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Member Since 09 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active Feb 24 2012 08:03 PM

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In Topic: Baking Fail

12 December 2011 - 09:54 AM

Thanks! I'm not sure why I had to buy the 12 inch cast iron skillet...I felt like my wrists were gonna snap pulling that beast out of the oven. Probably for the same reason I had to buy the largest screw driver I could find at Home Depot. All those years of watching Home Improvement as a kid messed me up. I have an inner Tim Allen telling me to go bigger. :) I can't even use that screw driver, it's way too heavy.

I think my biggest mistake here was assuming I could just sub gluten-free flours in a regular dough recipe. I used rice flour (both white and brown), tapioca, potato and xanthum gum. I did everything by weight, as the original recipe said. Then I measured out how many cups it was to see how much xanthum gum I needed. I used 1 t per cup. I was way wrong though. I found a gluten-free recipe after that only called for half the amount of xanthum gum and more yeast than I used.

Do you have a gluten-free dough recipe that you would recommend?

In Topic: Help! Has Anyone Had These Symptoms?

09 December 2011 - 01:17 PM

I asked about gall stones he told me I was top young.

You are NOT too young for gallstones. I had my gallbladder removed in June (28 years old at the time) and had 20 gallstones. You could have gallstones and your doctor should have sent you to get an ultrasound. My GI said that no doctor is supposed to diagnose IBS until everything else is ruled out. He immediately sent me to get the ultrasound, put me on heartburn meds to see if the pain went away and set up an upper endoscope (that was canceled since I was getting surgery) before he'd say it's IBS. I must admit that he did say that it probably was IBS and he didn't think it was gallstones or anything else, but the tests are what prove things, not a doctor's thoughts. It was gallstones. I seriously can't stand doctors like this. It's so frustrating!

Good luck and I hope you find a new doctor that actually knows what he or she is talking about and doesn't just go by his or her feelings.

In Topic: PCOS And Celiac

29 November 2011 - 11:07 AM

I too have pcos symptoms, not diagnosed but doc thinks I have it. High testosterone, ammenoreah (sp ???), and hypoglycemia. I am not a typical case either, 5'5" and 120 pounds, not typical high triglycerides either. But my doc thinks celiac may be the cause of this and lots of other typical celiac issues. My blood tests came back neg, but I'm starting on strict gluten-free diet anyway to rule it out. Celiac runs in my family too. Hang in there ladies! If tests are negative, it still might be a good idea to test out a strict gluten-free diet for several months to see if there's improvement. I'm finding this out with lots of research lately.

I was diagnosed with PCOS before celiac and I still feel like celiac caused the PCOS symptoms. I don't have high triglycerides, too. In fact mine are low...64 on my last test. I've been gluten free for a few months and I thought that my period would come back since it started a little at first, but now it's gone again. I did get glutened a couple times, so that may be the problem. I'm on bc and I thought bc was supposed to regulate periods but I haven't had one for almost a year...just that little break through bleeding that I thought was a period coming back. My doc did a d and c to make sure nothing was wrong with my uterus and it was fine. Hopefully it will get better soon.

In Topic: Lip Balm With Sunscreen?

29 November 2011 - 10:33 AM

Soft lips and carmex are gluten free, cheap and you can find them at almost any store. I just got SPF 20 soft lips in cherry flavor at cvs (soft lips says gluten free right on the package). The carmex SPF 15 is on sale 3 for $3 at Walgreens (with in ad coupon).

In Topic: Do The Symptoms Get Worse When You're Accidentally Glutened?

29 November 2011 - 09:13 AM

Oh, and another thing. The gravy was horrible.

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