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RaeDawnMarie721

Member Since 04 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Aug 22 2013 08:38 PM
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Topics I've Started

Colander Idea...

11 August 2013 - 11:45 PM

So, let me know if this is completely off the wall and a ridiculous idea. But until I can get a dedicated gluten-free colander (long story short, my family ignores the GLUTEN FREE written on everything I use), could I use a piece of aluminum foil over the colander and poke out the holes with a toothpick? Maybe this is my late-night brain making stuff up...but it was a fun thought if nothing else! :)


Can Anyone Help Me Get Together A Shopping List?

06 June 2013 - 11:51 AM

So, I'm planning on getting tested for celiac very shortly, and while I know I need to continue eating gluten until then, I would like some help making up a shopping list for some gluten-free essentials that I can go out and get after my result. I have no doubt that it will cone back positive in all honesty. What are some of your staples to keep on hand so that I don't find myself in a rut and get bored? I'm open to any and all suggestions. I'm not picky, and I love to cook.

New Here, Not New To gluten-free, But Ready To Eat gluten-free...please Don't Judge...

04 June 2013 - 11:25 PM

Hey everyone!

 

I'm new to this forum, so feel free to introduce yourself to me through this post.

 

Back in April 2010 I did an elimination diet to prove gluten intolerance...and it was proven. I went gluten free for about seven months, and then I went right back on to eating gluten again. I don't know if I have celiac or just a gluten intolerance, but I am really feeling it now. I have been very ill for the past few days, and I just KNOW it's gluten-related. I'm having the same exact symptoms I was having when I was off of gluten and I would accidentally get cross-contaminated (not once did I eat something like bread or something, it was always a CC issue).

 

Right now, I've got bloating, diarrhea, headache, brain fog, heartburn, a ridiculous mix of insomnia at night and fatigue during the day, and EXTREME stomach cramping constantly. I have been able to handle everything except for the stomach cramps. I can't sleep because of it, and it feels like I could vomit but I know I won't. Does anyone have any tips about how to ease the stomach pain? Is there any way to kind of gauge how long these symptoms are going to last? What are some of your "glutening" symptoms?

 

Also, while this may seem very obvious, when the pain goes away I'll totally forget about it and I will want to go back to eating everything I crave; pizza, cupcakes, cookies, you name it and I'm going to gobble it down. I don't want to live like this. Is there anything I can do to help motivate myself to sticking to a gluten-free diet? Or is it just being strict with myself knowing that it's hurting me?