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Maryw88

Member Since 13 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 07 2014 06:18 AM
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Why Multiple Food Intolerances--Need To Vent!

03 March 2014 - 03:12 PM

Feeling a little overwhelmed and sorry for myself today. For the past 3 years I've been learning about my gluten intolerance.  I am intolerant of gluten, soy, dairy,  corn (and corn products such as vinegar and citric acid), gluten-free oats, quinoa and nightshades including tomato and potato.  This even includes liquor like potato vodka.  I know I'm SUPPOSED to be able to tolerate this....but I cant.  

 

So, basically, I've been strictly gluten free for about 1 1/2 years now.  I have severe heart burn.  Better with medication.  Most of my gluten symptoms such as numb limbs, face, etc.  and severe stomach upset and gas has gone away.  Its magic as long as I stay away from gluten and the other offenders.

 

At this point though I'm just angry.  I smile and say its no big deal.  I get by and there are lots of foods I can still eat.  I put on a brave face most days.  I am truly happy to have my health.   I keep holding out hope that some of these multiple intolerances will go away as I get better but........

 

 A part of me wants to say screw it, eat a bunch of gluten and call it a day.  I get really frustrated and sick of being "ok" with it.  Some days, it sucks!  I hate that I can't go out to eat anywhere like every other normal person.  I hate that people think I'm being picky.  I hate the sympathy I get from decent people.  Multiple intolerances SUCKKKKK!  I also hate that sometimes I get sick from foods that AREN'T gluten. Not fair!  It makes me so angry at my body.  

 

So, I just needed to bitch everyone. Needed to whine and throw a hissy fit!   Thanks for listening! 


Has Anyone Healed Some Of Their Intolerances?

30 June 2013 - 09:12 AM

Hi everyone,

 

I've been strictly gluten free for about 1 year.  I do not have diagnosed celiac disease but I know I was very sick before I cut it out.  When I went gluten free I noticed I felt much better but about 3 months in noticed a soy intolerance.  Then came lactose then casein and most recently chicken, potato, Certified gluten-free oats, quinoa and corn.  Corn has been the bane of my existence.  I can not tolerate even distilled white vinegar (derived from corn). 

 

That said, I feel so much better.  Normal and healthy most of the time.  I am shocked and amazed by how healthy and happy I feel after having years of debilitating migraines, IBS, and neuropathy.  These foods gone, I feel great!

 

So, I am by no means complaining but seriously....did anyone ever get their foods back? Obviously gluten is NEVER reintroduced.  But I do miss potato.  I miss soy (tamari please!).  I realllllly miss cheese!  I know one year is not that long for healing but I have to ask, have you been able to reintroduce your intolerances?  How long did it take for you?  Also, for those of you with other grain intolerances, ever reintroduce those? 

 

I am really curious as to other grain intolerances like corn.  Would be nice not to worry about salt (iodized table salt has corn as a binding agent). 

 

Thanks everyone! 


Multiple Intolerances And Restaurants?

02 May 2013 - 05:13 PM

My food issues began several years ago.  I am a self-diagnosed celiac.  I have been tested for allergies and have none. I first discovered gluten was a problem a few years ago then discovered soy, casien, corn, chicken, coffee and even peanuts made me sick as well.  The best part is that I feel the best I've ever felt. I know I am finding my health again and I feel normal most of the time.  I've learned how to find/cook really well and am happy most of the time. 

 

Here is where I need some help:  I really miss eating in restaurants but I am terrified of doing so.  Corn is in EVERYTHING.  I can tolerate very small amounts (talking vitamins) but I have trouble with things like iodized salt.  I am very scared to eat out but I really miss it.  I am 28 and live in Chicago.  Best city for food ever!  I am very happy but it feels fairly isolating not to be able to go out. 

 

How do those of you with similar intolerances do it?  Do I just need to wait a couple years for my gut to heal?  Do you bring your own food? 

 

I'm feeling hopeful enough to try new things.  Help me figure it out?