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Member Since 14 Oct 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 29 2013 01:59 PM

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In Topic: Please Help - Glutening

25 April 2013 - 08:20 AM

Although I have not monitored it, I also get really cold when I am glutened. I also have an autoimmune condition (or two...). I have fibromyalgia and have been suffering from autoimmune hives since early December. Interesting... Next time I am unfortunate enough to be glutened I will take my temp.

I hope you feel better soon. So tired of "just take a Tylenol" type reactions. With my doc it's "take as much pepto and gas x as you need". Too bad I can't pour it over the DH I get on my face!! Ugh!

In Topic: Not Sure What To Do.

25 April 2013 - 05:03 AM

You guys are awesome! Thank you all for the great advice and humor! I loved it all!

I've been ok actually. A lot better than I expected. Not sure what curbed the effects, but I definitely wasn't slammed as hard as I expected with a reaction. Of course things are a little "off", but I guess I'm sort of used to that.

How interesting about the l-glutamine and charcoal! I will have to pick those up "to add to my arsenal" as my mom says. Also interesting idea about scotch! Mom did suggest a hot toddy... ( warm water or tea with lemon and scotch) and I laughed at her. Now thinking about it, that might be a great idea!

Thank you again, and I'm so glad that others seem to have found this useful to start their own "arsenals" for combating a reaction!

In Topic: Having A Hard Time..

23 April 2013 - 11:29 AM

I have been gluten-free for around 18 months, and it is now to the point where I don't think about it 100% of the time anymore. I have gotten in a decent routine, and am pretty comfortable with it.

That being said, I was glutened today with an amount larger than ever before and got scared and felt really alone. It was awful.

I had gotten away from the site, and this made me realize how much we need each other in this community. Also, I found two gluten-free women in my local whole foods market who put me on the right path.

It's not always easy, but I promise you, it's worth it. Hang in there!

In Topic: Not Sure What To Do.

23 April 2013 - 11:01 AM

Thanks so much! They were a goldfish type cracker. I am usually so good about checking labels and things, but they were in a boxed lunch type thing, and I thought the outside of the box said it was gluten free. It turns out a different "flavor" lunch was the gluten free one, and only some items in this one were gluten-free. Oh well...

The most frustrating thing was that my doctor had no advice. I also wa at a hospital when it happened so I walked into a "celiac clinic" and asked for some advice as a favor. They also had nothing to tell me. Same from a pharmacist when I went to get some pepto and gas x.

Then I went into a whole foods. I talked to two people, both of which had gluten issues! Finally I wasn't alone. I picked up some probiotics and some gluten-ease 2. Not convinced the gluten ease will work, but I figure it's worth a shot. They also suggested a neem cream since I have an issue with breakouts/dh? when glutened.

I will spend the rest if the day relaxing and drinking lots and lots of water. If I wasn't having some pain/ stomach upset the ice cream would hit the spot! For now I think I'll avoid food.

Although my body is still unhappy, my mind is eased. Thank you all for your support! *hugs* =)

In Topic: Bokashi Composting For Use In Garden

21 January 2013 - 08:02 AM

I will keep you up to date. I also have just read that you can buy the microorganisms seperately and add them to your own medium which often times is wheat bran, but you can also use sawdust, or rice hulls. Not sure where I would get these things, but might be worth looking into in the future. I am sure it would end up being cheaper too!

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