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designerstubble

Member Since 21 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active May 31 2014 12:37 PM
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#877946 Help With Results...ttg & Thyroid

Posted by designerstubble on 03 July 2013 - 06:31 AM

My stable self is making more appearances lately -- my hubs and sons are VERY thankful ;)

 

Hang tight - eat right -- things will get better!

Lol :D

I wish my 


husband knew what this celiac disease is like, he gets cross if I remind to watch this or watch that...and gets cross if i'm feeling crap! does NOT get it. hey ho! my 6 year old son responds much better and is far more caring about it!!! guess you can't have it all?!!

 

My stable self is making more appearances lately -- my hubs and sons are VERY thankful ;)

 

Hang tight - eat right -- things will get better!


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#869253 Poop (Sorry!)

Posted by designerstubble on 16 May 2013 - 11:46 PM

Thanks for you reply.
Yes maybe you're right, I just don't know how to rotate so few foods and get a reasonable amount of vitamins... Or energy for that matter. Not to mention protein!
Thank you, I will look into rotational diets :)
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#855033 Living Normally While Battling Celiac Is Like:

Posted by designerstubble on 20 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

Thanks for the support, feedback, an positive words. I think it is extra frustrating because 1) I am also a vegetarian so my food is already limite and now many of my fav go to soy products are off the table and 2) I had NO symptoms prior to diagnosis so its not like I have the motivation o feeling better and, on fact, I am now having severe gastrointestinal issues ever since I stopped gluten so I feel worse than ever. Grrrr...I'll be ok though...just super frustated


I'm veggie too :)
Recently: (ie. since gluten free)
Allergic to eggs
Allergic to citrus
Allergic to pumpkin seeds
React to quinoa
Intolerant to dairy
Super intolerant to corn
Intolerant to soy
Sugar free
Caffeine free
Cigarette free!!

My food probs are incredible since diagnosis, corn reactions almost worse that gluten?!

I only eat fruit and veg. And rice. I manage to tolerate a very little butter. I dream of food.

Last night I dreamt that I drank a lovely latte coffee, sweet and frothy. It was luscious.
I awoke in a panic thinking I'd actually had it as it was so vivid.

I drink red wine now... probably not a good idea really, but can't help it as I feel so deprived. Or should that say depraved??!!! Might try and cut down soon as I started getting gut pain again.

Am considering fish (am veggie of 26 years) but thought of it makes me wanna vom, and I worry about introducing something my body no doubt will freak out over, something else to get allergic too?

It's not easy. But I must admit, food I thought boring and plain have now become delicious! And full of flavour? It's so strange. My taste buds are overwhelmed by things like a homemade veggie soup! Mmmm!
It honestly truly does get easier!! :)
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#854877 Living Normally While Battling Celiac Is Like:

Posted by designerstubble on 19 February 2013 - 04:23 PM

I don't feel like I am living a normal life! I am newly diagnosed (one month) but completely agree with those analogies. It's not "normal" that I can't go out to eat with my friends and family anywhere they want, it's not "normal" that I have to scrutinize everything I put in my body for deaf of getting sick, it's not "normal" that I have to cook three meals for my family because I am the only celiac and dont want to make them suffer this shitty food just because I had to and I have a baby that HAS to be exposed to gluten, and on that note, it's not normal that I can't kiss my baby"s hand he reaches out to me because it has cheerio dust covering it and he doesn't understand why.... I used to give his hands kisses while he was eating. No, I'm sorry, but I don't feel normal at all!!!


I'm with you there... I'm only 5 months in. It wasn't normal for me either and I'm still struggling. But I think by definition the word 'normal' just means commonplace, usual, everyday. So until we get used to this way of life, we will feel alien to it. My gorgeous little boy has learnt to wash his hands after something gluteny and even says to me now, 'mum font kiss me, I've had gluten'... Broke my heart the first time. I understand you completely.
So it's not normal to begin with. For sure.
These guys on this forum kept telling me to hang on in there. I did... Just about! They said it would get easier. I believed them because the alternative is too depressing, but they were right. It IS easier.( And I think I may be a 'complicated' case with many food issues going on)
I'm just hoping that another 5 months will make even easier!! Stay strong.
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#854873 Living Normally While Battling Celiac Is Like:

Posted by designerstubble on 19 February 2013 - 04:13 PM

Living normally while first battling celiac is like learning to ride a bicycle. You fall off a lot, steer into obsticles, and sometimes feel like you'll never "get it". Then one day you go for a long smooth ride and realize that you finally DID get it, and from then on, life is better than ever.


Hehehe that sounds a lot like me. I'm still falling off all the time. Haven't even gone far enough to bump into obstacles I reckon let alone a nice smooth ride. Looking forward to that one... nice lovely smooth ride and a sunny day. Awesome.
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#853511 Two Months In And Food Intolerances Are Growing! Why?

Posted by designerstubble on 12 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

Hi there
I'm 5 months gluten free (just), I have had SO many allergies and intolerances since I began gluten free. Dairy was the first, soy next, then eggs, citrus fruit (caused terrible asthma and bad ezcema), quinoa (asthma again), and now corn (which is really upsetting me as corn is everywhere)... Recently had a few reactions to corn, just like eating gluten :( the reaction last night from blowing up a balloon or baking my son's birthday cake (don't know which it was?).... So yes, it's very possible to have growing problems with food intolerances and allergies.

I've had some great advice on here though, and some great people on here keep telling me to hang on in there. And that's precisely what I aim to do. It's hard. I'm currently depressed about corn (very recent intolerance)... I keep wondering how much food I will be able to eat... I'm vegetarian too so it's very difficult.
But... On a day to day level, I feel ok! And isn't that wonderful! My energy has picked up since taking iron etc feel much better generally. So something must be right?? I also gave up smoking and sugar when I went gluten-free. My poor poor body! I just keep telling myself that my body has gone a bit haywire and is just rewiring itself (and sometimes getting it wrong for a bit)!

It's hard to be positive, don't I just know it. But it's the only way. Some of the guys on here are an inspiration with their positivity... So I figure they are probably right...

Good luck, have a good rant on here! I have been on here all day complaining!! Makes me feel tons better!
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