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Member Since 06 Mar 2010
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Possible Hasimoto's Diagnoses

22 September 2010 - 07:36 PM

so after three months of a swollen neck and face and 5 visits to various doctors i may finally know why i'm feeling how i do. my mom has thyroid issues and i've pushed her many times to go gluten free. i'm basically her genetic clone in so many ways i was expecting something like this. my blood test came back all within normal except for an elevated thyroglobulin antibody. i'm set up for a soft tissues neck CT scan on Monday and i'll know more then. has anyone been diagnosed with thyroid issues after going gluten free? i wonder which came first, my thyroid or gluten issues. i guess i'll never know.

How Risky Is X-Contamination From Bulk Foods?

20 April 2010 - 04:46 AM

we have a giant year round international farmers market about 10 minutes from my house. think of it like the Costco of farmers markets. they pack and grind many their bulk foods in store and you can by tubs of flour, beans, rice, tea, coffee, sugar..... i buy my beans and fresh ground raw sugar from them. i've been concerned about x-contamination for a while but i haven't had any noticeable reactions from them. nearly all the workers have english as a second language so i don't even bother asking them about if they pack the flour in the same area. they do offer tours and i've thought about doing one so i could get a peak at their packing area. would you be concerned about bulk foods?

Traveling To Mexico Resort

10 April 2010 - 06:25 AM

my husband and i have a 5 day all expenses paid trip to a beach resort in Puerta Vallarta at the end of this month. all food and alcohol are included. my husband marked that i was gluten intolerant but i'm wondering how that will work out. will they load our suite with gluten-free snacks? we have our choice of several restaurants at the resort. i can't imagine they keep track of my intolerance and i'll still have to request gluten-free food. what do i tell my servers when ordering? this will be the first time i've traveled since permanently going off gluten. i'm worried i won't have safe snacks and i'm thinking of packing some food just to be safe. can i travel to Mexico with packed food?

also, could you tell me a few fruity beach drinks that are safe or at least ones to avoid? obviously no beer or malt beverages. tequila would be safe and i have vodka i can test at home. i'm usually a wine drinker so i'm out of my comfort zone with liquor.

Growing Pains And Joint Pain In Young Children

30 March 2010 - 08:16 AM

my son has been having some joint and muscle pain in his legs. it has steadily become more uncomfortable along with his GI issues. i know joint pains and inflammation can be common in adults with celiac disease or gluten intolerance but i wasn't sure if it effected children the same. he's been off gluten for almost two weeks but still complaining of pain. i'm wondering how much of it is gluten related and how much is normal "growing pains" or the like.

Lack Of Hunger

26 March 2010 - 03:30 PM

i'm approaching 4 weeks of being off gluten. i feel like things have stabilized pretty well. i've discovered i'm sensitive to potatoes but i haven't tried other night shades yet. my skin is clearing up on my back and stomach. i haven't had a single headache or sinus problem which was my main issue. i'm able to get out of bed and be productive and don't nap everyday. i feel like a millions bucks most days compared to how i felt two months ago.

the one thing that's hard to adjust to is the lack of hunger. once i got past that starving detox phase i didn't seem to want to eat much. maybe this is just normal but it's so different to me. i was always the gal who went back for second or third servings. i was always looking for something to snack on. i would get hypoglycemic if i didn't eat every two hours. now i can go hours with no snacking and not feel hungry or shaky. i feel full after a bowl of cereal and can't finish my dinner most of the time.

does this sound pretty normal? i'd imagine it's because my body is actually processing the foods instead of shooting through my system.

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