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meathead

Member Since 05 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 08 2014 03:08 AM
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Gluten Free Sweets & Crisps (Uk)

31 March 2014 - 04:42 PM

Hi

 

Can someone list me some sweets and crisps that are gluten and dairy free? I am really struggling to find any sweets and crisps that are okay for me to eat, I am in the UK.

 

Thanks


Vitamin Deficiency's

27 October 2013 - 04:45 PM

Hi folks

 

I am self diagnosed Celiac and have been on a strict gluten free diet since March of this year. I am feeling a hell of a lot better than I did before I started the diet. Within 2 days of stopping gluten I felt like a totally different person. I was in a really bad way for a long time. I am so grateful that I managed to work out what my problem was.

 

Anyway.... I was wondering if it would be a good idea to go to the doctors and get my vitamin levels checked. Is it likely I will still be low on certain vitamins even though I am feeling better? I wouldn't say I feel 100% yet and still get some weird symptoms like small muscle twitches and stinging eyes.

 

Any help/advice would be great

 

Thanks


My Story

05 April 2013 - 02:12 PM

Hi folks.

 

Just recently self diagnosed with Celiac disease about 2 weeks a go and thought I would share my story with everyone. 

 

For the last 5+ years I have been feeling very strange and have suffered loads of back and nerve pain, muscle stiffness, cracking joints, anxiety, depression, brain fog, stuffed nose, blurry vision, negative thoughts, heart palpation's, terrible rib cage pain, muscle tremors and loads of other very vague symptoms. Symptoms would all come and go until about a year a go when things started to get worse and the symptoms became more persistent. Every day I would wake up and feel like something else was wrong with me and I couldn't understand why. My legs felt like led and I could no longer play sports properly without injuring myself or feeling exhausted after a couple of minutes.

 

The real sign was when I started getting various types of stomach problems, bloating, gas, constipation and sometimes diarrhea etc. I went to the doctor and he said I had "gastritis" which I knew was a load of rubbish!

 

Anyway....

 

I was fed up of feeling ill so I decided to do some research on the internet and started reading about Celiac Disease. It was so obvious that was what I had so I decided to go gluten free asap and hey presto, all my symptoms disappeared in about 48 hours and I felt AMAZING!!  They have only come back a few times when I have eaten something I shouldn't have. I got caught out the other night when I ate some beetroot. Who would have thought beetroot would contain gluten! Within 10 minutes of eating the beetroot all my symptoms reappeared.  At least it confirmed I had made the right diagnosis. 

 

I am still in shock because I feel so good now and I actually feel like my life is worth living again. There must be so many people out there who have the disease and just don't know it and maybe never will.

 

Luckily I am only 25 so I still have plenty time to get back playing sports and living life again properly :)

 

What symptoms did you have and how did you get diagnosed? 

 

Cheers