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gbrad71

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About gbrad71

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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. I live in Falls Church, VA, my girlfriend lives in Fredericksburg, VA. I am the one with Celiac, she has IBS and is considering going gluten free. We need freinds in the area like you to, look forward to talking to you! gbrad71
  3. I live in Falls Church, VA now, but I originally (born and raised) lived in Eli Whitney, NC. Close to Graham and Carborro/Chapel Hill. I go back home ocassionally to see my parents with my girlfriend. gbrad71
  4. I live in Falls Church, VA, and my girlfriend lives in Fredericksburg, VA. I am either at Falls Church or Fredericksburg on the weekends. gbrad71
  5. Thanks everyone for the welcome on board, and thank you for lisitng the long list of resturants. Again thanks for the warm welcome. Still hoping to meet/group with people from the NOVA area, so give me a buzz when you have time. Thanks, gbrad71
  6. What a beautiful kitty! Yours?
  7. Hello from Falls Church, VA! I was diagnosed about two and half years ago with Celiac disease by my primary care physician, she acutually did three blood tests and all came back positive. I had severe joint pain so she sent me to a Rhumatologist and I just finished with him after all this time. He keep me on pain medication until last month, this was my decision to stop. I was in total denial at first and just keep eating like I normally do, and then I would get the feeling as if every joint in my body was slowy being squeezed by a vice, to the point of tears. Gut was hurting so bad, I could barely touch it, but I would just take the pain pills the doctor gave me and I would be okay, until of course they wore off, and then you repeat the viscious cycle of taking another pill to make the pain go away, then running out, making another appointment with the doctor to get more meds, waiting three hours to see the doctor when you get there, going to get the prescriptions and waiting in line forever at the drug store. I just go so tired of this and tired of feeling like I had been run over by a Mack truck everyday so I just stopped, cold turkey, eating wheat, rye and barley about a month ago and have no pains. It took a week of pure torture (withdrawal) coming of the meds. but I suffered through it, so now being off the bread and the pills I am starting to feel great again. I have been taking this very, very serious, mostly researching the net and this is how I came across your forum. This diet is so difficult to maintain (alienation a part of it), seems like all the foods out there that are easy to just pop in your mouth without little prep time have gluten in them. I have to get used to this, when I am hungry I want to eat, and not spend an hour or more trying to make something. I live in the Falls Church, VA area, and my girlfreind and I are always looking for great resturants to go to that have gluten free food and new health food stores etc to go to. Maybe we can all get up together and go to resturants etc. - she lives in Fredericksburg, VA and I go down to her house almost every weekend. Looking forward to speaking with you - Greg Diagnosed with lupus 7/04 Decieded it was celiac disease 9/04 Diagnosed with Rhumatoid Arthritis 9/04 (but I think it is the exposure to the bread - I feel fine now)
  8. I eat the M&M's dark chocolate candy all the time and it has soy lecithin in it - on the allergen warning it only says may contain peanuts - have I been eating something I should not? Thanks, Greg
  9. Hello everyone, I am new to the forum. I was diagnosed about two and half years ago with Celiac disease by my primary care physician, she acutually did three blood tests and all came back positive. I had severe joint pain so she sent me to a Rhumatologist and I just finished with him after all this time. He keep me on pain medication until last month, this was my decision to stop. I was in total denial at first and just keep eating like I normally do, and then I would get the feeling as if every joint in my body was slowy being squeezed by a vice, to the point of tears. Gut was hurting so bad, I could barely touch it, but I would just take the pain pills the doctor gave me and I would be okay, until of course they wore off, and then you repeat the viscious cycle of taking another pill to make the pain go away, then running out, making another appointment with the doctor to get more meds, waiting three hours to see the doctor when you get there, going to get the prescriptions and waiting in line forever at the drug store. I just go so tired of this and tired of feeling like I had been run over by a Mack truck everyday so I just stopped, cold turkey, eating wheat, rye and barley about a month ago and have no pains. It took a week of pure torture (withdrawal) coming of the meds. but I suffered through it, so now being off the bread and the pills I am starting to feel great again. I have been taking this very, very serious, mostly researching the net and this is how I came across the forum. This diet is so difficult to maintain, seems like all the foods out there that are easy to just pop in your mouth without little prep time have gluten in them. I have to get used to this, when I am hungry I want to eat, and not spend an hour or more trying to make something. Oh by the way, I have tried some gluten free foods and still felt really bad afterwords, could have been cross contaimanation or the body is extremly sensitive. I live in the Falls Church, VA area, and my girlfreind and I are always looking for great resturants to go to that have gluten free food and new health food stores etc to go to. So if anyone out there is from my area, I would really appreciate your support, who knows, maybe we can all get up together and go to resturants etc. Looking forward to the forum and speaking with you - Greg Diagnosed with lupus 7/04 Decieded it was celiac disease 9/04 Diagnosed with Rhumatoid Arthritis 9/04 (but I think it is the exposure to the bread - I feel fine now)
  10. I live in Falls Church, VA and was diagnosed two years ago after having three blood tests done with celiac disease. I stayed in denial for a very long time and keep eating what I wanted to eat, including pizza, hot dogs (the buns) etc. Eventually just got tired of the pain in my joints, gut, discomfort, sadness etc, so about a month ago I completley stopped eating anything with wheat rye or barley. I feel so much better now, and I am off the meds now the doctor was giving for the pain I was experencing and that is wonderful. Me and my fiance (she has IBS) are always looking for restrurants that we can go to in the area, places to buy gluten free stuff etc. so I wanted to send you a quick hello, because I would very much want to meet/talk to others in the area that have gluten intolerance as I do. With this diet we need all the group support we can get. I wish there was some kind of meeting every week/month that people in the area could attend. Hope to talk to you soon! Greg