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Member Since 07 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Aug 10 2013 10:27 AM

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Peppermint Tea & Tums

08 March 2013 - 06:14 AM

Hi All,


My experience recently has been that having a cup of peppermint tea, zyrtec, and then a tums before bed helps alleviate tummy issues and sinus congestion at bedtime.  The zyrtec is to control my hive breakouts.  I don't do all these things at the same time.  I space it all out in a couple hours before bed.  I believe it also helps with my occassional tongue swelling.  Has anyone found relief doing this also?  And do you think it is ok to do this every night?  Am I on to something here?





01 February 2013 - 05:49 PM

not sure if this is the correct section to post these in but i had some questions that i am hoping you all could help me out with.....

what is the difference between whole grain and whole wheat? how come you can have whole grain rice or whole grain rice cakes and not react like you would if you ate something whole wheat? are they completely different things?

is lemon water good for the gut? i heard it is but just wanted to make sure before i start drinking it daily.

i had more questions, but i have pretty bad mental fog this week.....when i think of the rest i'll come back and post.....thanks all!

My Post Never Posted

07 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

I just typed up a huge post, my first post and it didn't take. Does anyone know why this might have happened?

Do I Have A Gluten Intolerance?

07 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

Hi All,

I'm not sure what is wrong with me, but like a lot of stuff I read, doctors brush my symptoms off and tell me nothing is wrong with me. Here's a list of my symptoms...please tell me if it sounds like I have a gluten, wheat, and/or yeast intolerance:

-The past 2 years I have suffered from seasonal allergies, which I never had before.
-In August I broke out with major huge hives that started on my belly, then chest, then my back. Felt like the inside of my stomach was hot (toxic). That evening I had pizza and my stomach was hugely bloated. I also had two beers. That was at 5pm. Went to bed at 9pm and woke up at 11pm with hives. Went to emergency room, got steroids, pepcid, and antihistamines. Hives continued minimally throughout the first week even while on meds.
-I'm on a daily antihistamine now....zyrtec
-Get hives the day after drinking beer, feel horrible for at least a whole week after
-Major stomach bloating after eating sweets, bread, pizza, pasta, pretzels
-EXTREME fatigue, cannot get out of bed for work sometimes
-Cold feeling in chest/nose when I breathe sometimes.
-Cold hands and feet
-Rosy cheeks
-Tongue swelling
-Feel like my immune system is sensitive to everything, just don't feel well, lack of energy
-Too tired to exercise anymore
-Always feel run down
-Occassional diarhhea
-Was getting anxiety/panic attacks/muscle spasms before taking Zyrtec, stopped after taking Zyrtec (antihistamine)
-I was always consuming whole wheat bread, whole wheat english muffins, whole grain cereals, whole grain pasta, whole grain crackers......Could I have over done it and given myself some sort of intolerance??

Last year I had bloodwork done and my lymphs were slightly off and the dr. asked if I had an infection and I said no and he brushed it off as maybe I was just fighting off a cold or something.

Next week I will be getting bloodwork done again and tomorrow I am seeing a nutritionist b/c I am fed up with feeling like this. I've never ever felt this bad before. I am a 37 yr. old female by the way, 5'4" and 119 lbs. (I gained 6 lbs from not being able to exercise and from feeling so run down all the time)

Does any of this resemble symptoms of gluten intolerance or any other intolerance??

I talked to a friend of mine and he said problems start in the intestines and he recommended a soup/salad diet for a while, so I cut out all breads, pasta, sweets, pretzels, etc. I am now only eating fruit, soup, salad, rice cakes made with whole grain rice/popcorn that are gluten free, and organic blue corn chips, and nuts. I have to say my energy picked up and I do feel better, but I am really just wanting to know if any of you think I have an intolerance of some sort and if it sounds like a gluten intolerance. Please any advise is helpful or opinions...thanks so much!!!

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