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laurelfla

Member Since 05 Jul 2005
Offline Last Active Mar 14 2012 03:36 PM
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#671176 Well, Guys, It Looks Like I'm Here For The Long Haul :)

Posted by laurelfla on 27 January 2011 - 08:06 PM

Welcome, Alis! You are so lucky to have such a great pizza place! I'm jealous. :) Just wanted to say hi and hope you find this forum as useful as I did when I was diagnosed (and it still helps!).
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#650361 So Overwhelmed!

Posted by laurelfla on 31 October 2010 - 07:25 PM

Just wanted to wish you well on the dr.'s appointment tomorrow! This is a wonderful place for support and I am glad you found it. My symptoms were not earth-shattering, and sometimes I still say I think this disease is made up ;) but I don't cheat... the word "cancer" is enough to scare me, and I've found ways to cope. I did start with therapy though! :D
Let us know how it goes.
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#650359 Need To Vent About Family

Posted by laurelfla on 31 October 2010 - 07:13 PM

Just wanted to say hang in there! And I am so glad that you are feeling better after all you have been through. And remember, just because tests come back negative does not mean your system isn't better off without gluten.
As far as the gluten-free packaged stuff, I think there is a place for that. When you have to cut out so many things you are used to, I think it's okay to pamper yourself and have some fun products to try now and then! And as far as the cost, is he counting pennies? I'm sure there's a way to accommodate buying some new stuff by trimming back in other areas, and as someone else above said, it's your health -- the $$ is secondary!

I am in counseling. I'm wondering if it's how I preceve what he says, or what he actually says. He thinks I take stuff out of contex, that he is just jokeing. If anyone saw my episode of Dr. Phil, Dr.Phil made it really clear to him that I laugh at the time, but it really hurts my feelings.

Uggghh...life, marraige and kids. No one ever said it was easy. I had a bad childhood and i'm trying to deal with that. I think I was gluten intolerant from birth...


I was only gluten-free for 1 week before I got tested. I heard that it took 2-3 weeks to get out of your system?
Thanks for all the replies!


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#650357 Let's Hope I Can Be This Calm If It Ever Really Does Happen

Posted by laurelfla on 31 October 2010 - 07:07 PM

That's pretty funny! :)

After months of looking for something suitable, I recently found rice pasta (no corn, no soy - hooray!). I was excited to see the same brand had a stall at the Gluten Free Food Expo I attended yesterday, and bought a packet of their spaghetti.

Well, apparently my sub-conscious is as excited about this new find as I am. I had a dream last night about going into my kitchen to find the packet of spaghetti on the bench...EMPTY! And strands left in the sink - wastage! Surprisingly, I didn't scream, 'WHO DARED TO EAT MY SPAGHETTI!!??', but calmly asked if they didn't have any of their regular spaghetti they could have cooked up instead.

I was very impressed at keeping my cool, even though, I know it was only a dream. Still...I decided it would be good to use this to my advantage and told my (gluten eating, but very supportive) partner all about it this morning...I think he is now suitably scared to eat my specialty foods and I won't have to buy a safe to keep it all in afterall :lol:


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#612570 Need Some Buckin' Up :-(

Posted by laurelfla on 24 May 2010 - 08:55 AM

Hello, all! Connie, I can't remember how long you've been gluten free, but if it hasn't been a very long time, your reactions may not be traceable to a particular food item. That is what happened to me at least, in the first few months after starting the diet. I kept a food log and everything and all it did was confuse me further! :P I would react to even vegetables and things I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt were gluten-free. In the end, I chalked it up to my body's healing process, as it took a while to get my digestion back to normal.
I certainly feel each person knows what's best for his or her body, so if your body rejects something, that's something to pay attention to. However, the General Mills Chex cereals are made on dedicated lines and according to the company, there's no chance for cross contamination. You'll notice the Trix cereal doesn't say gluten-free precisely because it is not produced on dedicated lines, so they don't make the claim for that product.
Also, I'm sure someone's already said this, but if you are drinking cow's milk you may want to take it easy or even pop a Lactaid... that can bring you down, too.
I just wanted to say, hang in there! Feeling emotional has always been one of my symptoms and it is not fun. :(
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