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Member Since 08 Oct 2010
Offline Last Active Jul 26 2011 07:40 PM

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Nightshade Free?

22 June 2011 - 09:19 PM

I am going to go nightshade free, at least for a couple of weeks. I have been off gluten for more than nine months and a lot of my symptoms are better but after doing some food tracking nightshades seem to upset my stomach as well.

Anyone else nightshade free? Any tips? My favorite foods are Mexican and Italian, plus I love peppers of all kinds. This is almost worse than cutting out gluten.

Also, how do you handle sadness at having to limit your diet any more than before? I know if this works I'll be grateful that I'm feeling better but removing more things is really getting to me.

List Of Cosmetic Ingredients To Avoid?

03 April 2011 - 09:56 PM

Is there a list somewhere of which ingredients to avoid in cosmetics? They're never helpfully listed as barley wheat rye or oats, unfortunately.

I asked at a Bath and Body Works if they had a list of gluten free products. The manager told me no, but that she was celiac too and hardly has any problems. Then she told me how she eats at the McDonald's across the hall :o So I'm not sure about trusting her judgment.

I know I can call each brand, but I would be better off if I could just read an ingredient list.

Fructose Malabsorption

22 March 2011 - 08:03 PM

Does anyone also suffer from fructose malabsorption? I have been gluten free for almost six months. I'm quite strict in my house: no gluten at all, replaced all of the pans, all of that. I rarely eat out of the house and then only at restaurants that are definitely gluten free. Yet still I have some bad days. More good days than bad, I'd say, but I've found myself taking immodium more often when I have somewhere to be. When I get sick it's the usual culprits. Big D, but not often the floating kind. (Sorry!) Extreme stomach cramping, and often lower down in my large intestinal area.

I have noticed that I have a lot of problems with onions, for example. Last night I had tomato sauce and today I was really sick. Some days, though, I eat a stew that I make that has a small bit of tomato and I have no problem.

I am trying to find a new doctor right now, but money is tight. I also would like to find out what's wrong with me as soon as I can. I was doing so well for a while that it's really discouraging to feel like I'm moving backwards. :( Could I just still be healing from gluten? I was sick about three years before I went gluten free, and I stopped eating gluten completely, barring being glutened twice.

Any advice?

Bathroom Urgency

21 February 2011 - 09:43 PM

I have been gluten free since early October, barring a couple of glutenings. Such a learning curve! After being off gluten and now being in the middle of a round of probiotics, I'm finally getting away from the big D, which I am very happy about. I'm still having problems with bathroom urgency. When I have to go, I have to GO, and there's little waiting time. I've never had an accident, thankfully, and it's not diarrhea when I get there. Does this get better? Before I got celiac I had pretty normal bowel habits and if I was away from home I could wait it out. Now I might as well have a ranking system for every public bathroom within five miles.

I don't think I am suffering from sensitivity to other things when this happens. It's normal poo, sorry TMI, and there's none of that characteristic celiac or lactose malabsorption bile-y stuff. It doesn't seem to correlate with anything that I eat.


05 January 2011 - 07:07 AM

I have a diagnosed anxiety disorder, but a couple of times since I stopped eating gluten in October I have had serious, serious panic attacks, much worse than what I ever had before. The interesting thing is that I can be thinking completely clearly but it's like my body is taken over by waves of panic. I was at church one day and completely fine mentally, enjoying myself, but the panic took over my body. Even before, my panic attacks were more mental than physical, with my mind racing, if that makes sense.

I don't think this is because of CC. I eat at home 99 percent of the time, using ingredients that I know are gluten free. I have a gluten free kitchen. The times this has happened I had not eaten outside of the home.

I am experiencing it right now to a small extent and I can think clearly.

Any suggestions? My mom thinks it might be hormonal shifts, because I also have PCOS and maybe my body is shifting back to normal. Maybe so. I just want it to go away.

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