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Puppies lick everything. Their fur, toys, furniture, your hands and there is also the accidental lick on the lips when puppy is close and wants to pay respects. My pup usually eats james wellbeloved which is gluten free. She however got ill, and has been prescribed a special type of pet food and a probiotic paste to prevent vomiting.. both contian gluten. I'm in serious distresd as i don't want to live in a house that requires washing my hand after touching... so many things with risk of getting sick if i forget, nor do i wish to spend my days wiping and cleanig to decontaminate.
Brushing her teeth after every meal will be too difficult as well since she has to eat a teaspoon of her food every two hours.. that's 7 to 10 times a day. I dont think her tummy can handle the toothpaste .. nor do i have the time either.
Are there any celiacs out there with such issues? How do you manage? My pup is only 9 weeks, very curious and not afraid of introducing her mouth to everything.
I would have thought that you were already on probiotics :-O If you're not, then I really strongly think that taking probiotics would make a huge difference for you! Celiacs tend to lack a lot of the helpful intestinal bacteria due to the damage their intestines has endured. You should definitely give it a try.
Culturelle does not contain a dozen types of bacteria but it has the smallest amount of additives and ingredients, which is why it is one of the best out there. It was actually recommended by more than one person from this forum, so I'm not the only one using it.
I would recommend that you ask more people though and compare notes.
The link I gave you is just to show you the brand I take, but I wouldn't recommend ordering from that website since they are situated in europe. I order from it just because it isn't available in any swedish pharmacy.
It would be nice to see your dog. I'm not sure how to upload pics to this site, but I know that some people upload their pics to hosting sites like photobucket or something similar then put the links here.
Yeah, why not :-) Sailing looks like a peaceful fun thing to me too, although people say that it's not for everyone.
Hiking is also nice and offers a great workout for the entire body. What type of dog do you have by the way? He probably really loves you for taking him on hiking trips :-)
We're having too many ticks in Sweden this year sadly, so I'm avoiding the outdoors. Our area has a high risk of lyme disease too :-(
Thanks again for the compliment by the way. Really made me happy.
Oh congratulations :-) I'm happy to hear that it wasn't as bad as you thought it might have been. I think that you did a good job. You were aware that reading about possible diagnoses online would get you more paranoid than logic dictates, and you stopped yourself. Well done :-)
Aww, thanks so much for the kind words Nate! 90% of my drawings / paintings are digital :-)
I agree with all you're saying about life as a celiac. I stopped bothering with people a while ago as it's not so easy to find and meet new people but I guess that it's something we have to force ourselves to do. Although my husband is really tired of hearing about celiac, he's still incredibly supportive and doesn't bring gluten into the house.
Pets are amazing companions.. They probably keep us from going insane ;-)
What social activities have you found? I'm thinking about taking sailing lessons.. and perhaps form a travel-painting group.
Going gluten free might have adjusted your hormone levels. For me, I never got a period naturally until I went gluten-free. My hormones were all over the place and had settled due to the diet. Could be that the change of chemistry in your body + change of prevention meathod had this result on you.
Starting a blog on this website seemed like a pretty good idea moments ago, but now that I'm posting my first entry, I'm not really sure what to say :-)
An intro perhaps?
Hi, I'm Dani. I am an illustrator, and I seem to like the idea of calling myself an artist as well!
I am a self diagnosed celiac (or at least I think I am). My general health has improved ever since I started the diet, specifically since my periods (which were absent prior to the diet) are regular now!
The hardest part of being celiac is that I have been isolated from others, which has resulted in a boring and lonely lifestyle. I believe, however, that I started caring less about that when I realized I could be happy without being surrounded by people, or at least that's what the theory was. Whether it has been verified is a completely different story. The most important thing to me is not to get sick again and not to jump ship no matter what others think or say. This resulted with having less people who enjoy my company, but I'm not going to let that affect my judgement.
I guess that's enough blogging for one day.
Hang in there Nate and don't listen to those internet demons. They just want to make you worry and feel miserable.
Just live normally, and every time you start thinking about this just tell yourself that worrying about it won't make time go faster, and won't help you go through your days until the appointment comes. Let it be business as usual until it's time to deal with this.
I'm not saying that you HAVE to get diagnosed, but that you should think about it and consider it NOW before you go gluten free. Because if you find out later that you should have gotten a diagnosis for any reason, things will be a lot tougher.
It's your life and it's up to you how you live it, and that is the same thing the doctors will tell you as well. They will tell you that it's your decision. I'm just saying that you should do some serious consideration, because going on a gluten free diet and detoxing now, then changing your mind later will be very hard on you.