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Member Since 24 Apr 2004
Offline Last Active May 15 2004 08:26 PM

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In Topic: Specialty Flavoring Syrups--torani

15 May 2004 - 07:40 AM

The company emailed me and all but the French Vanilla are gluten free according to what they said. The French Vanilla has barley in it. Marsha

In Topic: What Do You Do About Cross Contamination?

11 May 2004 - 07:59 PM

:unsure: Oh, boy. This will be a challenge. I've been gluten-free for a month with only a couple accidents. But I don't store things separate like you mentioned. My kitchen is so short on cupboard space I have to store lots of food in the basement and all my pots and pans get stored either in the oven or on top of the stove! It will be a reall trick to figure out how to reserve one whole cupboard just for gluten-free stuff! I suppose I need to do it though to prevent accidents. We are just so short on space around here this house stresses me out. There is just stuff everywhere. I try to clean it up and put things away, but there is not room for everything and then my kids and hubby come along and leave stuff out again. It drives me crazy. Am I the only one in this household who has the technology to put things away???? :angry:

In Topic: Bloating

11 May 2004 - 07:43 PM

:blink: I have been gluten-free for about a month now. I used to have frequent episodes of bloating and pain. The last episode before I went gluten-free was so severe I couldn't sit up or stand up without severe abdominal pain. That was the last straw for me. Since going gluten free, the only time I have bloated bad was when I accidentally got gluten and yesterday with my period. For some reason, I just blew up after dinner last night and it was a combination of cramps and bloating gas/pain. I took two anti gass tablets and laid on the massager and it finally let up. Then I took my muscle relaxant and was able to sleep through the night. This morning the cramping was as bad as labor pain, but I was able to get a handle on it with Tylenol. But to make a long story short except for my period, I only bloat and gas up when I get gluten now. I hope that doesn't change except for my period....I'd like to not do it then either. :(
It sounds to me like maybe you are hit and miss with being gluten free. If you have developed food allergies while being celiac, you may still have those food allergies and don't know it. It could very well be an allergic reaction to something you are eating. I would suggest keeping a food diary. Write down everything you eat and the time you ate it as well as any symptoms you get and what time the onset was. After about 2 weeks of this, go back through your diary and see if there is any coralation (I know I spelled that wrong) between what you have eaten and the onset of gas/bloating. If there seems to be a pattern, try eliminating the food that looks suspicious for a week and see if symptoms let up.
Good luck!
Marsha :)

In Topic: No Money In It For Thr Drs

06 May 2004 - 08:49 AM

"I appreciate everyone here. It is such a comfort to know that I can share Celiac concerns. Having this message board has been a true blessing. The people around me just say" Whats the big deal, just dont eat bread. " If they only knew.lol"

I will be going to my parent's for Mother's Day weekend. My sister and her husband and another lady friend of my mom's will be there too. I know I will get baraged with questions about why I am eating the way I do. My brother in law will be especially challenging. He is always so sarcastic and negative about everything. I know he will try to make me feel foolish for eating so strangely. I am praying it all goes smoothly.
:unsure: Marsha

In Topic: No Money In It For Thr Drs

05 May 2004 - 07:28 AM

My doctor was baffled about my canker sores that had been reocurring since Dec. We tried all sorts of stuff and he was at the end of his resources to help me. Someone on another forum I belong to suggested I try looking into celiac. I have 13 of the symptoms and one complication (severe osteoporosis). So I began a gluten free diet. Within three days the sores were gone. I only had reocurrances when I challenged with two Girl Scout cookies and once when I mistakenly drank my son's water after he had been eating soda crackers and there was backwash in it. (I know, EEEEEEW!) Anyway, I wrote letter to my doctor about my results with the diet and told him if he knew how to do the blood tests or knew the labs here could process them, I'd be happy to come in for blood work and although reluctantly, I would also do the biopsy if he really wanted me too. His nurse called yesterday. Apparently no one here does the blood work because he said the only option is the biopsy for a definite diagnosis. However, he said if I am having good results with the diet to just continue it. He didn't think the biopsy was necessary unless I just wanted it. He also congratulated me on figuring out the cure to my canker sores....said, "Good Work!"
I am happy with the decision to just continue the diet without a medical diagnosis. I've had good results. Would I abandon the diet if I had the biopsy and it came back negative? No, I don't think so.
Marsha :rolleyes:

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