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monica

Member Since 24 May 2004
Offline Last Active May 30 2004 06:39 AM
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In Topic: Problems Getting Worse Since Gf

30 May 2004 - 06:39 AM

Thank you for your replies. My tummy has been feeling a lot better since I have been taking the Pro-Biotics and the Digest a lot. They are enzymes that I never heard that are supposed to help your body break down the foods and aid in digestion. I also started taking super lactaid before eating anything with lactose and so far so good. That is one thing I would have a reallly hard time giving up- cheese. That is my absolute favorite food. I can easily give up other foods but not cheese.

I am doing pretty good avoiding gluten. My only problem is that my DH and I like to go out to eat alot. He gets mad when I start asking a lot of questions about how the food is prepared. It is really hard because I feel like the only thing I can safely eat are salads and even then, I do not know if the dressing is safe. Last night, I went to a Mexican restaurant. I ate the corn chips and then I was thinking I should have asked if they have flour in them since they make them right at the restaurant. I ordered vegtable fahitas minus the tortillas. I asked the waitress if there was any wheat or grain and she said no but she was a college kid. I felt find afterwards other than feeling really full from eating too much.

Mpnica

In Topic: Do I Need More Testing?

27 May 2004 - 06:00 AM

Thanks Taniel,

Maybe I will look into that book if I don't manage to lose weight with the dietician. I have been on many low carb/high protein diets ( that were not gluten-free ) and did not lose even a pound. I tried Atkins, south beach weight watchers, ediets etc. I tried them all for several weeks and never managed to lose even a pound. Very discouraging. Right now, my dietician wants me to eat more starch ( potatoes, rice, gluten-free bread, gluten-free muffin etc) . It is mentally hard eating so many carbs when I am used to hearing that carbs are so bad.

Anyway, we will see if eating gluten-free and eating the way my dietician is advocating has any effect.

Monica

In Topic: Do I Need More Testing?

26 May 2004 - 06:32 PM

Hi everyone,
WOW thanlks for all your relplies. They moved my post from another forum so I only found it now.

I never had any of the classic gluten intolerance symtoms. It is only now that I am eating gluten-free ( about one month) that I notice that my stomach s very sensitive. If I have the smallest amount of gluten, I get very gassy. I am getting alot of heartburn also. It started several months ago when I was eating gluten. Now , it seems to be getting worse. If I drink any d.coke or have any tomato sauce ( which I though was gluten-free) , I get terrible heartburn. It is strange because I went from drinking 2 L or more of d coke a day to one can and now I feel like my body cannot tolerate it.

regarding the weight gain, I had my TSH, t3 and t4 just tested and they all came back very normal- I mean smack in the middle of the normal range. I don't have any of the other symptoms of hypothyrodism such as sluggishness, low body temp , slow reflexes so I don't think it is that. My dietician seems to think that I exercise too much and don't eat enough. She put me on a 1600cal /day diet and told me to exercise less. How do you like that? That's a first. Anyway, I have been trying to eat gluten-free for about a month and I haven't lost any weight. Why would that contribute to weight gain?

My dietiician is the one who suggested further testing. In a way, I would like to do it to validate the fact that I have to eat gluten-free< My mother doesn't believe me. She has that attitude that if I have no symptoms, than why suffer?I get the feeling that no one else in my family believes me either.
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it is hard. I went to a party today and could not eat anything. Everything had gluten- lasagna, eggplant parm, blintzes, muffins.

Monica