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Member Since 14 Jun 2012
Offline Last Active May 22 2013 08:43 AM

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I've Been Gluten Free For One Year!

17 May 2013 - 07:36 PM

Last May I had my celiac blood test panel and stopped eating gluten. Well, stopped intentionally eating gluten. I spent the summer getting sick and learning all about hidden gluten, until figuring out that CORN was just as big a problem.

Well, really, corn is a bigger problem. It is hidden in more places and without labels. For example, I just recently learned that corn is in iodized salt. Maybe this source is the cause of my always aching stomach. But it does seem like I am still finding other sources of discomfort. Like most recently, mushrooms. And skins of almonds.

For some reason I thought that after a year symptoms would have improved. Or at least all the intolerances (or allergies?) would have been uncovered. Sure my, um, lifestyle change has me eating healthier but sometimes I wish I didn't have to eat. It is just such a bother!

Sorry, I am in a downer right now. I tried eating some Zankou Chicken after hearing assurances that it was gluten, soy and corn free and now I feel nauseous. Blah.

Now Mushrooms, Too? Or Just Corn Again?

17 May 2013 - 06:35 PM

I recently made a delicious meatloaf with a gravy made of puréed vegetables and coconut milk. There were lots of mushrooms in the dish. I got so sick! After a day I had a little more just to make sure this was the dish that got me. Yes. So that extra meatloaf I made to freeze for later had to go to the garbage. So sad. I have been eating mushrooms without problems until then.

My intolerances include gluten, soy, corn, dairy, tomatoes, peppers, and chocolate. Now mushrooms, too!

Corn is the hardest to avoid. I just learned about the corn in iodized salt, which might explain the constant sick stomach. And I am wondering if there is a corn connection with the mushrooms or if it really is mushrooms. Anyone here know if there is corn-mushroom connection?

How Did You Handle The Superbowl Parties?

03 February 2013 - 07:51 PM

It seems all the usual appetizers are on my AVOID list. (No gluten, corn, soy, dairy, tomatoes, peppers, ...)

So while I smelled all these delicious breads, chips, etc., I ate roast cauliflower with some bacon. Yay me. Sure it was good and I am glad that 1) I had SOMETHING to eat, and 2) that it was healthy. But I sure do miss eating what everyone else is eating. Maybe I need to meet some other gluten-free etc. people in real life.

How do you handle party situations?

How Do You Avoid The Why Me Pity Party?

01 February 2013 - 12:36 PM

Hi all, I'm one of the many with multiple food intolerances that arose kinda unexpectedly. Eating out and avoiding gluten is easy these days. Eating out and avoiding gluten, corn, soy, dairy, tomatoes, and chocolate is difficult. Well, difficult is probably an understatement. Eating out is best avoided.

Our family activities used to include a few things that I can no longer do...some restaurants that we loved, cooking we did together, and even something like going to the zoo has become more complicated for me as I must have food that I can eat picnic style for myself. Or the aquarium. Orthe kids museum. Or anywhere. No more baking cookies together.

Honestly, sometimes I do just want to eat a pizza! (I won't of course, as the dough, sauce, and cheese will all gang up on me!). It is just part of the mourning, I guess, for what used to be. There is a new reality for me and any slip makes me feel sick, even an unintentional slip. It seems like when I have lots of cooking time, and I live in a happy little bubble then all is good. But any kind of group activities cause anxiety. Eat at someone else's house? Let me bring my own food. Or, we design a menu together and I cross my fingers there won't be a slip with something like a spice jar or whatever. And then I'm the different one with sick guts. And when I do get sick, depression is a real component.

Sometimes, especially when feeling sick, I feel more sorry for myself than I like. These feelings do go away but they are not staying away. I mean, some people have very real problems and when I look at mine I wouldn't trade, KWIM? So I'm looking for more ways to cope with my new reality without any pity parties. What do you do?

I Forgot, Then I Remembered And Now I Really Remember!

20 December 2012 - 05:19 PM

Hi friends,

I learned last May that i was gluten intolerant and spent the summer discovering hidden gluten and having a hard time while traveling. Once home I was able to have greater control over my diet and I hadn't been sick since! Yay for veggies for breakfast! After a few glorious months without any reactions (and also eliminating corn, soy, and chocolate) I was feeling pretty chuffed. I felt like I had everything under control. I was well on the road to healing and good health. Life was fine. And So I went to a restaurant where I used to go with my family, my 4 year old son's favorite place. Despite my conversations with the manager I got gluttened. Yuck.

At least the reaction was not as intense as it had been. Instead of being in bed for 3days with depression, joint ache, etc in addition to the digestive ills there was only the digestive ills. Since we traveled on Monday I was able to push through the discomfort and pack and travel.

The problem is that since then I am still feeling sick. I brought my own food to the airport. I drank from my own water bottle there. I have been doing my own cooking since then. Granted my young kids, husband and mother are all eating gluten but they are also schooled to avoid cross contamination. But something must be happening. I am getting worse, when I only want to get better!

I have read threads about cross contamination with pots n pans, with cutting boards, etc., but I haven't had to change these things at my house so why would we need to change them here? And I can't figure out what is going on. Our first day here I ate turkey lunchmeat (a possible culprit since the I couldn't read the ingredients, but last summer was OK...it's the roasted turkey breast from Trader Joes) then homemade chicken soup. Yesterday I had leftover soup and homemade beef stew, again made by me from fresh veggies and meat. I also made paleo bread which I had for breakfast today. My other two breakfasts were shredded sweet potato with an egg and gluten free bacon (I did read the package which said no gluten and also didn't have corn or soy or dairy).

Ugh. It was so nice to live symptom free! I had actually forgotten how bad it could actually get. And now I am paying the price again. Yuck. It is hard not knowing why, as I don't know what to correct. I just want my stomach to feel regular again. It is so hard to go back to living with pain after months of clean healthy living!

Thanks for listening to my vent! And I am open to listening to your ideas about cc or whatever might be the problem.

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