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islandmomma

Member Since 28 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 12 2013 01:58 PM
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In Topic: Well Darn It All!

07 February 2013 - 11:39 AM

apparently it is the dusting in the mold that causes the issue.

Thanks everyone and Frieze, that makes sense. What else would they use to be able to remove it easily. Duhhhh, wheat... I won't take the chance again.

In Topic: Eggs?

02 February 2013 - 08:11 PM

Exactly! I likely do not belong here on the super-sensitive sub-forum as I am just figuring out how all of it applies to me at all but, I can tell you that egg sensitivity to either or both egg components, yolk or egg white, is separate for at least some ppl from a gluten allergy perspective... or maybe a predecessor or component for some along the way towards all this garbage.

I developed an egg white sensitivity years ago (30) when I was pregnant with my second child. Ppl tell me I am crazy and that, as a heart patient, I would be better off being sensitive to the yolk with all the cholesterol. With increasing years, I have learned to trust my own body more, despite the nay-sayers. It is deifinitely the whites for me. In cooked foods it sometimes works out ok for me.

I do not even tell the flu shot folks that I react perhaps every third time to the annual flu shots (that contain egg white) because, well, not having the shot carries more risks for me than the topical reaction/irritation.

Anyway, I did appreciate the info from Scott R and wonder if he is simply reporting on a precursor or coexistent condition like fat intolerance or intolerance to spicy, grilled food in some ways (both of which I have had for many years).

I still thank you all for your informative posts even if controversial.

jan

In Topic: Mislabeling Medical Illness As Mental Disorder

02 February 2013 - 07:15 PM

I will not tolerate this steady decline backwards, when we have the technology to make so many positive advances in medical diagnosis and testing. :blink:


Gotta say I have always thought (in recent years after so many issues/errors/problems that somebody has to be "bottom of their graduating class in medical school" :). I think I have had more than my fair share of those folks! My family thinks I keep picking doctors that are intent on killing me lol. I cannot understand any such motive.... I actually am a nice person lol. BUT I am increasingly assertive with these demiGods in the medical profession.

Sites like this one allow us to be better informed and more collaborative in our medical care. That is a good thing.

Sorry, I do not want to be a doc-basher but seems to me that the best ones retire or get burned out and the rest just keep practicing ('practice' being the operative concept). I had a nice supportive surgeon do my colonoscopy this week and yet he seemed to doubt (without saying so) that a gluten free diet would do much for me. It already is helping.

In Topic: How To Know If It's Really Gluten Free?!

02 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

Okay, and frosties at Wendy's are gluten free? WHO KNEW :D??????
Look and see, Dick and Jane, the new Wendy's convert!! Thanks guys.

jan

In Topic: Autoimmune Disease Comorbidities

02 February 2013 - 06:14 PM

Yes absolutely celiac runs with autoimmune diseases, but the fact is that once you have one autoimmune disease you are at risk for many others. Celiac in particular has a strong association with hashimotos and type 1 diabetes, I believe possibly lupus as well.

Yep. I have hypothyroidism, type 2 diabetes, diverticular disease (new dx), kidney failure (early, I hope) and allergies/asthma ( adult onset only). Stinks doesn't it? I think I posted elsewhere it is like our own immune systems are attacking one organ after another....:(. I already did heart and lung disease some years ago. Hope some things soon resolve for you to some extent, GKYgirl....