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Member Since 26 May 2007
Offline Last Active Mar 28 2012 06:01 AM

Topics I've Started

Has Anyone Tried This Bold Pizza

13 March 2012 - 05:57 AM

It's gluten free and dairy free. I'm a little leery of soy cheese but it's getting good reviews.


New Perfectly Simple Zone Bars Are Gluten Free

07 March 2012 - 06:46 PM

There are three flavors and if you sign up on their website you get $1.50 coupon.


Did Anyone Else Have This Issue?

23 February 2012 - 03:52 PM

Sorry if this sounds silly but I've lost my fullness radar since going gluten free. What I mean is my stomach normally hurt because I've always had stomach cramps, gas and bloating after eating. I mentioned to my mother the other day I'm so used to having a stomach ache or heartburn pretty much all the time that it seems foreign to not have one. However, now I seem to want to eat all the time because I don't think 've figured out when I'm full. I used to just stop eating because it would hurt or I'd have to run to the bathroom.

I'm thinking some people here might get it. I just hope I don't gain 50 lbs. :(

This Is The Worst!

12 February 2012 - 05:21 PM

I thought I had celiac disease several year ago because of severe IBS, fatigue and joint pain. My doctor at the time thought I was crazy and told me I needed to take anti-depressents for the IBS and told me it would "calm me down" I finally convince her to give me a blood test and she condescendingly did so even though "I had no symptoms" because having diarhea and never ending gas everytime you ate aren't "symptoms". It came back negative and she told me to limit wheat for the IBS. I went gluten-free for about 6 months never felt better but stupid me, I went through a divorce and started eating whatever again.

Was okay for a while then the IBS hit and this time with stomach pains and constipation. This past July I started to get strange "bug bites" all up and down my arms and legs, my upperback, kneecaps, chest, then the feet OMG! The feet. They's start out red, then they'd hurt and burn so bad I'd almost cry getting in the shower. I'd go to the pool with my daughter and get in the water and the burn would make so nauseated I'd get goosebumps. I felt like it was coming from inside my body.

Then fall hit and I was still getting "bug bites" even though there were no bugs. anywhere. It was then I started to realize they weren't bug bites so I went to the dermatologist. My body now a mass of purple scar tissue with fresh bumps over. Exhausted from not sleeping for more than two hours at a time and waking up with blood on my sheets. She put me on prednisone and gave me a topical steroid and a sedating antihistimine to clear up the hives and help me sleep. Told me it was hives probably due to stress. The meds did nothing but make me tired but I'd still wake up. all night. Next stop, primary care doctor who gave me another course of prednisone and anti-anxiety meds to help me sleep.

Finally today I was a picture of a DH rash and it looked just like what I had (after 7 months of this nonsense I really didn't think it was hives anyway). I remembered an old friend who I haven't seen in 4 years told me he had a rash that got him diagnosed with Celiac so I called him and he asked me to come over and let him see. I showed him my arms, legs, back and feet and he said it looked like his rash. His wife came down and agreed. Friend also told me when he eliminated gluten the rash went away but took several months. My dermatologist told me he would do a biopsy of my skin so I'm going to call tommorrow.

It's weird but I guess I got so used to living with the IBS that it didn't really phase me! I'm telling you that I would only eat bananas for the rest of my life it would cure this itch! I've had eczema most of my life off and on but at least then I could put some cream on it for relief. This thing is relentless. At this point I'm hoping it really is DH because I've run out of options.

If you've bothered to read this much, thanks. I guess I'm a little mad at myself because maybe, just maybe if I had stayed gluten-free, I wouldn't dealing with this. Who knows? Not looking for sympathy, just understanding.

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