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Member Since 22 Mar 2009
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Anyone Else Told To Eat Gluten Again For A Biopsy?

28 July 2009 - 10:53 AM

About 10 months ago I was told I had celiac disease on the basis of blood work. Last month I went to a specialist because of some elevated liver enzymes who told me that celiac could not be confirmed until I had a small intestine biopsy. He said a lot of my symptoms fit with celiac but that some were a little strange, I have had the hiccups for over a year. He told me to eat gluten for two weeks and then come in for the biopsy. He said it was not absolutely necessary but is the only way to be 100 percent sure I have celiac. I'm not too stoked on it, I was wondering has anyone else had this experience? It is of course my decision if I want to go through this process, just wondering if anyone else has been through something similar and has any tips.

Thank you!

E-mail From Opi

19 June 2009 - 11:49 AM

This is an e-mail I recieved from OPI today... was useful to me and I think it's been covered but figured I'd post it just in case.

Thank you for your email. The following OPI products contain hydrolyzed wheat and/or oat protein, which may have traces of gluten:

Acrylic Nail Base Coat
Feet – Clear Matte nail strengthener
Start to Finish basecoat, topcoat, and nail strengthener
Start to Finish, Formaldehyde Free Formula
Nail Envy, Original
Nail Envy, Matte
Nail Envy, Maintenance
Nail Envy, Dry & Brittle
Nail Envy, Sensitive & Peeling
Nail Envy, Soft & Thin
Nail Envy, Cool Pink (limited distribution)
Nail Envy, Warm Peach (limited distribution)
Nicole Strengthener Plus
Nic’s Stics – Tough Girl

At this time, all other currently manufactured OPI products are free of wheat, barley, rye, or oat extracts, and should therefore contain no gluten.

However please be aware that certain old versions of other products, may contain this ingredient, in particular the old versions of Natural Nail Basecoat and Designer Series Basecoat. Older versions of products may be encountered on store or warehouse shelves for a year or two after discontinuance. Always check the label if unsure.

Also, although all reasonable precautions are taken, accidental cross contamination with other nail treatments or lacquers cannot be entirely ruled out, as these products are made and filled with the same equipment.


Thank you for your continued support of OPI Products.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to send me an e-mail at
the address shown above, or call our Technical Support Department at
800-341-9999. Please reference the Request Number shown in the Subject
Line of this E-Mail message.

Shampoos/nail Polish?

18 June 2009 - 01:41 PM

This might be covered else-where in the forum, but does anyone have handy a list of gluten free shampoos and conditioners? I've been using Herbal Essence Long Term Relationship. I also use L'Oreal SKin Genesis face wash.

Also does nail polish containing gluten really pose a threat? How about nail polish removers? If so I'll need to replace my nail polish... I've been using OPI Nail Envy which is apparently not gluten-free and I've been feeling sick recently and searching for whatever it is that's still sneaking in. I'd love a cheap trustworthy brand for stuff like this, I'm a college student which means I'm poor! :P Anyway I ask because my family is already somewhat dubious when I try to explain how hurtful cross-contamination really is. My sister thinks I'm just trying to get attention and my dad doesn't really get it, so I just wanted to verify that I'm not going crazy and this stuff can really get you sick!

Thanks so much!

Mood Swings And Crying For No Reason?

22 March 2009 - 04:25 PM

Did anyone else experience depression or crying jags and mood swings as a side-effect or symptom of celiac? That was one of the major reasons I first went to the doctor, I've been gluten-free for about five months and although it's getting better I still experience irritability, mood swings, and crying jags. Could this be a hormone problem or do I just need to give my gluten-free diet more time? It's getting very frustrating, I'm an optimistic person but I find myself crying with little to no provocation and getting pretty cranky at times. Anyone else have this problem?

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