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powerofpositivethinking

Member Since 06 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Mar 14 2015 04:29 AM
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In Topic: Halitosis And Body Odor...feeling Embarrassed...please Help!

14 March 2015 - 04:27 AM

so the outcome from the ENT's office was that I don't have halitosis.  He did find that my nose was slightly stuffed, there were no signs of active reflux and everything else looked normal.  It is an ENT and allergy clinic in one, so I am going back for allergy testing in a few weeks.  Until that time I am not supposed to take any kind of antihistamines, so this change to spring should be an interesting one.  I've been using a neti pot, and that definitely seems to help.  The doctor also said since I've never had a guy or any friends complain about this before, it could just be a difference of the bacteria in our mouths...attractive haha  He prescribed me Peridex for right now to see if that helps any.  It only seems to be affecting this guy which is really upsetting because I do really like him.  I will brush/floss/use mouthwash/chew gum, but in the end if it bothers him that much and he doesn't want to continue seeing me then he's not worth keeping around anyway.  


In Topic: Halitosis And Body Odor...feeling Embarrassed...please Help!

09 March 2015 - 01:02 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions  :)

 

I have an appointment with an ENT this week, so here's hoping!


In Topic: Makeup/face Wash

13 February 2015 - 02:53 AM

I've started using this that I found at Whole Foods.  No guessing if it's gluten-free  :) http://www.jason-per...gluten-free-new

 

All Physicians Formula make-up is gluten-free, so I use that too.  


In Topic: Celiac And Constipation

04 February 2015 - 01:29 PM

I was a big C sufferer, and when people ask me what led me to get tested for celiac it was because of the C and bloating.  For reference I'm a 29 year old female.  I was always regular and then that started changing.  My Mom tried to convince me everything was fine, but I knew something wasn't right.  It's one thing if you've been irregular all your life, but I hadn't been and I knew I needed to get it checked out.

 

I consider myself the queen of laxatives and C remedies :D   Before I knew gluten was poison to my body, I loaded up on fiber products like Fiber One and boatloads of water but nothing moved and I felt huge.  I dabbled in Dulcolax, smooth move tea, Exlax, but I knew I didn't want to take those for the long term so I kept searching.  My GP prescribed Miralax, but I knew I didn't want to take that long term either and it didn't even help me anyways.  My GP and GI kept saying more fiber, exercise and water, but it wasn't helping.  Hands down the best relief I've found is magnesium and liquid glycerin.  

 

My GI agreed to test me for celiac and I tested positive and removed gluten from my diet.  After some other tests I was diagnosed with fat malabsorption and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, but thankfully I took Creon, and I've lost both those diagnoses.  The best C remedy I've found is magnesium.  My C got better after the celiac diagnosis, but since my pancreas was out of whack I still had bloating and occasional C problems.  I used to have to take a whole lot of magnesium to feel relief because fat malabsorption also causes you to lose magnesium.  Magnesium is important in so many bodily functions.  I take Super Magnesium from GNC.  I don't recommend anything with magnesium oxide because it's harder for your body to absorb.  

 

My vote is for magnesium and liquid glycerin.  I no longer use either of those on a regular basis.  I can't even remember the last time I used the liquid glycerin.  I will say that when I get super stressed from work around concert time, I teach elementary music, that makes the C reappear, but I take one dose of magnesium and it levels me out quickly.  The trick is to find the right dose of magnesium for you because if you take too much it causes D.  Hope this helps!


In Topic: Glutened-Little Vent

06 December 2014 - 06:05 AM

thanks everyone  :)  I've been resting more and am definitely getting back to feeling like myself.  I was told the pink coloring is back in my face which is a good sign.  No more dark circles under my eyes and my headaches/brain fog are much better, but my intestinal area is still a bit sore.  The gluten-free diet may be a little challenging at times, but feeling like myself is the best reward.  I do not miss feeling like this regularly at all!


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