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NateJ

Member Since 07 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Nov 08 2013 11:17 AM
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#890762 Ridiculous Conversations

Posted by NateJ on 04 October 2013 - 11:43 AM

I'm pretty certain I have had a nervous breakdown! ;)

Maybe i have and just don't notice. :) ignorance is bliss

 

I'm thinking of adding a sig to my posts here that just says "intolerant to everything"


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#890718 Ridiculous Conversations

Posted by NateJ on 04 October 2013 - 05:55 AM

I'm pretty sure I've had everyone of these converstations at least 5 times each.

My favorite is always " oh i could never do that"

Or the fake interest. I get tired of talking about it, like if i hear the word gluten one more time i may have a nervous breakdown.


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#883608 Significant Other To Celiac

Posted by NateJ on 10 August 2013 - 05:20 AM

oh my god that is so terrible.  I just had to reply to this to say I'm sorry to hear that :(  I know my ex boyfriend's family didn't understand it at ALL and would call me anorexic because of it! How heartless.  Makes me sad people can be so cold.


I've learned to cope with the attitude.
It's one of the reasons I'm not married anymore and
for some people it's just to much to sacrifice.
Which was my original point to my post. You either love the person enough to make the
Sacrifices to keep them healthy or you don't. Be it spouse, friend, sibling,
Or offspring. I can count on one hand the number of friends I have left. But what's
The alternative? Being horribly sick all the time?
No thanks. I have enough health problems without adding to it
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#744270 I Just Want The Holidays To Be Over

Posted by NateJ on 03 November 2011 - 09:23 AM

yeah, I'm not looking forward to this either. I'm thinking of taking my kids to NYC just for a few days to see the parade and avoid gluten. I'm not sure how else to deal with it. I'm not going to sit and watch my family cram themselves full of poison while I eat fruit. no thanks.
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#744191 Blood Pressure

Posted by NateJ on 03 November 2011 - 05:05 AM

Anyone have issues with BP being high after going gluten-free?
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#743891 St. Louis, Mo

Posted by NateJ on 02 November 2011 - 09:09 AM

Be nice to meet someone from St. Louis. Explore gluten-free options, etc.
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#724246 Depressed About Hair Thinning/ Loss

Posted by NateJ on 20 August 2011 - 09:02 AM

I'm not sure if my increasing baldness is from Celiac or not, but I have 4 brothers, 2 by the same Mom and none of them are balding. 2 older, 2 younger. I can say that I barley have any eyebrows left and did read somewhere that is a symptom. Can't remember where.
I'm naturally dark complected with dark hair, so the eyebrow thing looks strange, its like i only have a little towards the center. oh well, they don't really serve a purpose that I know of.
Maybe I could draw them on like I see some old ladies do! :)
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#724215 I'm Back

Posted by NateJ on 20 August 2011 - 06:18 AM

wow. I'm sorry you're going through that. You've always seemed like a very nice and reasonable guy - I hope you're doing ok. We're always here for support and venting, when you need us.



:) i try to be nice.
Here is a vent for you LOL

I traveled for my job for 4.5 years so I could make extra cash.
Told my wife she didnt' need to work. Just stay home with the kids.
So I got sick in Dec last year, got off the road when I had surgery. Got sicker, switch jobs to not travel and be home
then she leaves! There is a lot more to that story but it wasn't all about Celiac.

Then on my b-day my Grandma who raised me had a stroke. 94 years old. It took her 5 days to pass.
The X refused to go see her, I slept in my car or at the hospital because I didn't want her to die alone.

But all that time I stayed on my diet! Not sure how but I did. And I'm glad I did.
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#723855 I'm Back

Posted by NateJ on 18 August 2011 - 05:48 PM

After a long break, I'm back. gluten-free since April now and feeling better.
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#703456 What Am I Doing Wrong?

Posted by NateJ on 29 May 2011 - 05:15 AM

I would start with the diet coke. Really any soda or carbonated beverage. I get the migranes too. And can always trace it back to days I had soda.
I stopped drinking Coke after a friend came over and used it on my car's battery terminals. He poured it over the corrosion and it ate it away in a matter of seconds. All i could think was, that stuff does that to your stomach too.
Its a nasty drink that no only does things to your stomach/digestive parts, but can reek havoc on your kidneys and bladder too. I know it can be impossible to give up, i was addicted full on to Mt. Dew for years. But I eventually became so sick I had to stop. I had terrible withdrawls for a long time. But in the end it was worth it. I feel better now than i ever did with the short bursts of energy i would get from the liquid crack.
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#693092 Zone Perfect

Posted by NateJ on 18 April 2011 - 01:20 PM

Got this email from Zone Perfect.

Hello Nate,

Thank you for your interest in our ZonePerfect® Nutrition Bars and
ZonePerfect.com.

None of the ZonePerfect Nutrition bars are considered gluten-free
because they are all made in a facility that processes wheat. However,
the following ZonePerfect bars are not made with any gluten-containing
ingredients, that is wheat, barley, or oats. Only the following flavors
are free of gluten-containing ingredients:

Chocolate Almond Raisin
Chocolate Caramel Cluster
Chocolate Coconut Crunch
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Chocolate Raspberry
Fudge Graham
Banana Nut
Blueberry
Double Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate Caramel Pecan
Dark Chocolate Mocha
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

Sincerely,
Sincerely,

Sara
Consumer Relations
Abbott Nutrition


So i guess you could still get cross contanimated.
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#693072 I Need Help Gaining Weight!

Posted by NateJ on 18 April 2011 - 11:46 AM

Made by this company: http://consumer.kinn...sumer.home.html

I have only found them in one store locally (Bloom) in the freezer section where all the organic and gluten-free items are. The chocolate glazed is to die for and it's dairy free and soy free as well as gluten-free! I have also tried the maple glazed--it was still good but a little TOO sweet for me. Still killed the craving though (and probably made me gain 5 pounds the week I ate most of the box, LOL!)

I fyour stores don't have these ask them if they can get them. You might be surprised and they might start carrying them for you!


i could stand to gain 5 or 50 lbs so I am going to eat these every day! Thanks!
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#689872 Confused. Sceptical About Diagnosis.

Posted by NateJ on 05 April 2011 - 09:18 AM

I agree, I"m not sure how old you are now, but my symptoms got progressivley worse over the years. It started out with an occasional sign or sickness here, and eventually 10 years later I was in the ER 4 times in one year.
So tread carefully if you decide to not go gluten free. Sometimes the disease is so gradual you may not notice it until you have all kinds of different ailments.
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#689862 Diagnosis

Posted by NateJ on 05 April 2011 - 08:40 AM

I'm so happy for you Nate! Wow! A whole team of Dr.'s with the good one at the top of them. It sounds like you have had such a struggle. You must feel really good at least being in capable hands. As to your steroid question, I was on 5 mg. of prednisone for a few months when they knew I had an autoimmune disease but didn't know which one. At first I felt wonderful, then a few weeks in moody, then got stomach pain, pain pain. But that could have been because I was still eating gluten so the steroids couldn't keep up counteracting the gluten. I didn't know about Celiac then.

In the past when I have had to take short courses of steroids they helped a whole lot. They probably would have helped me more if I knew about the gluten thing but I didn't.

So you are on the really right track now....Wonderful!



Thanks, I"m still somewhat skeptical about the whole thing. I guess years of being sick will do that to you. But there is a small flicker of hope in my brain now. So i'm just going to cling to that and hope things get better eventually. I do feel somewhat better after 4 weeks gluten free, but I'm still having stomach issues and fatigue real easy.
And yeah if anyone lives in or around St. Louis I highly recommend Wash U!
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#684620 A Few Things I Have Learned While Dining Out

Posted by NateJ on 18 March 2011 - 09:10 AM

if there is a phobia from eating out I for sure have it. I traveled for the last five years and I can't tell you how many times I would get sick from meals when no one else did. I always ordered safe stuff too, like red meet well done or salads. It took me a while to figure out that they were probably preparing the meals in pans or on counters that had been contaminated.
I remember in Maine I ate a famous diner called Governor's. It was in Presque Isle. Great food, fantastic service
but boy did they get me with something. No one else I ate with got sick, but the next day I had to fly home
and I must have stopped 6 times driving to find a bathroom and then i had to take like 4 imodium for the plane ride. After that I haven't eaten out but maybe once or twice since then. Its to nerve raking wondering what
those people in the kitchen are doing? are they wearing gloves? did they wash their hands? did they drop a spoon on the floor and not get another? did the teenager who brought my food touch it or sneeze on it?
ugh no thanks, i'll eat at home.
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