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rgarton

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#731331 Days Like This I Feel Like Giving Up

Posted by rgarton on 17 September 2011 - 03:37 AM

I must say you guys have been the most supportive people, and i appreciate it so much. I've started hula-hooping as excercise so i get some fun out of it too and i can do it at home, its brilliant fun, and also means i leave the houe at least once a week and mingle with other people. I found the breathing excercises in yoga and pilates too difficult and they brought onanxiety attacks oddly enough. I had an unusual heart pattern last year they never knew what it was but whilst doing yoga and pilates breathing patterns its started again, so i'm doing hula hooping instead.

I agree i'm probably getting cc'd somewhere, i live with my mum and brother, mum is a celiac but not too sensitive and my brother is a wheatmonster. He's not careful either and never will be, just the way it is, so i've started washing anything before i use it. I realised whilst eating my gluten free cereal a dried coco pop on the side of the bowl i was using from where he'd half assed the washing up. Never again.

The dairy thing, i will see about making my own pro-biotics, it sounds fun and i will se how it goes, or try and find some dairy free ones. I can tolerate lacto-free milk just fine so maybe a mix of both. I should probably cut out chocolate completely then, sigh! No worries though, i found some amazing lemony biscuits wheat free of course to satisfy those cravings.

Never knew about wax on veggies! Will now check! Feels like my life will be checklists from now on, but i don't mind to be honest, better safe than sorry.

Man, you guys have cheered me up, and feel more normal. Thank you so much. *virtual hugs to all*
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#710862 Brain Fog

Posted by rgarton on 22 June 2011 - 01:53 AM

Aha the brain fog scoff, i too have been there! Sigh! My brain fog is almost like i can't concentrate on anything, i can sit doing nothing for a couple of hours without noticing, almost like swimming through time. Like that state between being asleep and awake, almost physically shaking your head to get rid of a fog, but it doesnt go. A heady drunkeness without being drunk!
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#701829 Body Lotion Hell

Posted by rgarton on 23 May 2011 - 11:43 PM

Yeah I have to reapply for disability too... They aren't very understanding of our disease i must say. Especially in the early stages of diagnosis. I'm lucky to have such a supportive mother, she brought me a bulk of things that cost about 84! Bless her heart. I'm still having weird BM's, now they are just flakey and make the water turn very murky (TMI i know i know) Any idea how to make them somewhat normal again?
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#701554 Crave Sweets All The Time

Posted by rgarton on 22 May 2011 - 11:54 PM

I found when i was very anemic i craved very sugary things like you, i found a neat trick of whenever i got that craving i'd brush my teeth, and if that didnt seem to work i used to eat a banana, small ones are sweeter, or strawberries. Exercise is never a waste of time, it increases your happy hormones, so if you think your cravings are due to emotional/hormonal issues exercise will help more than anything. Oh! Maybe go for a quick power walk around the block or up the road when you get a craving? Hope any of this helps! Good luck.
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#700684 Chocolate

Posted by rgarton on 19 May 2011 - 12:50 AM

Twirls, by Cadbury, just chocolate they are really good, intense chocolate hit! Over in England this is what i eat and they are suitable for celiacs. Its the only chocolate i dont react too, and no soy either which is a bonus for me!
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#700683 Celiac Vaccine Anyone?

Posted by rgarton on 19 May 2011 - 12:46 AM

It seems odd that they would create a vaccine when its so easy to not use wheat and gluten, considering the diagnosis is on the rise every year, (its more than 1/100 people now!) why would they invent a drug to stop your body telling you that it really doesn't like what your giving it. I always say go with your instincts if your body is telling you something is wrong listen to it. I wouldn't take the vaccine.
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#697939 My Doctor Is An Idiot..

Posted by rgarton on 09 May 2011 - 03:04 AM

Man your doctor sounds like the doctor who said my mum couldn't be coeliac because she was 1 pound overweight!(YES only 1 pound) and because she ate oats in the morning (uncontaminated ones), i had just been diagnosed with coeliac disease then, she has now got a positive diagnosis. So i phoned up that doctor and let her know my thoughts, now im giving a speech to young med students about coeliac disease and will make the point that you dont have to be underweight to be a coeliac! I'l keep you in mind :)
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