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Yellow Rose

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Yellow Rose last won the day on February 13 2010

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  1. I was glutened 2 weeks ago. Symptoms were severe. Right after recovering I have started having hot flashes and sweats every time I eat or drink. I went through menopause over 10 years ago and haven't had hot flashes in at least 6 years. I only get them when eating or drinking. Anybody gone through this?
  2. Yes, I got glutened 4 x in one week. My new son-in-law was living with us before they found a place and bought some mayo that he liked. When they moved out they forgot to take it with them. I was unaware of all this. Last Wed I made deviled eggs and grabbed what was in the fridge. We have both squeeze and jar in my fridge and am used to everyone checking things before putting in my fridge. I ate more eggs the next day, had burgers on Fri. and a BLT Sat. as I was putting it up the label was facing me and you know how you automaticly read labels, well there it was WHEAT. I didn't get the usual stomach pains and such but did have horrible insomnia,then the itching started, brain fog, what I thought was hives, little blisters in the rash, just got worse as I kept eating the mayo and of course I didn't catch it until I finished the BLT. I have heard about DH and read some on it but the itching is horrible. My understanding is it dries out but is it ok to help it along by poping the little blisters?
  3. I have a DH rash on my chest. Have had celiac 6 years and this is the first time with this reaction. I recently read about the healing properties of coconut oil. Last night the itching and burning was driving me nuts and I couldn't sleep. I had an old, barely used jar of coconut oil in the back of my fridge.It was hard and cold. I scraped some off with my fingernail and applied it to the rash. Relief was immediate. The burning stopped, the itch was still there but not too much. I have to reapply when it starts back up but so far so good. I have noticed that my skin is peeling a little like a sunburn. I used Organic Unrefined Expreller Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil. How long will this last? Yellow Rose
  4. I had a CAT scan done yesterday and asked if the barium drink was gluten free. Of course the imaging dept didn't know what I was talking about. After explaining they called the manufacturer and Readi-Cat 2 barium sulfate suspension has several flavors. The flavor given out automaticly is vanilla and it is not gluten free. The other flavors are gluten-free. Yellow Rose
  5. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  6. Okay first of all just ignore all the celiac info on my profile. I'm logged onto a family member who also has celiacs' account. I'm fourteen and I have celieac's disease. I've been misdiagnosed for almost a year now, and I thought that the unbearable pain was never gonna go away. But five members of my family also have celiac's and after telling them all my syptoms, they figured out I have it. I only found out about two days ago, no blood test yet. But today my family put me on a wheat free diet. I'm used to all of the pain coming right after I eat but I've been pain free for almost twelve hours!!! I know it's something weird to be happy about, but after a year of chronic and constant pain, I'm just tickled pink that it's been gone for twelve hours! Does anyone have any advice for me? What do I do?! Ashley Lee
  7. I'm from Texas originally but I moved to Nebraska four years ago.
  8. Could be Chronic Blepharitis. It is a mild eye irritation. Characterized by slight redness, itching and burning, and small, white crusts that form at the base of the lashes. It is caused by excessive oily secretions on the eyelid margins and may be worsened by bacteria around the roots of the eyelashes. It is not contagious or painful. To control clean the eyelid margins in the morning and at bedtime with moist washcloth or a Qtip moistened with warm tap water diluted with baby shampoo. Then apply a very warm moist washcloth to the eyelid for 5 minutes and then massage the eyelids. After several days of treatment the eyelids may become more red and swollen this will gradually diminish. Symptoms will be helped by using Preservative Free Artificial tears as needed After the second week of treatment there should be marked improvement. Continue the treatment for 3-4 weeks and keep using the hot soaks as a routine part of face washing. Treatment requires persistence and must be done over a period of months or more. If symptoms return resume using the scrubs and compresses again until gone This info comes from the San Antonio Eye Center.
  9. Could be Chronic Blepharitis. It is a mild eye irritation. Characterized by slight redness, itching and burning, and small, white crusts that form at the base of the lashes. It is caused by excessive oily secretions on the eyelid margins and may be worsened by bacteria around the roots of the eyelashes. It is not contagious or painful. To control clean the eyelid margins in the morning and at bedtime with moist washcloth or a Qtip moistened with warm tap water diluted with baby shampoo. Then apply a very warm moist washcloth to the eyelid for 5 minutes and then massage the eyelids. After several days of treatment the eyelids may become more red and swollen this will gradually diminish. Symptoms will be helped by using Preservative Free Artificial tears as needed After the second week of treatment there should be marked improvement. Continue the treatment for 3-4 weeks and keep using the hot soaks as a routine part of face washing. Treatment requires persistence and must be done over a period of months or more. If symptoms return resume using the scrubs and compresses again until gone This info comes from the San Antonio Eye Center.
  10. I had a child with JRA and worked for the school dist in the special ed dept. We 504 her and this is how it works. You need to request a 504 meeting in writing. The school has 30 days to have the meeting. You will need to have a Dr. note stating that your child has Celiac and at the meeting you will need to ask that the child be placed in 504 as other health impaired. Bring as much info as possible to leave with the staff and ask that everyone get copies. When your child gets sick you need to send notes to school and be sure to state that the illness was due to Celiac on the note. This allows the child to have absences that do not count against them as long as the illness is due to the Celiac. Keep copies of every note that you send. They often get lost and then you are required to produce your copy so that you don't get hauled into court for too many absences. At the meeting ask for the teachers e-mail addresses. I would e-mail all of my dd teachers when she would be absent and they sent work over to her via computer. Teachers want to help if possible and will encourage your child while they are sick. Keeping them informed will help in the long run. If your child gets sick often you can request a set of books to keep at home so work can be done while they are out. Make copies of all the work as well and as the child gets older work gets dropped off at the office and passed around to the proper teachers. We had to redo many papers until we got wise to this part. 504ing a child can be a life saver and is your best friend. Brain fog that we get allows the teachers to modify how your child learns and tests but not without 504. You were asking about the meetings for your child. It seems to me that if the meetings are school sponsored then the school must take responsibility for following through with health issues. For instance if the child had a peanut allergy that stopped its breathing the school couldn't serve that child a peanut butter sandwich and get away with it if they knew about it so how would your child be any different. The problem is making sure that everyone involved is informed and sensitive to this issue. Don't be afraid to go higher up the chain of command if you are not getting the response you need. That includes calling your local region supervisor who is in charge of making sure everyone in the district understands the problem. You can also ask for sensativity training as well.
  11. Quote: major contributor to my fibromyalgia Have you looked into the Guaifensen protocol for your fibro. It (fibro) is a major contributor to restless legs. In the meantime until you can get it under control try this it does help mainly because it distracts your mind and helps relax your legs. Get a cotton sock and fill it with rice. Tie a knot at the top and microwave 2 minutes (don't go more than 2 minutes). Set it under your legs. The heat really gets into the muscles. http://www.fibromyalgiatreatment.com/GuaiProtocol.htm
  12. I have been using cherries. They have seratonin in them. I find them in the frozen fruit section. I started by eating at least a cup a day usually about an hour before I want to fall asleep. After a couple of weeks I was able to eat them every other day but have found if I miss more than 2 days I will be up until 3 or 4 in the morning. My insomina was horrible but now it takes me about 20 minutes of reading to fall asleep and stay asleep.
  13. They actually taste and feel like REAL french bread!!!
  14. I live in a tiny town and I have found a couple of options. If I eat at the steak place I have the salad bar and bring my own dressing in my purse. They don't care at all. Steak and baked potatoes are great as long as I tell them to leave the Texas Toast off the plate. At the local mexican food place I can have nachos, and at the BBQ place I can have the meat and beans but not the potato salad, and at Dairy Queen I can have French Vanilla Moo Lates and hot fudge sundays with strawberries but don't add the nuts as there is some kind of coating on it. If you call your local restraunts and talk with the MGR tell them about gluten and ask if there is anything you can eat you will usually find they are eager to help and will look on the ingrediant list and read it back to you. That's how I found out all the things I could have. Ok now I want a sunday. HA! I also found it very hard to give up gluten I don't think there is anyone who doesn't. One thing that helped me was someones discription of the poision shelf that her family keeps the gluten food on. I had not thought of it as poision but that is exactly what it is to us. If someone put poision in your food and you knew about it would you try it thinking it might not be very much in there and I will probably be ok. NO you wouldn't. Try changing the way you look at gluten and hopefully it won't be so tempting. It was the turning point for me. I have found just smelling it is now good enough for me but those girl scout cookies in front of everyplace is getting to me. Good thing they are not around for very long. I have lots of receipes for homemade sauces and dressings what are you fond of? Yellow Rose
  15. My mom had this happen to her and it was a medication she was taking for glacoma. She saw spiders. The Dr. took her off and she didn't see them again. I have seen odd forms and asked my opthomologist about it he said it could be the floters in my eyes everyone has them and we don't notice them in the daylight but sometimes can see them if we close our eyes. They can be quite scary. Yellow Rose