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Frances03

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#864883 La Choy Soy Sauce

Posted by Frances03 on 23 April 2013 - 01:41 PM

These kinds of posts annoy me so much!! "We just called La Choy and said it was not gluten free". Why do you do things like that to mislead others??? If you don't know what you're talking about, why post anything at all?? I just got off the phone with La Choy. I spoke to a woman about my La Choy All Purpose Soy Sauce. We have no idea what product you were talking about, but THIS soy sauce does NOT contain any gluten. Furthermore, they test the lines after making anything that DOES contain gluten, before they move on to making another product. Their label will STATE if the product contains wheat, rye, or barley! This product does NOT contain gluten. It is not labeled "gluten free" because of our stupid govt regulations, but she did tell me they were "moving in that direction". If you only eat things labeled "gluten free", then don't eat it! But don't tell everyone it's not gluten free when it is. I have been using it for years, as have many other people, with no issues. Please don't come on here and make blanket statements that aren't even factual.
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#640710 Fries- Fast Food Chains

Posted by Frances03 on 19 September 2010 - 06:09 PM

The only place I will eat fries is Chick-Fil-A. I've recently started making my own fries and I LOVE them. It is SO easy too. I don't crave fast food fries at all any more.
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#639376 Tums

Posted by Frances03 on 13 September 2010 - 09:03 PM

I'm currently pregnant and I use Tums Wintergreen to deal with the heartburn associated with pregnancy. It does NOT contain gluten and their website confirms this.

"Although we do not use gluten as a filler in TUMS, there may be trace amounts of gluten in TUMS Smoothies Assorted Fruit and Berry Fusion flavors via ingredients that are supplied by outside vendors. Other products of TUMS do not contain gluten."

Also, before and during my diagnosis with celiac disease, I was put on Prilosec and Zantac due to major acid reflux damage in my esophagus. That stuff is HORRIBLE and I will never take it again. It caused frequent awful headaches, and is a nightmare to try to discontinue once you've started. It was quite a process, and while it was necessary to allow my esophagus to heal, I would not recommend it to anyone who doesn't have that sort of damage. If you do some research on those meds you will find out a lot of negative things. My heartburn problem went away thankfully once I was gluten free, and has only returned now that I am further along in my pregnancy and my stomach is pressing upwards. I am also very short waisted which I think has something to do with it. Not much room there! Anyway, if you get another flavor of Tums other than the Fruit and Berry Fusion kind, then it will be gluten free.
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#639090 Son (8) Sneaks Gluten Foods

Posted by Frances03 on 12 September 2010 - 06:36 PM

I have a 10 year old that's gluten free, along with myself. We also have an 8 year old and a 13 year old, and my husband who are not gluten free, and another baby on the way. This post made me feel mad. I cannot believe that your husband and 2 other children are eating gluten foods in front of this child and you are surprised that he is "cheating". Even I would find it hard to sit and watch my husband eat something like glazed donuts in front of me. Furthermore, if my husband suggested bringing something in to this house that would make it hard for my little boy to resist, he would be getting MORE than an earful from me. Thank God that my husband is NOT that selfish and neither are my other two children. Our entire household went gluten free after my diagnosis because that is what my doctor insisted on. My husband and 2 other children were not given a choice. This is just the way it is, and they do NOT complain about it. In fact they LOVE all the new gluten free things that I prepare so much they don't really miss those things. Occasionally when we are traveling, we'll go to a restaurant with a gluten free menu and they will get whatever they want off the regular menu. And when we walk thru Costo, they all try whatever they want, while my 10 year old and I only sample the gluten free items. But I make sure that whenever they have a gluteny treat, we also have something gluten free so that he doesn't feel left out. It's not my job to judge or to tell you what to do. But if it were me, I would have ALL gluten out of the house immediately because an 8 year old should not be required to stare something in the face daily that he is not able to have. That would be like putting an open bar in the home of an alcoholic if you ask me. Of course even THAT would be an adult capable of making an adult decision.
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#638681 Anal Fissures

Posted by Frances03 on 10 September 2010 - 09:41 PM

I've had the surgery, about 9 years ago when I was only 29 or 30, and I will tell you the surgery is a piece of CAKE compared to the living hell of having a fissure. I was IMMEDIATELY better after the surgery. I mean immediately. Like I hadn't even gotten up from the bed yet! Also, I had a newborn baby and I refused to be put under for the surgery, so I had it done with a spinal. I was awake for the entire thing. And, it didn't come back in 8 years, until right before my celiac diagnosis when a small one returned after major constipation. That one was cured almost immediately with the ointment (I forget what it's called right now but someone mentioned it in a previous answer to your question). Since then I've been fine. If it ever came back and stayed longer than a week, I'd be right back in there having surgery again, I mean it!!
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#636170 Gluten Free Surprise

Posted by Frances03 on 31 August 2010 - 09:13 PM

How exciting! Another pregnancy on the board! I'm almost 17 weeks. This was a surprise too!! I'm really excited. You can start feeling them pretty early especially if they are active little ones! Mine is a total spaz!! I got a heart rate monitor and baby is always kicking it hard and hurting my ears when I try to listen LOL! Good luck with this pregnancy!! I'm happy for you!
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#636168 Pregnancy With Celiac Disease Treated

Posted by Frances03 on 31 August 2010 - 09:09 PM

Thanks to all of you. I'm almost 17 weeks now and off the zofran! The nausea is gone and I'm doing great! I get to find out if I'm having a boy or a girl on Sept 20th and I can't WAIT. The baby is very active and I can feel it moving a LOT now. It's very exciting since I never got this far with my 3 miscarriages and it's been 9 years since I was pregnant and this far along! I don't know for sure if I had Celiac Disease when I was pregnant with my sons. I sort of think I did for at least some of them. I had a miscarriage in between 2 and 3 also. I did have postpartum depression after number 3 and that is what led to my insisting my husband get a vasectomy! Once I recovered from it, I regretted that! Thankfully he agreed to get it reversed and it worked! I'm still worrying some but I'm so hopefull that I will get to meet this baby!
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#633442 Salt Lake City Area

Posted by Frances03 on 20 August 2010 - 06:31 PM

YAY Darissa!! Thank you SO much!! I am so excited. I found out there is also a Chipotle there and I love that place so much!! You have given us a GREAT list and I am so excited to visit that store!! I have never been in a completely gluten free store!! This is going to be great fun :) Thank you VERY much for taking the time to reply!
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#633297 Salt Lake City Area

Posted by Frances03 on 20 August 2010 - 07:13 AM

We're going to be near Taylorsville and West Valley City area for 5 to 8 nights with a family of 5, 2 of us gluten free. We will be staying in a hotel, and we'll be eating all our meals either in our room (lunch) or out at restaurants (dinner). For breakfast, the 2 of us that are gluten-free will just bring gluten-free cereal and eat that while the others eat at the hotel breakfast. I also plan to bring my toaster, so we can make toast in our room. There is a microwave and a small refrigerator. I was hoping some of you might have some suggestions as to safe places we can eat and also some stores we can shop at to get things to make in our room! I have never been to Salt Lake City before! This is a business trip for my husband. Thanks so much!!
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#632278 Taco Bell

Posted by Frances03 on 16 August 2010 - 08:32 PM

I happened to go in to a taco bell to check out these new tacos. There is NO WAY I'm eating there. I watched them make the food for a bit. They had 2 lines, the same ingredients on both sides, and 2 people working them. So, the same lady touched EVERYTHING. And by everything, I mean she would grab a flour tortilla, spread beans down the center with a spoon actually WIPING the spoon on the flour tortilla, then she'd stick her tortilla hand in the cheese, in the onions, grab the red sauce, pour that on, and fold it up. About this time she'd reach for a paper to wrap the burrito in. She would touch at least the top 6-10 papers, all with the same tortilla hand! When making a tostada, she'd touch at least 4 or 5 of the boxes, with her fingers rifling thru them as she tried to grab one. While making the new cantina tacos, she never changed her gloves, she touched the corn tortillas, she put the corn tortillas in a warming "iron" type thing that other things had been in, she basically touched everything in there. Furthermore, all the ingredients are spilling all over the place, and the tacos are placed in a sort of "grate" and slid down the row, the same grate the soft tacos made with flour tortillas are placed in. After watching all this for about 5 to 10 minutes, I concluded that there is NO WAY anything from taco bell is going to be gluten free. I won't be eating in there, not one thing is safe. Even the beans that are supposed to be gluten free are totally contaminated. GROSS!!
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#629626 Pregnancy With Celiac Disease Treated

Posted by Frances03 on 06 August 2010 - 06:35 AM

Today I have my 14 week appt. I bought a cheap fetal doppler thing, so I can hear the heartbeat every day. This eases my mind so much. I'm still amazed at the difference in this pregnancy compared to when I was eating gluten. No one can believe it!
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#625745 Rice Krispies

Posted by Frances03 on 22 July 2010 - 09:28 AM

Anyways you can eat rice krispie treats.. Here is a website you can check out if you dont believe me! :) Good luck.. And i hope from now on you follow my advice.
http://www.celiac.co...ease/Page1.html



HA!!! I dont think I'll follow your advice at all. Rice Krispies are NOT gluten free. There are other cereals that are, but this isn't one of them! And I'm talking about the United States so can't speak for elsewhere. Also Kellogg's doesn't really make ANY gluten free cereals, do they? So the cross contamination chances are probably pretty large! I mean they make frosted mini WHEATS, and all BRAN, and raisin BRAN!! I can just see the wheat flying around the plant! I hope someone takes the time to call them and find out what else they make in the same plant with the rice krispies, LOL, cuz I'm not going to waste my time. Rice Chex make GREAT treats and General Mills has it's own area to make their gluten free cereals.
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#623466 Mexican Restaurants

Posted by Frances03 on 12 July 2010 - 07:50 AM

We went to a place in Denver called Blue Bonnet Cafe, strange name for a Mexican Restaurant but they were very busy and popular! Anyway, they have a gluten free menu!! They even bring you special chips that a gluten free, as their regular chips are fried in shared oil. I had a great time and felt really good. I can't wait til next time we are near Denver so we can go back again! They had one neat item on the gluten-free menu, it was called a "naked burrito", where they took all the contents of a burrito and just put it on a plate and covered it with sauce. YUM!
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#623362 Pregnancy With Celiac Disease Treated

Posted by Frances03 on 11 July 2010 - 06:22 PM

I am currently 10 1/2 weeks pregnant with our 4th child. My history of pregnancies includes 7 pg's, with 3 children now. I had some sort of hyperemesis (extreme nausea and vomiting) with all of them. I've also had 3 miscarriages in a row, all following the births of our 3 children. With one of these, I was so sick I was sent to the ER twice for iv's, and then admitted to the hospital for 6 days, as well as given a picc line, and fed with tpn. I was sent home after the 6 days, with the picc line in place and a backpack to wear that contained my tpn and iv liquids, 24 hours a day. I lost that baby at the beginning of the 2nd trimester. I also experienced 2 years of infertility during this time. Now that I've been diagnosed with celiac disease, this pregnancy seems to be totally different! For one thing, even the fact that I GOT pregnant is a surprise and a miracle. It has been 13 months since our last miscarriage. And, after our 3rd baby, my husband had a vasectomy because of how sick I get. We later had it reversed, and all 3 of my miscarriages happened after that. Also, I am feeling SO MUCH BETTER this time! I am able to FUNCTION, not spend all day on the floor throwing up and hoping to die. I am still nauseous and I am taking zofran every 4 hours. But, I am not vomiting, and I am able to eat, and even prepare meals and take my kids to the park. I'm very hopeful that this pregnancy will make it, though not too hopeful yet since I've had so many miscarriages. I still worry a lot. But I wanted to post my experience, in case some one out there with hyperemesis or repeated miscarriages might benefit from exploring Celiac Disease as a possible cause. I have really NEVER felt this good pregnant in my life. And we've seen our little baby 3 times so far, and my doctor says everything looks PERFECT! I'm praying it all works out with a healthy baby in the end this time!
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