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Findin my way

Member Since 19 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 28 2013 07:19 PM

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In Topic: Digestive Enzymes

27 March 2013 - 01:23 PM

Hi Ninja.  Thanks for responding.  I was taking them with meals.  The bottle said to take one with each meal.  I decided to try not take any for about 36 hours and then try again.  I felt better, but when I tried one more I felt crappy again.  I think I'll hold off on them until I have some time at home.  That way if I don't feel well I won't have to go anywhere.  Hopefully when I try again the nausea won't stick around for long.

In Topic: Am I Just A Wuss? (Staying Home After Gluten/soy/whateverings)

25 March 2013 - 02:53 PM

Thanks for the welcome everyone!  I'm not sure why my gastro doc is so relunctant to say Celiac.  I'm suppose to tell HIM if I have it on our next appointment.  :blink:


Pegleg, Kitchener's not too bad for the gluten free stuff.  There are three places I go to that specialize in gluten free stuff, so I'm able to get treats when I need them. 

In Topic: Am I Just A Wuss? (Staying Home After Gluten/soy/whateverings)

23 March 2013 - 04:46 PM

Jumping back in...


4-years gluten-free as of this week! Onward and upward, even if there are bumps in the road.


Gemini, I definitely know your frustration. My sister also doesn't stick to her diet nearly as well as she should (which worries me, but it's her health), and even my mother who deems herself a bit of an expert probably gets glutened more often than she realises. I just had one stupid day! and it probably wasn't even gluten that got me (f-ing soy, I say!). In any case, it was a reminder that I have to be super uber careful these days


Which is why I am currently munching on a post-work snack before going out, rather than worry about finding food. My man and I went out for a lovely dinner last saturday for our anniversary. I interrogated the chef when making reservations. They were very accomodating, everything was safe, and delicious, and I didn't get hit! yay! But even in a city like Toronto, it can be difficult, so best to go out prepared.


So, we all have wussy days, then things heal up and the sun comes out and all is better.


Now I'm off to find me some gluten-free beer.



Hi Pegleg84.  You and I are not so far neighbours.  I'm in Kitchener.


I went out to eat for the first time since I first learned about Celiac, which would be about 10 months.  I haven't been officially diagnosed  yet and need to tell my gastro doc that I'm Celiac next week.  Should be interesting.  (He didn't do a full Celiac panel and I only had mild villous atrophy so he didn't want to say Celiac.  He wanted me to go gluten free for 3 months and see how I was.  When I said I wasn't where I wanted to be after three months he said to make it another 6 months.  So that's my appointment next week.)


Anyway I went to a restaurant in Chinatown called Hibiscus.  They are completely gluten free and vegetarian.  I'm not veg, but my daughter has decided to go veg.  They were able to accomodate all my problems, gluten/dairy/soy and corn.  It was great.  I felt like a human again.  It was nice to be out socializing, living my life.  Ok, it was with a bunch of 16 year olds, but it was still nice.  We had a great day in Chinatown and then the ROM for the dinosaur exhibit.


The next day I was back in Toronto.  My husband and I were in the north part of town so we stopped by Goodbye Gluten.  I had a nice lunch and got some good cabbage rolls for dinner.  Also had some amazing biscotti.  Then we went to the Canada Blooms show and had a great day. 


It was just nice to know that I have these options.  Having so many intolerances, I've been afraid to go out anywhere.  Parking in downtown TO is a nightmare and carrying food for an entire day gets heavy.  So knowing that with a little research and faith there is a way to live life again, is nice.


As for the "wuss" of missing work, don't worry about it.  I had to quit my job because I couldn't walk anymore.  Didn't know that was all related to Celiac though.  It took another 2 years to find that out.

In Topic: Vitamin B12 Tablets Hurt!

25 January 2013 - 12:01 PM

So, no, don't think it was the lactose. I broke out in an acne-type rash all over my face, and it only responded to an adult acne cream, and then it took four weeks! (And I never even had acne as a teenager!)

Mushroom were your sublinguals hydroxycobalmin? That form of b12 is known to cause acne. Also methylcobalamin is very sensitive to light and heat. Both (or each) will break down methyl to hydroxy rather quickly. All b12 supplements should be kept below 20C (about 70F) and out of light.

And FYI, there is risk of having anaphylactic reactions to injections B12 in allergic people.

From what I understand those reactions are usually from the preservatives used in the shots.

In Topic: Soy Lecithin

12 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

Oh! and soy-sauce substitute: Coconut Aminos. It's made from coconut sap, is a bit sweeter than tamari, but it does the trick.

Pegleg84 thank you so much for this. I've finally accepted that I can't have soy anymore, but I love stirfrys. My daughter has decided she's vegetarian now, so stir frys were my go to meal. I'd do tofu for her and meat for her dad and I. I was wondering how this was going to work. I'm going to look for the coconut aminos today. :)

(If you're ok with milk, then I'm jealous. I miss cheese so much!)

Amen to that! I can deal with giving up milk, yogurt, and ice-cream, but cheese?!? That one is so difficult. And sorry to all you vegans out there, but that vegan cheese is NOT the same.

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