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Member Since 03 Jun 2009
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Bout To Lose My Noggin- What Is Making This Worse?

02 April 2010 - 12:38 PM

I know its been awhile since I've been here, but its hard to type when you're scratching.

I switched to sea salt, tried to find foods without added salt...can the sea salt be making this worse.

I'm skippety allergic to everything! EVERYTHING! Bare Minerals is a no go, tried every amkeup I can find and I still break out or turn beet red. I'm having a HORRIBLE time with shampoo and conditoner. I can't use sulfites or sulfates, safflower and sunflower showed up on my skin test so they're out, but they are in so many soaps, shampoos, and lotions. I used California Baby for awhile now I react horribly. My scalp is the worst though my back, legs and arms are not great either.

I need to find a soap, facewash and lotion, shampoo and conditoner, oh and makeup that won't cause me irritation :(

Lord's Supper-Communion- Questions

02 April 2010 - 12:26 PM

This will be my first Lord's Supper (Baptist) since being diagnosed. I've also been diagnosed with an allergy to milk and sulfites (sulfites are kind of scary since they affect my breathing so drastically). I keep benadryl with me in case I come into contact with sulfites.

A friend suggested taking benadryl 20 mins before drinking the grape juice and seeing if that will help lessen my reaction. Has anyone else dealt with this? then that leaves the bread, I know there are some people that see it as such a tiny piece that there should be no way I could get that sick. I guess I just don't want to risk getting sick at all.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Scones

22 November 2009 - 10:58 AM

My kids have been bugging the snot out of me to make a close reproduction of their favorite scones. I am shocked that the first try went so well. I may tweak it a little by adding a little bit more palm shortening and a pinch of salt. But considering there is not one scone left, I think they were a success as is.

I used Gluten Free Pantry Muffin and Scone mix
preheat oven to 375 degrees
1/2 cup chilled palm oil shortening
1 egg
1/2 cup gluten free almond milk mixed with 2 tbsp cider vinegar
1/2-3/4 cup of Enjoy Life chocolate chips
topping to brush on before baking-
-1/4 cup almond milk with 1 tbsp cider vinegar
with a fork or pastry cutter mix in shortening with mix until it resembles coarse wet sand.
Combine egg and almond milk mixture, then add to dry ingredients.
add chocolate chips (or blueberries..anything gluten free that floats yer boat)
drop by large spoonfuls onto parchment paper topped cookie sheet (guesstimating maybe 1/4 cup size blobs)
brush with more almond milk/cider vinegar mixture and generously sprinkle with sugar. Try not to get sugar all over the pan or it will burn pretty fast and affect the edges of your scones

bake 12-15 minutes- I like mine a little softer so I stuck with "once the bottom is brown take 'em out".

Thank the Lord and enjoy!
little tidbit note- I am soy free as well, this scone mix says it could have traces of soy- as of this moment I'm reaction free (4 hours later). I can not handle soy or soy lecithin and react pretty quickly... so I think this mix will be ok since I'm feeling pretty fine right now. I wil definitly update if I ever have a reaction to any mix I use.

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Herbal Essences & Fritos- Double Knockout

21 November 2009 - 06:34 AM

So here I am feeling like a fool. I'm itching all over with a lovely DH rash. Lots clumps of hair, though so far no one can figure out where those clumps are coming from. And I hurt from head to toe, feel like someone's kicked me in my kidneys, no real strength in my hands & arms and I feel like my legs have weights attached. There is bloating plus other issues that I won't go into detail here, but they seal the case on the fact that this is a gluten reaction. I could'nt leave my house for 4 hours yeaterday morning because of these other problems. I was in my bathroom so long I'd counted the tiles on my floor and redecorated it in my mind at least 10 times.

My daughter has been very sick with the flu, so 3 times this week I've been so busy and starving that I ran into the store for a bag of fritos. I know silly and stupid, but seriously one day this week, I was so busy with her I only had time to eat fritos, salad, fruit cup, and bits of chicken I'd roasted and chopped up the day before.

I checked labels on Monday +looked online through my phone and decided to use my herbal essences coupons, was pretty quickly shown as having something that made me whep out in dh rash on every part of my body the shampoo, conditioner & mousse touched.

First day of fritos, noticed a little bloating, 2nd day notcied everything else but the lack of sleep didn't register the fact that it must be the fritos. I was wondering about the Amy's soup I tasted as I was cooking it for my daughter. But I'd never reacted to Amy's soups before.

Well when I was running Thursday gluten knee reared its ugly head. For me its unmistakeable. Yesterday I had 5+ miles of dogwalking and I felt like my arms & legs were marshmallows the whole time. I am in ALOT of pain, could sleep for 3 days straight too.

So the only thing I can think of is the fritos. I ate glutino crackers with hormel pepperoni on Thurs, some atheno's hummus, and some fruit...but I've eaten those before without feeling like this.

Usually if I come into contact with gluten its pretty immediate, but this felt like it was building up and blew up yesterday morning. This is the closest I've felt to my prediagnosed life. I have to say I am so thankful God got me through those years, but after having sweet gluten free freedom I am hit pretty hard that I was so stupid to let a bag of corn chips do this to me.

So enough of the venting and whining, I have to come up with a quick food survival plan for next time. I have found that roasted chicken chopped and stored, salad, fruit, are all pretty quick grabs..any other ideas? No soy, no dairy, no sunflower anything

but the very odd thing about this, I ALWAYS gain weight when glutened, this week I lost 5 pounds.

Gluten Free Church Suppers- Need Help With Menu & What To Use

23 September 2009 - 06:28 AM

Our pastor, another member, and myself have Celiac so I wanted to start cooking a gluten free supper to go along with our church's Weds. night suppers. Several people have done a great job of cooking gluten free for our pastor, but since I have to cook gluten free for myself I offered to put it all together.

Our first night is Hot dog night. His wife said that Ocsar Mayer Premium beef are safe... I'd love to make a chili sauce too, any good recipes? What are the best options for buns? I'm also soy and dairy free so I'll probably have to make a little meal seperate for me as well.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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