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Nervous About Being Out Of Town For Turkey Dayi

08 October 2013 - 06:30 PM

I know Thanksgiving is only a month a way, but I'm already becoming anxious. I have gluten-free since my celiac diagnosis in January. I have never had meals at other family/friends home since becoming gluten-free. That is mainly because my immediate family on my side just refuses to get it. Only my husband and teenage daughter get how serious it is and have seen how sick contamination makes me.


This year we were invited to my husbands brother's home for Thanksgiving. My husband immediately volunteered to cook the turkey so he knows it will be gluten-free. His niece graduated from culinary school in NYC last year and took a semester in gluten-free baking, cross contaminiation, and all other aspects. Her bff was diagnosed Celiac while they were in culinary class together. So, in a sense I do feel safer with them as I feel they will take my condition seriously and not treat me as if I'm doing this on purpose like my side of the family does.


My question, do any gluten-free vets out there have any suggestions of how to enjoy the holiday without making myself sick?



Confused--Old Symptoms?

16 April 2013 - 01:48 PM

I feel like I post on here so much with my crazy questions but I'm just starting this new life with celiac. I'm going on 3 months of gluten-free. I'm quickly figuring out when I've been contaminated or accidently had gluten. It only took one time to make me OCD about being careful.  My question is this? Can old symptoms reappear with out ingesting gluen as one is healing? I'm personally sticking to a whole foods diet. I've discovered it's easier on my stomach. Things I had no problem digesting four months ago now hurt my stomach (non gluten foods) as soon as it hits my stomach.


This newest old symptom to reappear is tender, sore ankles that have now led to swollen ankles.


I'm so confused..just as I think I'm figuring things out..poof! <_<

Cross Contimination Cause Itching?

30 March 2013 - 10:11 PM

I'm  new on this whole gluten-free journey. I'm 2+ months into the celiac disease diagnosis and the diet. I've been able to identify that horrendous reflux is one of my signs that I've been contaminated or glutened. I'm fairly positive I was contamined last night. My husband and I were out of town and we ate dinner out. I thourghly question staff, even talked to the chef last night about gluten and cross contamination. Last night about 5 or 6 hours afte dinner, I started by having itchy palms and feet, then it progressed to my thighs, stomach, arms, and back...in that order. I also noticed a fine petichae rash wherever I was itching. This lasted for hours!! It was still present today but not as bad. Benadryl has it under control right now.   Can this happen from cross contamination, is this even associated with celiac disease?

Glutnen Free Oatmeal Trigger Reaction?

26 March 2013 - 10:08 AM

Just curious if anyone has ever had a gluten type reaction to eating gluten free oatmeal? I'm having horrendous reflux since eating some this morning. I've also notice chocolate does this to me too...normal?


I never had a problem with either before my diagnosis with celiac disease. This is also the first time I've ate the oatmeal since going gluten-free in January.



Is It Really Important?

15 March 2013 - 07:17 PM

I'm confused when it comes to using gluten free makeup, shampoo, and soap. Do all those with celiac disease need to use these or is it just the ones with the skin reactions to gluten? I don't have a reaction via skin and I've never had the rash but I also don't want to use gluten products if there is a chance its affecting my recovery. I'm new this and finally feel like I'm getting a good handle on my diet, cross contamination, and even toothpaste to use...now this.


Any advice?

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