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Member Since 12 Sep 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 17 2015 09:42 AM

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In Topic: Looking For A New Acid Relfux Med- Zantac 150?

22 June 2015 - 07:42 PM

Thanks Ladies! I started the Zantac 150 today, so we'll see how I feel tomorrow. lol.. I'm pretty sensitive and especially now.. They said they didn't put gluten in it, but they don't test. i know this is the standard answer most of the time. It's just frustrating. <_< 

Judy, I did notice that Walmart Omeprezole says gluten free right on the box! :D I couldn't believe it! And when I called and asked about testing, they said they did test for gluten.. Holy Moly!!! I decided not to take it though just because the ppi's don't seem to help me anyway.. lol

Thanks cyclinglady! At least I know where to go if I have problems with the over the counter brand Zantac. :)


Thanks much!!

In Topic: Acid Reflux Contuinues... Help!

22 June 2015 - 10:19 AM

Hi everyone!

Thanks so much for all your ideas and comments! I really appreciate the help! They really made me think... I did stop the Quinoa yesterday. Crazy because I've been eating it almost everyday for the last four years. But hey it's worth a shot and I do believe my throat feels a little better since I stopped, so maybe my system is a little off and quinoa is hard to digest? Anyway.. whatever helps the throat pain... :wacko:

Also, I did buy gluten free cat food for the cats. The only thing is Chloe is so picky! I used to have them on Gluten-free food a couple of years ago and then I switched back because she got so skinny and I was feeling fine. I didn't think it was a big deal, so had them on gluten food again, but I do see your point. I pet them all the time, then I'm touching my face, then I'm eating and touch my face... So yeah, I'm changing them back to gluten-free.. It's going to take a while until I find a brand that Chloe likes. My other cat, Bella loves it so I don't have to worry about her.

And I think my generic Protonix was cross contaminated.. When I got a new prescription once again I couldn't sleep all night and then I got a huge cold sore on my chin..(that's another gluten symptom for me) I called my doctor and they told me to stop them and I did stop them for three days.. But I really wasn't sure that was the culprit..My stomach felt so much better, but my throat and chest was really hurting, so I started them back and guess what I got three more cold sores and now I'm having trouble sleeping every night... ugh... I feel horrible...

So I called my doctor today again and they told me to stop them again and try Zantac 150, so that's what I took today. I'm just hoping that I don't get CC from that too.. I hate these medicines.. I wish I never started the protonix... The ppis didn't work on me 6 years ago at all. Nothing really did.. Only the GERD diet, a strict g- free diet and food journaling to find my trigger foods.

I also stopped eating soy for a little bit too. The tuna did have soy in it. I know when I was newly diagnosed I couldn't eat much of it at all. Seems like I can tolerate a small amount in condiments.. So I'm watching how that goes too. I just think my small intestines is inflamed again because of CC and a lot of the foods I normally eat, I can't eat right now.. :(

I did see an ENT last week and she scoped my throat. She didn't see much at all except for post nasal drip. She thinks I'm dealing with acid reflux and allergies, so I've been using a salt water nasal rinse everyday too. I think that's helping a little. I'm just trying to get this throat and chest pain under control. I even stopped eating Udi's bread. It seems like that could be a trigger too.

Thanks again everyone for your help! I'll keep you posted on how things are going. :)

In Topic: Does It Ever Stop

27 May 2015 - 07:12 PM

Ok so Wednesday night I had to call out of work to go to the ER. My CT show I have an enlarged spleen and liver. But my enzymes did not show anything too whacked out. But something caused me quite literal knee dropping pain. Last Friday I had to go to the Dr.'s for a case of rhino sinusitis, and was prescribed Flonase, prednisone and amoxicillin. My Dr. Did look into all three to ensure they was safe for me. My question is has anyone here had experience with this? I have been extreme safe and strict on avoiding gluten, but right now I'm terrified, on the other hand today marks my one year anniversary since diagnosis. So I thought I should be a lot better by now. Any words of encouragement is welcome as I am disappointed and flipping out.

Thanks always,
A very sad scared serielda

Hi Serieda,


I'm so sorry you're not feeling good. Sending hugs and prayers to you!! Do you feel like you're getting gluten from the medication? Did you call the pharm companies yourself? I always call personally.. I wouldn't trust anyone to check for me and I have gotten CC from medications before that claim they are gluten free.  :(


As for the enlarged spleen and liver, I never had issues with them, but I have had enlarged lymph nodes andd kidneys when I get gluten in my system. Maybe it's the same kind of inflammatory response? I wish I could be more helpful... I would just double check everything especially since you're so strict on the diet. It's sounds like you got glutened by something. I know for me every time I'm sick and have health problems, it's always and I mean always because of gluten sneaking in and I'm very strict and careful..


I hope you feel better soon! ((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))

In Topic: Do You Eat gluten-free Oatmeal?

22 May 2015 - 06:33 PM

Sorry, but I am too chicken to even try gluten-free oatmeal.. LOL! :D  And I've been gluten-free for almost 6 years now. But I have substituted it with Quinoa for my cereal in the mornings. Just add any berries, walnuts and silk almond milk. It is really so good that I don't even miss oatmeal.  ;)

In Topic: I Want To Cry.

22 May 2015 - 06:25 PM

Hi Shade,


I'm so sorry to hear that you're going through this. I wasn't sure if you tired for applying for food stamps or not and I'm not sure what state you live in... The link below is for PA, but I thought this website might be helpful. I just applied for my ex-husband last night. He has cancer and is really struggling. But I'm sure whatever state you live it there should be a COMPASS website for you and you'll be able to see if you're eligible.





(((((((((( Sending prayers & big hugs to you! ))))))))))

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