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Member Since 25 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 28 2012 06:53 PM

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In Topic: Glutened - Help! Can't Deal With It!

01 May 2012 - 06:01 PM

When I get gluttened, I always take two charcoal capsules, which you can get near the Pepto. I also take some Nyquil for sinus issues, and lay down with a wet cloth over my eyes. This whole method seems to help me greatly. Usually after that, it just takes 3 or so days before I am fine again. Beware though, charcoal capsules will turn your feces black, which alarmed me the first time I saw it.

Hope you are feeling better soon!

In Topic: Granite City, Cedar Rapids Iowa

24 April 2012 - 09:06 AM

Granite City in Cedar Rapids, Iowa has a gluten-free section on their dinner menu. It's only 5 items, but since we don't go there much, it's enough of a variety for my hubby. I don't know if their other locations have a gluten-free section. It's on the dinner menu only, but hubby was able to order off the dinner menu for lunch. AND...we did not get the deer-in-the-headlights look from our server, so I hope there was a lot of training for the staff!

Thanks for the info! I am from Iowa City, and we have found few places I can eat at around here, besides Godfather's Pizza and Mama's Deli in Downtown Iowa City. I would definitely be will to drive to Cedar Rapids to try something new. What sort of food do they serve?

In Topic: Went gluten-free In Support And Found Out You Had It?

17 April 2012 - 05:16 PM

I am Celiac and my husband has been going on and off of my diet. He has anemia and keratosis pilaris, extreme fatigue, lots of GI issues, and is very irritable. His father also has really severe joint issues and diabetes. Other children in our family appear to have gluten allergy or Celiac symptoms, but none of them feel it is severe enough to visit a doctor. I thought perhaps I was just imagining these things because I have Celiac, so I told my husband, and asked him to try gluten free for a week.

Only a week in, he stopped being tired, quit having tummy issues, and his keratosis pilaris nearly vanished. He stated it was the best he has ever felt. However, he went to a friends for burgers and hot dogs, and started eating gluten again. He skin broke out all over and he once again became his sleepy and grumpy self again. He believes that he at least has a gluten allergy, but is unwilling to abstain from gluten, unless he has an official diagnosis. Since he continues to eat gluten, I am thinking about making him an appointment to get a Celiac panel done. I am fairly sure that he has it, his symptoms are just not to the severe degree that mine were. Even if he doesn't I think there is some sort of allergy issue going on.

In Topic: Week One

17 April 2012 - 05:05 PM

Good Luck! I am just finishing my first month of being gluten free.

The first week or two was rough for me. I had a lot more energy and no headaches, but I still had some GI symptoms. It was easy for me to feel discouraged that my symptoms did not magically vanish. I also kept thinking I had glutened myself in the first week, but my stomach was still healing.

Now that it has been a month, I can definitely tell you it will get better. I no longer crave wheat foods and I have started cooking a lost of fresh meals from scratch, which actually taste much better than the sandwiches I used to eat.

Like others have said, make sure that you are buying food just for YOU. I am used to cooking for my husband, so I often would just buy and prepare whatever he wanted. Now I buy my own separate groceries, cook my own meals, and keep my food in a different part of the kitchen, since I also live with my in-laws, who have no gluten issues.

Also, stock up on the snacks! I went from having no appetite to being ravishingly hungry every three hours or so. It's really nice that someone made you a list, I had such a hard time those first couple of trips to the store. I was definitely afraid of chemicals, so I mostly bought potatoes, rice, fruit, nuts, veggies, and dairy, which worked out well. Now I am adding in some gluten free pastas and some soda made with stevia, but for the most part I am chemical free.

I hope you feel better really soon!

In Topic: Dinner At A Chinese Restaurant

09 April 2012 - 08:59 PM

I ended up getting the fish prepared as you suggested, and I had a really good experience. It's nice to see that eating out is still possible sometimes :)


I have read all these horror stories about getting glutened when eating out, so it is nice to hear something good. I also went out this week had a gluten free pizza at Godfather's Pizza. Tiny, but very good.

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