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madminx

Member Since 02 Jul 2013
Offline Last Active Nov 26 2013 09:10 PM
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Tested Negative For Blood Test...

25 November 2013 - 07:50 PM

Hello everyone, 

 

I just got results back from a gluten blood test. They were normal. 

 

Is is possible to get a false negative blood test because I've been on a gluten free diet since January? Also I haven't accidentally eaten gluten for over a month before the test was taken. 

I'm pretty sure I have celiac disease because when I accidentally eat gluten (even very small amounts)  I get a severe reaction and am sick for 1-2 weeks. 

 

Thanks. 

 

 


Too Limited Diet, And Still Sick. Not Sure What To Do...

08 October 2013 - 06:59 PM

Hey everyone, 

 

Since going gluten free in January, I have had to remove several foods other than gluten from my diet that I have intolerances to (or that I refuse to eat because it's processed).

 

Here is the list of foods I have removed from my diet since January:

 

1. gluten

2. most other grains, except for rice (this is mainly because when I ate millet, brown rice, quinoa, oats, etc... i got similar symptoms as gluten, and corn is GMO'd so I refuse to eat it unless it's organic, and it's hard to find organic corn so I usually don't eat it).

3. most processed foods

4. chocolate (i had to stop eating dark chocolate because it was causing bladder problems)

5. dairy (i have been dairy free for almost 10 years now, way longer than gluten-free).

 

So, my main problem right now with how I eat now is, I'm having peptic ulcer type symptoms, IBS type symptoms, and weight loss. I was perfectly fine a few months ago on this diet, but for some reason it all went downhill within the past few months, even though I'm almost 100% sure I'm not getting any cross-contamination or "hidden" gluten in my diet.

 

My question for everyone is, how the f do I get enough carbs without gluten, and without most other grains and processed foods? Right now I'm limited to these carbs: sweet potatoes, yams, other root vegtables, white rice, and fruits high in carbs such as bananas, apples, etc. Maybe my stomach problems are being caused by too little carbs? Is that possible?

 

This website  http://caloriecount....-balanced-q1385

says per day percentages should be:

 

Fat: 20 - 35% of total calories (average 30%) 
Protein: 10 – 35% (average 15%)
Carbohydrates: 45 – 65% (average 55%)

 

Now I'm pretty sure I'm eating way more fat and protein than that per day, and not nearly enough carbs. How in the hell do I get more carbs? Any ideas? I feel like I just need to suck it up and eat processed food? 

 

 


How To Deal With Unsupportive Friends?

22 September 2013 - 04:46 AM

Hello everyone, 

 

I've been gluten free since January. i don't have an official diagnosis, but I plan to see a doctor soon to try to get diagnosed. I don't have health insurance, so not sure how that will go. 

 

Anyway, I've told all of my close friends about my struggles with what I believe to be celiac disease since January. At first they were generally supportive. Recently, more and more I've been getting the impression that they don't believe that my symptoms are as severe as I claim them to be. When I complain to them about accidental glutenings and that I usually get sick for 1-2 weeks from just 1 meal with a small amount of gluten (including from cross-contamination), they react to me with doubt and are very dismissive. For example, I was accidentally glutened recently at a restaurant. I told my friends about it, and they all said it's impossible that gluten would cause me to feel like crap for a week or more, even after I told them I get this same set of symptoms for the same amount of time every single time I accidentally eat gluten. And they said there's a mild cold/flu thing going around, so OBVIOUSLY I had that and it wasn't gluten related. 

 

I don't really know what to do anymore because I'm not making it up and I'm not exaggerating, and their consistent doubt and dismissiveness is making me resent them a little. I mean, they know very little about celiac disease/gluten intolerance. I've done extensive research on it since January. And how can they presume to know how I'm feeling and what symptoms I'm having? They're not in my body. They think it's a placebo effect. Then how do they explain the several times I've been glutened and was in denial about it at first till the symptoms get so bad that it's undeniable? And all the chronic health issues I had that magically went away after I started the gluten free diet? 

 

I'm sure they'll believe me after I get officially diagnosed, but I don't even know if that's going to happen because I've heard that you have to eat gluten for several months in order to get diagnosed, and I'm not willing to be sick and miserable for months just to get diagnosed. 

 

How do you all deal with people who constantly doubt you and think you're making it all up? 


Should I Be Worried About Arsenic In Rice?

08 September 2013 - 01:27 AM

Hey everyone,

 

I found this article about how rice and rice products have high levels of arsenic:

 http://www.fda.gov/F...rce=govdelivery

 

This article says people should only eat 2 servings of rice per week:

http://consumersunio...c-in-rice-data/

 

Right now I eat rice everyday, sometimes 2 servings per day. 
Is anyone else concerned about this and limiting their consumption of rice? What are you substituting the rice for? 

 

Thanks. 


Can't Stop Losing Weight :( Please Help

28 August 2013 - 06:41 PM

I started a gluten free diet in January and am now finally at the point where I don't keep accidentally eating gluten. I haven't had an accidental glutening in almost 2 months now which is the longest time span without an accidental glutening since January. I cut out all processed food and try to eat a lot of healthy fats and proteins to keep the weight on but it's not working. I was already under weight before the gluten free diet and now I keep losing more weight. I'm starting to look sickly/skeletal and anorexic looking, and I don't know what to do to keep the weight on :( 

When I eat too much fat it's almost as if my body is like "well I'm just not going to digest all this fat, sorry" and it doesn't do anything except potentially give me upset stomach. I recently found out I can't eat potatoes or brown rice either because it aggravates my leaky gut and makes me sick. 
Am I doing something wrong? I can't keep losing weight like this. I look horrible. 

Please help.