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Member Since 04 Mar 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 08 2013 04:20 PM

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Hair And Make-Up

08 April 2013 - 04:20 PM

I am relatively new to being gluten free. I spend hours on Google trying to figure out what I can and cannot have. But after months of being very strict and giving up many of my favorite foods, I am still struggling with exhaustion, spacey-ness, and an inability to focus (The digestive issues and joint pain are more or less under control) . So I thought I should look into my hair and make-up products. I am a Cosmetologist and by extension, a product junkie. I've been looking into various lines of make-up and hair products, but can't find information on specific items. I know I can write the various manufacturers, but I have so much in the way of products, I was hoping you could share your experiences on what has bothered you in the past, or what you have found to work. I realize everyone is different, but I thought that it would give me a good basis to look at. Thank You!

Desperate For Answers

04 March 2013 - 03:46 PM

Hello, I came to celiac.com because I'm hoping someone can help me. I have not been diagnosed with Celiac disease.. mostly because I am 22 years old and do not have health insurance nor do I qualify for any state assistance..but it seems to make sense.
About a year and a half ago it began. I would feel fine, eat a meal, and vomit almost instantly. This continued to happen every now and then. It could be days or weeks apart. I haven't been able to drink cow's milk since I was twelve. It would make me throw up most times and if I had too much dairy from other sources (Pizza, ice cream) I would get sick as well. So I eliminated dairy. But it kept happening. As the weeks passed it became more frequent. So I started eliminating gluten in August. After a few weeks of that I felt great! It was then that I realized that I have hardly ever consumed a meal and not felt sick to my stomach. It was a revelation.... or so I thought. By December  I was vomiting again almost after every meal. I was exhausted and had horrible chest pain. Finially I went to the emergency room where they did some tests and told me that my gall bladder had stopped functioning. Soon thereafter I had surgery and had it removed. Before the surgery my doctor told me I had to start eating wheat again because I was losing too much weight. ( I had lost 20 lbs. Down to 108) So I did. And to my surprise, I did not get sick. This lasted about three months. Then it started all over again. Now I have stopped consuming gluten again. But when I do get it accidently... (cross-contamination, failure to ask the right questions, etc) I get very nausous, my heart rate speeds up, I feel as if I have to breathe deeply because I'm just not getting enough oxygen. I become exhausted for the rest of the day if not a couple days... I have vomited on a few occasions. I cannot eat things that have been fried or cooked in the same oil as things that contain gluten either. I haven't been able to eat oatmeal without feeling nauseous since I was a child...Does this sound like celiac disease?I had an endoscopy before my surgery. But it came back negative for Celiac disease. However I hadn't been eating gluten for several months by then. Plus whenever I mentioned the possibility, I felt like they were just passing over the issue....  I don't know what to do, I feel like even though I'm sticking to this diet, I'm still not feeling as good as I should . Then this morning, I threw up before I had even finished my breakfast... I had Kix Cerael, half a cup of coffee and almond milk in my cerael.. No gluten right? I'm so confused. If anyone has any thoughts or ideas, I would really appreciate them!!! Thank You!!!!

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