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Member Since 20 Jul 2012
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In Topic: No Friends

17 September 2012 - 12:31 PM

I can totally relate. From my chronic fatigue and GI issues it has been hard to keep or make friends. As well, because of school, I've had to move around the country a fair bit to go to different universities and have lost a lot of my friends that way. It is also hard to go out for fun and cultivate friendships when most of your energy goes into keeping yourself and your family afloat (and in my case getting through grad school). As a result I am more withdrawn than what I used to be, but I would like to change that once I get my life stabilized somewhat.

As ravenwood suggested, if you have any hobbies, it is a good way to make connections. Join a group that shares common interests, or if you are so inclined, a celiac support group in your area. It would probably be nice to talk to other people who share in the same struggles as you. As well, some of my best friendships have been through work, so maybe becoming a little more social during coffee breaks and lunch would be a good way to find people you can spend some time with.

In Topic: What Can I Eat?

30 August 2012 - 05:25 PM

Yes I would love the recipe for the breakfast cookies please :)

Here you go! http://glutenfreegod...st-cookies.html
I just made these this weekend. My boyfriend threatens to steal them they are so good...hehe I never thought that would happen when I started gluten-free/dairy free baking :). They do have oats in them, so be careful if you are sensitive to them.

In Topic: What Can I Eat?

30 August 2012 - 12:27 PM

For snacks can you have nuts? I find them really filling and something I don't need to cook (which I do enough of already with my multiple intolerances like you). If nuts are hard to digest you can try soaking them first, I find that helps a lot. For an afternoon pick-me-up I've been known to have a few squares of chocolate (dairy free, soy free chocolate) too. Rice crackers and hummus with a few veggies can be made into a light lunch as well.

I realize it is still summer (and may still be hot where you are), but you can make some pretty filling soups with rice noodles, chicken, veggies. Stews are good too if you are into that sort of thing. You can make up a bunch of either and take it for lunch.

For a good breakfast, if you don't like eggs, you can make up a batch of really hearty breakfast cookies. Let me know if you'd like a recipe. A couple of those with a glass of non-dairy milk or some tea and a bit of fruit and I'm good to go.

In Topic: Frequent Heart Burn

30 August 2012 - 06:33 AM

It might help to track your foods for awhile (i.e. food diary) so you can try see if heartburn is a result of something particular you are eating. Heartburn can also be caused by lots of other things too, for example, stress (a big culprit), lying down after eating, and/or big meals.

Like bisja, certain foods will cause me heartburn (essentially anything with potatoes in it) and my boyfriend can't tolerate fatty foods very well and also gets bad heartburn when stressed out. The reasons vary from person to person I think.

In Topic: Endoscopy

29 August 2012 - 11:37 AM

I don't remember much of mine, they loaded me up on a lot of drugs (thank god). The only part I remember is a bit of the end when they were taking the scope out, but even that is fuzzy. I was more anxious about the procedure than I needed to be, that's for sure.

Bring some hard candy or throat drops to soothe the sore throat you will undoubtedly have. If you are being sedated, make sure you have someone to take you home and help you get comfortable when you get home. If you have gas pains/cramping afterwards (they inflate certain areas with air to get a better look) lie on your left side to help move the gas along.

The idea of eating solid foods really grossed me out for awhile afterwards, so it wouldn't hurt to have some nourishing drinks or something easy to eat (like applesauce, rice crackers, etc.) just in case you feel the same.

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