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LabyrinthRunner13 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping WithNow I Know That Eating Gluten Messes With My Mood.I literally posted just DAYS ago, how good I felt, how it had been an entire month without a problem, how happy I felt and how I didnt mind the gluten diet so much.
Fast forward to yesterday and today. No idea what caused the problem, but I am broken out everywhere. EVERYWHERE. Arms, legs, hands, base of my scalp, and breasts. My intestines are at threat level orange. And my mood is in the tank. I actually had a pretty good day at work, financially. I'm not happy about it. My careful diet (the weightloss kind) went right out the window, and much as I am shamed to admit it, I ate like a total slob today. And my gluten free diet? HATE IT. I realized today that I will never again eat another girl scout cookie. I'm going through the 5 stages of grief all over again. I suck.
Once again, there isnt an actual reason for this post, I'm just kinda being miserable. However, the tiny silver lining is, a week ago, I was happy. And I acknowledge that once whatever I ate gets out of my system, (In like two weeks), I'll probably be happy again.
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LabyrinthRunner13 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Parents of Kids or Babies With Celiac DiseaseQuestion About My BabyOk, so, my baby so far, has shown no signs or symptoms of having celiac. She is growing normally, has normal stools and no skin condition.
I know that celiac can crop up at any point in a persons life, and that there is no point in worrying about what MIGHT happen, but, I was just wondering, are there statistics as to how likely it is that she will develop it? She seems to have inherited my immune system. Her allergist tested her positive for allergies to dogs, peanuts and walnuts.
I know that celiac doesnt usually show up on the skin prick test, but that's how we actually caught on to mine in the first place. My skin prick test was radically positive for wheat and oats. Her's was negative. So...I guess what I want to know is, what are her chances? And if I wasnt diagnosed till I was 24, will she wait just as long?
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LabyrinthRunner13 added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & MedicationsCanyon Bakehouse ProductsI am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Canyon bakehouse products. I read some awesome reviews and was really curious, so I put in an order for the foccacia, the white bread, and the hamburger buns. They said they ship on monday, tuesday and wednesdays only, and since tomorrow is a holiday, I am assuming that they will ship it on Tuesday. But I wanna try it now!!! Lol. Anybody else tried it an loved it?
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LabyrinthRunner13 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping WithWhat!?!?!?!?!?I have been tooling around this site for several weeks now, and I just came across a post that linked gall bladder disease and celiac? Is this serious? Is my celiac the reason that I lost my gall bladder when I was just 22?
That would explain so much....
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LabyrinthRunner13 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping WithAnd Now I'm Coping...I don't know what it was that changed my outlook...maybe its that I have managed to go almost an entire month without a glutening. Or maybe its that my skin has been clear long enough that my fingers almost look normal. Maybe its the worry that the gluten was causing the bleeding kidneys. Or maybe its just that all the gluten is out of my brain. ;-)
I wanted to do a follow up post, just to thank you all for your advice (and for listening to me vent).
I found some foods that are naturally gluten free, (fruit, cottage cheese, eggs, rice, fish) that are delicious, nutricious and leave my bowels alone. After my last post, I started eating crazy simple meals and feeling better and better. I wont go so far as to say that I dont miss a double-double animal style, but, the fact that I cannot have one also doesnt make me feel like jumping off a bridge, so, call it a success.
I dont know if this made any difference or not, but I switched the troops (a trio of furry feline soldiers) over to a gluten free food. Not sure what the rate of contamination from cat food was, but atleast now I am not afraid of their food.
And.... I am learning to cook again! I bought a gluten free loaf pan and made a gluten free meatloaf that tasted just as good as the original! I think the next step is to find some sort of gluten free cookbook and make with the science experiments.
So thanks again, everyone, for listening. Gluten freedom for all!!
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LabyrinthRunner13 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping WithNot CopingI am feeling so, so down right now. Maybe just because its the holidays and they are centered around food here, but, Its just been getting worse and worse.
I was diagnosed with a gluten intolerence about 6 months ago. I had had diarrhea and crazy rashes for 5 years (with a wide variety of interesting diagnoses) so when they said "food intolerance" I quickly got rid of all of it in my diet. Lo and behold, the diarrhea went away, and so did the rashes.
But I keep messing up... I accidently get it, and the rash comes back and the stomach issues start.... I feel like I need to be afraid of food. Maybe I am a little afraid of food. Food used to be one of my favorite things. I watched food network shows, baked all sorts of things, cooked every night. Now, not only am I afraid of food, I'm afraid of my cooking utensils and pots and pans. I don't watch food network anymore because it makes me feel bitter and angry. When I eat, its out of a progresso can labeled "gluten free". I feel like there is nothing worth eating, so I have just kind of stopped.
I am sorry, I know this post is just one big whiny vent, but, I dont really feel like there is anyone else I can get this out too....
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