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johnm

Member Since 23 Jul 2005
Offline Last Active Aug 22 2008 08:28 PM
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Topics I've Started

Jury Duty...

06 August 2007 - 03:54 PM

So a year or two years ago life was miserable and had been getting worse, I didn't know what was wrong with me. One day I read about celiac disease and decided to stop eating gluten on a whim and boom, instantly 85% better. The terrible cramps and sitting on the toilet wondering if the hospital could do anything to help days were over. I never bothered to go in for an official diagnosis of it because it seemed so obvious that it would be a waste. I still have a few episodes now and then but am over all pretty good. Sometimes I still get a little bit of acting up but its managable. I still don't like go out much or be too social. I think I was conditioned from the years of it being undiagnosed so that now I have some anxiety issues.

Anyway the long of it is, some days I just need a lot of time in the bathroom. Its unpredictable and one day I might need to take a BM lets say 6 times. Now I've been called for jury duty and have no official diagnosis. Any suggestions on what I can do? I guess I can write a letter about me and pooping to go with my questionaire but that seems odd and unlikely to work without a doctors note. I'm thinking I'll just have to eat immodium like candy and hope for the best.

Celiac Leading To Social Anxiety?

05 April 2007 - 12:21 AM

So for years I was an undiagnosed celiac, essentially I'd have unpredictable diarrhea and eventually it got to the point where I'd have it very shortly after a meal. Needless to say this made me hesitant to go out much and fairly antisocial. I've been mostly gluten free for over a year now and aside from a few accidental glutenings I've done pretty good, but I notice I still sometimes get that sick feeling in certain social situations.

When I was a kid I used to get nervous and get diarrhea when I had to go get my shots for school. I notice now that if a friend comes to visit me from out of town I'll get nervous and maybe some diarrhea again. If I go out with friends and we go out to eat I'll get even more nervous, presumably out of old habit, and then eventually be looking for the nearest bathroom an hour later. I really don't think the reason for that is physical but is more of an anxiety issue.

At this point I'm not sure if this is something I should work on myself or just throw in the towel and go talk to a psychiatrist. I'm curious if any of you have experienced something like this and how you dealt with it.

Thanks!

Abs Redbridge Beer

11 March 2007 - 08:15 AM

Has anyone tried Busch's new gluten free beer called redbridge? I was a major beer nut before I went gluten freen and I've really been missing hops. I was pretty into good beers and it certainly doesn't compare to them, but its very drinkable for gluten free food and the beer deprived. Since I found this beer a few weeks ago I've had 18-24 bottles probably. Since then I've started to show some symptoms of gluten including a major outbreak of DH. I'm wondering if anyone else has had the same problem. It could very well be that I've eaten something else but this is the only new thing that I've really consumed in major quantity I think. I could easily see some contamination if the plant is the same and uses the same grain mill or something like that.

Anyway, AB's redbridge, safe for you or a reaction?