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Member Since 22 Oct 2011
Offline Last Active Feb 03 2013 07:05 AM

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In Topic: Ah! More Restrictions! Any Hope Of Re-Introduction?

03 February 2013 - 07:02 AM

Thanks for the reply foam. Not exactly what I wanted to hear ( :unsure: ) but I definitely appreciate and will consider all advice. The problem now is that I don't even like the look of meat. It makes me gag. I can't imagine having to go back on my principles especially when to do so means that I'm going to have to force myself to eat something that repulses me. Ahhhh!!!!

Still hoping there will be a knight in shining armour who may reply to my post saying they were successful at reintroducing dairy!

In Topic: Glutened...or Paranoid?

03 February 2013 - 06:58 AM

Interesting. Thanks guys. I don't know if it would be food poisoning, since no one else got sick, but I guess there's a chance.

I guess it's hard to say. I worried right away "maybe I've been glutened!!" but I also didn't want to jump to conclusions. The good news is that I'm feeling better today. I just wondered if those were some signs I could look out for in the future. Has anyone ever done anything possibly stupid like take a bit of regular cake or something just to see what your reaction would be?? Or is that just crazy talk?

In Topic: Depressed About Eating A Restricted Diet

02 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

Hi rymorg2,

I don't have much to add other than to echo what everyone else has said on here. I am in the same type of boat as you. Gluten-free vegetarian who just had a food intolerance test reveal that I now need to try going yeast-free, oat-free, dairy-free, peanut-free....and the list goes on. I try not to let it get me too down. I go back and forth between allowing myself to have a moment of "this sucks" and then turning around and saying "but in the grand scheme of things this aint that bad". I agree with all the recommendations on here - it's not about eliminating as much as replacing. I can't have peanuts, but I can have almonds! Etc. And the idea of a splurge, or highlight is a good idea too. I try to focus on the things I can have. Like when I find something good that is actually "everything-free" I really celebrate it. I'm hoping that'll I'll be able to reintroduce some foods back into my diet in a couple of months, so I've used that to cope mentally (thinking some things *may* be temporary).

Anyway, you are definitely not alone. Good luck. ;)

In Topic: Chronic Infections - Anyone With Insight?

18 March 2012 - 06:05 AM

Thanks everyone.

I could look into taking magnesium, calcium and zinc. I don't take any of them right now.

I don't know if I have any other autoimmune diseases. My doctor says my CBC is normal, as is my thyroid. If I had another automimmune disease would it affect my CBC score? (Although I guess my celiac disease didn't...). But I wouldn't even know where to begin to determine that.

Oh my gosh mushroom you sound like me. If I'm on one thing it gives me something else and so on so I'm constantly fighting something. My doctor told me that I should just accept that I'm going to have them the rest of my life because its hormonal but I just can't accept that.

I take vitamin D every day. It's a C + D combined. I take 500 IU and have taken it for a few years now. I also have to take B12 and iron because my body stopped absorbing it. (I didn't have the gastro symptoms most celiacs have. We found out about my diagnosis after my iron dropped to 16 and after 3 months of supplements it had dropped to 9.)

I'm just at a loss...

In Topic: Food For Flight/airports?

17 March 2012 - 04:20 PM

Hi everyone!

Just an update to say that I had no trouble bringing food through the airport. I was worried because I had an apple and even a burrito (packaged) as well as mini packs of pb and prepackaged cheese. Anyway, I sailed through with no problem. The US security agent just said that I wouldn't have been allowed to bring a citrus fruit over (e.g. oranges, grapefruit, etc). I also had almonds and some junk food too ;)

Thanks again for all of your replies!

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