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In Topic: Low Energy And Feeling Depressed

Today, 01:42 AM

Welcome to the board. Sorry you are having a hard time. Have you had your vitamin and mineral levels checked? If not it might be helpful to do so. It can take a long time to heal fully and absorb nutrients that our body needs. Some of us have to supplement stuff like the B's and iron long term. If your B12 levels are low it will be helpful to use a sublingual B12 tablet as your body will have a hard time absorbing enough with damaged intestines.

Eat as clean as you can and if you haven't already be sure to read the Newbie 101 thread at the top of this page to make sure you don't have gluten sneaking in somewhere. It may not be the case with you but for me even a small amount of CC will make me depressed and tired. I hope you are feeling better soon.

In Topic: Gluten Free Food

Today, 01:30 AM

It isn't uncommon for us to have additional intolerances that rear their heads after we have been gluten free. I thought for a long time that a brand of gluten free crackers was getting me even though I later found they were made in a dedicated facility.  It turned out that I was also having problems with soy. Soy is in a lot of gluten-free products so it is likely that many times early on when I thought I was being glutened I was actually being soyed. Try keeping a food and symptom diary for a while.  It may help you pinpoint if something else is causing the issues. 

In Topic: Shrinking Feet

26 January 2015 - 10:32 AM

I noticed the same thing after about 6 months gluten free. I attributed it to losing some of the edema I had prediagnosis. 

In Topic: Very Discouraged!

20 January 2015 - 03:25 PM

IMHO before you start eliminating more foods he needs to be strictly gluten free for a bit first. No sense in dropping foods he doesn't have to drop. 

It is doubtful that even being careful and trying to cook gluten free that eating at the firehouse is safe for him. Can he bring food with him for a while and see if that makes a difference? If he really likes hot cereal for breakfast have him give cream of buckwheat a try. Bakery on Main granola is good also warmed with hot milk or dairy substitute. There are plenty of sources of fiber and protein that are not beans or oats. Veggies, fruits, brown rice, wild rice etc for fiber. Fresh meats, chicken, fish, eggs, nuts etc for protein. 

If you can make your house as gluten free as possible that would also help. Have the kids eat at the table when they are eating gluten foods like a sandwich and they should wash up after. There are good gluten-free snacks and cereals, pastas etc that can be used instead of gluten and many are quite good. 

It is overwhelming at first but all the trouble will be worth it when he is feeling better. Oh one last thought, if you are still eating gluten do make sure you are brushing your teeth before you kiss. You can gluten him if you don't. 

In Topic: gluten-free Special K Cereal

19 January 2015 - 12:22 PM

Thanks for posting. I almost never go down the cereal aisle so who knows when I would have seen it. I go shopping tomorrow so I'll have to give a good look for it. I always liked special K. Now if they would come out with a good gluten-free Raisen Bran I'll be all set. Good to know about the Eggos also. Wegmans have some that are pretty good and less than $2 a box. I like the blueberry the best.