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Member Since 26 Jul 2013
Offline Last Active Aug 15 2013 07:18 AM

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In Topic: How Often Is Too Often?!

14 August 2013 - 12:15 PM

@Gemini - thanks.  This makes a lot of sense! 


There is only me and my boyfriend in the house and he's a chef who is VERY aware of CC and conscious of it both at home or if I (rarely) eat at the restaurant.  It's baffling both of us and with my skin being so bad as well, I'm just generally worried.  The doc didn't mention that, but then again I guess it's hard because they can only go on what you tell them.  I got told I had an eating disorder for years because I lost so much weight - it wasn't until I have become in my late 20s that they don't put it down to that and tested me both biopsy and bloody test for celiac.  I was told to go dairy free because the villi are apparently basically flat.  However, I do still worry that this amount and frequency/urgency to go to the bathroom isn't normal.  I'm not anxious about this condition, and doing the job I do I make sure to take a step back and evaluate, so it's not a nervous response, it is certainly very physical particularly as my food is for the most part undigested but there is an awful lot of water/mucus which shouldn't be there.  I eat primarily protein and vegetables and fruit and stay away from all the processed gluten-free products.  I've not yet entertained any grains because I think at this point they'll only add to the problem rather than lessen it.  I also stopped drinking coffee and more acidic things etc and upping my water intake.


I take Vit B12 as a supplement as I've been told I'm very low on that, and also calcium as I'm not having any dairy at the moment (and was never really eating as much as necessary to prevent osteoporosis).



In Topic: How Often Is Too Often?!

14 August 2013 - 08:17 AM



Sorry should have explained more - I was diagnosed earlier this year with celiacs and then was told by my doctor to try cutting out dairy as there has been no improvement in my symptoms since being gluten free. 


I haven't been tested for anything bacteria-wise as far as I'm aware.  I did wonder about also having IBS - I know my dad had stomach issues for many years before he passed away and I'm sure he had IBS (I'd have to check with my mum) although I'm not sure that's hereditary/genetically linked in any way.


My concern is obviously that I'm not getting adequate nutrition from what I'm eating, even though my diet is good and I always cook from scratch.  I also get very very tired and lethargic, but maybe that's due to the frequency of dashing to the bathroom and being dehydrated perhaps?




In Topic: Dunkin Donuts In The Office Today :(

14 August 2013 - 07:26 AM

Aww I feel for you!  


I just cope by knowing how awful I'll feel if I eat one.  Sad, but true.  How long have you been diagnosed?  It just gets easier with time I guess - I think eventually you learn to associate certain foods with bad experiences and believe me, they're not half so appealing then!


H :)

In Topic: The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

08 August 2013 - 07:54 AM

Tonight: gluten free smoked salmon and dill soufflee with a side of blanched asparagus :)

In Topic: Gluten Free & Dairy Free - Basic Shopping List For A Beginner

31 July 2013 - 05:06 AM

I didn't think of those - thanks.  Yep I'm still in the process of trying to replace everything.  Considering how sensitive my stomach is at the moment, it's quite difficult to know what the problem is as most things seem to be due to the extent of the damage I've done.  The doc said I'll probably never have kids which is a bit sad and has got me down the past few days.  I guess all I can do now is try to do the best I can in terms of what I'm eating.  My boyfriend is a chef so most nights he eats at work and I eat at home, that makes it much easier for us in terms of cross contamination etc.  Last night however he had the gluten, wheat and soy free soup I made (loads of veggies and chickpeas) and loved it! I was really pleased :)


I know what you mean about eating out - we've kind of put a stop to that until I get a bit better because I'm having the same issue.  Everytime I go out anywhere it seems to be either a  problem for the place, or they don't take it seriously.  I think people just think I'm being fussy, or it's a 'fashionable' diet.  Believe me, right now I'd kill for a toasted cheese sandwich!


H :)

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