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Member Since 14 Apr 2007
Offline Last Active Aug 29 2008 06:09 PM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Gluten Reactions

29 August 2008 - 06:11 PM

I'm perfectly fine for about two weeks, my first reaction is acid reflux, and feeling ill. I don't react at all to crumbs or kisses, ever.

In Topic: Wow, People Really Don't Get It...

13 August 2008 - 02:40 PM

I get this every time I try to explain it to people. Its been two years, and frankly I've given up trying to make people understand that it isn't a lifestyle choice for me. Its not like "choosing" to be a vegan or a veg. If I didn't have celiac, I'd certainally be eating whatever I want. Hopefully I dont offend, but....to me the worse to explain it to are the hippy tree hugger types. They think its cool or something! Um....noooo....this isn't my idea of cool, having any disease is not cool, and not a damn trend.:huh: Well, servers too.....I can see the dazed look in there eyes, and I always fear getting glutened because they are not listening.

In Topic: Gluten Challenge

13 August 2008 - 11:16 AM

I suggest perhaps then you just save it for that rainy day for when somehow or other you get glutened by accident. It happens. Maybe you won't react because you have healed so much. Even the Merck Manual says celiac is insidious after all. It takes a while to develop on either end no doubt.


Exactly, thats what I'm thinking. I remember it all started with reflux, and went downhill from there for about 2 years. I'm not going to do that again thats for sure! FYI, to you all...It wasn't all you think it would be, the cravings and missing the food that is. I think it just gets built up after years of not eating gluten. I'm done with it, after all its only food. Thank you for the friendly advice, and keeping the torches and pitchforks at bay!

In Topic: Gluten Challenge

13 August 2008 - 09:35 AM

I have been gluten free 8 yrs last month. This last January, I was glutened by an OTC medicine. I was sick for 3 months.

Why do you want to do a challenge? Are you questioning if gluten is really the problem?

Thats just it. I do have celiac disease. I was dx with an upper endoscopy, biopsy. I have been "trace" glutened about 4 or 5 times in my two years being gluten free, and now, I've done this and I'm feeling fine. Its just strange to me. I've been asked why several times so far, I just want to see what happens, I don't even miss the food that much, being gluten free is so much healthier I have no intention of going back to it. I guess I'm just oddly curious.

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