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l've never had birthday cake at my parties since l can remember, maybe age 3 or 4 was the last time.


l can't handle it. Dizzy,  nauseous, and generally feeling very weak after eating it, l tried to get into it in adulthood and no haps. So l have cheesecake which is amazing and no reaction (l dont love the crust, l think it makes me feel a little icky but not like fluffy cake).


why would this be a specific thing? Anyone experience it? l likely have bloodsugar issues/hypoglycemia but otherwise l thrive on sugar and it boosts my energy (if enough real food is eaten too).


l'm trying to look back on childhood things to see what bothered me when l had seemingly no symptoms of celiac/NGCS. These days l have the awful stomachache from pasta and while l didnt before, it never, ever made me dizzy and sick and still doesn't. Bread was also not a dizzy/sick issue, it just made me feel too quickly but hey...it's bread and it expands.


Ice cream, donuts, cheesecake and SOME cookies (except shortbread, same sick feeling there) have all been fine.


What's the deal with cake?

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I was the same with cake. We would still have it on birthdays and my twin brother would scarf it down but I would eat the candles. Mom thought I was kind of weird but cake just didn't sit good with me.  I was also the only one who ever went to mass and took communion. I thought the lightheaded slightly off balance feeling I got was some part of the spiritual experience. Little did we know......

I could eat a half a cake now in one sitting. Gluten free of course.

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Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

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HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

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Hmm yeah thinking back on times is interesting as you notice all those little things you took for granted.
Cakes...I would always just eat the icing....the cake gave me more of a tummy ache. Lemon bunt cakes, I ate the lemon toppings, Pizza, I would eat the toppings more often and only some of the crust, Pies I used to just eat the filling leave the crust unless it was nutgram based. OH Lemon squares I used to eat the lemon filling and leave the crust.....yeah bunch of odd things.

I always assumed from like Jr.High onwards when I started having vomiting issues after eating that it was normal.....you know eat puke up half your meal.....I putting on weight, slept most the days did not really think much on it.

Sorta funny how some breads triggered much worse then others. buns were evil, but this one toasted sandwhich I used to get at one place I could keep down.....and doughnuts extra crsipy from this one shop did not bother me as much as ones from a commerical company........

OH now days I use dairy free gluten free cheese cake extract in a ton of baked goods using almond and coconut flours. I also use it to make artisan almond butters and sell them. I make this wonderful gramcracker crust with almond meal, I posted on the recipe section that is quite useful. I also have a nice banana cinnamon cake recipe posted there and I think my old cinnamon roll cookie cake recipe is still posted there.

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I was given a recipe called gluten free crazy cake. It looks pretty good.  It says it can be frozen.  Ingredients are:.

3 cups gluten free flour (1 cup brown or white rice flour, 1 cup sorghum flour and 1 cup potato starch)

1 tsp xanthan gum

3 cups warm water

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup baking cocoa

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoon vinegar

3/4 cup oil

Mix dry ingredients.  Add vinegar and water and stir.  Next add oil and stir.  Grease and flour pan.  Bake at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes.  

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l actually did a lot of the things you did, Ennis_TX. and hated pizza until l was like 10, picked buns off of bread BUT l have to say l didn't have the digestive issues then. l always drank a crap ton of soda with carby foods though, for me it helps bloating which now leads to the god awful, eventual distention. lol.


l always felt like the cake problem was an alert to something but no idea what.  l have been totally sugar dependent throughout life and was willing to risk type 2 diabetes for morning Mountain Dew and a giant frosted honey bun throughout middle and high school. But sugar never made me sick like cake.

l did figure then since l was  always thin l could get away with it, but felt like something was off.


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