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    1. gabrielle added a topic in Gluten-Free Restaurants   

      Texas Roadhouse
      I am going to Texas Roadhouse for dinner tonight for my friend's birthday and I wasn't sure if they had anything that was gluten-free on their menu or anything that would be safe. Any pointers would be appreciated. Thank you!

      I found this website with menu options is it a good place to go?
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    2. gabrielle added a post in a topic Please Name Your Top 4 Or 5 Gluten Free Foods!   

      YAY! I love doing these!

      1. Good Eatz Snickerdoodles (My nutrition store just started carrying Good Eatz, they are a PA based company with really yummy cookies and mini cakes- their Peanut Butter and Chocolate candy cake is the best!!)
      2. Grainless Baker Muffins- (also a PA based company) MUFFINS (especially blue berry and chocolate chip) and BREAD CRUMBS!! MMM they make the best Chicken Parm!
      3. Tinkyada brown rice spaghetti pasta- DELISH!
      4. Kinnikinnick White Italian Bread
      5. Envirokids chocolate or peanut butter rice krispy bars :-)
      6. Hormel Naturals Honey Turkey Breast... I feel so comfortable when they put gluten-free right on the package!

      Plus I love a big bowl of natural /homemade GUACAMOLE!! MMM!
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    3. gabrielle added a post in a topic How Can I Gain Weight?   

      i am really particular about my food, because well i've only been gluten-free for about 18 months and I still know what real food tastes like- I have found that food by The Grainless Baker is really wonderful, I believe that they'll ship their foods and I really have been impressed. I have tried their muffins, bagels, bread crumbs and pizza crusts and they are all fab!!
      If you are really missing pizza I have found the best way to make some in a flash is by using a gluten-free rice cake and all the toppings you usually would- put them in a hot oven for a few minutes (or microwave) and tada! Okay, it's not going to be Dominos or anything but it will help those cravings.

      I too have had trouble putting weight on. I thought I was really thin, but some of your stories have made me realize I am not that thin. I am 5'2" and I fluctuate between 102-105. I guess that isn't so bad, but when you are more comfortable at a size 4 or 6 then a size 0 something is up. I get very discouraged about my weight... I am a Slovak girl and we are supposed to be thick women!!!!
      My doctor has told me to eat a bowl of icecream before bed every night- and I was gaining weight, but worried about so much sugar hitting my bloodstream. I agree with you Celeste we need to treat our bodies like temples, because we are just asking for Diabetes!!!!!!!
      I wish I could put weight on, and I wish I could have more energy... I miss my old self!
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    4. gabrielle added a post in a topic Panic, Anxiety...   

      Hello everybody, it's been a long time since I have posted... but I had a breakdown (a much needed breakdown) about 2 weeks after my initial post. I had seen my father for the first time in 4 years, and everything horrible just hit me like a ton of bricks. Not to mention, my beloved grandmother (whom practically raised me) was in the hospital for un-diagnosed Diabetes and congestive heart failure (which she is doing much better now I am happy to say). I was also dealing with losing my job, and finding a new job that I completely detest.
      Anyway, I lost my ability to control any symptoms of anxiety (which now I believe all has to do with stress). I've been suffering off and on with insomnia since June 2 and I am on Rozerem which has really helped me. I have sought help from a therapist and I have my second session July 11th. I guess I say it was a much needed breakdown because I would have never done anything for myself with out it getting to the extreme. Unfortunately, I believe that is human nature to let things get so bad before we help ourselves. I just want to thank you all for being such humane individuals and reminding me of hope. It is so easy to forget that life isn't just about the downs, it's about the ups too. And even though the downs are difficult, they eventually go right back up. I really appreciated the messages that were sent to me, they were very insightful and loving. I desperately needed support at that time, and I apologize for not responding quicker.
      I have spoke to my physician several times and she has diagnosed me with GAD (generalized anxiety disorder). I still believe I have panic disorder, but I will take a diagnosis of GAD it makes me feel like I have been validated. She also believes that I have depression, since anxiety and depression do go hand in hand. She has given me Effexor XR to take, and I haven't taken it because I have read some horrible things about the withdrawl symptoms and the side effects seem awful. I am wondering about Zoloft ... Has anyone taken this? How does it work for you?? My dr. seems to think that a little pick me up would help my feelings of self doubt. I agree, I just would like to find the right meds.

      I just want to thank you all again for telling me your stories and how you have found help. I know that I have a bumpy ride ahead of me, but I can do it. Thank you so much again.

      Many thanks and lots of love,
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    5. gabrielle added a post in a topic Campbells Soup?   

      I hate to be rude and say this again, but the ONLY soups Campbells say that are gluten-free are the ones above. (In America)... I would steer clear of anything else.
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    6. gabrielle added a post in a topic Campbells Soup?   

      Campbell's has just sent me a gluten-free list via mail and it says the only soups that are gluten-free are the following:

      Chunky Soup- Chicken Broccoli Cheese 18 oz
      Select Soup- Savory Lentil 19 oz

      And that's all. I stick with Progresso- I haven't tried these two Campbell's soups- I'd be willing to- but if you have any doubt, try Progresso.
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    7. gabrielle added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      i was on a website that was promoting Larabar Bars, Cashew Cookie flavor and i wanted to know if they were any good?
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    8. gabrielle added a post in a topic Carabas   

      i like all of there gluten-free chicken dinners. chicken bryan is really good- but the chicken marsala is wonderful too!
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    9. gabrielle added a post in a topic Panic, Anxiety...   

      I do have hypothyroidism... is that what you mean??? I need to have my levels checked again, and my anxiety had just started up recently again.. hmm, I will look into that.

      To everyone else, thank you for sharing your stories with me ( well all of us). I have noticed it helps to know you aren't alone.

      Richard- so sorry for your loss.
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    10. gabrielle added a post in a topic Premenstrual Issues....   

      Sounds kind of like PMDD. Have you ever been tested for that? Maybe you should bring that up to your doctor. I've never had suicidal thoughts on my period, but I do get very and I mean VERY moody- I snip at everyone, I cry ugh- emotional rollercoaster! I would mention PMDD to a doctor though- also I am a big COSMO magazine girl and in this month's issue it talks about PMS and periods in the health section it says:
      To control mood swings have calcium "Research shows that women who consume 1,200 milligrams of calcium a day all month have fewer menstruation related mood swings that do those who do not get enough calcium....Calcium deficiency makes hormone flucuations worse- so getting enough of this mineral keeps hormones steady and seretonin high." It also says, "Consume several small meals each day during your pre-period week. A steady intake of food high in complex carbs helps keep blood sugar high, so you are less affected by the hormone-induced irritability."

      I don't know if that helps at all, but good luck and try to stay positive.
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    11. gabrielle added a post in a topic Armour Vs. Levoxyl   

      I am on Levoxyl, and I do very well on it. I could tell a dramatic difference from not being on a thyroid medication. I was accidentally prescribed Levothyroxine and it messed up my menstrual cycle and made me very crampy and tired. As soon as I went back on to Levoxyl I was fine- and there were no more problems. But I am sure every person will react differently. I also had read somewhere that it is not always good to switch thyroid medications because something about your body will use each one differently. I wish I could remember where I read that, I will try to look for it. Best regards.
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    12. gabrielle added a post in a topic Im Going Crazzzzy!   

      Have the strength to not harm your body like that. I still need to get use to gluten-free food and it is difficult but it is totally worth it!! Good luck!
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    13. gabrielle added a post in a topic Panic, Anxiety...   

      Dinogirl- thank you for such inspiration!! You really overcame a lot and it is so very commendable! I am not near the point of destruction that you were, but yet any amount of fear can paralyze you into feeling overwhelmed and unattainable to the outside world. I have said this before, but I do need to talk to someone. I am only 21 years old and this is something I cannot have running my life. I can't become an agoraphobic!!!!! As to your question, I have been gluten-free for about 15 months (with some occassional unintentional slips)... my anxiety has come back recently and I have found that some of my medications were not gluten-free so maybe that has something to do with it. Either way, I have issues to deal with- childhood issues that will not go away with being gluten-free (unfortunately). Thank you for your kind words and inspirational story! So glad you are better!
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    14. gabrielle added a post in a topic Panic, Anxiety...   

      Do you anxiety problems? I have been to several therapists in my life, and you are right it is hard to find someone who molds to you or that you feel comfortable with. I will however give it a second chance, if not for me then my husband, because I am driving him crazy! And let's face it no household needs two crazy people . The Xanax really did work for me, i just don't want to get hooked. I want to feel sane enough to be able to control my anxiety. Like you said, I just want to know IM NOT CRAZY! -

      This does help me to talk to people about these things, thank you for taking an interest, even if it is to help diagnose yourself. Anxiety is a horrible thing to deal with!!!

      I know all panic/anxiety attacks are different- each person can be affected differently. But for me, I usually have a rapid heart beat, I sweat, I get very nervous and I have to pace the house, I get very hot and I need cold air, my muscles get tight and I get a very upset tummy. I have horrible thoughts that I am going to die and in the first couple minutes I can not rationalize what is happening- I have no sense of reality.
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    15. gabrielle added a topic in Celiac Disease - Related Disorders & Research   

      Panic, Anxiety...
      This is kind of hard to talk about, but I figure I discuss my "poo" with you people , I can discuss something else. When I was 17 I had my very first panic attack, it was so late at night and I thought I was dying. My heart raced and I thought for sure it was the end of the world. For 2 years I had deblitating attacks that would take me to the ER and attacks that would excuse me from school. When I met my husband, they seemed to subside but now I am having them again (at least for the last 4 months). I used to take Xanax and it seemed to work rather well, but I really do not want to medicate myself to make the fear go away.

      I usually have an attack without warning and even though I know what it is, I still feel like I am dying or I am having a heart attack. I have never formally been diagnosed with a Anxiety Disorder, but I have researched and I believe I have Panic Disorder. I am wondering if anyone here has any anxiety problems and how they deal with them on a daily basis.

      Recently, I walked out of a job that I had just started because I felt too overwhelmed to continue. And what's even stranger I am deathly afraid of the telephone. I can talk to my husband, but I can not talk to anyone else, it's even hard to talk to other family members comfortably- I get paralyzed with fear. I really wish I could stop being afraid of everything. I don't know if it is all in my subconscience or if there is something really wrong. I continue to blame my fear on my childhood, growing up with an abusive father and an absent mother.

      It's hard for me to make friends, because I am so shy. I am always afraid to disappoint people, and I just want to please everyone---- Am I just a lost cause?

      I've rambled and rambled, and I apologize- it feels good to say all of this even if someone doesn't respond. I just wanted people's input on anxiety or fear- or anyone that has dealt with an abusive relationship whether it be father, boyfriend, husband and how you recovered.

      Thank you so much for letting me ramble.
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