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Member Since 11 May 2010
Offline Last Active Sep 13 2010 11:56 AM

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Happy Celiac Day

13 September 2010 - 07:20 AM


I Don't Want To Make Y'all Mad

03 September 2010 - 03:37 PM

Hi everyone! Well, it's been one month since I've been to my doctor and went on hormones. I CAN eat gluten, I've been a little apprehensive to post this.....

It turns out my hormones were so screwy that it was giving me panic - not attacks, but panic syndrome.

I've lost 23 pounds. It was ME who searched the net and found that my symptoms equaled gluten intolerance.

Well, the hormones have helped except I'm still goofy.... well, my glasses broke so I was trying to super glue the frame back together but it was hard because I had to put my left hand on the frame and the right side on my knee to put the super glue in there .... so the glasses got stuck to my knee and you know how when you can't use your hands it makes your nose itch? So my nose started itching so I scratched my nose, but there was super glue on my finger, now there's my finger stuck on my nose and the glasses got stuck to my knee and Lord or Lord, I was a big ol' mess with all that but it all worked out.

I know you all said my doctor doesn't know what he's talking about, but I am better, only I can't take caffeine or sugar anymore.


04 August 2010 - 04:35 AM

These medicines have me ALL hopped up, worse than before.

I forgot to take the xanax before I went to bed.

I am having a terrible hot flash like every 20 minutes now. I'm nervous as a cat. I thought this was going to make it better.......

think maybe it's just the adjustment or something? I feel like I'm going to jump out right outta my skin. I haven't had gluten, so it's not that. OMG! I don't know how I'm going to work all day and keep my cool feeling like this. My momma said it's just like me to expect immediate results.

I think I'll get an early lunch, maybe food will help. I didn't get supper last night.

Go Ask Connie

03 August 2010 - 02:18 PM

Well I took your alls advice and went back to my doctor.

I said I'm still dizzzy, sweaty, blah blah blah. He looks in my chart - 2 ER visits, brain scan, bloodwork a plenty....he says, "are you eating gluten?"

No, I'm not I say proudly.

He says you first came here in January with these exact complaints, you've gone gluten free and here you are 8 months later with the same complaints. Excluding gluten has not resolved your issues one iota, and you've lost more weight than I'd like to see.

Then we talk a while about the stores and the sweats and everything. And he says, "YOU JUST GOT DONE TELLING ME THAT YOU HAVE A REACTION WHEN YOU EAT ANYTHING!"

Sooooooo........... he said that my muscle weakness and tiredness is because I'm popping valiums all day long and I told him they make me grouchy and give me a headache, but also calm me down for a short time. Then I told him I don't clean my house no more. I get my vacuum cleaner out, put it in the middle of the floor and go sit on the sofa and stare at it.

We talked about work, about me missing work, about how I never missed a day in 7 years when working there, and he said I'm just not me.

He said that since all these tests have been done and the only one that came back bad was the hormones, he's putting me on HRT for short term. He also put me on Prozac. I cried and said that's for crazy people! and he said that he thinks the hormones are making me panic, sweat and then my BP goes up so he put me on Endural (which he did in January but I never took it).

HE also put me on Xanax that is timed released and you just take one before bed.

I said what about the risk with my family history and the HRT? He said the risk of me feeling this freaked out is greater than the family hx risk.

So now I'm on all these drugs, well, I haven't taken them yet. He said that he wants me to be very serious about this, I said maybe I'm depressed because I can't have a doughnut and he said 'you never liked sweets anyway' and if 6 months of gluten-free hasn't resolved the original complaint, it's not gluten.

So now I feel like a druggy. But I do have to agree with him on it.......I know a lot of you told me to see about the hormones. he told me to quit listening to Rush Limbaugh all afternoon (it's the only thing I can get at work on my radio) he told me to bring some music CDs in and put them in my computer. He's a staunch republican and he likes Limbaugh and he said, "no one needs to hear that bitchin all day every day, especially you."

Now I have all these bags and bottles of pills with all these different directions, but if it's going to make me feel better, I want to do it.

What do you all make of it?

Old Orange Juice Thread

03 August 2010 - 04:02 AM

I replied to a thread about orange juice, it turns out it's from 2005, but.......

I'm sure there's a way to make orange juice without putting flour in it.

That sounds simple and ignorant, but come on......

It's like these companies are playing cat and mouse with us and it just pisses me off. I have no respect for these companies, like Chex cereals


Write to them or call them, and they're like, hum, huh, well, hum,

just ridiculous to play with people like this. There oughta be a law against it and there probably is.

It was one mom who started MADD, right? Maybe I will be the mom to start GHAG (pronounced gag)Get Honest About Gluten.

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