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Member Since 10 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 16 2012 08:35 PM

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Latex Allergy

06 August 2012 - 04:14 PM

So I've noticed my skin reacts to band-aids etc. We thought it was adhesive, but I tried latex free bandages (that still had adhesive) and no reaction. I've had problems with rubber gloves and other latex-containing products in the past. I know it's not related to gluten in any way, but is it a good idea to wear a medic alert bracelet when dealing with a latex allergy?

EDIT: I should probably also note: my reactions have typically been a band-aid shaped, itchy, red rash; sensitivity to sanitary pads, and itching of hands/other parts of skin that comes in contact with it, and after wearing rubber gloves containing latex (not extremely often) sinus issues.

Recipe Suggestions?

30 July 2012 - 03:25 PM

I'm starting my freshman year in just over three weeks, and I am gonna need MAJOR help in the cooking department. I'm either going to be cooking all my own food, or most of my own food, and my only regularly accessible kitchen is the one the entire dorm shares. I have to supply my own utensils, which isn't a problem, but I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for cheap, easy to prepare meals?

I'm thinking things like stir fry veggies and meat, taco dishes, etc. Stuff I can make in 15 minutes. At this point, I'm strictly gluten-free, MSG-free, aspartame-free, and trying to limit grains and sugar (fruits, etc.) due to yeast. Any thoughts?

Recurrent Yeast (Tmi, Sorry)

25 July 2012 - 12:50 PM

I've had chronic yeast infections since I was thirteen. Every month before my period, I'd get one, and apparently my mom was the same at my age. My doctor gave me Diflucan to take once a week for 6 months, and for a while, it worked. Over the last couple of weeks, I noticed my typical yeast symptoms and went back to my doctor. She cultured it (owwww) and sure enough, YEAST. She didn't say what type but she took me off Diflucan and put me on terconazole (suppository). I'm not really surprised, given the lethal antibiotics I've been on since March. Any suggestions for how to get this to go away? I've done the candida diet in the past and it really worked for me, and I'm planning to go on it again given my new diagnosis, but I'd love to hear other thoughts.

Excessive Thirst

23 July 2012 - 10:51 AM

Hey everyone,

I just went gluten-free again after a three month gluten challenge--dx'ed non-celiac gluten intolerant. I'm currently taking doxycycline, clindamycin topical gel, and prednisone (just finished that nasty little steroid today).

Starting yesterday, I've been extremely thirsty. I can't get enough water, and even when my stomach feels bloated and full from it, I want more. I had horrible nausea this morning, and lo-and-behold, I discovered prednisone can cause potassium deficiency (characterized by excessive thirst). I ran out and got a banana and a smoothie with orange juice and banana. I felt 100% better after both of those, and the unbearable thirst went away for a while. Now it's back. Is this something I should pursue more with my doctor (I see her tomorrow for unrelated reasons) to figure out if there's a nutritional deficit, something else, or nothing at all?

Fertility Issues For Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance

19 July 2012 - 09:05 PM

So I'm not pregnant, or planning to get pregnant, for a very long time, but I just got diagnosed with NCGI (though it's possible I could be celiac, I suppose, due to testing malfunctions). I was wondering if anyone with gluten sensitivity/NCGI had problems with fertility...I know it's an issue with celiac, but anything else?

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