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    • Interests Spending time with my husband, my two cats, exercise, finding better health, Student.
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    1. brehm48 added a post in a topic Mouth Sores   

      I get canker sores when I drink to much coffee or eat to much sugar. Or if I'm really stressed out which makes me drink more coffee, cause I'm ussually tired.
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    2. brehm48 added a post in a topic Dizziness   

      Hi, I suffer from dizzy spells also. Sometimes they can be very scary because you wonder if they are going to happen when you are driving or walking down the stairs. I have found that I get them from seasonal allergies, eating gluten, inner ear problems, and also constipation which usually accompanies a sore throat.
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    3. brehm48 added a post in a topic Milks And Soups   

      Imagine Foods Soup
      These soups are wonderful! Below I posted a link of where I buy them. They come in all kinds of broth and cream soups. They are all Gluten Free and very yummy.

      Here is a link to Imagines web site.

      Hope this helps!
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    4. brehm48 added a post in a topic Need Energy   

      I take Emergen'c by they provide a lot of energy.
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    5. brehm48 added a post in a topic Enthusiasm, What Do You Do To Keep It Going?   

      It seems like coin-op thinks he has it all figured out. If that is the case than why is he subscribing to this forum? This forum is here to help support each other, not try to prove that one person's diet is better than some one else
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    6. brehm48 added a post in a topic Soy Problem Or Too Much Margaine?   

      Have you thought about corn? I can't eat it. It is a grain, isn't it? I ussually have a little different symtoms from eating corn than gluten. I ussually itch. Just an idea.
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    7. brehm48 added a post in a topic Doxipen And Penicillian   

      Doxepin that is manufactured by Mylan I was told is gluten free. I contacted the company and they said that none of their medications are processed with gluten that they use only corn and potato starch in there processing, but that they don't actually test their products to see if they are gluten free. If that makes sense. But I have been taking it for a couple of months and have no side effects. I take the 10mg for anxiety and itching. Hope this helps.
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    8. brehm48 added a post in a topic Eating Gluten   

      I usually have symptoms for about three days after I have ingested some gluten. I have found though that if I get really constipated the symptoms can last longer. If you are like me you should make sure and eat some extra fiber or take a laxative to help get it out of your body. When it is stuck in your body, I think that your symptoms are a lot worse and the duration is a lot longer. I don't know about the diarrhea thing that has never been one of my symptoms. Good luck!
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    9. brehm48 added a post in a topic Celiac3270's Endo   

      Good Luck with the Endo celiac3270!!!
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    10. brehm48 added a post in a topic What Helps With Energy Level?   

      Hey Gretchen,
      I'm glad you got some vitamins. I think they will help a lot. I ussually take two to four packets everyday. The extra vitamin-C helps ward off colds, and the vitamins help me have energy. Most of the flavors are good it just depends on what you like. I don't really like that mixed berry one with Calcium but I still use it cause it's the only flavor with a lot of calcium. I don't know if you noticed but they all have a little bit different vitamins in them. There is one that has Glucosamine & Chondroitin, these are really good for your joints. I know that I read on one of these forums that some celiacs have joint problems. Also there is one that has MSM which is suppost to help with energy. Here is a very interesting article on this web site about the benefits of MSM.

      About the cloudy head thing, I know what that feels like. I read in an article that the blood veins in your brain actually swell(ie bloating and swelling, leaky gut syndrome) up when you eat gluten and that is what causes ADD and Cloudy head. If I remember were I read the article I will post it.

      Isn't it wonderful to have a day full of energy! If I had one majic wish it would be energy.
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    11. brehm48 added a post in a topic Sheesh, Why Am I Still Having Problems?   

      Welcome Matt!
      I'm a newbie to. I just wanted to tell you to keep up the good work of staying on your diet. Your gonna love this forum everybody here is really nice and has a lot of helpful information. I just joined a couple of days ago and I'm hooked. Thanks everybody
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    12. brehm48 added a post in a topic Sheesh, Why Am I Still Having Problems?   

      DO NOT USE wheat flour, wholemeal flour, oatmeal, rye flour, strong flour, semolina, barley flour, self raising flour, spelt flour, triticale, couscous.
      DO NOT USE products made from these flours such as semolina.
      DO NOT USE pastas such as spaghetti, macaroni, lasagne.
      DO NOT USE products that are just labelled starch, food starch, edible starch or modified starch.
      BEWARE of any products that may use starch as a filler such as mustard powder and white pepper.
      BEWARE of any products that contain unspecified sweeteners and stabilisers. These may be chemically modified wheat flour.
      I found this web site for you if you go into it you will find a list of a lot foods that are gluten free, just enter the site and click on food list on the upper left hand. Then you just select by the category

      Forbidden List
      For you with chronic complaints.........

      Wheat, Abyssinian (Triticum duran), Einkorn Wheat
      Alcohol (Spirits - Specific Types)
      Artificial Color
      Artificial Flavor
      Baking Powder
      Barley Grass (Barley Hordeum vulgare)
      Barley Malt
      Bleached Flour
      Blue Cheese (made with bread)
      Bread Flour
      Brewer's Yeast
      Brown Flour
      Bulgar (bulgar wheat)
      Calcium Caseinate (contains MSG)
      Caramel Color
      Cereal Binding
      Citric Acid
      Edible Stach
      Farina Graham
      Food Starrch
      Fu (dried wheat gluten)
      Glutamate (free)
      Graham Flour
      Gravy Cubes
      Groats (barley, whaet)
      Ground Spices
      Gum Base
      Hard Wheat
      Hydrolyzed Plant Protein (HPP)
      Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP)
      Kamut (Pasta Wheat)
      Malt, Malt Extract, Malt Syrup, Malt Flavoring, Malt Vinegar
      Matzo Semolina
      Modified Food Starch
      Modified Starch
      Mono and Diglycerides
      Mustard Powder
      Natural Flavoring
      Pearl Barley
      Rice Malt (contains koji)
      Semolina (Triticum)
      Shoyu (soy sauce)
      Soba Noodles
      Sodium Caseinate (contains MSG)
      Spirits (specific types)
      Sprouted wheat or barley
      Stock Cubes
      Suet in Packets
      Teriyake Sauce
      Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)
      Udon noodles
      Vegetable Starch
      Vinegars (Specific types)
      Wheat of any kind
      Wheat starch
      Wheat Grass
      You must check out this web site I just found it is very insightful.
      Here is a quote from it:
      "Restaurant Reality
      Restaurants are out of my reality now. That was a tough one to give up, because I had grown weary of cooking and had been eating out for a couple of years. Most of the Celiac groups will tell you to ask at a restaurant and take care of yourself that way, but how is that possible when my toast can't touch the toaster where the wheat toast was prepared? So what if I have grilled ahi tuna with no spices, if gluten was on the grill right before my food, then the gluten will rub off on my tuna."

      If you just do a search on the net you can really find a lot of info, I hope this helps.
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    13. brehm48 added a post in a topic What Helps With Energy Level?   

      I definitely agree with the b vitamin thing. We suffer from lack of absorption so we have to ingest a lot higher levels of vitamins to hope that we absorb some.

      If you don't want to get shots, there are some really good vitamins out there. They are made by Alacer Corp. The vitamins also come in powder form, which is a lot easier to digest. There is a web site on the box I get them at the local co-op market. I have not contacted the company to verify that they are gluten-free but I've never had a reaction to them.

      The vitamins are called Emer'gen-C the base of them is actually Vitamin-C which also helps with lack of energy. They are bonded to trace minerals making them non-acidic. I know I can't handle all the acid in regular vit-C. The majority of them contain very high levels of B Vitamins. After I drink a couple of these I actually feel energy. I use to drink caffeine when I was tired, but these actually give you more energy than caffeine. Just an idea
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    14. brehm48 added a post in a topic Sheesh, Why Am I Still Having Problems?   

      Hi Gretchen, is nice to talk to someone who understands. About My meds I also take Alegra 180mg. I contacted both maufacturers and they both stated that their products are not made with any gluten, but that they are not tested to be gluten free, and that their supplier could change at anytime. I have only been on the Doxepin for about a month and the Alegra for about two months. I am very careful about cross contamination and reading food lables, it's quite an art. It's amazing the names that gluten can fall under: Such as natural flavorings, maltodextrin, vegetable protein. But it is very hard not ever get any. I think that I may have other food sensitivities but it is a very long process and the doctors seem to know less than we do. Also the city I live in is not that big, the closest place to go for real testing would probably be the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. That would be very time consuming and costly so it's kind of a last resort. But I try to stay postive, I'm glad that I don't have cancer or something like that, some people our age and younger do. Also my sister in law also has a lot of food sensitivties so we get together and cook a lot. Thanks for listening and nice to meet you.
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    15. brehm48 added a post in a topic Grieving The Old Life   

      I understand, it's like everyday is a struggle. Things that other people take for granted like going to the drive through window of a fast food place. Or grocery shopping-it takes hours just to read all those lables. You always have to think about what your putting in your body, and what's coming out. My husband is the drive through king. So I'm always watching him eat fast food well I'm cooking some concocktion that I thought up. People are always asking what are you eating. You always have to turn down food that other people are offering you and say your not hungry or something. But look on the bright side you don't have to take some horrible medication for this, that is expensive and has terrible side effects. If you balance your diet with plenty a vegetables and substitute wheat flours with rice flour, garbanzo flour, potato flour, buckwheat flour, almond flour, among other flours. You will be a lot healthier than the average person. Plus everybody has hard things to deal with. This is just a minor set back compared to cancer and a lot of other terrible diseases. CHIN UP!
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