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Ooooh... I almost forgot. One of the BEST things I learned on here was that the macaroni in Kraft Mac and Cheese isn't gluten-free, BUT THE CHEESE POWDER IS!!!

My DD (diagnosed last year) was the happiest to learn that!! You can buy it in a shakey can like Parmesan cheese in some groceries!


luvs2eat

Living in the beautiful Ozark mountains in Arkansas

positive blood tests and later, positive biopsy

diagnosed 8/5/02, gluten-free (after lots of mistakes!) since that day

Dairy free since July 2010 and NOT happy about it!!

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Another thing!

I learned here that Swiss Chalet chicken, dipping sauce, baked potato and sour cream are all gluten free! I thought Swiss Chalet was lost to me forever because I just assumed that the sauces they had would have gluten in them. Of course their gravy does have gluten in it, but the dipping sauce is fine along with their chicken! Yipee!

Karen


Karen

positive bloodwork, positive biopsy

Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism

endometriosis (at age 20)

spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.

Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

Mother to Eileen 13 yrs

Rhiannon 8 yrs

Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......

"Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us."

Orison Swett Marden

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

-- Victor Borge

"An optimist laughs to forget. A pessimist forgets to laugh."

Tom Nansbury

"Doctor to patient: I have good news and bad news. The good news is that you are not a hypochondriac."

Unknown

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ALTOIDS!!!!


If all the world is indeed a stage and we are merely players then will someone give me the script because I have no f!@#$%^ clue as to what is going on!

What does not kill you makes you stronger.

Nobody cares about losers and quitters never win. If you fail with the cowards then what's the message you send?

Can't get it right, no matter what I do. Might as well be me and keep fu@$ing up for you. - Brian Thomas (Halloween, the greatest metal band ever!)

Ian Moore. Self diagnosed at 36 because the doctors were clueless.

Started low-carb diet early 2004, felt better but not totally gluten-free. Went 100% gluten-free early 2005 and life has never been better.

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ALTOIDS!!!!

LMAO! :lol::lol: You had a truckload delivered, didn't you!!!!! ;)

Hugs.

Karen


Karen

positive bloodwork, positive biopsy

Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism

endometriosis (at age 20)

spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.

Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

Mother to Eileen 13 yrs

Rhiannon 8 yrs

Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......

"Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us."

Orison Swett Marden

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

-- Victor Borge

"An optimist laughs to forget. A pessimist forgets to laugh."

Tom Nansbury

"Doctor to patient: I have good news and bad news. The good news is that you are not a hypochondriac."

Unknown

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PF CHANG'S has a gluten free menu.... YUM!!!!

Classico alfredo sauces are gluten free. My kids really like them, but they have a bunch of stuff we're avoiding so we only have them once in awhile.


I believe in God.

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i can't think of which advice has been the best-----but i loved it when vincent posted the picture of the gluten free cocoa pebbles box. the front of the box is different from the old ones, so i knew what to look for----and found them!!!! the lists that people have sent me have been helpful. just knowing that i can come on here and ask a question about celiac and get answers is wonderful.

christine


Christine

15 year old twins with celiac, diagnosed dec. 2005

11 year old daughter with celiac diagnosed dec 2005

17 year old son with celiac gene

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lots and lots of things. lots and lots of little things that add up to make my life easier. thank you - to everyone!


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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My number one thing is from Richard: I now use BBQ salt, that I found and modified, for everything - his suggestion for my missing real BBQ. Made grilling fun again.

But along with that is all the support!


-Kate

gluten-free since July 2004

Other Intolerances:

Strawberries and Banannas (2007)

Nitrates (April 2006)

Yeast (which includes all vinegar so no condiments) (Oct. 2004)

Peanuts (Nov. 2004)

Soy (Oct. 2004)

Almonds (Sept. 2004)

Corn (Sept. 2004)

Lactose/Casein (1999)

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THANK YOU, EVERYONE!!! I cannot imagine where I would have been these last few mos. Still glutening myself regularly, no doubt. Either that or choking down the yucky foods.

This board recommends great brands....Kinnikinnick, Pamela's, Enjoy Life, EnviroKidz....

This board offers delicious recipes.....Nini's chicken, and so many, many more.....

This board offers tremendous support....

Hey, and while individually, I think we all have some struggles, collectively we're very intelligent.

I don't think CC ever would have occurred to me without all of you, eventhough it's a very real problem for me.

I, too, hesitate to mention names because I have learned so MUCH from so MANY, but I also want to thank Elonwy for offering advice on how to use the Triumph dining cards. (When I do eat out again, I know I'll use her tips with my new cards).

I'm a lucky Celiac. Y'all are the best :P

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WOW THANKS GUYS :)

I haven't been in this thread before and was overwhelmed by the nice comments people posted about me and others..

Let me assure you all, it came at a very good time for me.

I'll have to regroup and post later...I just want to say that 'THIS FORUM HAS BEEN A LIFE LINE TO SANITY FOR ME ON THIS JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY AND 'BREAKING THE CODE' :lol: OF CELIAC DISEASE.

NO-- not the Da Vinci Code---won't go into religion--your all safe here :lol:

GOD BLESS YOU ALL FOR AWAYS BEING THERE WHEN I NEEDED SUPPORT! :):):)

JUDY IN PHILLY :)


Judy in Southern CA

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I can't even remember how I found this board, but I have been so thankful many times. There are so many of you that have helped me through many trials and errors, items to check etc. And many of you that have made me laugh. I think initally KaitiUSA and celiac3270 held me up through the very worst of it, but many thanks to all


Nostaglia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days!!!!

" 15 years of it's stress!"

"blood work show's a disease called celiac,

but it can't be that because it's rare!"

Diagnosed via blood and biopsy 2003

Not a medical professional just a silly celiac

offering support, my

experience and advice

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I had never even heard of celiac before finding this site. I had originally been searching for wheat allergies or intolerances. Learned about enterolab and had that testing done. Found out 3 of us are gluten intolerant. Never even went through the doctor. I would like to thank Scott for putting this site and forum up. I've learned a lot and made a lot of friends.


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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This board has been a lifesaver.

One of the biggest things I learned was CC issues and how to get hubby to be more careful (I use the rat poison analogy all the time now!)

Big thanks to everyone that has helped!


ELIZABETH

gluten-free (04.17.2006)

corn-free (03.27.2007)

xanthan gum-free

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This group has been so supportive with information and emmotionally for me. If it wasn't for all of you I would feel so alone and frustrated. It is comforting to know that there are people here who care and will help me. And I hope that I can help others in return.

Sarah


Don't be afraid to reach for the moon. The worst that can happen is you'll miss and land among the stars.

Positive blood work

2 negative biopsies over 4 year period

Postive EnteroLab results

Lactose/Casein Intolerant

Gluten free since May 2006

Soy free since May 2007

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I am still very new to the Celiac/Gluten free world. So, I'm really getting a wealth of information from this thread alone! Thanks for starting it!!!


Jayhawkmom -

Mom of three....

Jay - 11

Bean - 8

Ian - 3

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In light of recent arguments, let's each think of some advice or info you've received from a poster on this board that helped you deal with Celiac disease. It's not necessary to remember the poster's name if you can't. Just let others know the advice or info and make sure it came from someone here.

For me... I learned that Post Cocoa and Fruity Pebbles were gluten free *I have children.

Also, that chapsticks need to be checked and so does shampoo. Also, ordering on line from Kinnikinnick is safe and Chebe bread is great. Modified Food starch doesn't mean gluten.... check the source!!! Opened up a lot of banned food choices for us!

If I wasn't a member of this board, I don't know that I'd know these things.

Thanks everyone!

This thread has great potential for being a newbie resource! :)

queen of hearts for telling me about wheat. ursula, well for nearly every question ive asked, talenberry for the right calcium. carla b for advice about the kids. everyone on this board is super nice and will share any info freely with anyone who asks, youve all been really good to me. thanx


married with 3 boys, maclain, dylan and finlay. symptoms for more than 10 years but only diagnosed may 06. lactose and casien intolerant may 06.

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I am so thankful for this site. Without it I would have tested negative on a blood test and been sick the rest of my life. But now I tested with enterolab and found gluten and casein intolerances and that made all the difference.

Also I found out I get the burning from tapioca and I'm sad because it's in all Bette's bread recipes and kinnickinick. But where on earth would I have learned about that!

I am thankful to all of you! and Nini and Carla B especially. Carla has a similar enterolab profile to me and that makes me feel like I'm not the only person in the world like this. She has given me the courage to believe that it is not all in my head because I am "just" gluten intolerant. Also, Tom, I don't know his signature name, but he was very welcoming.

Also wondering what Carrie's breadstick recipe is and Nini's chicken recipe?

Oh, and thanks for Tinkyada pasta! I thought my spagetti days were history!

and last, my husband has responded positively to gluten-free, he has been tired all his life and had gas and gut rot. He is becoming a whole new person and it is very exciting. His dad was like that his whole life so my husband thought he had to be too. His dad probably had a gluten/celiac deal too. Too bad he died of colon cancer at 62. Thankfullly my husband found out and can do something about it to positively affect his life before it was too late.

Mia

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I have gotten so much GREAT advice and/or information from the people on this forum for the past year that I can't even BEGIN to say what is the best . . . . The people I have met, the friends I have made -- they have been a Godsend. I can honestly say that I don't know what I would have done without them . . . and don't know what I would do without them now.


Lynne

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says, "I'll try tomorrow".

"There's not a word yet, for old friends we've just met. Part Heaven, part space, or have I found my place? You can just visit, but I plan to stay, I'm going to go back there some day." Gonzo, in the Muppet Movie

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