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Member Since 28 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 05 2013 04:38 AM

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In Topic: Celiac Disease And Tinnitus

05 February 2013 - 04:39 AM

I have had ringing in my ears, vertigo and numbness in my face, hands and feet and it was so bad I was hospitalized for a week because I couldn't walk.
It turns out I was vitamin B deficient. After taking sublingual vitamin B and being diagnosed Celiacs it all went away. Now I am currently on a gluten free diet and taking regular vitamin B and the tinnitus is coming back. My only explanation is that regular vitamin B is
still not being absorbed. I have none of the stomach issues associated with celiacs, just the tinnitus and headache. The sublingual vitamin B works much better.

In Topic: I Need Some Advice

29 January 2013 - 12:53 PM

I started eating gluten free 3 weeks ago. I have not been diagnosed with celiac, but have felt so sick (tired, nauseous, anxious, brain fog, depressed and weak) for so long that I decided to cut out gluten for a bit to see if it helped. My sister and I started at the same time and she is feeling great, even though she has cheated a few times and I am feeling worse then ever. I went out for breakfast today for my husband's birthday and before we even ate, I felt like I was going to pass out. Looking at the toast on the table it was the only thing I could think of eating and felt it would have made me feel better. I could barely eat my omelette. I want to cry all of the time and really have no energy and want to sleep. My stomach is also a little weird. I am very discouraged as everyone I have talked to who cut out or even cut down on gluten has said they have felt amazing. I am tempted to start eating gluten again, because maybe this diet just isn't the answer for me. Should I stick it out a little longer or give up?

I am sorry you feel so tired and ill. You may want to have your iron levels checked, you may be anemic or deficient in vitamins.
It sounds like you really need to see a doctor. Before I was diagnosed, I had similar symptoms but with severe stomach pain.
I had 2 negative blood tests, a negative stomach biopsy and finally a positive biopsy. It is very difficult to diagnose.
Try to stick with the diet, but I would avoid eating out at restaurants. I have found it very difficult to eat out without getting cross contaminated. The omelette you ate was probably prepared on a grill previously used to cook gluten containing foods, or the seasoning added could have been contaminated (I don't know for sure) but I do know that I have gotten sick from a crumb of wheat.

I hope you pursue your health issues with a doctor. Sometimes you really need to push. Best of luck!

In Topic: Reacting To Wheat Vodka? Is That Even Possible?

28 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

I have also reacted to wheat derived vodka and I am super sensitive. I know drink potato vodka with no problems.
Good luck!

In Topic: Cheez Whiz Not Gluten Free?

28 January 2013 - 06:32 AM

I was at the grocery store just now to get some items. Although Cheez Whiz is not a product I use, I read the labels on the regular and light versions.

I am in Canada, and based on a read of the labels, they are both gluten-free per Canadian label regulations.

Both list mustard as an ingredient. Both say "Contains: Milk, Mustard"

The inclusion of mustard means they have been updated to comply with new rules effective August 4, 2012. Those revisions add mustard, and ALL GLUTEN GRAINS to the priority allergen list (wheat has been there for years).

FWIW, the ingredients did not list spices, but did list seasoning. Under the old rules, barley malt could conceivably have been hidden there, although I never found a case where it was.

I am a super sensitive Celiac and have recently tried Cheez Wiz in Canada, and I was fine. I have reacted to many other products
listed as gluten free by the manufacturer which were under 20 ppm such as Frenchs Mustard (I am currently having a severe reaction to Frenchs Yellow Mustard) but Cheez Wiz has not caused me any grief. Hooray!!

In Topic: French's Mustard - Gluten Free?

28 January 2013 - 05:50 AM

This may be an old topic, but it is very new for me. I usually eat Heinz yellow mustard and have not had any
problems with it. I accidentally used Frenchs on my hamburger, and within 1/2 an hour, I started to react.
I have been diagnosed with Celiacs since June 2012 and have been doing great. I started to bloat up, got a headache,
dizzy, very red eyes, red spots on my thighs and severe stomach ache. I have vomited several times, not food,
but maybe blood. I have reacted to other grain alcohols which being distilled, are supposed to be safe.

I have read that Frenches yellow mustard is gluten free to 20 ppm, but the source of the vinegar is ethyl alcohol, which can come from wheat. This is the article I read: http://celiacdisease...ree-Mustard.htm

I know I am very sensitive, but has anyone else had issues with Frenchs mustard???

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