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About RaeSaldivar

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  1. Oh wow, I drink lattes all the time on campus and have never once thought about wether or not the syrups are gluten free. I guess I figured gluten was limited to bread like items. Glad i ran across this post. I'll be more cautious from now on.
  2. Tolerance can change? Thats interesting, I wonder if it will. I haven't drank any wine or liquor since starting my gfd. I drink moderately but have always seemed to have an unusually high tolerance. Could that possibly have anything to do with this? I suppose I'll find out I was craving a choco malt earlier too! I checked online first and was disappointed to learn I couldn't have one. boo :/ Tolerance can change? How interesting. I've always had an unusually high tolerance for being a small woman. I wonder if that has anything to do with this. I suppose I'll find out.
  3. Yes, adult beverages were a concern of mine
  4. Thanks for the tip, I regularly order soy at Starbucks to add a rich flavor.
  5. Yes, I was diagnosed with IBS after I had the colonoscopy. I wanted to cry when the physician told me I was completely fine. This is the exact reason I haven't focused too much on getting insurance, I saw 2 specialists and recieved no answers. I was tired of feeling like no one took me seriously. I actually had a Dr. that told me I probably just had bad gas and wrote my a prescription for the children's dose of an acid reducer. A bubblegum flavored tablet that disolved in my mouth. Anywho, I use to keep a Pepto bottle by my pillow at night although it didn't do much to calm my symptoms. I did not even think to consider my boyfriend and cross contamination! OoOo no , lol.
  6. I definitely feel welcomed I thought about adding a probiotic as well. I did that way back when this first started and they helped. It's nice to know there are others who have been through similar issues. I think I can spend all day reading all the info these forums have.
  7. Let me start off by saying I am a 22 year old undergrad student that is at her wits end. I never had any type of intolerances growing up, not did i have food allergies or sensitivities. In 2008, I experienced a sever case of food poisoning from meat and have been on this roller coaster ever since. The first year and a half after that occurrence I lived off of fruits, veggies, tea and oatmeal. The pain I felt was constant and included both constipation and diarrhea. It was as if my body didn't know what to do with the food I ate. I started working out to build muscle mass since I had lost so much weight and got used to not going out with friends since I couldn't eat anything. I've had a colonoscopy, endoscopy, and a biopsy of my intestines. Normal results. I've tried every OTC medicine for gas, heartburn, indigestion, ect. and have been on a few prescribed such as dicyclomine Eventually I began to feel better and the pain and episodes got farther apart. Well, that leads me to where I am today. The episodes of abdominal cramps and diarrhea have gotten closer together and for the past 3 weeks I've been scared out of my mind because I don't know what else to do. symptoms are as followed: gas bloating constipation diarrhea lower abdominal cramps nausea chest pain fatigue headaches anxiety (idk if this is related) My boyfriend's bio professor suggested I try a gluten-free diet to see if there are any changes. He suffers from celiac himself and said if I do turn out to have a gluten allergy but let it go untreated I run the risk of facing long term affects from possible damage. ooOO and i don't have insurance, and won't anytime soon. I'm gonna try this thing for a month and see how I feel. I'm relying on the web to educate me about what i should avoid eating because I have no experience in this. Any advice or suggestions are greatly appreciated. it's very frustrating and depressing at times to feel like my life is so limited. I don't care about weight or calories, all I want to do is enjoy food like everyone else without considering the consequences and pain i'll be in later. I'm open to anyone who wants to reply. I suppose I just want to feel like I'm not alone.