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pricklypear1971

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#744283 I Just Want The Holidays To Be Over

Posted by pricklypear1971 on 03 November 2011 - 09:39 AM

To the OP....

Perhaps what your Mom needs is to see you not eat her food. Perhaps that will knock some sense into her? I doubt letting you help her cook would be the end of her world. She'll learn. And if she doesn't-oh we'll. Move on and find other things to talk about.

I'd go - Thanksgiving is about more than the meal...,but I'd take my own food! Get a turkey breast and cook it the night before - make your own quick versions of whatever you like and pack it and take it and eat it. Yum yum.
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#743900 Hypoglycemia

Posted by pricklypear1971 on 02 November 2011 - 09:56 AM

Okay, I'm struggling with this hypoglycemia thing.

Finding the perfect snack (and wanting to hurl after eating it 29 times) makes me homicidal.

I thought I got away with eating Halloween candy, but woke up the next day with a sugar hangover.

Ironically, guess what I figured out last night??? Peanut m&m's are the perfect fix it food. 1 fun pack is the perfect "if nothing else helps, try this" food. It isn't a snack, meal, or substitution but if I eat and still need something...it works.

I swear, some days I want to kick something.
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#743709 I Suspect I Am Gluten Intolerant. Any Advice?

Posted by pricklypear1971 on 01 November 2011 - 03:27 PM

I looked at the ingredients before I bought it and it was chocked full of a bunch of crazy preservatives I couldn't even begin to pronounce. It said gluten free on the back so I picked it up.

What I'm hoping is that my body's endocrine and neurological systems are just trying to get back to homeostasis. My eczema is still doing wayy better than when it started and my dandruff is getting better.


Those crazy things you can't pronounce may be what you're reacting to. Write those ingredients in your journal. Figure out what they are - MSG, etc. Next time it happens, did you eat the same stuff???

This is how you figure it out.
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#743282 I Suspect I Am Gluten Intolerant. Any Advice?

Posted by pricklypear1971 on 31 October 2011 - 07:04 AM

Soy.

Try going soy free for a week, in addition to gluten-free, milk and see what happens.

That dinner was pretty straight forward and soy is the most likely culprit.

Also, are you taking digestive enzymes? Try that with your meals to help them digest easier, you may try that before dropping soy.

Also, those smoothies would have sent my acidic stomach over the edge - something about so many sugar/carbs without protein.
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#742532 I Suspect I Am Gluten Intolerant. Any Advice?

Posted by pricklypear1971 on 28 October 2011 - 09:05 AM

You need to stop letting other people cook for you, especially in a restaurant/deli setting.

Buy some beans and cook them at home.

And you may have another food allergy. Eating out will NOT make it easier to figure out. There's a time for restaurants, but now isn't it unless absolutely necessary.
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#742386 How To Notify Family

Posted by pricklypear1971 on 27 October 2011 - 06:00 PM

I was thinking today... Perhaps a part of what makes the gluten-free diet a success is the willingness of the patient to DO something, and not have the "pill" mentality.

My mom keeps saying stuff like "but it makes everything so hard", and going on about how difficult it is. I agreed that it is difficult, but being sick is MORE difficult. I think she's satisfied with seeing her chiropractor who has her on this allergy rotation diet with allergy treatments. She thinks it helps, and maybe it does, but I just wish she'd get tested. Before I got dx'ed she confessed she thinks she has fibromyalgia. She keeps wanting me to try the wacky allergy stuff, and I told her to forget it - I can't do any other crap to my body or eliminate more foods right now.

My Mom doesn't want rx meds, but she wants to travel freely and not have to take responsibility for my parents travel plans (my Dad does all of that). If she did gluten-free she'd have to wrestle restaurant planning out of my Dad's hands-which wouldn't be pretty.

Sigh. I'm just venting.
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#742122 Does Dh React Only To Topical Gluten Or Ingested Gluten As Well?

Posted by pricklypear1971 on 26 October 2011 - 06:59 PM

Google "thyca" for a list of high-iodone goods to avoid.

If you have enough iga in your skin, if it meets enough iodone...you'll probably get a rash.

Just because it's topical, doesn't mean it doesn't hit a mucus membrane and get in.
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#742078 24Y Male And Under Weight Bmi 16 What To Eat?

Posted by pricklypear1971 on 26 October 2011 - 04:00 PM

First, yes your body needs to heal to absorb nutrients well. If you haven't been tested for vitamin deficiencies do it, and supplament as needed.

Also, I got a rude shock last week - I reacted to something in a construction site - possibly gluten since sometimes it's used in wallboard and joint compounds.

So BE CAREFUL at work. Gloves, face mask, wash your hands before eating, keep your food away from the dust.
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#740853 Wedding Shower Problem

Posted by pricklypear1971 on 22 October 2011 - 11:20 AM

I so appreciate all your comments and suggestions. I see I was not off base here. Thank you.

I think that if I were to show up there with food they'd consider that gauche and rude. He specifically said that I should not eat. It's very hurtful and so disappointing that he's so caught up in what it looks like to others, which
really outweighs his concern for me by far. And believe me, I was not some absent, distant aunt. He went through a lot of troubles and I was there for him.

I'm going to email him about the way he handled me and I'm hoping he's going to respond positively and try and do
better.


I wouldn't email. Call him or talk face to face. These things tend to get out of hand on email, I've found.

I don't have advice otherwise. Little Miss Hostess would darn sure be on my list, though.
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#740474 Gut Healing Support

Posted by pricklypear1971 on 20 October 2011 - 06:20 PM

At celiac conferences, it is often mentioned that L-glutamine helps to heal the gut. I had been gluten free for three years when an integrated medicine doctor recommended that I take Metagenics UltraClear Sustain Medical Food, which contains L-glutamine. He told me that it would make me feel as though I didn't have celiac....and he was right. I put one tablespoon into a smoothie every
day, and I felt fantastic after only a few weeks. I continued to take it for about a year, and even when I discontinued it, I continued to feel great.



Wow. Gotta get me some of that! Seriously!
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#740445 Gut Healing Support

Posted by pricklypear1971 on 20 October 2011 - 04:58 PM

A Naturapath would probably be a good bet. Mine keeps mentioning "building the gut" and I keep on running.

Would you elaborate on your hypoglycemia? I appear to be heading down that road myself, and need pointers. How were you dx'ed with hypoglycemia?

I was emailing with my ND today and she kept saying liver/thyroid/gallbladder and adjusting to gluten-free and healing and it taking a while. She said the nausea was from the impaired liver function and the gallbladder. I'm thrilled.
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#740434 A Body In Distress-Lyme/celiac

Posted by pricklypear1971 on 20 October 2011 - 03:49 PM

There's a big Lyme thread on here. I think it's at the top pf one of the sections. Search for it.

Yeah - I get the one thing on top of another...it's exhausting and scary.
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#740089 What Am I Eating?!?

Posted by pricklypear1971 on 19 October 2011 - 06:01 PM

Are the fruity pebbles gluten-free?

That's a lot of processed food....where are the veggies?
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#739479 Sometimes It's Hard ...

Posted by pricklypear1971 on 17 October 2011 - 04:23 PM

Have y'all tried talking about this and coming up with a way to quickly remind him he's reacting to gluten when he exhibits this behavior? Like a safe word or phrase?

I know when I'm in the middle of a DH flare or having a panicky/heart racing/brain foggy moment I'd love for someone else to "see" it and remind me to calm down, sit down and breathe and SHUT UP. Because I can quickly fly off the handle and the closest person is the best target. I'd walk around muttering "Rumplestilskin" if it would help.
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#739117 Child Back In Hospital

Posted by pricklypear1971 on 16 October 2011 - 10:56 AM

No, you are not overreacting.

You need a diagnostician.

Wonky lab results need to be taken as a whole - which is what a good diagnostician will do.

Internists are known to be better than other docs at diagnostics. Perhaps a very good Naturapath.

Don't stop pushing. Keep researching.
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