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Member Since 20 Jun 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 06 2013 09:35 AM

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In Topic: Can't Get Good Sleep

10 April 2013 - 05:44 PM

1/2 a glass of wine does it for me! (I didn't read every post - perhaps you do not drink at all though)

I have this trouble where if I haven't gotten into bed by 10:30 or so I get this 2nd wind and then can't fall asleep tip much later. I only drink maybe once a week, sometimes less, but even a little wine helps my brain and body relax and I can drift off and stay asleep much better.

Probably not an answer a doctor would endorse. :)

In Topic: Making Food For Others

09 April 2013 - 05:03 PM

You'll be great at this after a bit of time and practice, Melissa! I only cook gluten free for my myself and my husband and when people come over.  I make a yummy tinkyada spiral pasta salad with mozarella and tomato and other stuff and people are always surprised it is gluten free. 


If you happen to live where they have Wegman's -- I made the wegmans gluten-free brownies tonight and holy cow I have to stop myself from eating the whole batch!!  So good.  Nobody would know the difference.  Your kids can still enjoy the traditional "sweet treats" -- you just have to be a little creative and find brands that work for you.  I wish I had some vanilla ice cream to put on these brownies....yum!   (I am mostly eating healthy but sometimes you gotta have a treat) :)


I still have some non gluten-free items in the house so my husband can make a regular sandwich or whatever for himself but we have separate items like butter tubs etc to help avoid cross-contamination. 


You can do this! :)

In Topic: So Many Conicidences, Could It Be Gluten?

09 April 2013 - 04:30 PM

Welcome to the group, Sarah!  I do not post too often (more of a lurker) but I had many of your same symptoms too. The exhaustion, bloating (looking back it was pretty often), I was told I probably had hepititis too!  My liver values were always elevated (either the AST or ALT I cannot remember) and they insisted I must be an alcoholic or have hepetitis.  I was tested many times.  So annyoing to have to defend yourself! :)


It's up to you if you want to go back to eating gluten so you can get tested but if I were in your shoes I would not bother.  You are feeling much better gluten free so that will be the answer either way!


It can be overwhelming at first but these forums and all the other celiac and gluten-free sites out there are so helpful.  Gluten is in so many things but we still have plenty that we can eat -- and you'll be healthier and happier. :)

In Topic: For Those Who Are Self-Diagnosed...

04 December 2012 - 07:59 PM

Don't forget to have your calcium checked. Maybe I mention it too much on here, but it can be important. The consequences of really low calcium were downright scary for me. Little did we know it was due to Celiac...

In Topic: Asymptomatic Celiacs- Where Are You?

03 December 2012 - 11:16 AM

I was severly anemic for years, and my low calcium caused tetany in my hands and feet and I was in the hospital for a week while they tried to figure out why...saw specialists for 4 years. Then this year, who came up with the idea that it could be Celiac? My best friend, who is not a doctor.


So I was asymptomstic gasto-wise (except maybe bloating here and there), but the anemia and malabsorption were my issues. Doctors were quick to blame periods or not eating right. (I was).

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