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Member Since 25 Jun 2009
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04 July 2015 - 03:13 PM

I'm meeting up in Chicago with my family. None of us live there. I was wondering if people have suggestions for restaurants there that are good. I will be there for 3 days. Any recommendations would be wonderful. Thx. 

6 Years

19 June 2015 - 06:30 PM

I've been gluten free for 6 years this month from the day after I got my diagnosis. It is hard to believe that it has been that long. I knew I needed to go gluten free immediately or I would keep putting it off. I've learned so much. I'm so glad that I am feeling better. I am still emotionally coping with having to give up dairy about  2 months ago but I know I will come to terms with that too after I figure that all out.  I am doing so much better after going gluten free. All of the symptoms that had been developing since I was a child and had never been seen as connected to one condition (and some which I didn't even know were not normal as they had been around for so long,) have gone away and pretty much only come up when I get glutened again. Along with this I finally found a GI doc who I like. I was talking with colleagues today about our teenage years and so many things seemed to start about then. The relief from my depression that came with going gluten free which was just getting worse as I got over is like nothing I ever remember experiencing before going gluten free. It was such a relief today thinking back to that time and how much better than that it is now. I can't imagine what it would have gotten to had I not gotten diagnosed then. (And I know that people here have experienced that). The best thing from the diagnosis for me was the relief from my severe depression which had lasted for 12 years without relief. 


What was the best improvement in symptoms that you had when you went gluten free? Which one are you most happy to have gone? 

Construction Clean Up.

07 June 2015 - 02:07 PM

They did construction at work last week. I spent a couple hours in the room where it was done last Friday and then was sooo sick on Friday night. I have asked my supervisor to have everything wiped down and the room vacuumed. While this wasn't at my main site, they are also doing construction at my main site where I work. What else needs to be done to make it safe for me to go back. Luckily I'm not in my work place every day because I work in the field, but I don't want to be sick when I go in to work. Any advice would be great. Thanks. 

Good News And Bad News And Need Some Help

18 April 2015 - 06:30 AM

The good news: The biopsy of my small intestine and blood work show no sign of celiac. Yay for the gluten free diet working and all my careful eating. Yes I will continue to eat gluten free, but nice to know the hard work is paying off.  


The bad news: They don't know what is causing the inflammation in my colon (which apparently .is in the exact same place it was when I was diagnosed).   They also don't know why I was passing and throwing up blood, except they said that it might be stress. Good luck getting that to go away with my job.


What I really need help for. The doctor wants me to go diary free to check and see  if that helps with my D that I have been having. I'm really sad about having to give it up. I eat a lot of dairy. The help I need is finding replacements for the dairy I eat. I don't even know where to check for dairy in my diet except for obvious places (milk, cheese etc). Any advice from people who are diary and gluten free would be really helpful. I'm not that good of a cook, so I need help. I also use dairy for protein, but don't like beans and don't eat a lot of meat. So help there would be appreciated. 

Do I Say Anything?

26 December 2014 - 04:45 PM

I got food as gifts from my extended relatives. They often give food as gifts. Last year my relative searched a lot for a baking mix that went with a cookbook and was gluten free. But I don't think they really understand what gluten free means. This year everything she sent me food wise contained gluten. I am very thankful for the gifts that they gave me. I don't know if I should mention when I thank them for the gifts that they got me that I will be sharing the food with friends since I can't eat any of it. I don't want them to think I don't appreciate the gift, but I don't want them going and buying me food year after year that I can't eat. Any advice? Thanks. Just another piece of information. Since I live on the other side of the country I don't see these relatives so they don't understand about the whole gluten free thing as they haven't been part of that part of my life as I was diagnosed after I moved. 

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