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Member Since 01 Dec 2004
Offline Last Active Aug 26 2005 03:24 PM

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In Topic: Aaaaaaaaaack

21 April 2005 - 07:51 PM

Hi aljf, :D We all do these things. It's important to take the best care of yourself that you can. I've been gluten-free since Dec. 2004, and sometimes at the beginning I would 'sneak' something which I knew had glutten. :o But, it really wasn't worth the pain and the worry that I was further damaging my body. So now I try not to eat anything harmful.

Something which helps me a LOT is to find gluten-free alternatives. There are heaps of good brands around which are gluten-free. I can't give you a list, as I'm in Australia, but I know there are many in America etc. as well.

Once I found the gluten-free alternatives, it seems to stop the binge eating, and therefore, you feel so mauch better, physically and mentally when you know you're doing the best for yourself.

Cheers, and be well. ;)

In Topic: Cured Of Celiac

18 April 2005 - 04:43 PM

Yes Kimberley, I truly believe in the power of prayer and the healing power of God. I have been healed of asthma, which I had most of my childhood.
As we wait for the LORD to heal us, we need to totally and completely stick to a gluten-free diet. If God does heal us, and that decission is His alone, then we still have to have be tested again with all the tests necessary to confirm it.

Keep well, and stay happy. :D

In Topic: How To Handle This . . .

02 April 2005 - 03:23 AM

I agree with Ajlauer. They don't deserve to have you attend. Send them that lovely card, and have a great day at home, where you'll be safe. :)
Your health has to come before anything else. They'll just have to live with the consequenses of their selfish actions.

Hang in there, and never allow anyone to jeopodise your health! :wub:

In Topic: Anxiety And Mild Depression

01 April 2005 - 04:42 AM

I'm on 75mg of anti-depressants for anxiety/depression. I've been on them for five years, due to other side issues, as well as some of the symptoms I have with celiac disease.

I think I'm better off staying on them at the moment, at least until things settle down, both with the side issues, and until I stabilise with celiac disease. I've only been gluten-free since December 2004, and I am still quite anxious about a lot of things which are going on in my life.

I agree that celiac disease does cause anxiety, but check with your dr before going off any meds, particularly anti-depression meds. There is no shame in being on something which genuinely helps you feel more comfortable and relaxed.

In Topic: How To Handle This . . .

01 April 2005 - 04:31 AM

I have my neice's wedding in two weeks. We HAVE to go, she is the only daughter of my brother and sister-in-law, and also the only niece/nephew at all on my side of the family.
Luckily, my bro & sis-in-law know I'm a celiac and have made note of it to the chef at the reception.
We're going to a Chinese restaurant the night before with by brother, his wife, sand other people we haven't met before. I'm more concerned about THIS than the wedding feast.
I've asked my brother if he wouldn't mind checking that the restaurant cooks without MSG. I've also told my brother that I'm happy to order my own meal (he was going to order for us all) rather than take the risk of eating something with gluten in it. :P

I think, sticking to the basics is the best bet. Things such as vegetables, fruit etc will be safe. It's better to be safe, and look a little different than to be ill the entire time.
I intend to remember Melissa's big day as a wonderful time, not as the day I felt like cr^p all day. ;)

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