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veruca

Member Since 10 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 16 2012 06:26 AM
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In Topic: Now What's My Problem?

07 July 2012 - 08:41 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about your struggle. Constipation and stress are a frustrating combination.

I went through some struggles with the constipation diarrhea cycle and I believe laxatives execerbated the situation.

I am sure you are eating a clean diet, but perhaps you could focus on keeping it as near to natural as possible and avoid processed foods. Have you tried prunes and senna tea?

Stress messes with my bowel movements and I try to keep a routine. I eat breakfast, wait and then go. If this doesn't happen my day is ruined.

In Topic: Restaurants Charging Extra

07 July 2012 - 08:30 AM

Thanks so much for all your responses. Many of my restaurant experiences have been extremely positive. I posted this after visiting a restaurant that charged me $4 extra for gluten-free bread and another $5 just to make my salad gluten free. I had just picked up some things from a gluten free speciality store before dinner and I think it all just added up-literally.

I am lucky to have my health under control.
I am also lucky to be able to eat out no matter what the price.
I love having a gluten-free specialty store as well.

I see a massive difference when asking for gluten free food if I explain I have celiacs. This is not my choice and it is not easy but I appreciate the waitstaff helping me out.

Every single time we inform the restaurant we help out our whole community.

Thank you all again.

In Topic: Help - Need Testing

07 July 2012 - 08:20 AM

I'm so sorry for your difficult experience first off all. Unfortunately, hair can only be used for DNA which is not conclusive.

Did they use a butterfly needle? I have bad veins and it helps to insist on a phlebotomist and they try my hands as well.

Nurses can get blood from babies so they shoukd be able to help you.

Good Luck!

In Topic: gluten-free Healthy Snacks?

06 July 2012 - 05:23 PM

try some gopicnic gluten free packs. You can get them at a decent price from amazon. They are non-perishable snack packs at around 400 calories. I always take them with me when I travel.

Peanut butter and rice cakes are also great.

In Topic: New Roommate Has Celiac

06 July 2012 - 09:02 AM

You are the best roomie ever!!

My boyfriend and I keep our apartment gluten free. He does not have celiacs, but he is really supportive. When I met with the dietician after my diagnosis one year ago she encouraged him to keep eating gluten outside of our place. She felt it may be possible to develop a gluten sensitivity.

My boyfriend eats pizza once a week and maybe a few other things at lunchtime, but he has cut back drastically. He says he feels better now too!