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#1 Kingschild

 
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Posted 29 May 2005 - 11:02 PM

My daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease one week ago. My doctor wants to test me also since I have so many of the symptoms.

I decided to just read up on celiac disease and lactose intolerance because that seems to be the most common things that bother us.

Today is the 1st day that I haven't had a stomach ache in a very long time. :) My daughter is showing significant improvement also. She's 11 years old.

It's so hard to change the way you think about food. But I know in time I'll get better at this.

I appreciate some comments I've read here about cross-contamination. I just used the same knife for me and dh's peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. :o Mine was on a gluten-free rice cake - his was on wheat bread. Live and learn. :)

So...any tips on making my home more safe for us would be greatly appreciated.

{{{yawn}}} It's late...I'll come back and chat with everyone tomorrow. ;)

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#2 tarnalberry

 
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Posted 30 May 2005 - 07:47 AM

Welcome to the site! It is a great resource!

BTW, if you still need to get testing YOU should NOT be gluten-free yet. You need to be consuming gluten for the tests to be accurate.
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#3 KaitiUSA

 
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Posted 30 May 2005 - 08:24 AM

Welcome to the board!

If you have any questions just ask..there are so many knowledgable people on this site. You will find great information and support
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Posted 30 May 2005 - 08:45 AM

Some things that help: use separate toasters for gluten-free and non gluten-free bread. At restaurants, when ordering salads, ask for no croutons. Check shampoos and make-up for possible ingredients. Basically just be really careful. Good luck, and as time goes on it does get a lot easier.
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Posted 30 May 2005 - 01:05 PM

Welcome!

So...any tips on making my home more safe for us would be greatly appreciated.


*Label things like butter, peanut butter, mayonnaise, jam, dip, ect. "gluten free".
*Be careful when using non-stick pans that have cuts on them, gluten can get trapped inside the cracks.
*Get rid of wooden cooking utensils/cutting boards that were used to handle food containing gluten.
*You would also need a new and separate deep fryer.
*Wash all surfaces before placing food on them.
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#6 Kingschild

 
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 10:55 AM

Thanks for the tips. I didn't know I needed to still be eating gluten for the test. I've been gluten-free for 3 or 4 days. I'm getting tested tomorrow...should I eat something with gluten today?

Did any of you change your whole family over to gluten-free eating to make things simpler?
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 11:02 AM

For the blood test? Sure...can't hurt.

For endoscopy/biopsy, yes, but don't eat or drink after midnight for purposes of testing. If you're having that test done, the hospital has probably told you this.
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