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Member Since 27 Mar 2013
Offline Last Active Mar 22 2014 12:00 AM

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In Topic: Gluten Intolerance Or Celiac But Neg Bloodwork Last Year

01 March 2014 - 01:28 PM

What I am trying to say is, it's a little early to " be glutened". If that is the case, you haven't been gluten-free for 2 days. You need time to get the hang of the diet, heal, get your intestines back in working order. That doesn't happen in 2 hours gluten-free or 2 weeks gluten-free or even 2 months gluten-free. In the beginning, anything can make you feel bad. You might just be feeling bad because everything is so messed up in there.

4 days. But I understand. I don't typically have much of an intestine problem when I eat purely gluten-free foods. I had no reaction with the Chex gluten-free cereal with our gluten-free soy milk last night (as an example.) Yes I could be having reactions to anything that I eat since my body is inflamed right now.

In Topic: Gluten Intolerance Or Celiac But Neg Bloodwork Last Year

01 March 2014 - 01:11 PM

You have been trying gluten-free for 2 days.  Give yourself time.  You don't even know you have any issues with gluten for certain. if I remember.  Maybe its the dairy.  You can't really be "glutened" when you haven't really been gluten free and healed some (assuming Celiac is the issue).

While I understand your reasoning I do know that I am having different reactions to cheese versus gluten. I've been paying attention for a few weeks with what I eat and how I feel and finally decided to go gluten-free. And when I say I was "glutened" that to me means that I apparently ate gluten and had a reaction that is typical to me such as diarrhea, bloating, nausea, heart burn, etc. You are right, I don't know if I do have Celiac Disease. But I do know at a minimum that I am sensitive to gluten.

In Topic: Gluten Intolerance Or Celiac But Neg Bloodwork Last Year

01 March 2014 - 11:36 AM

A great thing happened! Mom is so much better dealing with this. Mom and dad went to the store yesterday evening and picked up a good amount of gluten-free food like pasta to try, 2 bread mixes and an all purpose flour, 3 gluten-free cereals, and the gluten-free Bisquick pancake mix. 


We tried the Bisquick today for our biscuits and it wasn't bad at all! I really liked it! We've tried store bought gluten-free bread before and it was just awful but this was really good! Hopefully the mixes we buy will be nearly as good or better! I'm hopeful. Even if we don't find a gluten-free brad mix that is good it's not a huge deal. I had a sandwich last night made with Mission white corn tortillas and the first 2 or 3 bites were really weird but after that it was pretty good. Had a mexican food taste which I rather enjoyed.


We'll see how I do with our regular plastic utensils. Nothing we ate for breakfast had gluten in it. We used our usual skillet, mom lined her old metal baking dish with parchment paper for the biscuits. She used an old plastic spatula for the eggs.


I'm noticing a moderate reaction right now. Nauseated, bloated. May have to go to the bathroom soon. Mom said everything was washed VERY well. I'm not sure what to believe. Oh well. Hopefully the longer I am gluten-free these food issues will go away, unless it is a true gluten reaction.

In Topic: Dizziness From Vanilla Extract?

01 March 2014 - 11:17 AM

Again, do not assume everything that irritates your system has gluten.  You mentioned several different episodes of possible glutening within a very short period of time.  Even if there was an accidental gluten ingestion...it happens.


Keep a detailed food/symptom log, check with the manufacturer for all foods and drugs you are unsure of.

Yes, I realize now that my system is unhappy in general so a lot of things might make me have gluten-symptoms. I did call my pharmacy and told them that from now on I need to have gluten-free medications and they checked my current meds and didn't see any specific ingredient in any of them that could be problematic. 

In Topic: Dizziness From Vanilla Extract?

01 March 2014 - 09:03 AM

Yes I don't plan on eating a lot of processed foods. Maybe once per day I'll have a sandwich and some mornings we'll have biscuits. I know gluten-free processed foods tend to be high calorie and I want to avoid gaining weight. I'd prefer to continue losing weight. Yes I will start formally logging my food and symptoms. I'm already sure I was glutened when I took Excedrin Extra Strength and my prescription Gabapentin at the same time yesterday evening. I had a very strong reaction to them.

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