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freedomseek00

Member Since 09 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 19 2014 01:33 PM
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In Topic: Sugar And Fruit Problems

07 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

Hi Celiac Mindwarp, I wanted to express my compassion for what you're going through right now. Giving up sugar is really difficult because not only does it have a physical addiction component but an even tougher psychological one.
I did my first Whole30 before Christmas of last year and it was tough. There were a lot of cravings but so worth it in the end. After 30 days is the reintroduction period where you can find out exactly how your body reacts to sugar. I already knew I was celiac with allergies to eggs, dairy, and soy before starting my whole30 so I knew I would never "test" those through reintroduction but I was curious about the sugar. I've always known I'm sensitive to sugar but never knew just how serious it was until I reintroduced it. I reacted so violently and gained 9 lbs of water weight pretty much overnight from trying a few gluten, egg, dairy, soy free cookies and an apple. I also had a lot of the same symptoms you describe. I have come to the difficult conclusion that my body just does not like sugar in any form and have since given it up for good. This is a big change for me considering I used to eat about 4-5 fruits a day. But now that I'm more in tune with my body I know I do better without sugar and fruit.
I'm glad you are going to do the Whole30 because it really teaches you to be aware of your body and how it reacts to all foods. I am so grateful for it. My life has improved tremendously since I disciplined myself to just do it. Good Luck and feel free to message me if you need help cutting the sugar and fruit out.

In Topic: Angry, Frustrated, And Depressed About My Food Allergies

17 November 2012 - 04:35 PM

Thank you everyone for responding.

Shadowicewolf,
I just signed up for a local support group in my area and I'm waiting to hear back from them.

ScottR13,
My tests only came back positive for gluten and egg, but whenever I eat or touch anything soy/legumes, dairy, corn, and/or sugar I get crazy itchy, watery eyes, mucuos pouring out of my nose and I have trouble breathing and can't stop coughing. I also get very severe psychological reactions such as panic attacks and depression. It's not pretty. And I've tried eating these foods mutiple times and the reaction keeps getting worse (which I've read can happen). So I stopped eating them on my own volition despite my stupid doctor telling me that the tests showed there was "no way" I could be sensitive to them. I just really hope there aren't more things that bother me. The one I really hope doesn't happen is nightshades. I loooooooove peppers and onions and garlic.

Takala,
Thanks for your suggestions. I've tried a lot of recipes for breads and snacks using different grains and they make me so constipated. Come to think of it, I almost feel just as bad when I eat gluten-free grains as I do when I eat gluten. Is there such a thing as grain intolerance? All of it makes me feel crappy :(
I'm also going back to another one of my doctors to get some more blood tests. Despite being celiac and having all these food issues I wasn't deficient in Vitamin B12, Calcium, or Vitamin D. She didn't test for all the other vitamins and minerals out there so I am going back in a week to get as big of a blood panel as possible. What sort of things are the most important to get tested?
Right now I'm taking some Vitamin C to help with my adrenals, a probiotic (for the parasite) and Glutamine to heal my leaky gut.

In Topic: Anyone Else Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, And Soy-Free?

18 September 2012 - 08:06 AM

Thanks everyone for your help! I'm starting to feel better and getting used to the diet. I still have times where I really miss the old foods I used to eat but I'm not having the awful stomach cramps that I used to get when eating gluten/wheat/dairy/soy nor am I getting that horrible diarrhea that kept me on a leash to my bathroom. So I'm definitely seeing the benefits. I struggled a little in there but have been "clean" (for lack of a better word) for a full 7 days now! I'm starting to get my energy back too!
I tried a few gluten-free products like those from Enjoy Life (free of top 8 allergens I believe) and some Lundberg rice chips. Enjoy Life foods were really disappointing (I tried the crisp sugar cookies and the fruit bars) but the rice chips were good! I'm not much of a salty person though. I've always preferred the sweets but I'm slowly realizing that allergen free versions are just not the same as my old favorites. BUT, I keep reminding myself that my old favorites made me very very sick and definitely not worth going back too.
The only problem that still remains is finding restaurants that are allergen free. My boyfriend is still frustrated with this as am I. A lot of restaurants offer allergen free options but cross contamination is an issue and in these first few weeks I've found that I'm very sensitive to any sort of contamination, no matter how small.
Again, thank you everyone for responding! Celiac.com has helped me so much as I'm figuring this new lifestyle out.