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Member Since 17 Jul 2007
Offline Last Active Jul 07 2008 01:25 PM

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Is This A Little Unusual?

07 July 2008 - 01:25 PM

hi. I just want to say thanks to everyone who helped me in the past. I need your help once more! :blink:

Okay, so when I was first diagnosed, I was instructed to avoid gluten. At first, I felt fine off of gluten, then I slowly began to develop even more intolerances as the months passed. Since my diagnosis a year ago, I have been found to be intolerant to almost EVERYTHING. I can no longer eat dairy, soy, corn chips, pinto beans, raisins, apricots, prunes, potatoes and tomatoes (still debating on whether or not nuts and bananas bother me too). It's like, every time I eat dairy, soy, pintos and apricots, a I get almost the same exact symptoms as if I ate some gluten, minus the joint pain and diarrhea. I get a horrible rash that lasts for days at a time every time I eat these foods...

Now here's what I CAN eat: Eggs, some corn, kidney beans and lentils, all meats, rice, some peppers, fish, most fruits, most veggies, (nuts?) and candy...Is it normal to have this many intolerances to food when you have Celiac disease? I'm 21 years old and im about to lose my head because I don't know what to eat anymore. :blink:

Glutened By Barilla Pasta Sauce

22 May 2008 - 01:10 AM

I made some pasta tonight, and normally, would use del monte or hunt's. I decided to try out Barilla pasta sauce because it did not list anything I was allergic to. I am allergic to soy, and both Ragu and classico have soy in them. So I ate my pasta with the barilla sauce, 2 hours later, my body had started to become shakey and my stomach hurt. Then I had some slight D.

My question is, has anyone else had a problem with barilla sauces? Thanks. :rolleyes:

Need Help Convincing Brother To Get Tested.

18 May 2008 - 06:14 PM

Hi everyone. I just want to say thanks for helping me whenever I needed it. I would be lost without this site. So thanks, for helping me achieve better health.

My twin brother (I am female, he is male) has been suffering from stomach problems for years and years, since he turned 15. He was diagnosed with crohn's disease at age 15, and he is 21 right now, and he looks exactly the same as he did back then. He is 6'4 and just a little over 100lbs, he cannot grow facial hair for some odd reason, he has diarrhea multiple times everyday, he also says he has bloody stools, he just feels really crappy. He says he has this low feeling, idk if he means nausea or not. He is as thin as a pole. Minus the bloody stools, he has been having the same symptoms as I had before going gluten free, for past few months.

I tried to tell him that maybe he has celiac disease as well, but he pushes me away and denies the possibilities. He still lives with my mom and she keeps saying that it's probably just attributed to crohn's disease. Help! How do I convince him that he may be suffering needlessly, and that a simple change in diet could make a world of a difference? I just don't want him to suffer anymore.

Um...centrum? Gluten Or No Gluten? I'm Confused.

01 May 2008 - 03:43 PM

I just recently got off Centrum vitamins because I don't know if it has gluten in them or not. I never got a reaction to Centrum. I'm taking Nature Made calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin D pill, but I would like to take a multivitamin with these. I like Centrum and I wanna know for sure if it is safe for us to use. Their site says there is no gluten, but I read topics on this site stating otherwise?...So, does anybody REALLY know? Thanks. :huh:

Mom Thinks I Was Cursed By The Devil...lol! Rant

12 March 2008 - 11:22 PM

My mom thinks that me and my male twin ( he was stricken with chron's and I believe he may have celiac disease too) are cursed by the devil, because we are the only two in our family that we know of with auto immune disease...We tried explaining to her that these things obviously run in our family (Diabetes is pretty high on my father's side of the family, I honestly think it might be linked to celiac). But no. She is sticking to the fact that "we were cursed by the devil because of our 'wrong doings'" (Wrong doings meaning, we make mistakes like forget to turn off the bathroom light and accidently fall asleep on the couch. So basically 'we are being cursed' because we're not perfect, or atleast thats how she sees it) :rolleyes:

The thing that bugs me the most though is the fact that she expects me to clean up the kitched space when I finish cooking, which I do each and every night. However, after she makes dinner, she leaves all kinds of gluteny stains and messes everywhere, my brother usually has to clean them up since my skin reacts to touching gluten. I mean, its just not fair! And its hazardous to my health! I've told her time and time again that I cannot get contaminated by crumbs and food etc, containing gluten. She thinks its all in my head and that i'm a retard <_<

Idk if it is her old age or not, but ever since I was diagnosed about a year ago, she's been picking on me alot. I mean, she's been picking fights with me for the past 6 months, EVERY NIGHT! Like saying all this crap about wishing she had perfect kids, and that maybe if me and my twin brother were better, god might not have allowed us to get sick...And to me, I get the impression that she wishes she had 'better kids'. I can't even start up a normal conversation with her without it turning in to an argument, because she'd end up calling me a name or something :angry: It's driving me nuts.

I've agreed to move in with my boyfriend in 2 months, but she has been trying to keep me from going. My health is failing living here and she doesn't understand that. And since my boyfriend also follows a strict gluten free diet ( He doesnt have Celiac disease, but he has very severe type 2 diabetes. He doesn't eat processed food. He's well aware of my cross contamination issues, so whenever he's over here, he keeps an eye out on me xD) My mom does not like him because she does not want me to date guys (even though i'll be 21 in 5 weeks!)

Just, how do I cope with things until I get out of here? I've tried everything I can to convince her that Celiac disease is the real deal. Has anyone else had to deal with something similar or worst than this before?

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