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Sarahsmile416

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  1. Thanks so much! It just feels good to say it right now! Although I know I'm not out of the woods yet. I have my second HCG blood draw tomorrow and when I have the results of that, I will feel better. Until then, I consider it up in the air (despite the positive blood test). I am already tired all the time but yet when I go to bed I have a hard time sleeping. Very frustrating!
  2. Well, Monday morning I went in for a routine blood work and monitoring for what I thought was my AF...and they called me a couple hours later and told me I was pregnant! I couldn't believe it! Now, they are going to check my HCG levels tomorrow to see if they are doubling appropriately. After everything I have read on here and because of my pre existing diabetes, I am extremely nervous about miscarriages! I have always read that a symptom for many people during pregnancy is C - but since I am more prone to D due to my gut, I was wondering if people here had more C or D due to these issues?
  3. I have never heard of these protein packets but I'm intrigued - partly because of the low carb options. This mighr be a stupid question, but what other ingredients can you add to the shakes?
  4. Thanks for the help. Hazelnut milk sounds really good - I've never seen that in any of the stores near me though
  5. So, I am two and half months in after being "labelled" NCGI. I was given Aciphex to control the extreme acidity and erosion of my esophagus and told that my other symptoms would start to improve after a couple months. Unfortunately, that has not happened. Instead, itseems my tolerance for foods has lessened. A month after my negative biopsy, I realized, I had become intolerant to dairy - something I had expected to a point given the state of my gut. However, I figured that would be the end of it, hopefully! Because of my dairy intolerance I thought I would try the So Delicious Coconut ice cream - definitely delicious and no ill effects. This past weekend I saw they had a no sugar added variety and because of my diabetes, I figured that might be better than the other. I tried it two nights ago and was okay that night but later on, not so much. As an experiment to confirm it was that food that had given me the problem, I ate it again...same issues. I'm trying to figure out whether it was some added ingredient in the NSA variety or if it is the So Delicious brand in general. I have heard people have had reactions to the carageenan in that, but figured I was okay because I haven't reacted to the yogurt that had it in it or the first So Delicious brand I tried. However, maybe like everything else, I am growing intolerant to that too. I guess my question is, is it normal to have growing food intolerances two months into the gluten-free diet? If so, why? All I know, is that it becomes very frustrating to have to keep adding foods to my do-not-eat list.
  6. I understand as well. Eating out can be a crap shoot for me...sometimes I have no problems and other times it can be a nightmare...and sometimes, yes, I am forced to order something small in order to stay safe from a reaction but then I leave hungry. The other night, my husband and I went to Champps for the Super Bowl - I ordered a French onion soup sans bread and within an hour was in the bathroom (apparently even the presence of cheese was enough to cause a reaction), then later, I ordered something I thought was safe - a steak, white rice and steamed broccoli - and less than an hour later, I was back in the bathroom. It can be very frustrating sometimes!
  7. Thanks, I will do that. I had two at work today and immediately had sharp pains in my abdomen...but didn't know if it was a gluten reaction or a chocolate reaction. Either way, not going to try that again.
  8. Reading this list, I didn't see Hershey's Special Dark Kisses - are they safe?
  9. I am confused - can you clarify why you can't rule out celiac with a negative biopsy? Mine were negative as well, so I assumed that was the last word on the situation. I, too, have other AI issues so for that reason, I do not count out Celiac later on (I was pre-diabetic for years and then at 27, I developed Type 1 diabetes). I understand why after a blood test you cannot rule it out, but I always thought biopsies were pretty definitive. And CeliacMindwarp- thank you!! That gives me hope that perhaps mine will get better too - particularly the social anxiety!
  10. That is very interesting - thanks for putting it up there. Even though it specifically links anxiety and celiac, I would assume the same could be found, maybe to a lesser extent with NCGI? I have had anxiety almost all my life, from my phobia of throwing up to your more garden variety social phobia, I will be interested to see how staying away from gluten affects it .
  11. I, too have an intense phobia of vomiting - and I'm so glad you brought it up, because every time I have been glutened or react to dairy, my phobia rears its ugly head. It's bad enough having panic attacks being near people I am afraid will throw up or have a virus, it's that much worse constantly being afraid when I am glutened that it will happen. Thank goodness it hasn't happened yet and I hope it never does! Of course, I am only a month into it, but so far vomiting has not been a part of my cavalcade of symptoms!
  12. I have to say reading your posts have certainly eased my mind a good deal! I am gluten intolerant but have a great deal of inflammation in my gut so am going both gluten free and dairy free and have been so for about a month. On top of this, I have Type 1 Diabetes and PCOS so definitely have an uphill battle ahead of me! My husband and I have just started trying and while I have a reproductive endocrinologist who is helping me along the way, the gut issues have caused me a little worry in terms of both getting pregnant and carrying to term. I am thankful for posts like these because they certainly help when I am feeling discouraged!!
  13. I have vitiligo in various spots on my body - I have pretty much come to terms with the spots that have been there since I was 13 going away, but I have noticed improvement in the most recent spot while on this diet, which makes me very happy. Hopefully, in a couple years it will be all but gone!
  14. Question for those of you in the know - does the presence of more than one autoimmune disorder leave one more susceptible for another? For example, I tested negative for celiac (blood test and endoscopy), but I have two other auto immune disorders - does this mean that the possibility of developing celiac in the future is greater for me?
  15. Yes, the Brunner's gland hyperplasia was the most glaring thing I saw. I looked it up and saw it was a benign tumor in the duodenum - which didn't really worry me just confused me that my doctor wouldn't tell me that. And yes, mushroom, I agree, the definitions of those words do tend to lead to more questions than answers, haha.