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    1. somegirl2004 added a post in a topic Nashville Restaurants   

      Have fun in Nashville!! I was there two years ago and was surprised at how much I loved the city!! I, too, am heading out of state for a bowl game and understand how difficult it can be trying to find restaurant info!!

      I googled "gluten free nashville" and here are two links that I found with quite a bit of information on local restaurants:

      Hope that helps!

      -- Erin
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    2. somegirl2004 added a topic in Gluten-Free Restaurants   

      Tampa, Florida (and Lakeland) Restaurants
      Hi everyone!! I was wondering if anyone could give me some suggestions for restaurants/grocery stores in the Tampa area?? I'm going to be heading down there around New Years for the Outback bowl (I'm a senior in college at the University of Wisconsin ----- Go Bucky!!).

      Anyway, back to the point -- I'm going to be staying in Tampa and then heading to Lakeland to visit some family for a few days and any help with suggestions would very much be appreciated!

      Thanks in advance,

      -- Erin
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    3. somegirl2004 added a post in a topic Why Can't You Do A 3 Letter Search?   

      sooo good to know this! i thought i was the only one being annoyed by the lack of three-letter searches! thanks!
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    4. somegirl2004 added a post in a topic College Students With Celiac Disease   

      Hey guys! I'm going to be a senior at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. I was diagnosed at the end of my freshman year of college, so I know how hard it is to completely change your lifestyle and try to survive college at the same time!

      Good luck to those of you in dorms. I lived in the dorms for a semester after being diagnosed and it was really stressful. I lived on nachos made in the microwave (melted cheese on tostitos and dipped in salsa), junk food, and fruit and vegetables! Luckily, the university permitted me to have a small freezer in my dorm, so I kept it stocked full of food that my mom made for me at home.

      If anyone wants to chat about anything, feel free to drop me a line.
      AIM: somegirl2004

      -- Erin
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    5. somegirl2004 added a post in a topic Who Had Constipation, Not Diarrhea?   

      I alternated between constipation and diarrhea pre-diagnosis. When I get glutened, I get fatigued, nauseous, feverish, and want to curl up in a ball and never move! I have Crohn's, too, so I think that affects why sometimes I get diarrhea and sometimes constipation....

      I hope it helps knowing you're not the only one with those symptoms!
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    6. somegirl2004 added a post in a topic Getting Glutened By My Vitamin... But Where's The Gluten?!   

      I used to have the same problem. All of the supposedly gluten-free vitamins I was trying made me incredibly nauseous within an hour of taking them. I tried so many different kinds and they all made me sick, even though they were gluten free. I even refused to take vitamins for awhile!! After being lectured by my nurse practitioner and my mom, I decided to continue on my search for a vitamin that didn't make me feel like laying in the fetal position for hours! Anyway, I'm now on Nature Made Multi Daily, though I'm gonna try the kind made just for women after this bottle runs out. It even says "No Chmical Solvents, Yeast, or Gluten" on the back!

      Anyway, good luck searching for a vitamin! I know it can be frustrating!!

      -- Erin
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    7. somegirl2004 added a post in a topic Traveling To Hershey And Lancaster, Pa   

      I haven't been there since being diagnosed with Celiac, but when I did go, it was a ton of fun! Hope you have a great trip!
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    8. somegirl2004 added a post in a topic Crohns/uc/colitis And Celiac   

      I'm in the same boat... I was diagnosed with celiac in June 2005 and Crohn's in December 2005.

      Doesn't it suck taking so many pills every day?!?! I'm only 21, but my pill collection makes it look like I'm in my 80s!
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    9. somegirl2004 added a topic in Gluten-Free Travel   

      San Francisco Restaurants

      I'm heading out to San Francisco in a couple of weeks to visit my brother and sister-in-law who moved there last month. I was wondering if anyone could suggest any restaurants?!? They live in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood, but we'll probably hit up all of the touristy spots (North Beach, Chinatown, the Marina District... the works!).

      I also want to get tours of some of the medical schools in the area since I would LOVE to live in the San Francisco area as soon as possible!

      So, yeah... any suggestions for eating out would be MUCH appreciated!

      Thanks in advance!

      -- Erin
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    10. somegirl2004 added a post in a topic Possible Dairy Problem   

      In order to test for lactorse intolerance, my doctor suggested that I completely get rid of it for three days and then have a giant glass of milk on the fourth day to see if my symptoms (diarrhea and lots of gas) came back.

      Too bad I'm from Wisconsin (born and raised with some of the best dairy products around) and haven't yet brought myself to try testing for lactose intolerance! I made it about 13 hours before someone was shoving cheese down my throat!

      Anyway, good luck!

      -- Erin
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    11. somegirl2004 added a post in a topic Chex Mix   

      Huh - the last I had heard, Hidden Valley's dry packet was NOT gluten free. Maybe I'm wrong, though. It'd be great if it was... My mom (also celiac) uses Simply Organic Ranch Dip mix instead of the Hidden Valley kind. I haven't tried it yet, but she says it's pretty tasty.
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    12. somegirl2004 added a post in a topic Chocolate Frosted Donuts....yum!   

      I TOTALLY agree! I miss donuts and these are wonderful!
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    13. somegirl2004 added a post in a topic Anyone Ever Cheat On This Diet?   

      I cheated about 2 days after I was diagnosed and didn't really have much information on Celiac at the time. (This was about 2 years ago) I worked in an orthopaedic clinic and one of the doctors was nice enough to buy the whole office pizza from Domino's. I figured I deserved one last gluten-filled pizza meal before I officially gave it up - besides what could two pieces of pizza do to me since I'd only been gluten free for 2 days?

      Very stupid mistake.

      Within an hour my face was flushing, I felt like I had a horrible flu/fever, and my stomach ached (these are my symptoms of eating gluten). I lived 30 minutes from work, so I had to drive home. I honestly didn't think I was going to make it home because I was so out of it that I almost swerved off the road a couple of times. When I got home, I took my temperature - 102 F. Let's just say I didn't go into work the next day.

      Trust me -- as tempting as cheating may sound, it's not worth it! I haven't cheated since!
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    14. somegirl2004 added a post in a topic Damn It. It 's My Last Week Of Finals For My Last Year Of My Mba Program   

      After I googled "Gluten Free drug list", I stumbled across this beauty. Check out this website for a pretty sweet list of gluten-free meds:

      I'm an Excedrin user, personally, but the list has a portion devoted to migraine headache meds...(that is, if you're looking for migraine medicine -- otherwise check out the rest of the list) including:

      Brand Name Form Manufacturer
      Cafergot Tabs, suppository Novartis (800-526-0175)
      Excedrin Migraine Bristol-Myers Squibb (800-321-1335)
      Fioricet Tabs Watson
      Fioricet w/codeine Tabs Novartis (800-526-0175)
      Fiorinal CIII Caps Watson
      Fiorinal w/codeine Caps Novartis (800-526-0175)
      Frova Elan
      Imitrex (10/02) GlaxoSmith Kline (888 825-5249)
      MaxaltMLT Merck
      Midol (5/02) Bayer (800 331-4536)
      Midrin Women First
      Migranal Nasal spray Novartis (800-526-0175)
      Neurontin Caps, tabs, oral Pfizer/Parke Davis
      Phenobarbital Eli Lilly/ Dista
      Tegretol, Tegretol XR, PM Novartis (800-526-0175)
      Topamax Sprinkle, caps, tabs Ortho McNeil (800 634-8977)
      Zarontin Caps Parke Davis
      Zomig, Zomig ZMT, nasalspray Astra Zenaca (800-236-9933)"

      I tried to space it all out nice and neat, but I'm pretty sure I failed at that! Anyway, I hope this kinda helps.

      Feel better!!

      --- Erin
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    15. somegirl2004 added a post in a topic Doctor Vent/good Md In S. Wisconsin?   

      Hey Grey --

      I go to UW-Madison and see a nurse practitioner at the UW Hospital -- her name is Patrice Kennedy. I've been seeing her for about 2 years now and she does a great job at taking care of me! She works under/with (?) Dr Reichelderfer who I believe is the head of the GI department (I'm not 100% certain about that), but he's the guy who gave me my second endoscopy and colonoscopy! He has quite the personality -- in fact, he explained to me how he had to give himself an enema.... Like I said - he's quite interesting!

      Anyway, I definitely recommend going through the UW Hospital and Clinics for celiac disease. They are very personable and actually take the time to listen to you and answer questions. They were also the ones who discovered I had mild Crohns (after going to a doctor in Green Bay who said even though there was evidence of Crohn's that it was probably just Celiac.... right).

      Anyway, good luck! Let me know if you have any other Wisconsin-related questions!

      -- Erin
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