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Strawberry_Jam

Member Since 26 Feb 2011
Offline Last Active Oct 23 2014 05:50 AM
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#806840 You Find Out Who Your Friends Are...

Posted by Strawberry_Jam on 27 June 2012 - 01:42 PM

Unfortunately, my boyfriend of almost 6 years (living together for 5) seems to be like this. He gets angry when I don't go out or do things with him after getting sick (gluten or dairy ingestion) and complains that "everything" sets me off. Just yesterday while walking the dog he suggested that perhaps it wasn't the food that was causing my symptoms and that's just the way I am. Despite the physical evidence (which I photograph for future documentation), he still questions the validity of it all! Just today he got upset that I didn't go to the gym with him, as I sit here typing with a hot water bottle on my abdomen.

In addition, I have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome and he even gives me a hard time about that. He doesn't understand why I just can't understand social situations and cracks "retard" jokes all the time. Note: I have two older siblings with autism which he jokes about all the time as well. Unfortunately, his brother and mother are no better. Only the father seems to be sensitive to these types of "invisible disabilities," probably because he has food intolerances himself. Unfortunately, the family criticizes him for being a "hypochondriac."

I remember years ago my grandfather mentioned he had troubles digesting cilantro and to disprove this my mother switched the parsley one night with cilantro and didn't bother telling him. She said the fact that he didn't react means he was full of B.S. I worry that one day someone will "test" my gluten and dairy sensitivities the same way.



move. out.
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#787616 Shared Equipment Warnings...

Posted by Strawberry_Jam on 14 April 2012 - 12:43 PM

I won't eat food off shared lines ever since I had a bad reaction to a food on shared lines with soya products.

spent too much of my young life sick and weak to take chances with food.
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#780035 Going To The Cinema

Posted by Strawberry_Jam on 11 March 2012 - 12:41 PM

If you can't do corn, soda is a bad idea due to high fructose corn syrup and regular corn syrup.
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#779117 Friends Purposely Glutening Me!

Posted by Strawberry_Jam on 07 March 2012 - 09:03 AM

they could have killed the peanut butter-allergic girl.

they could have been murderers.

kids. it's all fun and games till someone gets hurt...
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#779086 Friends Purposely Glutening Me!

Posted by Strawberry_Jam on 07 March 2012 - 05:47 AM

I have to make a confession. If I were you, after hearing all that from them, I would have taken a piece of cake. I'd have taken it and smushed it in one of their faces and walked off. But don't be like me. The last thing you want to do is sink to their level.

Keep your food safe, your friends close, and treat these people as what they are: your enemies. They are actively trying to hurt you. We're called to love our enemies, but we're not called to trust them.

Don't call them your friends. They aren't.

Perhaps you need to stop spending time with them. I mean, SERIOUS cold-shoulder. If they realise what absolute donkeys they are, they'll apologise and come back to you. If they don't, then you've relieved yourself of their company. win-win for you.
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#778487 Peptide Based Immunotherapy

Posted by Strawberry_Jam on 04 March 2012 - 11:52 PM

Don't expect much sympathy or advice if you go off and willingly gluten yourself, after announcing to us that you would <_<

don't expect me to be relieved you didn't get sick, either. I just woke up from a nightmare that my family fed me something "gluten-free" then admitted to breading it with wheat breadcrumbs just 'cause. In the dream I cursed them out, threw the plate on the floor, and ran off to buy some activated charcoal in a last ditch attempt to stave off reaction. ^^;
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#777816 Peptide Based Immunotherapy

Posted by Strawberry_Jam on 02 March 2012 - 02:51 PM

i also want to add that the autoimmune reaction of celiac is fundamentally different from the allergic reaction to peanuts.

perhaps such a method would work for a histamine response to wheat. WILL NOT work for an immune system response.


also, vaccines teach the immune system what antibodies to use to destroy a virus. The problem with celiac is that our bodies produce antibodies they SHOULDN'T be producing. So using small amounts of gluten as a celiac "vaccine" just makes the problem worse by creating more antibodies when there shouldn't be any at all. And these antibodies will then proceed to attack the tissues in your gut, brain, nervous system, and skin, just because they can.


I hope you can understand that there is no science behind what you're saying. Perhaps a good book about the science behind celiac is in order.
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#772871 Heavily Glutened Thanks To Ignorance

Posted by Strawberry_Jam on 12 February 2012 - 07:50 AM

I feel your pain. I cannot tell you how many times I see spelt products grouped with the gluten-free stuff. And the other day I almost bought some bread off the gluten-free shelf because it looked so brown and soft... it was organic WHEAT bread. No idea why it was next to the FreeFrom brand stuff.

get well soon ~~
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#772612 I Hate Everything

Posted by Strawberry_Jam on 11 February 2012 - 05:23 AM

here in ireland, nutella has milk in it, and starburst has soya lecithin! argh! but I do buy and eat skittles here sometimes >_>



omg so you guys are just gonna get me stuff? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

all I can think of right now is that I love terra original exotic vegetable chips! you can pop the air out of the bags and roll them up to take up less room, then tape them again (my mama did that once when she mailed me some stuff) and the 123-gluten-free spice cake mix is really good, iirc. aaaaaaaaah isn't it expensive to mail stuff though?! tell you what, if you're getting me a present it's totally up to you how much you want to get, and as long as it's clearly gluten-free, dairy-free, and soya-free... I'm not a huge chocolate person either come to think of it. I do love anything with cinnamon. I don't know... *choice-coma*
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#759469 Need Help Settling A Gluten Disagreement

Posted by Strawberry_Jam on 24 December 2011 - 04:37 AM

Screw gluten. I wouldn't pay for it. Buying gluteny things just props up the system that keeps us down, yo! :P


if they don't like your gluten-free rolls, they can deal. they can load up on stuffing or whatever else they want to put in their faces.

I think it's cruel to have to bring food you can't eat to an event, boughtten or not.
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#751068 Glutened And Blown Back Up

Posted by Strawberry_Jam on 27 November 2011 - 06:33 AM

fennel tea
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#750911 Is Turkey From A Stuffed Bird Safe?

Posted by Strawberry_Jam on 26 November 2011 - 11:51 AM

I just want to check back in and add that it is very sweet and good of you to actually care and actually check up on this rather than making assumptions. It makes me sad when my aunt offers me a piece of delicious-looking pie with the crust cut off, which I know would not be safe at all, but she doesn't get it.

so, on behalf of celiacs everywhere--thanks :)
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#750475 Bloating And Nonstop Burping -- Help

Posted by Strawberry_Jam on 24 November 2011 - 01:40 PM

so the diagnosis is basically, "don't eat so fast"?

why would it be happening now, tho, and not a month ago?
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#748452 The Most Annoying Thing About Celiac Is...

Posted by Strawberry_Jam on 17 November 2011 - 01:25 PM

never reaching a point where you feel good enough to start testing any foods, or know what your "glutened" symptoms are :(
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#744155 Amazing Self Administered Gluten / Soy Test

Posted by Strawberry_Jam on 02 November 2011 - 11:26 PM

if this works at all, it is because your subconscious has already made a decision yea or nay. that doesn't mean that your subconscious is correct.
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