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    • Interests Well it was eating gluten until last Wed. Now my biggest interest is finding gluten free foods. Oh and my husband and 2 sons are quite a big interest as well.
    • Location Raleigh NC

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    1. valeriek added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Study For
      I have not been on for a long time so I am hoping you all can help me.
      I have a chance to do a study for a vaccine so I can eat normal again. I was diagnosed with blood and endoscopy. I really didn't have any symptoms. I found out by accident in 09 and have been gluten-free since.

      Any way....this study is for a vaccine and I would have to eat gluten cookies every other day for 4 days, then get a vaccine. Thats pretty much the gist of it. ......I think. And I get $800.00 for doing it.

      Can any one please tell me if this is a bad thing to do or safe or unsafe.
      Thank you so much for reading.

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    2. valeriek added a post in a topic Having A Celiac Break Down   

      Thank you every one so much. You have all given some GREAT IDEAS and hope. Is there really a diet that will cure this?

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    3. valeriek added a post in a topic Having A Celiac Break Down   

      I just am a night owl. I eat the cool ranch doritos that are gluten-free. And the candy I eat is gluten-free. So the bread really is good? I bought some bread 1 time that weighed 5 pounds and horrible. I will try it. Thanks so much
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    4. valeriek added a post in a topic Having A Celiac Break Down   

      My god....can i come to your house to eat? Thank you so much. You are great.

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    5. valeriek added a post in a topic Having A Celiac Break Down   

      Thanks every one.
      Ok why I only eat 1 meal a day??? I am tired of eating the same crap. I want to go make a grilled cheese like normal people. When I said I dont feel any better I meant I dont feel any different. Nothing was wrong with me before. I would get occasional naus. But that is it. No symptoms. I had a endoscopy twice and blood work. I got it.

      I weigh 107. I want to be back at 115. But im only 5'4. I have a tiny boned family. Finish genes I guess.

      So here is what I eat per day.....

      Dinner around 10 or 11 pm..---salmon and rice, or pork chop and can of pintos, or meat patty and can of baked beans. That is my rotation.
      Then I eat a bowl of chex, doritos, candy bars and or chips with dip.
      I do take nightly walks late.

      ok so I am ready for help that I can really live with.

      Thanks so much every one for understanding.
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    6. valeriek added a post in a topic Having A Celiac Break Down   

      Hey there.
      I had a biopsy and blood work done. What I meant was I didnt even know I this till vit. d was low. I dont feel any different is what I meant to say. Never runny poops, never any thing weird except naus. sometimes. Every thing in my house id gluten-free except my sons stuff. What healing diets are talking about? I want to do that. Do they really work? I only eat 1 meal because im tired of eating the same thing over and over.
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    7. valeriek added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Having A Celiac Break Down
      I am not out for sympathy first of all. I am having a break down. I cant do this any longer. I made a gluten-free strawberry short cake and was crap. I eat 1 meal a day. And dinner is either pork chop, salmon, or hamburger patty. I want real food.

      What would happen if i just said screw it and ate what i wanted? My husband has no sympathy for me at all. My friends and family dont get it so they just say eat what I want.
      My mom was finish and always had something wrong with her stomach. She was never diagnosed. Now she has passed away.

      Please give me ideas someone about what the worst that could happen if I ate normal . I have dreams of eating gluten all the time.

      Help I cant cope any more.
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    8. valeriek added a post in a topic How To Start Gluten-free Living   

      I was diagnosed in feb and was at a loss as well. I cant believe how many foods are naturally gluten-free. Here is what I eat...

      home made french fries
      boarshead meat rooled up with cheese
      any veggie
      any REAL meat from the butcher
      a lot of candy
      edys ice cream

      I have a whole mess of stuff i could send you. I thought I was going to die when I had to do this but it is really easy. You will get used to it. I havent made any thing out of a gluten-free cook book and dont plan on it. If you need any more help please just ask

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    9. valeriek added a post in a topic My Neice Is Two Years Old And 20lbs...   

      My son is 5 and weighs 40 pounds which is right where he should be according to the Dr. There are so many over weight kids out there because there parents let them watch tv and eat all day instead of playing out side so when people see a child at a healthy weight it is weird to them. Her weight is fine.
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    10. valeriek added a post in a topic Does Anyone Here Count Calories?   

      I eat what ever I want..not gluten though...And I dont gain weight at all. i want to because I only weigh 118 but the dr says that is a healthy weight so that is fine with me.
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    11. valeriek added a post in a topic What Do You Tell Them?   

      I am sorry I am not going to be able to really help you with this because I do not eat at peoples house. I was just diagnosed in feb so I am still new to this but I am not going to chance it

      good luck
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    12. valeriek added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Can any one tell me which kind of flour is most like normal flour? I am looking to make fried chicken and need a flour to coat it. What kind is best for baking. Does it taste bad or will i know a difference when I use it?

      Thank you
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    13. valeriek added a post in a topic Gluten Free And Having Some Strange Symptoms   

      Could you be pregnant?
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    14. valeriek added a post in a topic I Need Honest Percentages   

      I to was diagnosed in feb. when I went in for a simple check up. I then was sent to gi dr and he said I had celiacs. I had no symptoms except vitamin defecincy. Sorry I cant spell. Any way I know how you feel. There are days I am so nauseas I just have to lay in bed and take drugs that knock me out. It sucks. I do know from what I have read on here if you dont follow the diet you can get really bad things...even cancer. I would like to know the answer to this question too.

      good luck
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    15. valeriek added a post in a topic Do I Have A Sensitivity   

      I need more answers please
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