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Member Since 06 Apr 2011
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In Topic: San Diego Celiacs?

27 April 2011 - 12:38 AM

Hello Dylan,

I am also from San Diego and was diagnosed about 10 months ago, or about a month after you were diagnosed. I also have never met another Celiac, and because of the small number of support groups I have gone through everything by myself. You are the first person in San Diego that I know has Celiac Disease. I don’t have the time right now, but maybe over the summer I would like to see about start another Celiac support group , perhaps in the South County. But it is really nice to know that I am not alone, and there are more people with Celiac in San Diego, nice “meeting” you. Glad you were diagnosed and living well.

MichaelJackson#1Fan =D

In Topic: Best Stand Mixer?

18 April 2011 - 10:35 PM

I want to thank all of you for your wonderful advice! :) I decided to buy a Kitchenaid mixer after all, but will wait and see if I can find one on sale. Thanks again! I would have bought a mixer that would break down after a few uses if it were not for all you guys! :D :lol:

MichaelJacksons#1Fan =D B)

In Topic: What To Do

15 April 2011 - 11:56 PM

I highly doubt that you will lose any more weight. The majority--keyword being majority--of people who do lose weight are slighly overweight. Whereas the people who are underweight tend to actually gain weight. Why? Right now your body is not absorbing anything, not nutrients, not fat, so you are losing weight. But as your gut heals that will all go away, and should get up to a normal weight. Like me, I am overweight and at the time of my diagnosis clinically obese; therefore I lost weight. Hope this Helps! Congrats on starting to live Gluten-free! :)

MichaelJacksons#1Fan =D B)

In Topic: Gluten Free For Two Days...withdrawals!?

15 April 2011 - 11:45 PM

Yes! The first week is the hardest. Basically, you don't have the nutrients you need to survive, but your body is saying you need more nutrients than usual. Bread has lots of essential nutrients and carbs for instant energy. What you need to do right now is try to eat things with the most nutrients. The things I would recommend are:

Chex Gluten-Free cereal (DELICIOUS!)
Brown Rice or Quinoa spaghetti with Ragu (Yay! gluten free :wub:)
Gluten free bread--Ener-g makes a great brown rice loaf!
Nature valley nut bars good treat
Look up recipes using Chex cereals easy to make and gluten free
Lastly, for a sweet tooth Betty Crocker gluten-free baking mixes.

I had the BIGGEST cravings for sweets at first and Betty Crocker got me through the first few weeks. I hope this helps! Congratulations on living a gluten-free life!

MichaelJacksons#1Fan =D

In Topic: Second Opinions Please?

14 April 2011 - 08:40 PM

So, i am 16 and have been having "tummy problems" my whole life. Recently (within the last year, and specifically that last couple months)my symptoms have gotten progressively worse. I have been researching possibilities and celiac seems to me like the one that fits the most but i would really appreciate another opinion to convince myself i am not crazy :)

My symptoms are...
-stomach pain/discomfort/cramping (pretty much all the time especially after eating certain foods)
-bloating and gas
-occasional diarrhea/vomiting
-feeling wierdly faint (like the room is spinning)
-random occasional muscle cramps
-reflux and indegestion pretty frequently
-shortness of breath (feeling like i cant get enough air in each breath)

When i was a baby I had problems with dairy but I could still tolerate small amounts and highly saturated ones (like ice cream and pizza, small amounts of cheese etc.) about a year ago i started to gradually feel worse after eating those previously okay things and now i eat little to no dairy ever. But i am still feeling bad, I have really disliked eating because most of the time it makes me feel sick and so i started researching and after hearing about all this gluten stuff i think it might be the culprit. SO i have a doctors appointment next week and as i have heard many doctors are pretty unknowledgeable so i wanted to hear from some personal experts what they think before i talk with the doctor.


Wow! Those are almost the exact same symptoms I had! :D As the disease progressed I started to get dermatitis herpitiformis. I had vertigo the spinning sensation and was diagnosed with Meniere's Disease, not a good feeling, because it tends to cause nausea sometimes. :wacko: There is a link between Meniere's Disease and Celiac. Try convincing your doctor or go on a gluten free diet and see if symptoms improve.

Hope this Helps!

MichaelJacksons#1Fan =D

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