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Member Since 29 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 02 2012 08:11 AM

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Expensive Gluten-Free Food

02 August 2012 - 05:21 AM

Is there anywhere to get coupons? Any shopping or money saving ideas anywhere? My husband and I both work full time but our budget is TIGHT. Luckily my mother offered to do a gluten-free shopping for us after we saw the dietician or I don't know what we would have done. School starts soon and she will need lots of snacks and packed lunches. I'm really hoping she gives bread another try because I don't know what else to pack her.


02 August 2012 - 04:55 AM

Hi it's me Kelly. I posted in the Coping forum. I am married with 3 girls 16, 13, and 11. My 11 yo has celiac disease and has been gluten free 6 days.

She hasn't been sleeping well, I assumed it was due to being upset with her diagnosis but she's had headaches, tummy aches off and on ( will say her tummy feels fine, even great then an hour later has it be upset.) She is complaining about 'starving' 'hungriest ever been ever'. I guess this is withdrawal?? How long will it last??? She's miserable :(

She had planned on going camping with her best friends (they're sisters) and there family next Fri-Mon. Yesterday she told me "mom I can't go." It will be her 1st time camping and honestly I would hate for her to miss it, she was excited before but I'm not even sure what food to send. Is it unfair to her friends parents? She won't eat gluten free bread. Any ideas? Will she still have withdrawal symptoms in a week?

Discouraged And Worried

29 July 2012 - 06:16 PM

My 11 year old daughter was just diagnosed on Friday. She has not taken well to the news at all. She has been moody & angry ever since. What bothers me the most is she is not eating well at all. On Friday after work my husband picked her up a gluten free pizza and chex cereal. She hated the pizza. She didn't eat the rest of the night. The next day she had some cereal & liked it. We went to the store & got a few things. She was not interested in picking anything out except for brownie mix that she hasn't touched yet. She wants to make it herself but keeps saying she doesn't feel like it. She tried making toast, she hated the bread so she ate more cereal. All she ate today was cereal & a few strawberries. She wont eat! I don't know what to do. We are seeing a dietician Wednesday. Oh, wait at Old Navy today in the check out line she was looking through the impulse items & found an almond coconut bar labeled gluten & wheat free. I let her get it of course & she liked it. Other than that she has only eaten chex.

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