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Help ! My Daughter Is Now Working At Carraba's !

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Last Saturday nite, my daughter brought home Bruschetta, Goat cheese and marinara sauce for herself, but I ate it. I didn't have any cramping, so, I thought I had gotten away with it. Sunday nite, she brought me some fresh bread with EVOO and spices. So, like a dummy, I ate that too.

On the bright side, at least now that I have been gluten / etc. free for 6 - 8 months, I can identify when I have been glutened / caseined ? The brain fog, mania, insomnia, constipation, gas, and bloating came back. And I'm back to eating bland foods until this calms down.

I can tell this is NOT going to be easy. I feel like a vulture waiting to pounce when my daughter gets off work and walks in the door with her Carraba's bag.

I just wanted to let you all know that I have a whole new respect for any of you trying to maintain this diet while being tempted by delicious mouth watering foods that you can't eat.

Bless you all ... Sincerely ... Marcia


Jan 1990 - Dx CFS/ME/FM (URI's, Ataxia, myoclonus, orthostatic hypotension, insomnia, brain fog, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat... ) Completely Disabled (housebound and bedridden at times)

2004 - Digestive pain all the time.

May 2004 - Hiatal hernia, erosive gastritis, gastroparesis (endoscopy)

August 2004 - Colon polyps, diverticulitus, internal hemorrhoids (colonoscopy)

No relief from Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Zelnorm, Miralax, Imodium, Lomotil ...

July 2005 - GP recommended WFDFSFEFCF + vegan (Also, anything that hurts free)

Immediately stopped needing naps and digestive pain reduced.

Sept 2005 - GFDFCFSFEF + chemical free - Immediately stopped feeling jittery / buzzing and digestive issues were much better.

June 2006 - Dx B12 and iron deficient. Started B12 injections and using cast iron pan.

August 2006 - MYOCLONUS GONE. (off Klonopin)

September 2006 - ATAXIA, INSOMNIA and Feeling like the floor was moving under my feet gone.

June 19, 2007 - Positive DQ2, Dx Celiac

October 2007 - Sleeping like a baby, waking up with energy, but still having fatigue/stamina issues

Nov 2007 - Started Paleo diet for chronic hypoglycemia

April 2008 - GTT normal. I'm no longer hypoglycemic. Started Low oxalate diet for kidney stones.

May 1, 2008 - Began salt loading for OI/NMH - noticed immediately muscle weakness was gone. I was sodium deficient but my labs don't reflect it. Still working on OI and PEM.

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my husband starts his new job at a Johnny's pizza tomorrow... I'm dreading it.

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My mother and I discussed the other night how sensitive I am to small particles of gluten.

It is like being an alcoholic, when an alcoholic or drug addict goes off of the drugs or booze for any length of time. If they use again it effects them harder than before and it becomes more difficult for them to quit because they are addicted. Like things people are allergic to you either crave them or hate them.

We are like gluten addicts some of us will gobble them up if we have not immediate ill effects but if you are like me then, you would never want to touch the stuff. I am so sick on minute amounts if I ate bigger things with gluten, I don't even want to imagine what I would go through.


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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Last Saturday nite, my daughter brought home Bruschetta, Goat cheese and marinara sauce for herself, but I ate it. I didn't have any cramping, so, I thought I had gotten away with it. Sunday nite, she brought me some fresh bread with EVOO and spices. So, like a dummy, I ate that too.

On the bright side, at least now that I have been gluten / etc. free for 6 - 8 months, I can identify when I have been glutened / caseined ? The brain fog, mania, insomnia, constipation, gas, and bloating came back. And I'm back to eating bland foods until this calms down.

I can tell this is NOT going to be easy. I feel like a vulture waiting to pounce when my daughter gets off work and walks in the door with her Carraba's bag.

I just wanted to let you all know that I have a whole new respect for any of you trying to maintain this diet while being tempted by delicious mouth watering foods that you can't eat.

Bless you all ... Sincerely ... Marcia

Does your daughter Know about your Celiac disease??? Why would she even tempt you with all the food? Maybe you could ask her to bring home some of the things you're able to eat - if she brings anything home at all. They have a gluten-free menu there.

It's easier to stay on the diet if you're not tempted by the food in your own home. I can see how you'd be tempted if you Went to Carrabbas to eat....but you shouldn't have to deal with that temptation at home like that. If it gets serious enough - you should ask her to not bring the food home when you're there.


Diagnosed by biopsy with Celiac at age 1 in 1984.

No other health problems.

Hubby - no health problems.

Mallory (2 year old daughter) - no known health problems at this time.

Hannah (born 04/02/07) - no problems yet!

Family - no one diagnosed with Celiac - ever - to our knowledge. (Lucky me!)

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Their chicken bryan is fabulous! So is the Mama whatever chicken soup. Maybe she could bring some of those things home for you instead of bread. They are both gluten free and yummy!


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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They have a gluten-free menu. If you really need to eat her food with her maybe she should bring some those items instead.

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It was really my fault. I thought I could handle it. I was doing so well. But, what I didn't realize is that it was only becuase I wasn't being tempted by anything REALLY good.

Nini - good luck with your husband's job ... that is going to be hard too.

My computer keeps logging me off, so I may be done for the night.

Thanks for your replies ... marcia


Jan 1990 - Dx CFS/ME/FM (URI's, Ataxia, myoclonus, orthostatic hypotension, insomnia, brain fog, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat... ) Completely Disabled (housebound and bedridden at times)

2004 - Digestive pain all the time.

May 2004 - Hiatal hernia, erosive gastritis, gastroparesis (endoscopy)

August 2004 - Colon polyps, diverticulitus, internal hemorrhoids (colonoscopy)

No relief from Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Zelnorm, Miralax, Imodium, Lomotil ...

July 2005 - GP recommended WFDFSFEFCF + vegan (Also, anything that hurts free)

Immediately stopped needing naps and digestive pain reduced.

Sept 2005 - GFDFCFSFEF + chemical free - Immediately stopped feeling jittery / buzzing and digestive issues were much better.

June 2006 - Dx B12 and iron deficient. Started B12 injections and using cast iron pan.

August 2006 - MYOCLONUS GONE. (off Klonopin)

September 2006 - ATAXIA, INSOMNIA and Feeling like the floor was moving under my feet gone.

June 19, 2007 - Positive DQ2, Dx Celiac

October 2007 - Sleeping like a baby, waking up with energy, but still having fatigue/stamina issues

Nov 2007 - Started Paleo diet for chronic hypoglycemia

April 2008 - GTT normal. I'm no longer hypoglycemic. Started Low oxalate diet for kidney stones.

May 1, 2008 - Began salt loading for OI/NMH - noticed immediately muscle weakness was gone. I was sodium deficient but my labs don't reflect it. Still working on OI and PEM.

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