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#31 Britt_ME

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 04:31 PM

I know I shouldn't/can't eat gluten. I've known for 14 yrs. But how do I stop? I restarted the gluten-free diet last week and the cravings are driving me crazy. I am the only one in my family with this problem, and my mom is unwiling/ hesitant to eat gluten free foods that I can make with gluten. It is frustating and having to modify supper to feed two ways of eating and annoying. But mostly I know my mental and physical well-being are linked to being gluten-free/SF. I just really want those doritoes. :P
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 12:36 PM

I know I shouldn't/can't eat gluten. I've known for 14 yrs. But how do I stop? I restarted the gluten-free diet last week and the cravings are driving me crazy. I am the only one in my family with this problem, and my mom is unwiling/ hesitant to eat gluten free foods that I can make with gluten. It is frustating and having to modify supper to feed two ways of eating and annoying. But mostly I know my mental and physical well-being are linked to being gluten-free/SF. I just really want those doritoes. :P


stopping can be tough
worthwhile! but tough
it can be even more tough if you're living with someone who isn't 100% supportive (makes it more tough both physically - how to avoid cc? - and mentally)

but stopping gluten *can* be done!

consider making your own meals - not sure how old you are, but I'm assuming at least 14 ;)
If cooking every day is not easy, you can choose recipes that are good in large batches, cook 1x/week and freeze in single servings, then just reheat to eat with everyone else. After a few weeks you'll have a lovely selection!

If you are lucky, you will start to feel better right away and that is big motivation to stay gluten-free.

Whatever the logistics, you have to decide (or convince yourself) that your health is important enough to take the effort to fight the cravings. If you're not convinced of this, no one else around you will be, either.
I was lucky, most of my food cravings went away once I eliminated gluten. Hopefully that will be the case for you, too. If not, make your own doritos - get gluten-free corn chips, and put a little oil & seasoning on them. voila, gluten-free doritos :D

good luck :)
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gluten-free (except unintentionally) from 7 Dec 2007
3 gluten-free cousins and counting (1 gold standard, 1 pos blood/no endo, 1 self/dietary diagnosed)
suspect mother was celiac (also, cousin suspects my mother's twin is celiac)

Feb 08 testing 'normal range' for gluten antibodies, IBD and food allergies
Staying off gluten - dietary reaction is compelling for me!

"Hi, I'm the gluten-free diner at your table."

#33 adhdwarrior

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 10:50 AM

Wow! I have read through many of these posts and I have to add my story to the list! My 10 year old son has been suffereing from a PROFOUND case of ADHD and GAD for YEARS! His shrinks all agreed that he was one of the worst cases they'd ever seen and one of them is a FORENSIC psychiatrist! He had also been diagnosed as growth hormone deficient and, later IGF-1 hormone deficient and has always been extremely small for his age..... fast forward a bit.... he had to stop taking psychiostimulant meds for ADHD because #1. He stopped growing--completely. #2. He has a possible congenital heart defect.

Desperate, I researched alternative treatments for ADHD, because anyone who knew my son, knew he would end up institutionalized without SOMETHING for his ADHD! I found many articles on chiropractic, so I took him to a chiropractor and he began treatment. The adjustments alone helped tremendously, but we still had major ups and downs---and I wanted more consistency.... so the chiropractor discussed food allergy testing with me and I reluctantly agreed to have it done. I didn't understand what food allergies could have to do with ADHD, and thought it would be a waste of time and money BUT....my son is gluten intolerant and is allergic to wheat, milk, and eggs! I was devastated at first because those are in ALL of his favorite foods! But I got over it, found the gluten-free mall and started ordering things for him to try (we have no stores nearby that sell gluten-free). We made the transition as quickly as possible and OMG! He is a different child! He started getting good notes from school for the first time in his LIFE (which is kind of sad b/c he is in 4th grade)! He has started having a growth spurt (almost and inch and a half in a few months when he hasn't grown a fraction in the 2 YEARS prior)! He has not been diagnosed with celiac disorder yet..but I'll bet that would answer his lack of growth--- he hadn't been able to absorb the right nutrients!

Looking back, I could see a pattern...he was always having "mystery" fevers and stomach "viruses" (vomitting/diarrhea) that I can now see were b/c of all the gluten, etc. PLUS his behavior always seemed at its worse on pizza or lasagna days while the steak and potato days were his "good" days...It all fits and it all makes perfect sense now!

Man, I wish I had done this a long time ago! The proof actually came this morning. My son had not been glutened for 2 solid weeks and felt great-- never once complaining of a tummy ache and virtually no sign of ADHD..then last night my dear hubby decided to get some arby's roast beef (which is gluten free btw) BUT he didn't specify "NO BUN!" SO he thought he'd just take the meat off the bun and give it to our son.... big mistake for 2 reasons.... BUTTER (milk allergy) from the toasted bun and close contact with wheat! Our son had to come home from school today because of vomitting and tummy ache-- lesson learned!

Ever since I can remember, I have suffered with constipation, bloating, and just feeling YUCKY. I also have been diagnosed with ADHD--and I really feel that my son has been "cured" of his ADHD and other ailments by simply eliminating this CRAP from his diet....so I am thinking of just going gluten and dairy free myself and also making my toddler gluten and dairy free so we won't have these same problems later with him!
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#34 huevo_no_bueno

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 10:11 PM

Thank you for these responses, they're helpful. I think the overall feeling for about half a day after I consume gluten is melancholy, and when I'm due for my next gluten fix (gotta love those opioid peptides) I get this feeling of restless frustration. I have to do something, but I feel literally incapable of doing anything. And I hate everything. :lol: Good times.


It is such a relief to unplug from that cycle. I look at it this way. There are people who genetically cannot tolerate alcohol. There are other people who genetically cannot tolerate gluten. When I found out the first time several years ago with the IgA test, I went off gluten and had horrendous withdrawal symptoms, like my brain was screaming out for something. Physically, digestively, I felt much better...mentally I went back and forth between brilliant clear-headedness and horrible cravings. It took a second test and the gradual return of all the fatigue, irritable bowel, and dark brain fog for me to really be able to commit to my health. It may take a while for your brain to figure out how to make its own endorphins again!
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#35 geokozmo

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:56 AM

Yeah, I also have similar bad feelings if accidentally glutenized. My main relief is that I stop having unwanted sexually compulsive fantasies. For this alone I wd do this diet, even thouzgh I do not want to test myself because for that I shd eat some bread. And I dont want that. Geokozmo
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Posted 07 June 2008 - 04:42 PM

Yeah, I also have similar bad feelings if accidentally glutenized. My main relief is that I stop having unwanted sexually compulsive fantasies. For this alone I wd do this diet, even thouzgh I do not want to test myself because for that I shd eat some bread. And I dont want that. Geokozmo


Maybe u have those feelings to sort of try to pep you up out of the zombiefied state you are in when glutened...?
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I eat whatever I want. But I listen to my body. I just can't eat a lot of diary or grains. If I do eat them, I savor and chew them slowly and well... I don't like feeling sluggish and if I eat alot of those things I start feeling sluggish. I feel very cleaned out now. I like to eat lots of raw fruits and veggies. I think for me I just can't eat things that are inflammatory, and dairy and all grains are inflammatory to me. So looks like I'll be eating mainly fruits, veggies, wild or grass-fed meats, and figure out what other stuff I can eat thats not too inflammatory. I'll probably also drink wine or brandy and use other plants things that are anti-inflammatory. Yeah!

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:20 PM

Here here!

I have been gluten free now for 10 months, and the last 2 months have developed a quite uncomfortable intolerance to lactose. For me, there is definantly a connection between being 'glutened' and my mood and behaviour. After eating gluten I become tired, lathargic, irritable and depressed. Alot of that is also due to that annoying fact of this disease and how easy it can be to unintentionally make a mistake, or have someone make a mistake on you.

I find I am continually paranoid about eating out, and when my eating becomes somewhat of a 'hassle' to other people I withdraw into myself and don't want to eat.

I think the depression also comes from the constant sick feeling, and since finding out about my temporary lactose intolerance it definantly took its toll on me. I find the strain of constantly feeling sick, especially managing it after moving out of home. I just find the whole thing depressing. Good to hear so many of you out there have kept a positive attitude!
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Posted 09 October 2008 - 10:34 AM

I hate everything. I hate everything right now. Yes.
Something got me. I don't know for sure what. Maybe I got CC'd.
I also suspect I have an allergy to eggs now. Or reaction, or sensitivity.
This weekend I made an egg and cheese scramble. And I sneezed a lot while cooking. And then glurble groan said my stomach after I had eaten. Damnit!
And I've felt mentally like poop for days now. Since the eggs.
We also had a turkey that weekend and DH has glutiny gravy and laid the gravy spoon on the turkey. Damnit! He picked apart the turkey and reserved the side that didn't have the gravy spoon on it for me in its own tupperware. I've been eating that all week.
Maybe the CC turkey, maybe the eggs.
I hate everything.
My stomach is mostly back to normal now, except PMS is also joining in. It's mostly mental. It is actually in waves. Like, the tide goes out for a minute and I feel clear and normal, but then in surges this wave of HATE and irritation, and everything is hateable and annoying.
I hate eating. I hate my brain. I hate everything.
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Gluten free, egg free for the moment. Will challenge the egg whites again in a while.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 09:04 PM

It's funny how when I'm all pissed off and hating everything that a part of me wonders if I just have an anger management problem. And then the anger-fog lifts, and I am over getting whacked off whatever I ate that was wrong and poison to me. Who the hell was that person that wrote the above entry? It is part of me, and I don't like it, yet when I am that way I almost don't know anything different, as if things are always that aggravating.

Damn food. No eggs for me for a month. Then I will have some egg yolks and see how I feel. If that is fine I will try whole eggs again and see if it was eggs that did me in. If not, then I slipped up somewhere else.

I gave a vial of blood for gene testing through GHC. Wouldn't they have needed a cheek swab? I'm confused, and I suspect they will only test for the outright Celiac genes, not for any sensitivity genes. That was Wednesday. I'll post again when I get results.
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Gluten free, egg free for the moment. Will challenge the egg whites again in a while.

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 11:47 AM

It's funny how when I'm all pissed off and hating everything that a part of me wonders if I just have an anger management problem. And then the anger-fog lifts, and I am over getting whacked off whatever I ate that was wrong and poison to me. Who the hell was that person that wrote the above entry? It is part of me, and I don't like it, yet when I am that way I almost don't know anything different, as if things are always that aggravating.

Damn food. No eggs for me for a month. Then I will have some egg yolks and see how I feel. If that is fine I will try whole eggs again and see if it was eggs that did me in. If not, then I slipped up somewhere else.

I gave a vial of blood for gene testing through GHC. Wouldn't they have needed a cheek swab? I'm confused, and I suspect they will only test for the outright Celiac genes, not for any sensitivity genes. That was Wednesday. I'll post again when I get results.




hahahahahahahaha your last two posts are hilarious. For the fact that it sounds so much like stuff i would say. i know exactly how you feel about the anger problem but it is just the fact that your body is in so much stress over being sick that your emotions feel it an you take it out on other people and yourself. i know what its like to just want to not eat anything for the fact that even the 'safe products' seem to make you feel sick.

Petipied , i read that you just said you moved out, have you found it easier or harder to control your gluten-free diet this way?i know what u mean about stressing out about the fact of eating out etc . i have definetly pissed alotta my mates off with my paranoia that usually just have a drink while theyre eating dinner now ,no matter where we go.i also withdraw from things and become a bit of an introvert as its just easier then explaining to people as they never really understand.
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