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jmwong982 added a topic in Gluten-Free RestaurantsBad Expereince At "shane's Rib Shack" In Raliegh, NcMy finance (the one with celiac disease) and I were on vacation in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was our second day there, We went to Shane's Rib Shack in Raleigh, North Carolina. We got there at opening time and a huge crowd of people were able to order before us. So the kitchen got busy very quickly. I told the cashier taking our order that we were ordering from the gluten free menu. When I proceeded to order the barbecue chicken she asked me if I wanted a roll for my food. I decide not to get anxious at this point and give her the benefit of the doubt. I asked if the buns were gluten free. She asked the cook. The cook said no. This was my previous assumption, but my fiance and I continued to order. I peeked into the kitchen (it was kind of open so you could see in) and saw bread flying around the kitchen. It didn't seem like there was any time for them to think about changing gloves. We ate our food (no buns of course) and later my fiance got sick. There is no way to know for sure what caused his sickness, but he was feeling fine before we ate there. Usually, when he gets "glutened" he feels it an hour or so after eating. We think cross contamination could be an issue there. The staff did not seem knowledgeable.
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jmwong982 added a topic in Gluten-Free RestaurantsBella MonicaWe went to this restaurant. It was great and they had a gluten free system that was consistent between the front of the house and the back of the house. They brought out different color appetizer plates to indicate to the server to indicate to the kitchen to have "safe practices" and they were very accommodating. The owner came out and spoke with us and was very assuring.
Five Star Service.
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jmwong982 added a topic in Gluten-Free RestaurantsMaryland Gluten Free?We have been advised not to eat out for awhile until we feel comfortable with the gluten-free lifestyle in our own homes. Is there any restaurants in Maryland people know about? Not like PF changes because frankly i don't trust them. My fiance is very sensitive to gluten so any tips would be great. Do you call the restaurant ahead or bring the celiac disease card with you when you go out to eat?
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jmwong982 added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & MedicationsDermablendI emailed dermablend and I got this reply for them. I use their makeup and the two products listed specifically so I was relived when I got this reply.
August 14, 2009
Thank you for your interest in our products.
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jmwong982 added a topic in Gluten-Free Ingredients & Food Labeling IssuesShould I Be Worried?Some one had already told me on here to consider lip balms etc...as a source of gluten. But what about shampoo's, conditioners, soaps, etc?? Can those be a source off gluten too? If so are there any recommendations?
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jmwong982 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping WithNeed Some GuidanceHi Everybody,
I am new to this forum. About a year ago my fiance was diagnosed with celiac disease. I have a few questions about the disease, but most of all how i can help. For the past year, we have made blind attempts to guide him through the gluten-free lifestyle and it has been tough to figure it all out. We are still making silly mistakes (like today we accidentally were eating sushi and he ate the imitation crab in the California Roll - which we hear may contain gluten). He seems more and more depressed each day and is constantly grumpy. His medication for acid reflex may or may not have gluten and I am concerned it does. I purged the house of gluten, i have sent out information to local restaurant, and bought him books etc..I just want him to get better, but I admit it gets harder everyday dealing with his misery. I know that sounds awful, but I don't think I can ever fully understand so I empathize and try to help to fix the issue. I guess I just need some answers to questions I am not even sure how to ask. Any help would be great...here are some initial questions...any answers would be appreciated.
1) What headache medication can he take to help with headaches?
2) How do we know what prescription medications to avoid?
3) Are there any hidden Gluten Foods or items I should know about?
4) Should we get rid of all our old equipment we have used in the kitchen before we knew of his celiac disease?
5)is our toaster oven un safe?
6) he has headaches, stomachaches, fatigue, grumpiness, anger, etc...what can i do to help him with these symptoms..are there any medications to help ease him symptoms?
7)Which enzymes can he help to help ease his digestions..where do we find them?
We are going to support group this friday, i found him a mentor, is there anything else we can do?
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