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Glutened Vs Iron Pill Side Effects?

12 March 2012 - 05:26 PM

Just wondering if anyone else has experienced dark green coloured diarhhoea while on high strength iron supplements? I have been getting this a lot lately while also exhausted and having the usual gluten type abdominal symptoms. Am 33 weeks pregnant and have been on prescribed iron pills for a couple of weeks now.

I had expected to get constipated while on iron but read that it can cause diarrhoea as well as abdominal discomfort, and of course being exhausted is to be expected while pregnant and anaemic!

But as I have been eating out a lot lately I have a niggling doubt that I have instead been glutened and the iron is making the diarrhoea green instead of the tell tale yellow diarrhoea I usually get when glutened.

Anyone experienced this?

Any Spanish/ Italian Speakers Out There?

08 September 2011 - 02:34 AM

Hi folks

I am about to go to Spain and Italy for a month and have just found out I am pregnant! So food choices are getting even slimmer. I have made a travel card using the babel fish website and want to know that this card really is an accurate translation of the english version.

I would be really grateful if a spanish/italian speaker could check these for me and let me know if their meaning is not clear. And if anyone know of good gluten free eating places in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville and Rome, please let me know!

English version:

"I am pregnant and have coeliac disease. I cannot eat any wheat, barley, rye or oats. I cannot eat shellfish, soft cheese, salads or mayonnaise. Eggs and meat must be well cooked and hot.

Please show me what is safe for me to eat. Thank you."


"Estoy embarazado y tengo enfermedad celiaca. No puedo comer ningún trigo, cebada, centeno o avena. No puedo comer los crustáceos, el queso suave, las ensaladas o la mayonesa. Los huevos y la carne deben ser cocinados bien y calientes. Por favor demuéstreme cuál es seguro para que coma. Gracias."

"Sono incinto ed ho malattia celiaca. Non posso mangiare alcuna frumento, orzo, segale o avena. Non posso mangiare i crostacei, il formaggio a pasta molle, le insalate o la maionese. Le uova e la carne devono essere cucinate bene e calde. Prego mostrimi che cosa è sicuro affinchè me mangi. Grazie."

Anyone Been To New Caledonia?

27 March 2011 - 01:40 PM

I am considering a holiday to New Caledonia. Looks like quite a good place for gourmet food with a strong French influence. I am salivating at the pictures of their breads and pastries! But don't fancy watching hubby eat them in front of me! Has anyone been there before? Do you know if they have many gluten free options? My husband and I are both foodies and like to eat out so I am always on the lookout for gourmet gluten free restaurant options (I think we are a bit spoilt in that respect here in New Zealand). I am considering taking the enzyme supplement for small amounts - not sure if I could get away with eating bread with it though. I can generally only cope with trace amounts of gluten. Any travel advice much appreciated.

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