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Help! Nerium Age Defying Cream And Oats - Freaking Out Here!

22 July 2014 - 01:48 PM

I started using Nerium about 6 months ago after the company and the friend I buy it from both assured me that the products are all gluten free. Meanwhile I have definitely been feeling different - at times I think maybe I'm getting glutened somewhere and at others I think no, because I have such a consistent reaction to gluten and this hasn't been a full blown reaction. I started to narrow down my reactions to corn products or to at least be certain that corn exacerbates my pain so today I started going through all my products out of curiosity to see what may have corn lurking in it. 


I checked my Nerium labels and the day cream has oats in it!!! How can they claim their product is gluten free if it has oats? I ALWAYS react to oats in lotions, etc. I am waiting on a call back from the company - maybe they use certified gluten free oats? I do not have problems with gluten free oats but I can't use lotions from Bath and Body works or other places that have regular oats or oatmeal in them. I have to be very careful. 


I am really freaked out about this. I have not felt well at all since I started this product BUT I started it literally the day my husband and I separated and I"ve been under a ton of stress and have attributed my ill feelings to that. And I'm not having full blown typical gluten reactions. I am mortified that I never checked the label myself - I've never done that before. It's been a long three years of learning how to do this gluten free diet right and the last two years I haven't slipped up other than one time accidentally using a Bath and Body works lotion with oats. I immediately got hives head to toe and jumped back in the shower and scrubbed off with no further reaction. 


I am mortified. Does anyone have any experience with Nerium???

Needing Help From Anyone With Corn Problems :(

22 July 2014 - 11:10 AM

Hi everyone! I haven't been on here in a long time. Three years of being gluten free and doing well other than this chronic, ongoing awful pelvic pain. It gets much worse at times and a little better at other times. It took me until about a year ago to realize I am sensitive to corn and when I cut out corn chips and corn tortillas and anythign made with flour I had remarkable improvement. I am still miserable off and on though and I am wondering just HOW much I need to avoid corn. For example I still drink sodas and those have HFCS and carmel coloring. I know for a hard fact that I can't have a whole list of candies and I have researched them and found that all of them have corn syrup as the first ingrediend. I react very badly to all of those (marshmallows, starburst, tootsie rolls, etc). So I have cut all of those things out of my diet but I do still have the pelvic pain and pain with BMs so I'm wondering for those who have issues with corn, do you avoid HFCS and corn starch?Baking powder? What about xanthan gum? I know all of these things are garbage anyway and as of today am starting back on an eliminatiion diet of corn products this time but its SO overwhelming as it seems that corn is in EVERYTHING. I am just hoping someone can give me some insight or personal experience. I experimented two days ago and ate a handful of corn chips and I'm paying for it so badly ever since. Excruciating pain and been on the toilet all day. I will never do that again and I"m so determined to figure this thing out once and for all! 


Also, I've done quite a bit of research today on GMO corn and HFCS and its health dangers, I'm just still a bit confused and I think more wanting to hear from anyone that has similar problems that can tell me I'm not crazy, it will get better and definitely avoid these certain ingredients (which are?)


Thank you!

Kirkland Anti-Diarrheal?

07 January 2014 - 12:14 PM

I am going through a divorce and it's horrible. I've had diarrhea for 5 days and I any afford to be losing weight. Besides all of the scary what-if stuff going on in my head (having to get roommates that have gluten in the house, dating with celiac, etc) I immediately just want to stop this diarrhea so I can start feeling better. I hate taking pills and haven't taken an anti diarrheal since before my celiac diagnosis does anyone know if kirkland anti-diarrheal is gluten free? I can't seem to find information but I have a ton of that medicine here.

Does Bob's Red Mill All Purpose Smell Funny To You?

12 November 2013 - 10:06 PM

I think this is the third bag I've tried and they always smell fine until I actually mix them into a batter (cookies, pies, etc). Then it smells funny. I can't put my finger on the smell. I'm wondering if it's the garbanzo beans? Or do I keep getting bad bags? I always store in the freezer and this bag says exp 4/2014 but my aunt brought it for me so idk how it was stored at her house. Most likely in the pantry. I just added it to cookie dough and now I'm not sure if I should eat the cookies?

Anyone Have Stress Cause Diarrhea? Or Is This Something Else :(

10 September 2013 - 07:20 PM

Short intro - after 25 years of constant sickness I was diagnosed celiac. Two years and 3 months later I have been gluten free and healthy and happier than I ever knew was possible. For the first time ever I am able to live a semi-normal life. In the beginning I learned the hard way about getting glutened by roommatees, restaurants and from makeup products. I'm fairly sensitive. we had to clean out our entire house and start over and I don't eat out ever under any circumstances. It is a boring existence but a healthy one. It has been a year and a half since I've been accidentally glutened and I have finally felt confidence that I will not have issues with that ever again because I am VIGILANT. 


About five days ago, out of nowhere I had stomach cramps and had to go to the bathroom a LOT. But I had been a little constipated and I thought that was probably just catching up to me. Then three days ago I was trying to take an hour off work for myself and all of a sudden I got dizzy, couldn't catch my breath and felt sick. I ate a gluten free sandwich and then almost immediately got diarrhea. This is devastating to me as I do everything to avoid getting the D. I have checked my list and my symptoms - I don't believe I am glutened unless I am not having a normal reaction. I have a very standard reaction every time and this hasn't been it. 


Well the whole thing upset me so much I spent the entire day crying and stressed out. My husband came home and he convinced me that my incredible amount of stress is causing the tummy ache. He says that he watched a change happen in me when he decided to switch jobs, which in turn made us rely financially more on the business I was just starting. I believed him but still have been worried about what I am eating and if I have developed some other sort of sensitivity (I already cannot have gluten, eggs, peanuts, almonds, sulfites, or salycilates). Anyway, I am making this too long. Yesterday my bowel movement wasn't normal but no D and I finally started eating meals again. Today I struggled all morning, bawling my eyes out about the stress of my business and the 90 hour weeks I am working. I decided that it was in fact stress and I needed to just cancel my entire day and spend it relaxing. I haven't had a day off of work in about 6 weeks. That would be enough to stress anyone I'm sure. So I cancelled my day and tried to just sit at home with a puzzle and occupy my mind. I think I did good although I did spend about three hours back and forth on emails setting up appointments :/ I ate a good dinner and now BAM the D again. It hurts, I"m cramping and miserable. And I'm so scared! I don't know what is wrong with me. 


Husband says its stress. That I'm not having any sort of regular gluten reaction, no other symptoms. I don't know that stress could make my stomach be jacked up for 3 days like this. Especially when I'm making a marked effort to try to take some time off. He says I didn't really take time off and I"m just sitting here stressed about not working. That is true but I'm not sure I can see that causing these awful stomach upsets. 


What do you think? I'm feeling pretty alone and upset about all of this. I can't afford to get a reputation for cancelling people when I'm just starting out my business. I should be HAPPY not stressed - I have as much work as I want and am making money and working more than full time for the first time since I was diagnosed. I never had the confidence to work, I always felt like I was in recovery. Now I am finally able to contribute and I"m falling apart and don't know why. :(