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  1. I'm in the same boat! If you figure out what to do let me know ha ha!
  2. I'm sure there is something on here about this but I am too stressed to even search. Just today my feet, hands, arms, part of my face, and lower back are tingling and numb...my fingers ache!!! What the heck is going on and what do I do?! I'm worried I was glutened yesterday. Is this a symptom? Never had it happen all these years. Feeling scared😭
  3. Thanks everyone! I appreciate your help so much! Has anyone here heard of Dr Axe? If not google him! I started incorporating some of his advice the last couple of days and really feel like it's helping! Fingers crossed. XO
  4. Ha ha ha! I said "It doesn't matter to you"! Grrrrr. Then he proceeded to send me emoticons....top hat, dog, bow tie, shoes. Apparently this is the new way to communicate when you are in your thirties. Good grief! Lol
  5. For those of you who may even look at this...the ex bf contacted me over the weekend...Hinted at wanting to get back together...then proceeded to ask if my food allergies are gone yet. GOOD GRIEF. Ummm bye bye mr!
  6. I'm dealing with the same thing...I'm weaning myself off of coffee. I found a "coffee replacement" which is made from cocoa beans. It's called Crio bru. You can get it online or in the coffee isle at health food stores. I do half coffee/half Crio. Next week I'll do less coffee/more Crio until I'm all the way off of caffeine. Hope this helps! It feels like real coffee to me which helps!
  7. So I'm beyond confused/frustrated/sad. I've worked with a naturopathic doc, two acupuncturists, and an herbalist/psycotherapist. Though they have tried to help, they have only made things worse. Heck the psycotherapist said I feel ill because of my great great grandmother who passed down her stressful life experiences to me through the womb...wtf I of course follow a gluten free diet ALWAYS as I do have Celiac. I've tried Gaps diet, Paleo diet, aip diet, and the list goes on. I've even tried an Indian Kitchari cleanse. I've had blood work done too. Apparently everything is normal according to my md. Everything I eat makes me feel sick and gain weight. Anxiety and depression are constant struggles and my food is not digesting properly. My only conclusion is leaky gut maybe? I'm trying so hard but don't know what to do anymore. I'm in Colorado folks...I'm even considering medical marijuana. So tired of swelling up like a darn ballon! What do you folks eat? What should I stay away from? How am I going to handle this for the rest of my life?! Grrr I read the other day that if a Celiac is exposed to gluten a mere 12 times per year their chance of early death increases by 600%. I'm terrified. Can this be true??? Thanks for reading my rant/call for help. Any advice is appreciated xo
  8. Etbtbfs - Thank you for the advice! I think I'm going to have my thyroid checked again. The last time I was at the doctor I requested it to be checked...but it's looking like they didn't do a full thyroid panel. 😑 Manasota- Thank you as well! You are right it's probably the best test ha ha!😊
  9. Has anyone else struggled with SIBO? (Small intestinal bacteria overgrowth) From what I have read it often accompanies Celiac. My MD put me on a very strong antibiotic...said it was the only thing that would cure it. Well it didn't. I started going to a naturopathic Doctor instead and he proved to be of no help either. Apparently he doesn't believe in Celiac and was giving me supplements that could have contained wheat😑It's all in our heads guys...ha ha needless to say I stopped going there. So now I am back to square one. I really can't afford to keep visiting different doctors...all of which claim they can "fix" me. I have a pretty good idea of foods to eat and avoid, but am confused of what kind of natural supplements will eliminate SIBO. Any advice is appreciated! 😊
  10. Thank you ckd0822! sometimes it helps to know there is hope ha ha! Your guy sure sounds like a keeper!
  11. Thanks shell156 You are right...I guess it is a good judge of character right off the bat! So far I guess I am attracting the wrong type of person ha ha. I just don't like feeling so limited. The last few times I've gone out to eat I've gotten quite sick...so it makes me stressed 😑 My doctor did do a genetic test...she waned me to eat gluten everyday for a few weeks before my colonoscopy and just like you it would probably kill me! I'm very allergic to wheat...like stop breathing and I have an epi pen type of allergy. So we did the genetic blood work and I was diagnosed on that....which sometimes I question. I don't know
  12. Thank you cyclinglady I guess I have never heard of follow up testing...I've been gluten free for several years but got my official Celiac diagnosis earlier this year. I'm not really sure how I would be getting glutened...but it sure feels like I am. Nothing showed up on my colonoscopy/endoscopy...but then again I haven't eaten gluten in so long it wouldn't show up. My doctor did genetic testing and concluded I did indeed have Celiac and that's about it. Since then I have been on my own. I've seen a few naturopathic doctors and have wasted a lot of money... Active dates are always nice...but usually end up involving food...I'm pursuing a career in the fitness industry so perhaps I'll begin to meet people who are ok with eating a health conscious diet!
  13. I'm beginning to wonder how is a gal supposed to date people when she can't eat anything? I not only have Celiac, but am not able to eat soy or dairy either. It's embarrassing, I seem like a picky eater, and my order usually comes back wrong....I'm talking salad covered in croutons wrong. I'm in my late 20s and feel like my life is being taken over. I can't eat anywhere and am always too tired to do anything. Anxiety is going through the roof. Nightmare. I know there are a lot of people out there who have wonderful spouses that have their back...but most likely you were diagnosed after getting married. Am I right? I was told tonight by an acquaintance that I must be a real pain to go out with...I guess it got to me. I usually try to stay strong, but I'm just done. I'm tired. Ugh
  14. Thank you everyone for your advice! It took me a while to get the guts up to break things off. He still managed to say that I make Celiac and my food allergies a bigger deal then they need to be and that I try to get attention from it. I should "stop caring so much"'. Crazy right? I feel like I do pretty good at staying positive about it. I don't even like to talk about it unless I have to. It's not my identity and there is more to life then eating whatever the heck you want. I know you guys know what I'm going through. It's a battle to stay healthy! I'm still sad and miss him...but hopefully there is someone out there who can understand me. Maybe I need to find a new guy with Celiac ha ha
  15. I am new to this site and also to Celiac. What I'm wondering is...do I need to buy makeup products, soap, shaving cream, shampoo, ect. That are labeled gluten free? Could that be why I still don't feel good?