2014, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, a few years ago, about 6 i broke my back, i lost my job in the UK as a result, but i was living in Norway and commuting for work, i was fortunate enough to have homes in both countries, and my g/f was based in Norway, so with lost of travelling, it was hard work, but it was worth it...

Anyway, when i broke my back it was a big life change, it caused issues, and financially it involved a lot of planning to make the money last and work for me in my circumstances...

Which kind of brings me to this year, while life has gone on, it has been stressful, and hard work, what with dealing with the lawyers in the UK, the back specialists in the UK and being in Norway it really has made things hard...

This year i saw the court appointed back specialist who was making the recommendations to the court, about what the outcome of my legal claim would be to the other party, they admitted liability, but it took them 2 years to do so, in the meantime, obviously my financial situation changed dramatically. And they are obviously looking for any way out of paying the claim, or at least reducing the claim. And with the back specialist saying in his report for the court that i was lying about the pain i suffer etc, and that there was no reason for the pain to still be there, i have in the last 6 months started seeing my doctor in Norway more regularly...

This was addressed by my lawyer, who called him an idiot, which i don't assume went down well, but agreed a pain specialist should be consulted...

So, 6 years down the line, i now have a possibly explanation, obviously it is all trackable back through my medical history, which has been done by the Norwegian doctor, who has reviewed all of my files, including the specialists reports and MRI's etc, and after spending a lot of time with him, he has come to the conclusion, this doctor, is a fool, and the reason for this was simply his dismissal of any pain with NO investigation...

It has taken the Doctor here to actually address the issue, and he now has a sensible diagnosis of cause...

Celeac Disease, which while still a very misunderstood disease, and very hard to pinpoint, he has attributed to a severe emotional traumatic event, my fall and resulting broken back, which has some of the exact symptoms i suffer, being, pins and needles and pain in my bones surrounding the area that was damaged...

So, now i know what it is, and what i can do about it, which is really simple to address, but hard for me as i have a very limited diet anyway, i struggle with food on a good day and don't like a lot of stuff...

So my question to others on here, are does anyone suffer from Celeac and how does living on a gluten free diet affect you, and did it make a difference to you and how quickly, i have all the info from the Doc, i know i have to live with this until i die, but i am looking for people that have a positive experience with this change and what the results where...

In terms of treatment, at the moment it is as simple as changing the diet and that is ALL you can do, although there is a lot of research in this field and it looks like they are now trialling a drug that can replace or remove the cause, which means with 1 pill a day you don't need a gluten free diet, i am hopeful...

What amazed me is that it is estimated that 1 in 141 people suffer, but that only 1 in ten is diagnosed. Which really shocked me... SO more common than i 1st thought when i started reading about it...

Any thoughts then let me know...
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Old 09-27-2014, 12:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I can't speak to you diet but Quack insurance doctors are just "YES" men for the insurance company. They are paid by the insurance company to find and make up any excuse to not pay you. Again they are biased and have ZERO interest in your injury or the course of action to get you better.

They have NEVER met you, see you for 15 minutes and say you have no pain, this is made up and your injury isn't that bad. I have seen a quack of this sort. The next time, IF there is one. I will video tape the entire exam for my protection.

You thread just gets me steaming. I"ve been in similar issue.

Good Luck on the diet side hopefully someone can help you out. Just wanted to share "if feel your anger !!"
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I've been going green lately with pea protein and green superfoods. I feel fucking awesome.
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I know i am not the only one, one of my MAJOR complaints was that he simply did not listen...

As an example, the last conversation we had, was about i use a "bracelet" (UP24) for monitoring my sleep, as i have really bad sleep due to pain, so i told him i use this bracelet...!

In his report he wrote that when i suffer from pain in bed i use a brace, to keep me straight...!

Now they have to record ALL there conversations, and can be used as evidence in court, which was when my solicitor actually called him an idiot, and simply not qualified enough to make any medical diagnosis as he could not even hear what was being said from a recording for him to listen back to when he wrote his report...!!! Talk about incompetence, but my solicitor doesn't take there shit, he speaks his mind...! They actually made an offer last year, he responded by simply saying, "GO FUCK YOURSELF" there is no way my client is going to accept that... Haha

He makes me laugh for sure, but with time dragging on i am glad to get somewhere close to the end being in site...
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I've been going green lately with pea protein and green superfoods. I feel fucking awesome.
What does that entail...??? I really don't like food full stop, if i could get away with not eating at all then i would, i just don't like food...! Which is why this is pretty hard for me...

I know in the UK Gluten Free food is pretty common, here in Norway it is not so common and really expensive... So much so, that once you have a diagnosis, the government give you 1000kr - $160 a month for life, just to help with the food bill...!!! Give you an idea, a loaf of bread is $4.80 for normal bread, gluten free bread is $9
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My wife has celeac disease, she was diagnosed in 2008. Immediately after changing her diet she experienced weightloss due to just eating less. Once she learned how to cook food she enjoyed that was gluten free she put the weight back on.
The diet tends to be somewhat more expensive if you want to eat bread and other normally gluten having items. If you want to live without any sort of breads (rice, flax, etc) then its cheaper.

Anyhow she feels better then she had in any period of time since I had known her (I have known her since 1996). The problem you will have once you have been gluten free for a while is that any time you do accidently eat gluten. (usually in a sauce) it will be basically debilitating.
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Well I'm a chef and I love food so we are kinda opposite....

Check out pea protein. Its fucking awesome.
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Plus not sure how food stores there are set up but here all the healthy foods are on the perimeter of the store. The bad stuff in the center aisles

The One Diet. Single ingredient foods. You will be surprised how easy this really is.
As to sauces looks like you will be making homemade. You can then freeze some for future use.
I goggled this a little. For me my diet changed when I started working out this July. Eating clean and healthy is not so hard. Just a major routine change. I think much of what I did is along the same line that you will need to do. If I can I"m sure you will be able to. Only difference, sorry, I can cheat without any physical pain or discomfort.
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There are tons of gluten free sauces, just make sure you check labels and dont really trust people working at restaurants.
soy sauce for example about 70% of the brands have gluten the other 30% dont.
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While I of course can empathize with you over your back trouble, I know almost nothing about Celiac's! I do have a cousin in Scotland who damn near died from complications arising out of her (..at the time) undiagnosed Celiac's!

Hers symptoms were either mild or non existant until a severe emotional event! (..death in family and a brother intent on drinking himself to death!). Then the disease flared up bad enough it hospitalized her.


It's strange how many of these so called "Auto Immune" type disorders can be triggered out of the blue, and/or go overlooked and misdiagnosed for years.

I wish you the very best. At least now you have a diagnosis you can use to find appropriate treatments. Hopefully you will be able to greatly affect and improve your quality of life.
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