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  1. I will have to check them out...I LOVE everything bagels! I'm not sure where you are located but speaking of pizza there is a really good place for thin crust pizza in the Philly area. It's called Jules Thin Crust...there is one in Doylestown, Jenkintown, Ardmore, and Newtown I believe. Even if you are a little bit of a drive, it's worth the trek. I am about an hour away but if I am anywhere near one I try to get there...very good!!! check it out!
  2. Try not to worry too much. I was accidentally glutened a few times when I was pregnant and I'm sitting here cuddling my sleeping 11 month old. I am very sensitive as well. I understand your worry, the first time I was glutened I was very upset but my baby boy is fine. Also, worrying is not good either so try to relax. Call the doctor if it'll make you feel better, remember they work for you! Best wishes!
  3. First of all, not a stupid question at all! I don't think there are any stupid questions here. Secondly, yes, I always make hubby brush his teeth after eating gluten or he knows he's only allowed to kiss my cheek...the things we have to do!
  4. I have found this to be one of the hardest things to find. I've tried a few storebought kinds with little success. The Grainless Baker makes my favorite. They taste very cheese crackery to me...maybe more like Cheeze-Its than Goldfish but to me they are the best. The consistancy is a little different but I got used to it.
  5. I've noticed this too and also thought I was alone. One thing I've learned from this forum...when you are having any kind of symptom of are pretty much never alone...comforting isn't it?
  6. Don't go gluten free yet even though it may be tempting because you will feel better (I'm sure you know that). You have almost all of the same symptoms I do. I will never get diagnosed because I started gluten free first and I will never go back to eating gluten so I can get tested. But yes, your symptoms sound very much like mine...stick it out hopefully the end is near!:-)
  7. I get exactly the same feelings (anxiety and irritation with loud noises) when I am cross contaminated. I also have Xanax which helps. It also helps me to just remind myself that I am fine and its just that evil gluten again! Hope you find something that helps you!
  8. I teach kindergarten and I just tell my kids its an allergy too and that it makes me sick. I know its an intolerance not an allergy but this is the easiest way to explain it to them (and most restaurant employees for that matter). I'm not really sure they understand what gluten is but they know I can't have it. Last year I had 2nd graders and overheard a discussion about me that ended in "well Mrs. Castro can do anything...except eat gluten". It is a favorite student quote of mine! :-)
  9. Check out the book "Make it Fast, Cook it Slow" by Stephanie O'Dea. It is gluten free slow cooker recipes. I have made some really good things from it.
  10. I agree with the Poptarts. I have been thinking that for awhile...I miss those! I also really miss crossaints. The refridgerated dough would also be nice. You all have such good ideas!
  11. So, with Fall rapidly approaching I have been craving caramel apples. I was at Wegman's today and saw some, the company is Tastee. I looked at the package and was excited when there was no wheat flour, food starch, or natural flavor on the ingredient list. I also checked the allergen label which listed peanuts, milk, and soybean. I was excitedly optimistic but wanted to double check online to see if they had anything about gluten free on their website. They didn't mention it and when I clicked on the caramel apple ingredients they listed wheat flour as an ingredient AND listed wheat as an allergen. I emailed the company and obviously will not be eating the apples, at least not until I get an answer, but any thoughts? Is the package wrong or is the website wrong? Any opinions? OH well, my caramel apple craving will have to be ignored, at least for tonight. Thanks!
  12. For me, it depends on how much and what I eat but I know within about 20 min, that's when my neuro symptoms start. Then 3 days later I get a migraine and my gastro symptoms start (cramping, stomach pain, and D). I am sick and extremely tired and anxious for a few days to a week.
  13. I have tried them. I like them a lot! I already wrote to the company to thank them.
  14. I always take my own toaster. I also take any gluten free food I might need like my pasta and breads. We are lucky because when we vacation we usually either go to my husband's parent's condo in Myrtle Beach or my family's house in Long Beach Island so we always have a kitchen. I research the area I am going to and find restaurants and grocery stores that have gluten free options. I love my Smartphone and couldn't live without it. IMHO anyone who eats gluten free should have one. Having internet access at my fingertips anytime has saved me too many times to count. I can check for restaurants, see if a product is safe, or find restaurants in the area. That's just what I do. Enjoy your first gluten free vacation, don't forget to have fun!
  15. I made this mistake early on. I am really sensitive so maybe you would be ok but I wasn't. :-( I would just buy a special wafflemaker.