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Member Since 08 Oct 2007
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I Did The Silliest Thing Today

17 November 2007 - 12:20 AM

Today I did the silliest thing. I missed eating lunch because a friend was here and we got talking for quite some time. I was so hungry I wanted food immediately. I didn't have anything at all that I could eat straight away and my sister left a loaf od great freshly baked bread out on the kitchen counter. I thought that eating anything was better than felling so hungry, so I grabbed a sliced and bit off a corner of the slice. As soon as it was in my mouth I came to my senses and managed to spit the bread out. I went into the kitchen and put some sweet potatoes on to cook.

Less than an hour later I got really bad stomach pains and I was very surprised to see my belly was really distended. I can't believe that it could happen by just tasting bread and that it happened so quickly.

I quite enjoyed the sweet potatoes and I added a small amount of butter on them. Also not a good idea as I am casein intolerant. Somehow I can manage a small amount of butter without to much damage done. I am still trying to find an alternative to barbeque sauce.


My Toes Cramp

26 October 2007 - 11:21 PM

I often get cramp in the middle of the night and most often it's in my calf muscles. However lately my toes have been cramping badly, even during the day. I have been taking extra magnesium, but it doesn't seem to help.

My toes sort of turn up, which sounds funny, but it is extremely painful and nothing helps. Last night I tried getting up and walking around and that didn't help at all. The only way to relieve it was to hold my toes in my hand and try to relax. Now this is a pretty hard thing to do anyway, especially as one gets older.

Any other remedies out there?


How Long Do These Symptoms Last?

14 October 2007 - 05:35 AM

I did a gluten challenge over several days last week and experienced discomfort with pain, loose stools and now I have been excessively gassy all day. Even I don't want to be in my own presence.

I am wondering how long will these symptoms last?


New Here

08 October 2007 - 04:04 AM

Hello I am new here and currently I am eating gluten containing foods after being gluten free for over 3 months. This is necessary to undergo more blood tests. I don't want to have an endoscopy because I am an asthmatic. After just 2 days, my tummy is so distended I cannot do up my pants, I am wheezing slightly, my nose is running, you certainly don't want to stand downwind from me and I had a headache today as well.

In other words I am wondering if it's worth it.

All my life I have struggled with gastric problems. However my problem is bloating, constipation, migraine headaches and excema. At 66 years of age I burp louder than most males and I have no control over them. A couple of years ago I tested positive in an IGa blood test, but my doctor told me to ignore it as it wasn't relevant.

I have always had a problem with nutrient asorption and my iron levels are always low. My doctor thinks that my veganism is too blame for this and the fact that I have severe osteoporosis. Now I have been searching for a new doctor that is interested in this and not just my lung problems.
I read somewhere somewhere on this site that it takes weeks or even months for enough gluten to show up in the blood. I actually eat more iron containing foods than most meat eaters. I also take an iron supplement for good measure.

Right now I feel so tired I'm not sure I can keep it up for even a week.


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