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Member Since 16 Jun 2010
Offline Last Active Feb 02 2013 11:20 AM

Topics I've Started


26 March 2012 - 11:12 AM

I recently had my TSH level tested and is is apparently fine. Are any additional or different tests needed if the problem is Hashimoto's rather than straightforward hypothyroidism?

Thanks for any help you can give.

Restless Legs/muscles

29 January 2012 - 11:10 PM

Hi all,

I'm having a problem with muscle spasms - mostly in my chest, but also my right leg and right thumb and occasionally other places. It only happens when I'm resting or trying to sleep. Sounds just like my husband's restless legs syndrome, but more widespread.

I've been taking effervescent vitamin C tablets for about three weeks which contain maltodextrin. I'm in the UK so our maltodextrin may be different in nature. However, I know some people have a problem with it though, despite Coeliac UK saying it's safe. I've never had this problems before - could this be causing it?

However, I've also been under an awful lot of stress and my body has often had a horrible habit of conjuring up a new health problem in response (including coeliac disease). Could this instead be a stress reaction? I'm already having difficulty sleeping and I've been awake and anxious all night. Between my husband's legs and now this, I jerk wide awake every time I'm almost asleep.

Feels like I've reached a new low... Any help much appreciated.

Thank you.

Nearly-Normal Villi

01 November 2011 - 10:36 AM

I've been gluten free for almost two years. Early this year, I had a follow-up endoscopy which showed my villi had almost returned to normal.

However, although some symptoms have improved, I still have a restrictive diet as I have a lot of bloating and food intolerances. If my gut is recovering well, why do I still have problems? Is my gut health still generally poor?

Thanks :)

Being Glutened / Changes In Reaction?

01 November 2011 - 10:11 AM

I've followed the recent thread about reduced gluten reactions/recovery. I certainly don't think I've recovered, but I'd like to ask if you guys have experience of gluten reactions changing or decreasing over time?

I've only been properly glutened once (18 months ago) and my symptoms included GI problems and muddling my words, usually nouns.

Recently, I've been forgetting things, making mistakes and muddling my words constantly (nouns, grammar, pronunciation... it's horribly embarrassing). I've had a stupidly stressful couple of months (new city, new job and more) and my doctor says it's just stress.

However, although my home is gluten free, I recently spent three weeks staying with relatives, plus since moving I've been around gluten much more, though I try to be super-careful. I've had a lot of C lately but no the other GI symptoms I'd expect.

So - could small traces of gluten be responsible for these problems? Has my reaction to gluten lessened? I'm kind of answering my own questions as I write this but I'd appreciate your opinions.

General Shopping Suggestions

29 August 2011 - 12:46 AM

Dear all,

I will be visiting the US soon (Ohio, West Virginia and Texas) and this will be my first visit since going gluten-free.

I'd be grateful for any advice on easily available/mainstream foods which are reliably gluten-free. I cook from scratch as often as possible and I'll take some kitchenware with me but I can't rely on being able to cook much.

I also can't tolerate corn/soy and I follow a FODMAPs diet, so I can't eat too many foods based on fruit or beans.

Could you please recommend...?
- brands (inc supermarket brands) which reliably label their food as gluten-free
- stores which sell a good range of gluten-free foods
- any suggestions for food I can grab and eat (snacks, candy, microwave dinners - not my favourites, but in case of a hunger emergency!)

Grateful for any suggestions!

(Looking forward to those gluten-free Rice Krispies I've heard about...)

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