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#745154 Thyroid Is "fine"

Posted by on 06 November 2011 - 09:01 AM

Find a new dr?
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#742234 Weight Loss Buddies

Posted by on 27 October 2011 - 09:51 AM

Ok, so far today:

B: protien shake ( raw protien powder almond milk banana strawberry splenda). 1 slice millet bread and dairy free butter

L: 2 rice crackers, ceasar salad with balsamic dressing from mcdonalds. Picked at the kids fries. 1 bottle water

Dinner will probably be baked pork chops and mashed potatoes ( with hidden veggies)
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#742179 Weight Loss Buddies

Posted by on 27 October 2011 - 05:43 AM

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5' 4", age- 48

Fresh mixed green salad with dinner!! Downfall- made gluten-free choco chip cookies, eek!

I forgot to ad my age! I will hit the big 3-0 next week
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#741894 Weight Loss Buddies

Posted by on 26 October 2011 - 03:42 AM

Ok, here is the rapid start plan from dr. Phil. There will have to be some modifications to it to take out the things that bother us.

How about every Monday we weigh in. I'm going to do it today and then again on Monday. I like to use my waist measurement, my hips, my bust, and each thigh. I remember last time some weeks ibwould loose inches and not weight.

Exercise goal is something intentional every day. Intentional means you made time to do it. A walk, some weights, something.

Do we want to post what we are eating as well?
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#739819 Just Wanted To Say Thanks!

Posted by on 19 October 2011 - 02:20 AM

Just wanted to say I appreciate all of you. The more i read on here, the more I hear people talk about these "weird" symptoms I have had all my life. Im labeled a hypochondriac by my dr's and some family. It's nice to know I'm not the only one suffering.

Thanks again for all your posts. You guys have such great information and everyone brings something to the table.
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#737855 Purposely Glutened

Posted by on 11 October 2011 - 09:49 AM

Anyone have thoes few things that you can't resist? My dh brought dunkin donuts munchkins for the kids. When no one was looking I ate like 5. them after dinner no one was around and I found nutter butter cookies stashed. I had 8 :-(. Now I'm having gi symptoms as well as neurological. And sleep- forget it. It was so not worth it in retrospect, but at the time it tasted so good.

Anyone have thoes things you can't resist, no matter how sick they make you?
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#652737 Went To The Dr Today....

Posted by on 11 November 2010 - 05:46 PM

And he said that I definatly don't have celiac, but he thinks i have a gluten intolerece. Wants me to stay gluten free. He even went as far as making sure my meds are gluten free.

He wants me to have a colonoscopy, and an endoscopy because of the blood. He understands that I have major anxiety about it, and some OCD. He wants to regulate my meds and get me feeling better before he sends me to the GI. He even offered to give me some xanex or something to help get me through it all, even for the clean out.

I feel better just having some solid answers. Thank you so much for all your support!
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#652392 Another "wrong" Diagnosis?

Posted by on 10 November 2010 - 10:26 AM

Thanks for all your replies. I am starting to feel better. I have taken the afternoon off from work to get my head in order, and i'm off tomorrow. I am going to the dr, and I finally feel ok to talk. This has been a very dark place for me. My husband is really starting to understand and come around. I agree with the eating out. I have cut it in 1/2 from what I used to do, but I agree-it has to be 100% eliminated. We went to breakfast at a resturant on Sunday morning(which we always) do, and I'm so sick of feeling like crap. I ate before I went, and just had some coffee while I was there. Fine, I had no problems. I think I am mentally ready to start taking charge of my health. Thank you for all your words of encouragment. They really do help.

My husband called me last night, and told me he made me dinner. I was really worried. He said me made tacos. That made me even more worried. I got home, and he was so proud. The seasoning had wheat in it, so he didn't use it and make 2 batches (one for me and then one for the kids) because he didn't want to make some, and then possibly cc. He found gluten-free corn chips at the store, and ONLY served those so the kids couldn't touch something, and then touch them. I was so proud, and felt almost relieved that he is now taking this seriously.

I also got my period, and I'll admit, that I am more emotional, and seems like things are worse around that time.

I'm worried about the raise in cancer rates with undiagnosed celiac. They keep me awake at night with worry.....I am working on it in therapy :)

I still have a lot of fears about my body. Some days I feel like I'm walking around in a dark room, bumping into things, feeling them, and trying to make out what they are. That is hard for me. I'm a very matter of fact person, black or white. This gray area on if I have it, and if I don't, and what I should possibly cut out is just making me crazy.

I journal every day anyway what I eat. I have to email it to the Dr. Phil show nutritionist. I will start logging physical symptoms, and emotional feelings to see if maybe together we can come up with something. He thinks it's dairy too, but I am having a really hard time giving that up :(

Now the real question- do I have the endoscope and colonoscopy, or just stay diet controlled for a year and gluten challange?
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#650782 Dear Cook,

Posted by on 02 November 2010 - 04:05 PM

You have a published gluten free menu. I want to make sure that you understand that if you cross contaminate anything, I get VERY sick. Here is what i need from you:

Gluten can be found in: Wheat, Barley, Rye and Oats.

Please clean the grill, pan, pot, or whatever else you are going to use to cook my food. Some butter, marinades, and spices contain gluten. If they get on my food, I could get sick.

I have done my research, and I know what I want to order, and how I need it cooked.

If you have a questions, please send the server out to ask. This is my health we are talking about.

If you have gluten free pasta on your menu, please understand that it CAN'T be cooked in the regular pasta water. You are contaminating the gluten free pasta.

The oil that you use for your fryers are cross contaminated, unless you have a dedicated fryer for gluten containing products. When I ask you if you have a dedicated fryer, please don't lie and tell me yes. It could make me very sick.

I don't mind if my food takes a little longer to prepare, since I understand that you need to clean the grill, and maybe read ingredent lists.

Thank you for your time.
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#646701 Dealing With Rude Family Members

Posted by on 16 October 2010 - 08:29 AM

My husband even thinks that my 3 year old's never sleeping is "habbit". He insists on sleeping in my bed. He plays with my hair ALL night. Yes it gets old. But when I lay with him at night, no matter what bed he is in(he can start in his bed, but he never lasts) he always tells me his belly hurts. He points to his belly and his throat. Once or twice, ok. EVERY SINGE NIGHT....there is something going on. I don't think it's for attention. My motherly instinct tells me that there is something else going on. That's why we had the blood work done this morning for him AND me. I have been gluten free for 1 week, and I can't tell you how much better I feel. My husband sees a difference in me. We agreed that if the baby's (yes, he's 3, but he's my baby), the WHOLE house is going gluten free, not just me. My 5 year old, who shows NO symptoms, said this morning at the lab "Mommy! I ate your gluten free cereal this morning. It was soo yummy! Can I eat gluten free too?" It was so cute. I wish my inlaws could have heard that.

My MIL has chrons. She said she has functioned with a hemoglobin under 7. She said that the symptoms are all in your head, and you can make yourself sick or not. I disagree. Yes, it could be in my head. The first week i thought that. I glutened myself, and was sick for days. I am a firm believer that its not in my head!

I took cows milk otu of my 3 year old's diet, and he seems to be getting better with this never ending cold. Ihave not needed the nebulizer.

Ok, sorry to be long winded. I am finally talking to people who understand, and it feels GREAT!
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