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Kay-dee

Member Since 14 Sep 2009
Offline Last Active Oct 02 2009 03:42 PM
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In Topic: Timing With Symptoms

23 September 2009 - 06:17 PM

I get really tired almost immedietly, about 12 hours later I get REALLY hungry, and the brain fog and depression kick in and hang around for 2 days. Day 3 usually feels like I've swallowed a horse and find it hard to actually eat anything, day 4 I get really itchy but generally feel a lot better.. by day 5 and 6 I usually start to feel "normal" again.

In Topic: Depression?

22 September 2009 - 03:38 PM

Depression is very common with Celiac.
Most seratonin (80-90%) is found in our digestive tract and an imbalance of seratonin causes depression. As Celiac affects the digetive tract, it makes sense for depression to be a comon symptom of Celiac.

Depression was one of my major symptoms and when I accidentaly ingest gluten, I fall back into a pit of darkness for a few days... usually around the 4th day, the depression starts to lift and I "normal" again.

Hang in there, it will get better. Make sure you have eliminated EVERY little tinsy tiny bit of gluten from your diet. If you don't get better within a few weeks I would denifitly get a fup with your doc.

Hope you feel better soon.

In Topic: Hunger Ups And Downs?

22 September 2009 - 05:28 AM

I defnitly have hunger ups and downs. However for me it's when I get glutened that I have a ravanous appetite. It seems most Celiacs have these waves of hunger, though it is a little different for everyone. Some people find they are less hungry when going gluten-free others find they are more hungry.. but it all comes down to one thing... our bodies are depleted of nutrients!!! The way our bodies go about dealing with the nutrient shortage is a little different for everyone, hence the differences in hunger levels from celiac to celiac.

I agree, try to balance out your meals and also try to make them more palatable.. bland rice isn't giving your tastebuds what they crave either! Try adding some honey (or cinamon if you don't want the sugar from honey), nuts and berries to your rice for breakfast. It will be tastier and will keep you full longer with the fat and protein from the nuts :). What keeps me most full in the mornings is gluten-free bread with beanut butter and a banana :) I'm good for hours after that!

In Topic: Social Life/dating

21 September 2009 - 03:38 PM

Jason, I can relate to this a lot. I'm recently diagnosed and am feeling very insecure about dating. Unfortunatly so much of dating revolves around food!!!! I keep wishing i could meet a celiac cause it would be so much easier!

In Topic: "organic Barley Grass"

21 September 2009 - 03:21 PM

I ate this once... I baught a bar that was labeled gluten-free (this was in my very early gluten-free days!) I ate it THEN looked at the ingredients and to my horror I saw "barley grass" AND "wheat grass". I had no reaction to it and I'm pretty sensitive... but I don't think I would eat it again! :) I think it's a gamble... though it is supposedly gluten-free, i'm sure there is risk of cc.