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jackay

Member Since 04 Dec 2009
Offline Last Active Sep 23 2014 05:34 AM
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#693873 Blood Type And Food Intolerances

Posted by jackay on 21 April 2011 - 09:01 AM

I just reserved this book at my library. I'm an A- blood type.
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#692441 Gluten-Free Makeup In Dept. Stores

Posted by jackay on 15 April 2011 - 12:35 PM

How much of this make up do you plan to eat? Except for lipstick, I would think that very little would be ingested. From my understanding, Celiacs have problems when the gluten enters the digestive system, not by external contact.

I am suspicious that a few companies are making quite a lot of money by playing on our fears.

I think anything put on your face could easily get into your mouth.
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#676204 Forget Doctors (Or At Lest Mine)

Posted by jackay on 17 February 2011 - 03:09 PM

Wouldn't it be wonderful if these doctors suffered from gluten intolerance or if one of their kids did. I'm sure they would be more understanding and knowledgeable if they had to live with it.
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#646786 Article In Redbook

Posted by jackay on 16 October 2010 - 03:21 PM

Dude. Seriously? We have a verifiable DISEASE. Quit trivializing what we go through. It made me so agitated.

Did it not say anything about Celiac or gluten intolerance? I think someone needs to enlighten that magazine. If the person that wrote the article had just one of the symptoms it can cause, she would have a different opinion.
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#643052 What To Do When People Dont Listen?

Posted by jackay on 29 September 2010 - 04:27 PM

I think it is difficult for others to understand because they don't have the physical ramifications of this that we do. I don't know how understanding I would be it I didn't have this. My friends and relatives accept me bringing my own food at least. However, like many others, I get invited to meals and to go out to eat less and less.
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#642763 Poll Time:

Posted by jackay on 28 September 2010 - 03:00 PM

Absolutely everything that contains gluten. Don't even know where I start and probably would never stop.
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#640880 Upset With Culvers

Posted by jackay on 20 September 2010 - 02:40 PM

At LeAnn Chin I ordered a gluten free meal. The server dished up my rice and and set it in the warmer by all the other foods. He put together quite a few other orders by the time my food was ready. I politely asked him for a new dish of rice. He didn't look to happy about it but did get me a new one.

Another time I ate there, I found a piece of fried rice in with my white rice. I was famished at that time so just scooped out a big chunk of rice and ate the rest. Luckily, I didn't get sick.

I got the eye rolling at a grocery store when I asked the cashier to clean the conveyer belt because it was full of flour. She rolled her eyes at the customer in front of me. I didn't see how that customer reacted. I should have reported this to the manager as it really made me feel bad.

I don't have a problem buying wheat bread for my husband but I do have a problem with flour all over the conveyer belt. Anyway, the time I got the eye rolling I didn't have any wheat products.

I wish all grocery stores had self check aisles. It often takes longer if I need help from a cashier but at least it is less handling of the food.
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#632322 Taco Bell

Posted by jackay on 17 August 2010 - 04:53 AM

I was expecting what Mcphena said. Our local Taco Bell is combined with a Kentucky Fried Chicken so there is even more cause for cc.

I was at our local Burger King for coffee this past summer and saw a worker actually touching the burgers without gloves on. No way would I eat there either.
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#632252 Taco Bell

Posted by jackay on 16 August 2010 - 06:35 PM

To me Taco Bell spells cross contamination. I normally don't have much of a problem with it but have been very careful with where I eat. Let me know if you are able to eat there and not get sick. I'd love to give it a try.
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#632168 "gluten Free Is All The Rage Now"

Posted by jackay on 16 August 2010 - 12:54 PM

I have to be honest here. I found out I was gluten intolerant by doing a detox. That's a little "faddy" But oh do I feel better. It's life changing. But my husband will make comments like..."Oh, Stacey (me) and her special diet" when in the meantime I've been bedridden from being accidentally glutened, and years of health problems have corrected including hair loss, brain fog, fatigue, rashes, arthritis, major stomach issues etc...
Maybe more people will figure out they feel better off gluten even if they are just doing it because it's "the thing to do" right now.

My guess is that there will be a lot of people that will try this diet because it is the "in thing to do". Some of those people may get very sick when go back to eating gluten and at that point come to realize that it isn't just a fad diet for them. Others will go back to their gluten and be O.K. with it and still believe that it is just a fad.

Stacey, my husband wasn't at all supportive at first but has come a long way in the past eight months. He has started to cook gluten free meals and watches so I am always careful with what I eat. He finally has his wife back after many, many years so it has become important to him, too. At first he thought it was just another one of those things that wasn't going to work, since I have tried so many.

Good luck!
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#627359 Chelsea Clinton - Gluten Allergy

Posted by jackay on 28 July 2010 - 05:31 PM

With Chelsea Clinton having a "gluten allergy" there may be a lot more research done on Celiac. Hopefully a lot more people will start to think it may be the cause of why they are so sick and not getting better. I really believe it is a cause of so many illnesses that doctors are completely missing. Way too many people are suffering when they could easily be cured of their symptoms by being gluten free.

I sure hope Chelsea gets the message out about her "gluten allergy" and if she does have Celiac, she discloses that information in the near future. Having someone in the public eye with this issue can make all the difference for so many others.
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#626919 Insomnia Is Destroying My Relationship :(

Posted by jackay on 27 July 2010 - 10:01 AM

I agree that you should go to another room so your boyfriend can get some sleep. There is no need for both of you to lose sleep. I am married and still am sleeping in a separate bedroom than my spouse. That may change soon as my sleep is continuing to get better.

I was not pleasant to be around when I wasn't sleeping but tried not to be too crabby with my husband. I know if he didn't get his sleep, he would be a bear to live with. There was a lot of strain on our marriage because of my gluten intolerance. How couldn't there be when I was a basket case. I don't think we would have made it if he didn't get sleep either.

My insomnia didn't seem much improvement after going gluten free but my anxiety went away completely within just a few days. I always thought the insomnia was due to the anxiety and that wasn't the case. The insomnia was caused by candida, which may or may not be contributing to your sleep problems. Do some research on it and see if it sounds like that could be causing you to stay awake.

I now average 7 hours of sleep a night now. Last night I even slept for 8. I still have an occasional night when I only get a couple hours of sleep but they are getting further and further apart. Before I cut out gluten and treated the candida, I would often get about total 4-6 hours a sleep over three nights. Often I would not get any sleep for two nights straight and then I would sleep the 4-6 hours the third night. I couldn't then and still can't sleep during the day.

Xanax didn't give me any relief for the anxiety and didn't help with sleep. No sleep aids helped either except for Ambien which give me five hours of sleep a night and almost caused me to take my life. My anxiety, which I thought couldn't get any worse, went through the ceiling. I literally paced day and night. I was a passenger in our car coming home from my sons house and contemplated jumped out of it because I couldn't stay sitting.

Life has gotten so much better! I still feel tired most of the time but now it is a functional tired. I expect that to improve, too.
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#626684 Am I Over-Reacting To This?

Posted by jackay on 26 July 2010 - 10:17 AM

Another angle here. Your cousin and his wife could be concerned that you might get cross contaminated from their children.

Ask them why they behaved like they did when you were there. Send them tons of information on Celiac and let them know that you are not contagious and that you are careful to wash your hands before putting food in your mouth. If the kids don't spit on you, cc isn't an issue. Whether it is concern about the kids (most likely) or concern about you, it sounds like the OCD has blown this out of proportion.
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#617611 When Teachers Don't Understand Celiac Kids

Posted by jackay on 17 June 2010 - 04:39 PM

I have heard of some schools that no longer allow birthday treats due to food intolerances. Not a bad idea considering gluten, dairy, soy, nuts and eggs are all common allergens.
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#609926 Do You Feel More Mentally Healthy After Going gluten-free?

Posted by jackay on 10 May 2010 - 12:53 PM

My daughter was a mental case before going gluten-free and she's as stable as stable can be now. She's still slightly more prone to meltdown than others it seems, but getting rid of gluten helped her head BIG TIME. One of her major symptoms when she is glutened is a week's worth of uberPMS.

This is awesome!
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