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Member Since 20 Jul 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 28 2011 11:28 AM

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In Topic: What Food Intolerances Do You Have Along With Celiac Disease?

28 July 2011 - 11:28 AM

Something to consider: I am lucky enough to have a Chiropractor/Nutritionist/Wellness clinic very near to me. They do everything from detox to physical therapy to counseling to acupuncture to nutrition evals etc. They claim they can "heal the total body" and they are amazing!!! The nutritionist (NOT a dietian, sooooooo much more) at this specific office can do a blood test that literally tests your blood to see how it reacts with 300 different allergens and known irritants (from mustard to gluten to diary to mushrooms etc). He also has several techniques to healing and recovering a body from a storm of autoimmune and allergen reactions. I've always believed that when you are exposed to something you react to for too long your body starts to think other things are trying to attack it as well. Most of the celiac people i know in person seem to suffer more with other irritants/allergens if it took longer to be diagnosed. Consider a detox/cleanse monitored by a chiropractor or nutritonist. Also consider a plain whole food/organic diet for a few months to see if you can calm your body down. Perhaps things you react to now may go away/heal with the right diet and nutrients.

In Topic: Pregnancy Symptoms Or Birth Control Detox

23 June 2011 - 11:21 AM

Thank you for responding so quickly... We don't tell people anymore and not telling family that we got the go ahead was a great choice, but while it relieved some pressure it also isolated me from most of my support group.

I hadn't thought about calling the doc, why didn't I think of that?! Thank you! I will call them. I hate all the time and money I've spent on thinking Im' pregnant. PCOS sucks it really does...

Any other advice? I'm a sponge right now. Good thing I am off right now, working and having a melt-down would be hard! :)

In Topic: Feeling Guilty About Missing School? Teachers Please!

11 February 2011 - 08:07 PM

Wow posting at 4am I can tell it really bothers you a lot, but unfortunately to live comfortably with Celiac you must not allows others to make you feel guilty. It is healthy to want our loved ones and those you respect to not be irritated with you, but the sooner you adapt a "this is my burden to bare, I'm the one in pain, not you, just be happy you can still eat good pizza!" attitude the easier it will be on you. It was hard for me to maintain this aura of "take me as I am" about myself, but it has put my family and I in a great place.

Now, as for missing school, you NEEEEED to get to your local health food store and purchase some enzymes and herbs to help you when you are suffering. I take Glutenzyme (can be taken regularly or after symptoms arise) and bromelain (pineapple enzyme) and I take Arsenicum Album in the form of small lozenges in case of emergency. The arsenicum album is made by a company called Boiron and is AMAZING. It tastes like candy and truly STOPS my diarrhea and vomiting. It is packaged in a small blue tube and can be somewhat expensive, but when used for emergencies it is truly worth the purchase.

Don't forget when you are suffering to drink a lot of extra water, sleep as much as possible, and eat as much pineapple and/or mango as you can stomach - they help you heal. Some say benadryl help your body not react as much, some say no. But you really need to purchase enzymes to help your body destroy remaining gluten in your body.

Good luck to you and please don't feel guilty for allowing your body to heal!!!!

In Topic: Chasing My Health And Always Behind

31 January 2011 - 06:02 PM

Ok, here's the truth. I am not 100% gluten free. I EAT 100% gluten free and am very careful at home with any and all CC. However, I have an issue with eating out. Rewarding myself is the easiest way to feel, well, rewarded... and nothing does the trick like a coffee or french fries. I've cut out other bad things and these two are too hard to give up. I know that french fries (anything but the expensive all natural gluten-free ones) are bad in general and shouldn't be eaten especially when purchased at a fast food restaurant... SO yes I take risks. My lotions do not have gluten and my toothpaste is safe. I checked my dishsoap, but not my hand soap!! What was I thinking?! OK so that is something to look into. I work at an elementary school where there is constantly gluten, but nothing near me and nothing being baked. My husband eats gluten, but very rarely is it prepared at the house. You're completely right that I sound glutened, but my main and numero uno symptom is the horrible "shoot me now" pain and the frequent long trips to the bathroom and I have had almost none of that. I guess my body changes and I'm either over-sensitive right now or my symptoms are changing. I pray and hope and BEG that it's not dairy. I did that off and on before I was gluten-free and I just love my dairy!!

My typical diet is rice cereal for breakfast (eggs used to be my staple breakfast, but oddly since the radiation I have not been interested in eggs/steak/heavy cheses... to the point of nausea if I smell them? and no, not pregnant), salad with chicken for lunch or maybe a sandwich (with gluten-free lunchmeat and bread). Dinner varies... sometimes I will make chicken breast, green beans, and gluten-free noodles. Sometimes it's chili or hamburgers. I love broccoli and potatoes and onions so there is a lot of those with chicken in different variations. I eat some form of sweet pretty much everyday whether it's a sugared coffee drink or a handful of M&Ms or a dish of ice cream- sometimes I will have chips and salsa instead.

So oh my gosh Mamaw the thyroid struggles do not give me much hope. I am still praying that in a few weeks my levels will start to drop to hypo and I can start back on meds. I would really love to be pregnant in a year, but I feel that my body isn't done throwing me curveballs... and unfortunately I am usually right about what's coming with my health.

Thank you to both of you for the support and sharing. I really greatly appreciate it. Keep the hope alive and please send me any ANY suggestions you may have!!! I am surrounded by people who love me, but don't understand...

In Topic: So Tired I Could Sleep All Day, Ever Since Last Menstrual Period.

30 January 2011 - 04:59 PM

I don't want to dishearten you, but it took me 6 months to really start to feel normal again. I didn't even realize how good I felt until I was glutened by some vitamins and saw how far I had come. You may want to start on some vitamins, approved by your local health food store. You may be hypothyroid, anemic, b12 def, etc. There are so many diseases associated with Celiac... Just take care of yourself! Rest, drink a lot of water, and try some supplements. And remember, you're not alone!

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