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Member Since 03 May 2004
Offline Last Active Jul 22 2005 12:49 PM

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Severe Stomach Cramps

28 April 2005 - 04:28 AM

Hi, I've had some weird things happen to me in the last month. Several weeks back, I got what looked like food poisoning, & wound up in the hospital, where I had to get rehydrated with an IV. So there was that, then a few days back, my fiance & I were on a road trip, when I started to get these waves of stomach cramps. They soon became terribly severe & started migrating to my intestines. Pretty soon, both my stomach & intestines were cramping in waves, so bad that I was screaming into a pillow. I felt like I'd been shot. This went on for an hour & 1/2. I honestly thought I was dying. We were in the mountains, nowhere near a medical facility, so we just pulled over & I hoped they would pass. All in all, I had the cramping for 4 1/2 hours. It was a nightmare. I've never had anything like that before. I've been gluten free for about a year & wonder if I got contaminated in both instances. Blood tests showed that I didn't have food poisoning after all in the 1st instance. Has this stuff happened to others here?


Gf Restaurants In Yellowstone Park?

04 April 2005 - 12:53 PM

I'm honeymooning in Yellowstone this July, and am pretty nervous about the food situation. Since it's a national park, I'm expecting nothing but concessions with hot dogs & hamburgers. Anybody here who's had any experience with gluten-free dining there?
Thank you!

Wedding Cakes

06 February 2005 - 07:53 PM

Can anybody help me to find a bakery in the Washington DC region that might be hospitable to doing up a gorgeous gluten-free wedding cake??

Thank you,

Feel Like I'm Sinking....

17 January 2005 - 11:00 AM

I am a 35 yr old female & have been strictly gluten-free since about last April. I'm not feeling much relief though. Over this past year, I have also weeded out other foods that I realized I was sensitive to, like corn, dairy, and soy. So here I am, leading a lifestyle like a monk. No alcohol, no smoking, & I exercise frequently. I eat fresh meat & veg, yet I still feel terrible. I also have Fibromyalgia. New symptoms seem to have arisen. I have cramping throughout my back, neck & arms. I have Raynoud's Syndrome, & with this being winter, it's flaring up constantly. I am a music teacher & am not even able to play my instruments now for any length of time due to pain & Raynaud's. I am lucky to be engaged to an incredible man, but I am very very depressed. I am terribly suicidal. Every day, I am fighting suicidal thoughts. I cut myself sometimes, when I just can't deal with the pain & frustration. I am terrified I'm going to commit suicide. I am living now for my fiance, who is aware of my pain & misery & who pleads with me not to kill myself.I try, but I am finding the most mundane tasks to be so difficult & painful. I try to reason with him, saying that if I am in so much pain, day & in & day out, does he really want me to continue on like that? I am pretty much housebound, since I give lessons from here, but even when I have free time, I dont have the strength to go anywhere or do anything other then maybe clean the house or watch tv. I am sorry to be so self-pitying, I just don't know what to do at this point. I sincerely want to stay alive, & to have a great life with my fiance. I don't want to be a drain on society though. I want to be fully functional. Doctors have put me on different meds, painfillers, anti-depressants. Nothing works.
OK, I've blathered on long enough.Thanks for listening.


Beware The Turkey!

24 November 2004 - 08:16 AM

I bought a large Butterball turkey breast to cook for me & my boyfriend tomorrow. On closer inspection, I noticed 2 things. (1) Enclosed is a packet for gravy, containing wheat, & (2) the turkey itself comes soaked in a concoction including modified food starch (something we all should be very wary of). So, I'm off to Whole Foods for an organic turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone,


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