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Member Since 26 May 2010
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#652873 When Did They Lose Their Manners?

Posted by on 12 November 2010 - 08:40 AM

One of my pet peeves. And it isn't just younger generations. I grew up in the 60s and early 70s and people my age do it all the time. There are occasions where the only way I can finish anything i to continue talking over the interrupters. Sometimes that tactic shuts them up but other times they plow on ahead.


Or, they probably have adhd from eating gluten! Ha!

But, really...I know what you're talking about. Even commercials on television show children acting like their parents are the idiots by rolling their eyes, the tone of their voice, blahblahblah. I don't know when/where it started. And, why parents let their children do this to them. I'm glad I don't have kids.

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#651577 Need Information Quickly Please!

Posted by on 06 November 2010 - 10:47 AM

Thank you so much! I have Celiac Disease myself. Could Hannah (my niece), have got it from me? I also have Crohn's Disease. My feelings about the endoscope are that the doctor only wants to do it because he is a "Gerd" specialist. The blood test he ran was the 2 you named. He stated they were extremely high results. His words were: very abnormal for a child her age. My concern with getting the diagnosis in writing without the endoscope is great, as he has a strange personality. When we took her in, she had been vomiting for 10 days straight.....he did nothing, offered no remedy. She also has had either loose green stool or diarehha. I wasn't impressed with him. Hannah cries daily that her belly hurts.
I've tried for a while to get my sister to start her on a gluten-free diet, as Hannah has Asperger's Syndrom. It took the trauma of the ER visit and the doctors visit w/ blood work to get her attention, sad! I'm Hannah's support system right now. Thanks for writing, please keep in touch. Noni

Hopefully, Mom will take the same interest as Auntie! (learn how to pronounce those big words and what they mean)

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#645222 Woe Is Me...just A Rant...

Posted by on 10 October 2010 - 11:01 AM

It's too bad that they aren't more supportive of you, especially if they know gluten makes you sick. Maybe it's because they come from a time where people didn't talk about medical stuff, and you ate what was in front of you. Just keep doing what you're doing, and ignore them the best you can!

I think family can be the worst because we expect, or hope for their support...others, not so much. Sounds like you have a very supportive husband...lucky girl!

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#644553 Insensitive Co-Workers... Maybe One Day They Will Understand

Posted by on 07 October 2010 - 05:59 AM

I do not think Curiousgirl was refering to you when she said "insensitive". I believe she was refering to the young teacher at my school.... Please stay with the forum... we need you!

Yes, I was referring to the teacher.

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#642892 Brain Fog And Seeming Dementia....

Posted by on 29 September 2010 - 06:48 AM

This was one of the worst problems I had before diagnosis. I was very fearful that I would never get better. I had gotten to the point where I couldn't even read and just trying to get the words out to tell someone to get something for me was impossible. I was a chef and had to tell people what to pull for orders. By the time I could find the words I could get the item myself 3 times. I had times when I would sit in my car with the key in my hand and not know what to do with it. It was very, very scarey and had even more impact on my life than the constant D and all the other pain.
It did take a long time to resolve but it did get better. Adding sublingual B12 seemed to help speed the healing along but it did not improve quickly. Be patient, be extremely strict with the diet and make sure you are taking some supplements. Hopefully this will improve for you also. My comeplete recovery from this was measured in years not months but things did improve steadily. I have now recovered enough to be back in college and earning A's. Hang in there.

Absolutely! I haven't had the headaches you describe, though. But, I've been worried about the same issue. Taking wrong turns when driving to regular places...I know I'm preoccupied, but geeeezzzz!

I'm going for food allergy testing this Saturday because though I'm gluten free, i'm still experiencing what could be considered more of an allergy-type symptom(s) (runny nose, sneezing, inside mouth sore).

As hard as we try to go totally gluten free in the beginning, we do make mistakes. But, I was wondering if before these headaches come on, and you're sure you haven't had any gluten, could it be another food allergy? Like, I've known I'm allergic to melons for years now and steered away from them. But, since being gluten free, I bought a watermelon, and the very same symptoms and even more, showed up.

Just a thought.

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#639339 My First 3 Weeks And Questions

Posted by on 13 September 2010 - 05:54 PM

i-geek - Yeah, I'm afraid we may end up having to make the house gluten-free eventually. Right now I'm holding off until I can get my son tested and see if he is going to have to go gluten-free as well, because I don't want to strip him of it for days at a time, then let him eat out on the weekend and end up really sick after he's inadvertantly been detoxed (we're homeschoolers, so he almost always eats at home with me). So, we'll see how it goes once we know more. Sorry it was hard for you, as well. I'll definitely look into more gluten-free options for Kidlet so, if nothing else, I won't have to wash my hands QUITE so many time a day!

I had terrible sinus problems too and my sinuses were completely closed up (had to breathe through mouth) when I was detoxing.

Isn't that just so bizarre?:D But good to hear I'm not alone (and mine aren't as severe as yours, atm)!

The biggest mistake I made this month was in true harried mom fashion I tried to make my daughter's school lunch at the same time I was eating my breakfast. Don't do that. I paid.

Ooh, ouch, yeah, that's a bad one. I'm constantly having to stop myself from eating something while I prep the gluten stuff. I used to get half my meals eaten while still cooking and working, and now I have to divide tasks far more neatly. Tedious and frustrating.

I'm hoping we don't all have to go gluten free. So far it seems livable.

VERY encouraging to hear that from at least one voice! May I ask how long you've been gluten-free?

It made me sooo much more sane to know that gluten wasn't lurking on every knob and towel in the house. I felt awful guilt about making my hubby go gluten free.

That's the worst part, isn't it? It seems so selfish and asking SUCH a sacrifice of a person with no personal physical reason to make one, and yet it would be SUCH freedom to just have the house stripped clean and be able to go back to functioning "normally" at least at home.:(

I'm sorry about your noggin, but that struck me as funny and something that I would do.

Oh, it was hilarious.:D At first I didn't even realize what had happened, I thought maybe I'd just suddenly made progress and was more limber than I had been, but I did one of my usual daily motions and THONK. So much for a picture of loveliness and grace.*g* Then the next day I was leaning down to pick something up off the kitchen floor and smacked my chest into the corner of the kitchen table. It was after that second incident I started to put two and two together and realized why I was misjudging.

My detox symptoms included excessive thirst

That's what happened to me when I went on the yeast control diet 8 years ago (no sugar, no fruit, no refined flours, no refined oils, nothing fermented, and later no dairy). I was thirsty all the time.

then 3 months of literally non-stop eating.

Yes, I am constantly looking for something else I can eat, my diet is already so limited (from allergies as well, which is one reason I hadn't pursued the gluten possibilities in the past, I was afraid I just wouldn't have enough to eat). I've never eaten so much meat and veggies and rice cakes in my life, yet I'm losing weight. Weird.:)

Thank you everyone for all the supportive comments! Muchly appreciated.:)

I'd have sinus problems too. Post nasal drip.

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#633588 Where Do I Find Gluten Free Toothpaste?

Posted by on 21 August 2010 - 12:01 PM

I use Tom's of Maine toothpaste and when I use mouthwash I get one that is alcohol free. Arm and Hammer Free and Clear is my choice for detergent and fabric softener. For skin and hair care I like the Garneir line, they will clearly label gluten ingredients. Dove and Suave are also good about labeling.

Yesterday I created a poll on this site about this cleaning, cosmetic, and hair care favorites. I don't know where it is tho! Wrote to administrator and haven't heard back.
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#632042 "gluten Free Is All The Rage Now"

Posted by on 16 August 2010 - 06:34 AM

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.

I'm single and have been single for 15 years or so. I date periodically and enjoy the company of others (so I'm not unsocial). When I read so much about significant others, family and friends, being condisending (sp) or not believing we have this disease, it just IRKS me! If you all have asked them to take a gander at this website and commit to spending 2-4 hours (not even that many) reading some of these POSTS, NOT just the info about the disease, but the posts from real people, and they still act that way, i'm so sorry you have to deal with that....well, you don't really HAVE to deal with them...if you know what I mean. There's divorce due to disrespect (and I don't mean to be disrespectful saying that). Divorce (or separation) could be less time spent together with ANYONE (go to a movie where you don't have to talk, a play, a sports event, etc.). Maybe I'm oversimplifying it? My new friends have presented a challenge because I'll suggest we meet for coffee and of course to them it means something to eat too. Just yesterday, she said, "You're not going to make me eat alone are you??" I just said I'm on an elimination diet to find out what the h_ll I'm allergic to. I'll see how it goes from there.

It seems that I have so much to say, but need to edit, edit, edit, before I post because I don't want to offend anyone here...then after all that editing, I need a nap...ha!
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