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alexisd

Member Since 19 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 26 2013 12:37 AM
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An Allergy To Fermented Drinks?

20 January 2013 - 02:54 AM

I have noticed that since having Celiac I can't drink Kombucha. When I drink it I get a horrible reaction exactly like I get when I eat gluten. So I figured somehow Kombucha had gluten in it. (???) Well, I was at the health food store and noticed a new kombucha they carry that says 'Gluten Free' on the bottle. I was excited and thought I could drink it - well I did. Any now I'm miserable. They was nothing else that could've caused this. Why am I 'glutened' (for lack of a better word) if this was gluten free? Can anyone else not drink kombucha either? I realize people can have other allergies but I don't know what it could be. Also, being Celiac, can having this gluten reaction cause gut damage or can 'gluten' only do this? I'm worried that I've hurt what progress in gut repair I've made. I'm feeling so frustrated!
I go out of my way to avoid gluten at all costs just to get 'so called' glutened from 'gluten free' food.

Feeling Discouraged...

19 December 2012 - 12:48 AM

Two months ago I was diagnosed as celiac. I believe I have only been Celiac for 1 1/2 years before diagnosis. I was just fine with zero problems and allergies until a large round of antibiotics. After the antibiotics - I ended up with alot of digestive issues, rashes, headaches, ect ect.
Anyhow...DH and I have two daughters. We were trying to conceive this year(before diagnosed) and ended up with 3 miscarriages. We never had any problems conceiving our daughters (but that was back when I was healthy.) I have been on a very strict gluten free diet for 2 months. I feel discouraged because we want so bad to have one more baby, and I worry it'll never happen. The miscarriages hurt me so bad and I worry I'll have difficulty carrying a baby to term.
Otherwise,I feel better, all of my symptoms have gone away and I actually feel great. But I find every now and then I get an occasional rash despite being as strict as I can with the diet. I home cook all our food and we never eat out.
I have been rash free for a full month, then I eat some Hersheys dark choc chips on yogurt and I get a rash. I can't contribute it to anything else but the chocolate chips - but they are supposed to be gluten free. I get discouraged because I'm trying to take care of my health and stay gluten free so we can TTC but then I feel like I've been set back. I know I've only been celiac for 1 1/2 years so I'm hoping the damage to my body hasn't been too great.
My other concern is I read alot of stories of women who have entered early menopause due to celiac. I'm scared that could be me. I have had the worst hot flashes (when eating gluten - before diagnosed), just horrible sweating spells. They have gone away since being gluten free and only come back when accidentally glutened. I am 34 years old my periods are exactly 28 days like clockwork and very normal.
We want so bad to extend our family by one more.
Can this happen for me? Has anyone else been through this? Are these normal feelings?
Sorry, if my post was all over the place - this has been bottled up in me.