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#882945 Any Tips On Controlling Anxiety And Depression?

Posted by on 05 August 2013 - 05:01 AM

I had anxiety before being diagnosed with Celiac but have been fine since going gluten free.  Maybe take a look at what you are eating and go from there.  You may need to pick 5 foods and eat those for a week and then introduce another food item each week.  

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#865068 Blood Sugar Balancing Act - Any Tips For Preventing Hypoglycemia?

Posted by on 24 April 2013 - 08:49 AM

I keep having sporadic issues with hypoglycemia, they come and go, and it's really a pain. At first I thought it could be diabetes, so I was tested for it, and no issues. Doc said that hypoglycemia issues here and there are pretty par for the course being gluten free. The trick, and what I seem to be failing at, seems to be finding a gluten free snack food that will keep my sugar from crashing between meals and overnight. Anyone have any suggestions? Nuts seem to work pretty well, but what else? Anyone have any pointers?

Make sure your meals have a good amount of protein.  I find if I have too many carbs in my meal and not enough protein, I get shaky.  For breakfast I have oatmeal and two eggs.  If I just had cereal I would have an issue, so I always make sure there is protein included.  When I have enchiladas with chicken and rice for dinner I have problems too because there isn't enough protein in my enchilada.  Same for spaghetti.   I keep pistachios on hand and they usually help.  Lunch meat rolled in cheese slices for lunch always keeps me satisfied.  You can also add red onions and tomatos.  Good luck!  

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#748211 Leg Burns

Posted by on 16 November 2011 - 05:47 PM

About two months ago my left calf on the side and front was burning as if I had a sunburn or had scraped it. No visual difference, just a burning or stinging feeling if touched or if my clothes would rub against it. After 24 hours it went away. Two months later ( today) its back again. Same exact place and stinging feeling. No changes in appearance of leg or anything else. No rash. Anyone else ever experience this?
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#680642 My First Visit With A Gi Doc

Posted by on 05 March 2011 - 02:32 PM

I have to say I just went to a new GI this past week and when I told him about this site he pretty much said you can't believe everything you read because everyone seems to blame all of their health problems on Celiac Disease. I think with this site and all of us sharing our stories helps us more than a doctor can. Yes, we still need our GIs for certain things, but all the sharing we do with one another is extremely beneficial and gives us more information than our one GI can.
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#676233 Sugar A Problem ?

Posted by on 17 February 2011 - 05:25 PM

Hi guys!

You have all been so helpful and encouraging, answering my many questions. I am doing better so far (gluten-free 6 weeks) in the tummy/bowels situation, less spacy- headed (hooray!) and overall, less fatigued. I am sooo encouraged. Sleep and pain still problematic, but I know it takes time!

However, I feel "racy" and jittery after some meals. It's NOT gluten, soy or dairy. My thyroid is fine, B-12 levels good, D good, etc...blood sugars tested repeatedly. Blood pressure is perfect.(after being really LOW pre-gluten-free)

Is it sugar in foods ?(like maple or brown rice syrup or evaporated cane juice?) I rarely eat any gluten-free packaged foods (just Erewhon cereal sometimes or UDI bread when we run out of our own baked bread).

Just wondering if you guys had to give up SUGAR at first as well?

Thanks a bunch!!

I get that way too if my meal contains too many carbs. I try to stick to a meal with mostly protein. Its really hard bc I love sweets and when I consume too many sweets or carbs I get shaky and feel my heart racing. I keep almonds or pistachios in my bag and grab a handful when I start to feel jittery. The instant protein balances me out within a few minutes.
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#641869 All 3 Kids Diagnosed

Posted by on 24 September 2010 - 03:34 PM

Thank-you for you reply and help!

My husband was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and had no major problems growing up, but in 2005 became very ill and had to have brain surgery to fix his shunt that had broken, which meant the fluid building up around his brain (hydrocephalus)was not being drained down from his head into his abdomen because the shunt had malfunctioned, and was causing major issues.
After the shunt revision and abdominal surgery he came home to recover Hurricane Ike hit Texas, and we had to evacuate due to his condition.
We came home three weeks later and our rental home had flooded, so we lost our home and only vehicle.
Moved into another rental home and took on a car note.
My husband broke out with severe psoriasis from the stress and recovery.
He later was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus.

He's been unable to work since 2005, so I am a Spousal Caregiver, and mother to three kids.
The sole provider of income in our household and there is never enough money, this gluten free is going to be hard when the wholefood stores are so very high priced in Houston.

My husband is believed to have Celiac, but waiting confirmation, and we were told to have our kids tested.
They were tested the end of July and we received the results yesterday which confirmed they do have it.

My son is 8, and I have two daughters: ages 6 and almost 4.
I don't know how i will make this change, but it has to be done, and quickly.
My son has allergies, so takes Allegra, he has chronic bronchitis or lunch infections when the weather changes every year between Jan-April, and all this bring on allergy induced asthma.
He has an inhaler at home and at school, and he has a breathing machine at home along with the mouth piece and medicine at the school for the schools breathing machine.

His school is trying to label him with having Attention Deficit Disorder, after testing his IQ, Academic Achievement, and also re evaluating his speech.
HE tested in normal range for IQ and no learning disabilities on the academic testing, and he now tests too high for an IEP in speech.
Due to the below grade level test scores at the end of 2nd grade, where they said he was below in reading and writing, and the history of the teachers having to redirect him to pay attention and do his work, they now want to not look into any other avenues and just say it's ADD.
I know celiac can cause these issues, so I hope this will help my son succeed in school.
He is smart and loves to read, loves math and science, he just gets easily frustrated and thinks he can't do things that are hard.

My 6 yr old daughter has eczema that breaks out on the crease of her arms where you bend at the elbow, then it breaks out at the back of her knees, she has premature acne breakouts on her chin, but it's not noticeable unless you are really close to her.
My youngest daughter, as the other two are lactose intolerant, but not yet shown signs of auto immune problems or other health issues.

I contacted my children's school nurse, and she is contacting the districts dietitian.
The menu in public schools is very limited, so I will have to figure out what i can do to pack their lunch (they receive free breakfast and lunch at school because of our finances going to medical expenses and bills to not be homeless, so i barely make by with having extra for gas in the car for work commute and making sure there is enough food).

I have to stay strong for the kids and my family, but I am so tired of being stressed, and tired of being exhausted.

A couple of items I have found that my kids like are the Betty Crocker Gluten free cake mix and Quinoa Macaroni (not sure if they are called Macaroni but they are the shape of the macaroni and cheese noodles) taste great! You can't even tell they are gluten free. I can't even imagine how hard it is with three kids having this problem. Good luck!
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#564225 Updating My Candy List Before Halloween Gets Here

Posted by on 24 September 2009 - 12:47 PM

Are Dots gluten free?
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