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Member Since 18 Feb 2009
Offline Last Active May 20 2015 10:28 AM

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In Topic: I Feel Different When I Cut Out Gluten But I Still Feel Bad

19 May 2015 - 08:53 AM

I also have trouble with anxiety, which was much worse before I went gluten free, but is still something I have to deal with 6 years on.


A few possibilities:

- as others said, you might need to be much more strict with your diet. Go through your kitchen and throw-out/replace anything that could be contaminated. Try cooking for yourself for a month to see if that makes a difference. cross-contamination might not do much once, but if you're eating out frequently then you could be getting hit more than your gut can handle. It's hard, but a full cleaning out can really make a difference.

- you could have another intolerance. I've had to cut out dairy and soy. Soy especially gets my anxiety symptoms going. You could try cutting one or both out for a few weeks and see if that makes a difference. Maybe it's something else? Try keeping a food diary and seeing if anything sets your anxiety off.

- the third, and maybe more difficult to face, is that you might have an anxiety disorder that might be affected by gluten, but isn't going to get better with diet alone. Talk to your doctor, or see a psychiatist about whether therapy and/or medication might be right for you. Honestly, it took me a long time to accept that my anxiety was more than just my gut being unhappy. There's help out there.


Anyway, it can be a lot of work to get it all figured out, but it's worth it in the long run.

Good luck!

In Topic: New Here..and Already Messing Up?

24 March 2015 - 10:16 AM

Welcome to the club!

Orange juice, if straight from a sealed bottle, is highly unlikely to have gluten or soy, but it can irritate your stomach because of the acidity. 6 years in I still have trouble drinking too much orange juice because of the acidity (I get gastritis on occassion and acidic things are no help).

Great to hear your feeling a difference on such a short time gluten-free (I was the same), but be aure to treat your stomach very gently for the first while. It's going to take some time to heal, but if you know what to do from the beginning, it will be much easier.


Good luck!

In Topic: Hand Tremors

24 March 2015 - 10:09 AM

My Mom has an essential tremor (it's a thing. look it up), which is hereditary and gets worse with age. I'm not sure if it's directly related, but Mom has Celiac and thyroid problems. She says it does get worse when she's tired/stressed. I can probably look forward to it in 20 years.

In Topic: Weak Chipping Splitting Nails

24 March 2015 - 10:05 AM

I had horrible nails prior to going gluten-free. That was one of the big signs that I was healing: my nails got stronger. Now, if my nails start getting weak again, it's a sign something is amiss in my diet.
If you've just started the diet, I'd give it a few more months before you start seeing a real difference. However, a full thyroid panel is not a bad idea.

In Topic: Making A gluten-free "cup Of Noodles"?

10 March 2015 - 09:26 AM

Sorry to jump in, but I've been doing kind of the same thing at work. Get some thin, easy to soak rice noodles (this might take some time to figure out at home first. Sit them in some hot or boiling water and see how well/quickly they soften up), you can break them up into smaller bunches if you want, zippie bags, whatever, and soak in hot (as you can find) water in a mug or whatever.

For seasoning, maybe a powdered broth of some sort, mix in extra spices. Get some dehydrated veggies if you can.

I just soaked noodles and steamed broccoli in some hot water from the kettle here at work, so no reason why it wouldn't work on the go.

A good insulated mug/themos would be a great thing to have on you.


Additional thought: If you had an insulated mug, you could actually put the noodles, seasonings, and even some fresh veg in there, seal it up, and then when you're ready fill it up with "boiling" water, shake it up good, and let it sit for 10-15 min or so. Tahdaaaa...

I haven't skied in years. Let me know if you figure out the portable microwave.



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