Training with IBS/ Coeliacs.
I am currently going through a series of elimination tests for IBS or possibly coeliacs (gluten enteropathy). Of late this has really been affecting my training, as well as other areas of my life.
If anybody on here has experience living and training with either of these conditions, I would really appreciate some advice. Please feel free to PM me if you don't feel comfortable posting.
Mate the wife has coeliacs. I'll have a chat with her later see if she can be of any help. I know she gets all the gluten free stuff and as far as I am aware is the member of some support group.
Do you or have you suffered from anaemia? She had it for a long time and the GP kept giving her iron supps, but they didn't help, so I got her to go back and investigate further and it was then she was diagnosed with it.
Is there anything in particular you would like me to ask her or just general stuff?
I have not suffered from anaemia, though of late because of the problems I have been having with my stomach and stuff, I haven't really been eating properly so it wouldn't surprise me if my iron is a bit low.
Just some general info for now mate would be really helpful, and if she trains or does regular exercise any advice about coping strategies that has worked for her would be great. I know these sorts of things tend to be different for individuals, but any advice for now would be great.
You could ask her if there is anything she particularly rates highly for breakfast. I'm currently living with my gran at the moment, and I have found that nearly every foodstuff in the house has gluten in it which really sucks as I love weetabix lol.
Last edited by lovegrove; 10-05-2007 at 02:27 PM.
I reckomend ya a get a food sensitivty test not alawys coeliacs if its got the symptoms pm if ya want some more info mate.
As Tomatohead rightly mentioned, wait until you get a proper diagnosis.
The missus copes with it pretty well. Once she was diagnosed she saw a dietician and they gave her prescriptions for certain gluten free staples such as bread, pasta, flour etc. She does train MA, but not competitively or very seriously, so its not that much of an issue for her. She mainly eats rice, pasta bread etc as her source of carbs. Pretty much anything protein wise.
As for breakfast, there is a huge range of gluten-free cereals and products available in supermarkets and health food shops. I think she actually prefers making her own bread with the flour as the pre-cut stuff has a strange taste and texture. The pasta is great though.
If there is anything else you want to know or we might be able to help you with, just drop me a pm.
I have Ulcerative Colitis.
Which is absolute shite.
I'm in constant pain when it's flaring up (which it has been for the last 5 weeks), because my bowels are essentially ripping themsleves apart and causing me to lose a load of blood.
As a result, this morning I took 8 Prednisolone steroid tablets (the bad kind that rot your skin and weaken your bones), 2 calcium tablets (in a futile attempt to protect my bones), 3 Mesazaline tablets (to try and keep the condition down), an Azathioprine tablet (which stops my immune system), an iron tablet to restore what I lose through blood loss, and an Omeprazole tablet to keep my stomach lining from being detroyed by all the rest.
I'm training more than ever at the moment.
My doctor says I'm an idiot.
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You can treat that naturally without gettin all the nasty side affects.
my daughter is a coeliac and has been now for 7 years (she was diagnosed by blood test then biopsy at 7 is now 14)
she took about 6/8 months to get her system gluten free then all the symptoms disappeard and she now although on a gluten-free diet for life has as much energy and is as normal as any other teen.
you are near me i think in devon or am i wrong pm me if you want to meet up charlie (my daughter) said dont worry she will tell you EVERYTHING about it lol if that would help she is amazing with it and all that goes good and bad.
when she was first diagnosed she was training 3 times a week in TKD and did drama once a week so as long as you manage it, it is no problem really x
www.coeliac.org.uk if you join them (free) they will send you a 'bible' thats what charlie calls it! is a pocket size book with all the supermarkets listed and which of there products are gluten-free. you also get a mag 4 times a year and meetings etc.
pm me if you want to meet or want to know more but dont worry it wont affect your training long-term x
Originally Posted by ProMaiSi
has she tried the 'lifestyle white sliced' you can get it on script they bake to order and even i can eat it (non-coeliac) lol