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Member Since 01 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 18 2012 04:15 AM

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In Topic: Pregnant And Nauseated - Help!

11 July 2012 - 05:05 AM

Make sure you pack snacks from home every time you go somewhere. Nibbling on food definitely has helped me combat the sick feeling. Grapes have been good for me or rice crackers with peanut butter. Being pregnant and gluten-free, you (unfortunately) need to find some processed gluten-free items at the store like crackers and bread. I have been eating udi bread because I have been constantly craving sandwiches. I also eat Lara bars and keep them in my purse. You can make them at home cheaper than you can buy them. Just google lara bar recipe at home. I make sure to make things like gluten-free muffins and oatmeal cookies and pack those too and have them to grab at home when I am starving. Let's fave it- pregnancy makes you crave carbs. Good luck and hang in there. It will get easier with time. I too, realized with this pregnancy that I cannot tolerate ANY gluten and I suspect celiac. I had been almost gluten-free before I became pregnant but cheated once a week. Now I can't cheat at all without serious consequences.

In Topic: Suspected Dh, Is It Worth Going To Doc Or Just Wait It Out

10 July 2012 - 03:47 AM

That is exactly how my DH presents. Both legs, itchy bumps. Before I figured out it was gluten, both legs were covered with what I would refered to as hives. Now that I am gluten-free, I still have small red bumps that will appear on my thighs but they don't bother me like the previous outbreaks that extended the length on my legs. Maybe since going gluten-free, you are extra sensitive to small amounts and it is presenting as DH?
Also, every time I read a description of DH, it never really mentions legs. So I am not sure if this is perhaps an uncommon place for DH?

In Topic: Pregnant And Worried

01 July 2012 - 10:40 AM

Thank you Skylark- I will ask about the testing for vitamin levels. If they are ok, it will ease my mind. As far as the DH, I have had blistery, scaly, extrememly itchy bumps or almost hives on both legs for 3 years or so. It was so bad, I would scratch so hard at night and it would leave scars. I didn't even want to wear shorts or skirts in the summer. When I stopped eating gluten, it healed within a month. Eliminating gluten was such a drastic change for me. I just have to stay commited for myself and the baby.

In Topic: Ironman Or Triathlete?

01 July 2012 - 06:01 AM

I am guessing you have already done your open water event but I am a triathlete and have been gluten-free for a year and a half. I am not "diagnosed" celiac but mainly because I don't have faith in the medical community surrounding this topic and don't want to bother with it. Regardless, I train and complete gluten-free. I noticed a drastic change in my performance after becoming gluten-free. Definitely the main problem I come across is getting enough carbs. I usually notice immediately (especially in the water) if I haven't had enough. I always feel like I am swimming is syrup.
I am currently 3 months pregnant, so I am not training for any events. I still swim regularly though.

In Topic: Going On 19 Weeks And Struggling

01 July 2012 - 04:46 AM

I am 16 weeks and feel the same way. I have given in to the temptation of gluten a couple of times (chik fil-a chicken biscuit...I know, wrong on so many levels). But I was so sick the next day, I had major gluten remorse. Now I have enough fear for my baby that I am not doing that again. I didn't really realize that hurting myself was also hurting my baby. Dumb, I know. Anyway, hang in there. Find a good gluten-free website with some recipes for yummy treats. If I keep things around the house like homemade oatmeal cookies with dark chocolate and almond flour banana muffins, I can usually grab one of those and feel good later. They are still sweet and kind of bread like. For me, I just know that any time I leave the house, I have to pack snacks from home. That way I wont go through the awful drive thru again.

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