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newtypeA
Friday, February 5, 2010, 3:27am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Tonight I learned something very shocking. I am a Nonnie.  

I thought for sure I was a secretor.

Maybe the dentist visits I made over the past year should have been a hint. I hadn't gone to one in ten years, and they ended up filling NINE cavities and treating some infections that popped up. I have moderate periodontal disease--and I was born with good teeth! The lidocaine shots they used had me shaking involuntarily in the dentist's chair.



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In my case the nonnie diet was what worked, so when I confirmed with a test it was not a surprise.


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I wasn't surprised.


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I was not surprised.
I am really happy to know -   I'm not nuts there is a reason for my  health issues
                                      -   the diet has helped me a lot.

  
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Quoted from newtypeA
Tonight I learned something very shocking. I am a Nonnie.  

I thought for sure I was a secretor.

Maybe the dentist visits I made over the past year should have been a hint. I hadn't gone to one in ten years, and they ended up filling NINE cavities and treating some infections that popped up. I have moderate periodontal disease--and I was born with good teeth! The lidocaine shots they used had me shaking involuntarily in the dentist's chair.





I just had a "feeling" I was a nonnie. It took me a while to accept it as I knew what it meant but it's all good now.

You ok with it now?




If you keep doing what you've always done, and you keep getting what you've aways got, perhaps it's time for a change...
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Quoted from newtypeA
Tonight I learned something very shocking. I am a Nonnie.  

I thought for sure I was a secretor.

Maybe the dentist visits I made over the past year should have been a hint. I hadn't gone to one in ten years, and they ended up filling NINE cavities and treating some infections that popped up. I have moderate periodontal disease--and I was born with good teeth! The lidocaine shots they used had me shaking involuntarily in the dentist's chair.

I would've thought that most surprises worked the other way, but this is exactly what happened to me too. I was convinced I was a secretor, just was never able to relate to any of the conditions that other nonnies here talk about. If I had known about Explorers and environmental conditions back then, that would probably have been my hint.


I'm onto you, 'euphoria'
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About twenty times a day, because I am forgetful.  

It took about a two week adjustment before I got used to it.  Then the constant paranoia sets in and your are properly adjusted to life as a nonnie!  


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Quoted from Golfzilla


I just had a "feeling" I was a nonnie. It took me a while to accept it as I knew what it meant but it's all good now.

You ok with it now?


I'm okay with it, just didn't expect it. I couldn't relate to the typical Nonnie experiences. I was relieved to see that teri didn't expect to be one, either.  

There are a few things that I guess should have tipped me off. When I visit my parents, their house is kept at 67 or 68 degrees--too cold for me. No else seems to have a problem with it. (i like the thermostat at 72-74 degrees.)

Growing up, I didn't like potato salad, cold cuts, cole slaw, some baked beans, and a few other things. I had recurring ear infections and eczema. During my trip to mexico City as a teenager, i had diarrhea and nausea the entire trip (probably due to the stress of being in another country). I had severe stomach cramps during middle school (again, stress-related). I went to the doctor for that several times and tried Maalox and Mylanta. Do any of these sound like "nonnie" issues?
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I sent mine & my sons in at the same time.  I was sure Id be the secretor and hed be the nonnie, but the results were vice versa.    Now I can relate.  The more I read up on non-secretors, the more it became like me.


I am B- NON-Sec Explorer; my son is B+ SEC Nomad; my Mother was O+; and my Father was AB-
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I'm okay with it, just didn't expect it. I couldn't relate to the typical Nonnie experiences. I was relieved to see that teri didn't expect to be one, either.  

There are a few things that I guess should have tipped me off. When I visit my parents, their house is kept at 67 or 68 degrees--too cold for me. No else seems to have a problem with it. (i like the thermostat at 72-74 degrees.)

Growing up, I didn't like potato salad, cold cuts, cole slaw, some baked beans, and a few other things. I had recurring ear infections and eczema. During my trip to mexico City as a teenager, i had diarrhea and nausea the entire trip (probably due to the stress of being in another country). I had severe stomach cramps during middle school (again, stress-related). I went to the doctor for that several times and tried Maalox and Mylanta. Do any of these sound like "nonnie" issues?

The only thing I can relate to here is the eczema. I had it severe as a baby, but it has never reoccurred. Not sure if this is a nonnie condition. Food-wise, growing up I liked everything except parsnips and turnips. Still have an aversion to them now. Otherwise, everything else went down with ease, without noticeable consequence, even the junk.


I'm onto you, 'euphoria'
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I've always thought I had a 'cast-iron' constitution as I've never had a bad tummy from food, although I was quite fussy as a child I seem to recall (no tomatoes, cheese etc).  I was quite surprised when my results came back.

However, now having seen the testimonies of other nonnies - I can so relate.

I can still feel the 'itchy' wool of a sweater my grandmother gave me when I was a kid - literally made my skin crawl like ants walking all over my bare skin  !  Oh, and the labels on the back of clothing, people chewing too loudly or gulping water etc.  It's better to know that I'm one of a special community and not a freaky loner

Nonniehood Rocks!

Andy


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I've always thought I had a 'cast-iron' constitution as I've never had a bad tummy from food......I can still feel the 'itchy' wool of a sweater my grandmother gave me when I was a kid - literally made my skin crawl like ants walking all over my bare skin  !  Oh, and the labels on the back of clothing, people chewing too loudly or gulping water etc.


OMG!  I haven't heard this "nonnie" reaction before - it's so me!  I have every label on my clothes cut off and sometimes can't deal with any kind of sweater fabric on my body.  The label thing is a hoot because if I need to look back on a favorite shirt and want to get another I don't know what size it was  

Like Munchkin said - annoying noises (grit my teeth at loud chewers!) are also me and I have to agree that I used to have a cast iron stomach, but as I've gotten older more foods bother me in a "don't feel good from that" kind of way. I had nasty acne as a teenager, can still get a zit at age 59, and have a mouth full of fillings from an excess amount of cavities as a child.  I'm slowly replacing teeth (as I can afford it) because of potential mercury poisoning.  I've also been told I have a "fatty liver" (after gall bladder surgery 10 years ago).  My liver enzymes still hang a tad high in bloodwork - that's the Explorer in me showing up.

So considering the above and add to it some auto-immune problems, I wasn't surprised that I'm a Nonnie.  But it's all good - we don't get common viruses or cancer as often  



All that we are is the result of what we have thought  (Buddha)

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Rennie

Isn't it so funny how alike we, of the nonnie community, are!!

Am with you all the way with regards to the 'cast iron' stomach being a thing of the past.  Have had a very nasty reaction twice several months ago when trying to be 'polite' while staying with friends and eating what they put in front of me  .  Needless to say it was very nasty and never again!

Hurrah to not getting common viruses or cancer!!  

Andy  


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it was very clear for me coz of all those reactions I showed up... but today I feel safe and happy to be a *royal*...


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Quoted from teri

The only thing I can relate to here is the eczema. I had it severe as a baby, but it has never reoccurred. Not sure if this is a nonnie condition. Food-wise, growing up I liked everything except parsnips and turnips. Still have an aversion to them now. Otherwise, everything else went down with ease, without noticeable consequence, even the junk.


I had it all over when I was a baby, too, I think. (I'll have to ask Mom.)

One of the things about nonnies that I couldn't relate to is the sensitivities about food. There were certain foods I didn't (and still don't) like--beets and rum balls still make me want to hurl if I smell them. But I can eat junk food or avoids and keep on kicking. Years pass where I don't go to the doctor or take a sick day. (I still have to take OTC meds once in a while.)
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A couple of years ago my son bought me a lovely red wool sweater as a winter Solstice present.  I thought that maybe Id grown out of the wool itching problem I had as a kid, but alas, no I didnt.  So I wear his sweater over a long sleeved, high collar, light-weight black sweater I have.


I am B- NON-Sec Explorer; my son is B+ SEC Nomad; my Mother was O+; and my Father was AB-
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I was very suprised and quite gutted knowing that I am nonnie actually.  I read the nonnie thread and don't find myself able to relate to most of the concern.


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I wonder if it's possible for a person to make many subtle adjustments over the years, to the point that they don't recognize themselves as a nonnie. In other words, I don't do sweaters (unless they're on the thin side and not wool), or eat certain foods, or maybe I've gotten used to dealing with minor annoyances (such as constantly irritated ears).

Has anyone found themselves in this scenario?
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I did have that reaction - was very, very surprised, but also was new to all this so I didn't know what I was looking for. Just shocked to be in a group that only 15% of people fall into.
It makes sense now (no stomach bugs and a few other "weird" things that I
felt like nobody else experienced). I think people thought I was making stuff up!
As I write this, some thread on the inside of the cuff of my thermals is making
me feel like ripping off my wrist


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Oh, forgot to mention that I still have my secretor report tabbed on my browser
and whenever I look at it I shake my head. So yes - I'm not sure why it's surprising,
but it is.


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Like others, I went years just assuming I was a secretor & had thought many times of doing the test, but could never justify the expense.  But the write up in the Live Right book on nonnies always nagged at me.  Then I found this site and after reading the threads on nonnies and getting interested in the Genotype, I finally decided I had to go for it.  Sure glad I did, and like most others have said, it finally explains alot of things.  I had no troubles making the needed adjustments.



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Because I have long hair, seems like every day a hair falls down the back of my shirt. I can feel it and it drives me crazy til I find it and pull it out. Any Nonnies relate?
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Quoted from newtypeA
Because I have long hair, seems like every day a hair falls down the back of my shirt. I can feel it and it drives me crazy til I find it and pull it out. Any Nonnies relate?


Yes, I know for sure that I have a super enhanced tactile sensation.


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I was surprised to find out I wasn't a nonnie...  I read about the nonnie specific symptoms and I can relate to many...  
It wouldn't change my Genotype (according to the book), so I'm happy to go with the GTD book diet for now...  I keep doing better all the time on this diet, although progress seems so slow, it is an ever-present reminder to continue to eat compliantly and get plenty of rest...


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I knew my secretor status several years before the Live Right 4 Your Type publication. After reading LR, much of it made sense.


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