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Tigercat17

Member Since 12 Sep 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 17 2015 09:42 AM
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Giant Eagle Gluten Free Product List 2015

16 July 2015 - 10:26 AM

HI Everyone!

 

I just wanted to share the Giant Eagle gluten free product list with you all! I'm not sure if anyone posted this before. It's new to me and very helpful. If you want to find a product just hit control F and a find box will come up. You can either type in the product or UPC code.

 

This really helped me! I just found out a few items that I've been eating once in a while were not on the list. :( But at least now I know..

 

http://www.gianteagl...reeProducts.pdf


Fresh Plain Chicken Breast

13 July 2015 - 11:44 AM

HI Everyone!


I just called Giant Eagle about their fresh Nature's Basket fresh chicken and all other chicken and they told me none of it is on their gluten free list. They said there is no gluten in it, but they couldn't guarantee CC.. Ugh.. I've been eating this for the last 6 years I've been gluten free and I could've swore I called them 6 years ago. I wonder if they changed something? I felt great for the last 5 years but I'm now still having gluten symptoms. And I've been eating it like crazy these last two months.. I'm starting think I may have found what's still glutening me for the last three months.

:wacko: 

I also called Perdue. They told me they would have to call me back to make sure, but all of the "Fresh- All Natural" are gluten free, but couldn't guarantee their "Tender and Tasty" chicken was gluten free since there is other ingredients in the chicken.



I called Tyson today too.. They said all their fresh chicken is gluten free, but they do add chicken broth to their chicken and that just makes me nervous. Seems like a lot of people on here had reactions.

 

 

*** Plus I always thought that all fresh meats were gluten free as long as they didn't have any added ingredients to them? Was I wrong about this?

 

 

 

Thanks everyone! :)


Looking For A New Acid Relfux Med- Zantac 150?

22 June 2015 - 05:03 AM

HI all!

 

Does anyone take Zantac 150 (over the counter) without any problems? I just called the company and they told me they don't put gluten in the product, but can't guarantee cross contamination. And they don't test for gluten. :wacko: I hate when companies say that... ugh..

 

Or is anyone taking a different acid reflux medicine that they could recommend?

 

Thanks everyone!


Acid Reflux Contuinues... Help!

18 June 2015 - 12:46 PM

Hi All!

 

I really need help... :(

 

I am still struggling with serve acid reflux. I just feel horrible.. Just a little background info on me - I've been gluten-free for almost 5 years and after I healed I felt great on the diet for the last 4 years. I've had no problems except if I went out to eat and maybe got a little CC, but nothing that lasted for week or months. In the last 9 weeks my acid reflux came back and I'm still trying to figure out if I'm getting CC of gluten in my system. Acid reflux, weight loss, insomnia , sore throat are always my symptoms if I ever get accidentally glutened, so I started a food journal again for the last 3 months. I got rid of a few items that I was eating regularly. I first I thought it was Almonds, then miracle whip and then I stopped all my vitamins just to make sure it wasn't one of them. So after a month I still wasn't getting better, I thought maybe it's my thyroid medicine.. So I asked my endo doctor to change my thyroid meds to see if I was getting CC from them. I changed from Lannett (generic brand) and I'm now taking Levoxyl... I have to say I did have an itchy rash for the last four months that I had to get steroid cream for and it did go away after I changed my thyroid med. And I did gain a few pounds, so to me at first I thought that must be the culprit, but I am still struggling with acid reflux, I'm so painfully bloated.. Then last week I noticed a pattern - I couldn't sleep every time I ate Bumble Tuna Light that same day, so I thought maybe I was getting CC from that.. I stopped eating that 4 days ago.. So now I am eating very few processed foods and I still don't feel better. Maybe it's going to take a while? .. I feel like I'm now starting to lose my voice. :(

 

 

And my throat and chest are killing me. So, I've been taking Pantoprazle (genric Protonix) 40mg for the last 6 weeks with no real relief and my stomach hurts all the time. I feel so bloated and gassy on this medicine.. I still got that pain on my left side under my rib cage (that is another of my glutened symptoms)... and I'm worried that I may be getting CC from this medicine.. I feel like I'm just so sensitive.. Or maybe I just don't do well on ppi's??? Is it normal to feel bloated when on ppi's? I took them 6 years ago when I had GERD and they didn't help me at all.. Eventually they hurt my stomach so much I had to stop taking them. I had to stop them cold turkey..and that was painful!!  The only way I got rid of the acid reflux was going strictly gluten-free and eating mostly wholefoods and making sure my medicine was gluten-free.

 

 

So, my question is.. is anyone taking Pantoprazle without any problems? The company says it's gluten free and I called other acid reflux meds and so many of them say they can't guarantee that their product is gluten free or not. I did stop the Pantoprazle for three days last weekend to see how I felt.. my stomach was feeling better - I felt like food was moving in my intestines again, but my throat got so much worse.. It was so painful that I thought I have to get back on them. I guess I got the acid rebound and I didn't know what else to take.. ugh... :wacko:

 

I thought about trying Zantac too, but they say they can't guarantee it's gluten free either.. Do you all think I should try taking Zantac instead of this ppi I'm on? Maybe it might be easier on my stomach? I haven't tried Zantaz yet,  I'm just worried about getting CC from them. Is anyone taking Zantac without problems?

 

 

So right now the only processed foods I'm eating are: (all of these producst I've been eating for years)

Ancient Harvest Quinoa

Uncle Bens Brown Rice

Udis Bread -Multi grain

Jiff peanut butter

Smuckers grape jelly

Kraft - cashews

Silk unsweetened almond milk

Walmart swiss cheese -say they're naturally Gluten-free

Walmart (Great Value) Butter

Olive oil

Lays Stack (eating twice a week)

McCormick seasonings (been using them for the last five years without problems)
Lipton Green Tea
 
**Bumble Bee Tuna Light - I just stopped this 4 days ago since I was having a reaction to it. I noticed every time I ate it in the last 2 months I couldn't sleep all night and then I had horrible reflux the next days after... :blink:  It's weird because I've been eating this for the last 5 years without any problems.. unless the company changed something in the last few months? Could this be the culprit?
 
Toothpaste - Chest 3D white

 

The rest is mostly fresh fruit, veggies and meats. (mostly chicken and salmon I do the best on) I noticed beef makes the acid reflux worse.
 
Meds I'm taking:
Levoxyl (brand name)
Pantoprazle 40mg (generic Protonix)
 

 

Does anyone see anything that I'm not seeing? I have been eating these foods for the last five years without any problems.. only the meds are different, so I'm just freaking out as to why all my gluten symptoms are back..

 

Also, I do have cats and fish and they do eat gluten, but I always wash my hands after I feed them and always before I touch any food in the kitchen.

 

I'm just at a loss... I have been trying to figure this out, studying my food journal along with my symptoms.. it's so crazy because just three months ago I felt amazing and I now I feel so sick.. :(

 

And I did get my thyroid levels checked last months. Everything was fine. I even asked my GI doc to check my antibodies and it was at 8. I think because I've been gluten-free for a long time if I'm getting CC it's not going to show up in the blood work..

 

Any help would be much appreciated!! Thank you!!


Thyroid Medictaions? Levoxyl?

19 May 2015 - 08:02 AM

Hi everyone!

 

It's been a while since I've been on here. Just a little background info on me..I've been strictly gluten-free for 6 years now and feeling really great on the diet, but now all the sudden my celiac symptoms have returned in the last six weeks. I have a gluten free kitchen.. but the only gluten I have is the cat and fish food, but I wash my hands right after all the time.. I have acid reflux, feeling tired, brain fog, sore throat, having a pain on my left side under my rib cage and I lost 10 pounds in the last month. I am really slender and now I'm down to 103, so the weight loss is a little scary for me. I now started Boost to try to gain some weight back and I'm only maintaining.. The only thing I changed in my diet is I added Almonds by the company Wonderful. I started them about 6 weeks ago. I eat mostly whole foods, too. I am really sensitive so I know my limits on gluten free processed foods. I don't eat many at all. I did call the Almond company, Wonderful, and they said there is no chance of CC. I'm not sure if I believe them though.. I did stop eating them about 2 weeks ago. I feel a little better but still not 100%. I feel like I just got glutened again two days ago on steak that I make all the time.. ugh..  I stopped all my vitamins about two weeks ago too just in case. I take Kirkman Labs and I've been taking them for the last four years without issues. So I have a lot of trust in that company.

 

So now the only thing I'm questioning is my thyroid medication. I am currently taking Levothyroxine by Lannett and I've been taking them for two years without issues. They say they are gluten free, but of course don't test for gluten. I know it seems highly unlikely since I've been taking them for two years without a reaction, but this is the only thing I can think of that I may be getting CC. I eat mostly whole foods and I stopped everything else.

 

So my question is what thyroid medications are everyone taking? I called my endo doctor and told them the situation and they're going to call in Levoxyl made by Pfizer for me just to try and see if my gluten reactions go away. I was on Levoxyl before and didn't have problems with it, but it's always a little nerve racking to change these meds, especially when you have to take them everyday. Is anyone currently taking Levoxyl without any problems?

 

Thanks so much for your help everyone!

 

P.S. Sorry about my typo in Medication.. This is my brain fog kicking in... LOL..


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