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About technikolor

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  1. I wouldn't be here if I weren't. I'm not frustrated with her at all, I'm frustrated with the poor handling of gluten products in kitchens, terrible labels, a lack of readily available gluten free replacements (we're still experimenting with gluten-free breads and pastas, but don't have it down yet), and the lack of information out there. I want my wife to be healthy and happy, being prepared is the best thing I can do to support her. I'm considering going gluten free myself just to better understand the experience. Listening is great, sympathizing is great, but at some point action is required; prevention is key, methods for easing are necessary, ultimately over the long term it'll all ingrain and be less of a fight. technikolor
  2. Hello All, About a year ago we realized that when my wife injested wheat products she felt horrible. Everything from depression to just feeling miserably sick. This seemed to pop up about when she was 26 or so and by the time we started to figure it out it was getting really bad. We finally self-diagnosed after doing an experiment by which we removed all wheat from her diet for 3-4 days and then had her eat some Wheat-Thins. She's been eating gluten free since. Its been a huge struggle since. She's not as bad off as many folks I read posts from, but she's really strong and hides a lot. I'm doing a lot of the research because a) she won't, and I feel robed... I want my wife back. This evening she was fine, happy, good evening ahead, then we got some mexican food (enchilada's are normally safe) and, we think due to contamination from a flour product in the kitchen, feel into depression and curled up on the couch and is finally sleeping. Here is my question... no matter how safe we try to be there are times when we're supprised by a reaction to something and don't know why. I suppose this is to be expected in the first couple years of living gluten-free. But... is there anything we can do to ease the symptoms when we're caught off guard? Tea? Large quantities of water? Is there anything I can do to comfort her and make things at least more bearable than just toughing it out on the couch? Any hints/tips/tricks are greatly appreciated!!! technikolor