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All I know is that tears never burned me in the 31 years I was healthy. :unsure:

I never experienced any of this until I got poisoned. :(

Even in literature, one always reads, "her eyes burned with tears," and "tears stung her eyes," etc.

Are there any other possibilities, such as the pain receptors/nerves being more sensitive? I remember when I first starting wearing contact lenses at age 16, how difficult it was because my eyes were so sensitive, the lens solution stung my eyes horribly, and even the optometrist's shining the light into my eyes made them tear up big-time (he learned to just hand me the box of kleenex when I walked in the door!).

If you were a party animal/smoker in your "previous" life, you could have done all kinds of general nerve damage, you know.

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I stared at the shelf with the chlorella at Whole Foods, but ended up not buying any. They had the Sun brand, but it had soy lecithin in it. They had another one (Source Naturals--is that the one you got Rachel?--must go back and look, lol), but it was $34 and I was afraid to buy it without knowing more about it, lol. Hopefully Anna is restocked on hers, but I'm going to ask them about the D and noisy bowels before I do. It may be normal, but I want to make sure.

Donna....chlorella can cause D since its a detox supplement so I'm sure you're right that it was the chlorella causing this.

My brand was New Chapter...I've since switched to Sun Chlorella and I like it better....and its easier for me to take cuz its in a tablet. I dont have to take powder out of a capsule. Its $35....but since I'm not allowed to rachel it...it should last me for awhile. :)

I dont worry about the soy lecithin.

I thought that most people who are allergic or intolerant to soy could actually have soy lecithin w.out problems. :unsure:

Heres the results to a study with people with soy allergy consuming soy lecithin..

Conclusion

Proteins present in soy lecithin and soy oil have little antigenicity with regard to soybean allergy.

Heres the whole study..

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/links/doi...22.1998.00431.x

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but this was what I had thought I had read many times from people with soy intolerance. :unsure:

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Tears sting me, too, but I think that is normal, isn't it? They're salt, and salt water definitely stings my eyes.

Maybe a little normal, but usually my tears DON'T sting. But, sometimes they sting beyond belief...and definitely my sweat getting in does...I have to go wash my face when it gets like that because just wiping my eyes doesn't help.

I had the falling-out, dry, brittle hair until my thyroid (I've had Hashimoto's for 20 years) was well-regulated (which didn't happen consistently until I stopped eating gluten, so I assume there's a connection there). It won't hold a perm AT ALL (it either goes limp or burns), and turned orange when colored, no matter who colored it or with what, so now I'm calling my white hairs (I have some! :blink: ), "highlights..." ;)

:lol: Fortunately color still takes to my hair...stupid grey hairs, lol. Yep, I stopped getting perms, well for one because I was tired of looking like a poodle, lol, but also because it really seems to burn my hair and the curls seem to fall out right away leaving just a dry, frizzy mess. :lol: I always thought my hair los was from my thyroid, but I've had my thyroid tested recently (the full panel with all the frees) and it was normal. Yet, when I got my ART testing done, the guy said he saw Lyme and it was mainly affecting my thyroid.

I still dont fell like I have any one thing totally proving Lyme. I guess since every test was indicating it and showing evidence of it....it was just a combination of everything to convince me that it must be there. Even though my Western Blots were equivocal I dont regret that I had the test. I did have some positive bands. I would have drove myself crazy with questions if I hadnt just went ahead and got it done.

...

I dont worry about having to spend a ton of money treating Lyme....its all the *other* stuff that adds up for me. Right now all I've spent treating Lyme is basically $50 on Cats Claw....which I've had for several months now....and $35 bucks on Noni extract for Babesia. Getting rid of the mercury is whats gonna cost me the most. :(

You know, I think I'd be totally convinced if any of the lyme specific bands showed a + or even an IND...I'm just worried they'll all show a big fat - . :lol: Yah, the supplements and stuff are hugely expensive and most of them are for the other stuff, lol. I'm scared of the mercury thing too...I'm pretty sure Dr. S is gonna need to know how much mercury I'm lugging around, so I'm sure a challenge and that cute orange jug is in my future.

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Are there any other possibilities, such as the pain receptors/nerves being more sensitive? I remember when I first starting wearing contact lenses at age 16, how difficult it was because my eyes were so sensitive, the lens solution stung my eyes horribly, and even the optometrist's shining the light into my eyes made them tear up big-time (he learned to just hand me the box of kleenex when I walked in the door!).

This is definately a very distinct burning....not like anything I would consider to be normal. It corresponds with how blurry or sticky my tears are...or how toxic I feel. They dont burn consistently....only when there is obvious change in the tears themselves.

I went to the opthamologist many times in the first year of my symptoms. She could never find a cause which was directly related to my eyes. She did look at my tears and she said there was a definate problem but it was nothing she (being an eye Dr.) could help me with. She said it was clearly a systemic issue...something happening in my body causing the fluids excreted through tears to change.

I forget exactly how she explained it...but basically there was a "disruption" of normal tear production...and the 3 different layers that make up the tears. She said there was something systemic going on. She said my eyes were perfect.....my vision was fine....even though whatever was going on was causing me to be extremely sensitive to light and have intermittent episodes of blurred vision.

Also the burning in my eyes coming from my tears can last for hours...this is not like anything I experienced in good health. My tears never burned or even stinged when I was healthy. I've heard that description of "burning tears" before...but nope...I never experienced it until this last 4 years.

Maybe those people who describe these types of tears are toxic too. :unsure:

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Donna....chlorella can cause D since its a detox supplement so I'm sure you're right that it was the chlorella causing this.

My brand was New Chapter...I've since switched to Sun Chlorella and I like it better....and its easier for me to take cuz its in a tablet. I dont have to take powder out of a capsule. Its $35....but since I'm not allowed to rachel it...it should last me for awhile. :)

I dont worry about the soy lecithin.

I thought that most people who are allergic or intolerant to soy could actually have soy lecithin w.out problems. :unsure:

Heres the results to a study with people with soy allergy consuming soy lecithin..

Conclusion

Proteins present in soy lecithin and soy oil have little antigenicity with regard to soybean allergy.

Heres the whole study..

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/links/doi...22.1998.00431.x

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but this was what I had thought I had read many times from people with soy intolerance. :unsure:

Thanks...I am never sure about the soy lecithin, but I almost bought it anyway...Good, next week I'll buy some of that then (or maybe tomorrow if Anna isn't restocked yet).

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You know, I think I'd be totally convinced if any of the lyme specific bands showed a + or even an IND...I'm just worried they'll all show a big fat - . :lol:

I seriously doubt you'll come up a fat -. :P

You've had exposure for sure....even if you werent out living in the woods. :P

I just read a post on LN from some guy who was freaking out because he is already treating Lyme and co-infection and he went out for a bike ride.....on a paved path....went off into the tress to "relieve" himself and the next day found a very tiny tick attached to him. :blink:

Just like that....he got a tick on him from getting off his bike and stepping into the bushes or trees or whatever. He was worried about getting reinfected or getting additional conifections...he was gonna send the tick to IgeniX to be tested.

It can happen that easy though. If thats the case.....heck...I might have been bit a ton of times in my life. :unsure:

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Thanks...I am never sure about the soy lecithin, but I almost bought it anyway...Good, next week I'll buy some of that then (or maybe tomorrow if Anna isn't restocked yet).

If you buy it....just bring it to BioSET and have them test it. If its no good....then return it. Thats what I do. :P

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Think about it: you're rubbing chemicals into your most wrinkle-prone skin (near the eyes), and then, 16 hours later, you're using MORE chemicals to rub the first chemicals off. And then, the more wrinkly you get, the more makeup you use...

I never used chemicals to remove my make-up. Just plain Ivory bar soap and water. I know most people probably do use chemicals though.

Now I use Dove for sensitive skin (no fragrance). I still wear make-up....just not eye make-up.

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So, did you like the sauna? How do you feel today?

I feel fine today. Of course I loved the sauna...it was HOT. :D

At first it wasnt hot enough. Amy said she started it out low because she doesnt know what people can tolerate. She came in and turned it up for me since I wasnt sweating at all. Once she turned it up I really started to sweat. :D

She said I was at 7 and 7...so thats what I gotta tell her to put the temp. to from now on when I go. I didnt want it any hotter than what it was at. It would have been unbearable...even for me! :o

My eyes continued to burn all night and even a little this morning.

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Pie?.....Crust?............ 3 Pieces?.......... Rachel you are Crazy!!! I love it

Oh yeah...it was GREAT! :D

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I dont worry about the soy lecithin.

I thought that most people who are allergic or intolerant to soy could actually have soy lecithin w.out problems. :unsure:

Heres the results to a study with people with soy allergy consuming soy lecithin..

Conclusion

Proteins present in soy lecithin and soy oil have little antigenicity with regard to soybean allergy.

Heres the whole study..

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/links/doi...22.1998.00431.x

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but this was what I had thought I had read many times from people with soy intolerance. :unsure:

you are right, generally speaking... but as is the case with most of this stuff, it can be different from one person to the next... many people with soy allergies/intolerances are able to consume soy lecithin without adverse effects but others seem to react to it...

I personally strictly avoid it for now as I seemed to react to even small amounts of it in something like gum... I can't definitively say I'm reacting to the lecithin itself and for all I know, I might be able to have lecithin without incident now... if someone had a soy intolerance or allergy that didn't illicit a severe adverse reaction like an anaphylactic allergy, then I'd say give it a try and then see how you respond

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Dear Alison,

I had the MMR and all of the others as a child! :o I totally forgot about the vaccines! I also had another round of shots before high school. That same year, I began wearing contacts! Did they still put mercury in the treatments for them in 1997?

Dear Donna,

I am so glad you finally found out what was causing the D! It sucks having that all the time. Before I had my gallbladder removed, I had it constantly. The testing sounds like it is finding stuff. Maybe you will be able to get more answers soon! :)

Dear Lisa,

I do not have missed periods. I actually have had a period non-stop off and on for over two years now. My doctor is not sure what could be causing it. I hope I am not anemic again. I know the Depo-Provera can cause breakthrough bleeding, but I was on it for five years before this started! Why would it just start then? I think the Candida is doing it.

My cycle was always regular. It was always every five weeks and one day exactly. I had cramps to the point I could not stand straight for three days, and I always bled for the full seven. Plus, the pain would shoot all the way through my uterus down into my rectum. It was excruciating. I had five ovarian cysts in less than a year. The shot is the only thing that kept them away.

Dear Rachel,

I am laughing about you racheling the pie! Boy that sounded so good! I miss pie! I miss food! :lol: You said something about soy intolerant people being able to have soy lecithin. I believe Patti said the same thing before. Isn't she soy intolerant, but handles the soy lecithin?

Dear Patti,

I SAW YOU!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

P.S. Does anyone have any input on my hair situation I have been agonizing about?

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a few random things:

I realized the other day that some random symptoms that I used to get are gone, at least for the time being... throughout last year as I switched my diet frequently, tried different foods, challenged foods for testing, etc. I was getting these small, annoying, sometimes painful bumps near the tip of my tongue... almost like big tastebuds... I was pretty sure at the time they were related to something I was eating (tomatoes was what I suspected)... sure enough, I don't think I've had them for months now and just thought of this the other day... it's one of those odd symptoms that isn't that big of a deal when you have it that you don't necessarily notice when you're not getting it anymore...

I tried the cat's claw a few nights ago for the first time... that night and for most of the next day until early evening, I felt really weird... certainly had a bad headache but aside from that, it was just an odd overall feeling... during various reactions or whatnot, I'll feel out of it, have trouble focusing, lose some sense of coordination, etc... this was a similar type of feeling in some regards but seemed somewhat unique as well... I didn't feel great before I took the cat's claw but I'm still pretty sure it was the cat's claw that caused me to feel how I did, especially for the better part of the next day... don't know if this was a herx reaction, but I don't know that I want to take the cat's claw again right now to find out... I might try it once more this week before I see my LLMD later this week for the lyme test results... just a pain that I have to potentially sacrifice a day in order to test something like this...

oh, and when I was talking to an ex-girlfriend the other day, she told me that when we were dating about 5 years ago, I used to look on the internet for information related to my health problems (my headaches had probably just started a few months prior to this though I had always been hypoglycemic) and I found something at one point about tomatoes and cut them out of my diet, then added them back and ate a lot of them... I usually have a good long-term memory but had completely forgot about this and even now, don't remember it that well... at least I don't look on the internet and cut out foods anymore :rolleyes:

it's funny though, cause I had no idea of this before she brought it up to me recently... guess I must have come full circle during all this... I knew I had always been curious about food since I had to eat all the time, couldn't eat certain foods at certain times of the day (like pizza for lunch or sugar in the morning), and I did keep a food journal in early 2003 though not for elimination diet purposes but to record how much and how frequently I ate... but I had completely forgotten I had cut out certain foods as far back as 2002...

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I believe Patti said the same thing before. Isn't she soy intolerant, but handles the soy lecithin?

Dear Patti,

I SAW YOU!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

P.S. Does anyone have any input on my hair situation I have been agonizing about?

Hi Sweetie,

Yes--I'm always lurking and reading! :D

I am intolerant to soy (actually all legumes), but can tolerate the lecithin. It does seem to be an individual thing, though. I know of one person on here that breaks out on soy lecithin.

Refresh my memory--what is your hair situation?

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Someone correct me if I'm wrong but this was what I had thought I had read many times from people with soy intolerance. :unsure:

Here's something I have on that.

The Hidden Dangers of Soy Allergens

The huge rise in allergic reactions to soy is in line with the increasing use of soy products in processed foods during the 1990s, and should be regarded as a major public health concern.

Extracted from Nexus Magazine, Volume 11, Number 5 (August-September 2004)

PO Box 30, Mapleton Qld 4560 Australia. editor@nexusmagazine.com

Telephone: +61 (0)7 5442 9280; Fax: +61 (0)7 5442 9381

From our web page at: www.nexusmagazine.com

by Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN

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I'm scared of the mercury thing too...I'm pretty sure Dr. S is gonna need to know how much mercury I'm lugging around, so I'm sure a challenge and that cute orange jug is in my future.

Uh oh..... :ph34r:

Did they still put mercury in the treatments for them in 1997?

The vaccines still had mercury. I don't know about the eye solution if that's what you're asking about. I have heard the eye solutions have had a lot of bad things in them.

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Today's BioSET treatment was Wheat. She said my reactions were mild and indeed my glass was very small today. Based on that she said that at some time I MAY be able to have a little as a treat once in a while. Then, when she was testing to see what organs/body parts were affected she said my joints were affected and I told her that was interesting because before I went gluten/casein free my knees had HORRIBLE pain. So bad in fact that one day at work I couldn't finish my step. After going gluten/casein free, that eased up a lot. I haven't had a bad day like that since. I still get joint pain, but nothing like it was. She changed her mind and said I should always avoid it. :P She said a tiny percent of people have something (in relation to the joint thing) (who can remember what, now...that was a whole hour ago, lol :ph34r: ) that means they shouldn't eat it, and apparently I'm one of them. :lol: I never planned to eat it regularly again since I have a celiac gene, but I had hoped that at some point I wouldn't have to be as careful about stuff.

The other thing that was interesting today is that my brain apparently had LOTS of energy today...that's just not normal, lol. :lol: I'm thinking it was the brownie I ate earlier...I only planned on eating 1/4 of it, but I was really hungry and my food was cooking and before you knew it the whole thing was gone. Good thing it was a crave brownie. It's probably a different kind of energy, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it. :lol:

Oh and Carla, she is putting me on NT Factor...assuming she EVER gets it in, lol. She already tested me from her stash and told me how much I can take, so I may just order some from the Internet.

My energy reading that they take at the beginning was higher today too which is just funny because I am so tired and drug out I can hardly stand. I did, however, have enough energy to buy some really cute shoes at a store close to BioSET. :lol: Gosh, wonder why I don't have any money left. :P In my defense, I've been looking for MONTHS for this type of shoe and they were cheap... :ph34r:

I told her I was seeing Dr. S on Tuesday, so Anna is going to fax him a summary on Monday so he'll have it for our appointment. I plan to take him all the stuff from my original testing though.

Okay, I fessed up about the brownie...the other thing I bought today was yogurt. I haven't opened it yet, and I may never open it, but I sure would love to have a little taste. :ph34r:

I just read a post on LN from some guy who was freaking out because he is already treating Lyme and co-infection and he went out for a bike ride.....on a paved path....went off into the tress to "relieve" himself and the next day found a very tiny tick attached to him. :blink:

Just like that....he got a tick on him from getting off his bike and stepping into the bushes or trees or whatever. He was worried about getting reinfected or getting additional conifections...he was gonna send the tick to IgeniX to be tested.

It can happen that easy though. If thats the case.....heck...I might have been bit a ton of times in my life. :unsure:

I read that! Scared me, lol. I may have been bitten dozens of times for all I know...

If you buy it....just bring it to BioSET and have them test it. If its no good....then return it. Thats what I do. :P

Must remember to do this, lol. Anna had the chlorella in, but I can never count on it. I told Amy last week to put aside some of the bacteria detox aside when she got it in...I even saw her put it on her list. So I asked about it today and she said it just came in but sold out right away. :( So, I'm now I'm going to find some alternates for all this stuff.

I feel fine today. Of course I loved the sauna...it was HOT. :D

At first it wasnt hot enough. Amy said she started it out low because she doesnt know what people can tolerate. She came in and turned it up for me since I wasnt sweating at all. Once she turned it up I really started to sweat. :D

She said I was at 7 and 7...so thats what I gotta tell her to put the temp. to from now on when I go. I didnt want it any hotter than what it was at. It would have been unbearable...even for me! :o

My eyes continued to burn all night and even a little this morning.

Okay, it officially sounds heavenly! :)

you are right, generally speaking... but as is the case with most of this stuff, it can be different from one person to the next... many people with soy allergies/intolerances are able to consume soy lecithin without adverse effects but others seem to react to it...

I personally strictly avoid it for now as I seemed to react to even small amounts of it in something like gum... I can't definitively say I'm reacting to the lecithin itself and for all I know, I might be able to have lecithin without incident now... if someone had a soy intolerance or allergy that didn't illicit a severe adverse reaction like an anaphylactic allergy, then I'd say give it a try and then see how you respond

I don't think I have a true allergy. I get GI symptoms from things like soy milk, but I don't think I react to the small stuff...hard to tell though if it's in something. I know soy is on my list of things to avoid from a BioSET perspective though, but soy lecithin wasn't even mentioned on the testing sheet.

I am so glad you finally found out what was causing the D! It sucks having that all the time. Before I had my gallbladder removed, I had it constantly. The testing sounds like it is finding stuff. Maybe you will be able to get more answers soon! :)

I sort of always have D a little bit, but this was way worse than normal and bowels were definitely noisy whereas they usually aren't.

I realized the other day that some random symptoms that I used to get are gone, at least for the time being... throughout last year as I switched my diet frequently, tried different foods, challenged foods for testing, etc. I was getting these small, annoying, sometimes painful bumps near the tip of my tongue... almost like big tastebuds... I was pretty sure at the time they were related to something I was eating (tomatoes was what I suspected)... sure enough, I don't think I've had them for months now and just thought of this the other day... it's one of those odd symptoms that isn't that big of a deal when you have it that you don't necessarily notice when you're not getting it anymore...

Yay! That sounds like progress!

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Donna,

I wouldn't touch gluten again either, with having a celiac gene.

The yogurt.....if you really have too but it may be best to wait on that stuff until you can detox and take care of candida. You do have candida don't you?

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Donna,

I wouldn't touch gluten again either, with having a celiac gene.

The yogurt.....if you really have too but it may be best to wait on that stuff until you can detox and take care of candida. You do have candida don't you?

Yep, I've got candida. Anna have found it a bunch of times during her testing. Scott said it wasn't coming up as a huge problem, but he also said that MAY be because I'm treating it...I've been on an anticandida diet now for almost 3 months I think...so I've been starving the little critters out (well, except for the ocassional brownie fest). I bought a plain, unsweetened natural yogurt, but I still have reservations about eating it...mostly because of the casein issue though rather than the candida. :(

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Yep, I've got candida. Anna have found it a bunch of times during her testing. Scott said it wasn't coming up as a huge problem, but he also said that MAY be because I'm treating it...I've been on an anticandida diet now for almost 3 months I think...so I've been starving the little critters out (well, except for the ocassional brownie fest). I bought a plain, unsweetened natural yogurt, but I still have reservations about eating it...mostly because of the casein issue though rather than the candida. :(

Donna-

2 things First I bought a bumble bar today!! (I didn't eat it and I don't know when i will) but I thought of you!!!

and 2 that yogurt thing is so funny- I bought yogurt today- but it was rice yogurt!!! It is the first time I have ever seen it - (can't do soy yogurt or dairy) Its by ricera- I tried to check out their website but its not up yet but it is www.ricerafoods.com I think we talked before about craving yogurt. I am like you with soy I can't have soy milk but I can handle soy in some stuff like I use smart balance butter alternative and am usually ok with it is has some soybean oil in it. Well I am yet to try the ypgurt but when i do i will give you a review it is gluten/dairy free and no soy!!

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Dear Patti,

I thought that was you with the soy intolerance! My hair situation is this: I have been thinking about a major change. However, I am not sure it would work. You see, I was concerned that Jennifer Aniston's style and color would not look good on me. Many people think I look Asian (that was even before I dyed my hair black), so I wanted to find out from other people what they thought. I am not sure I should do it. My features are different. :unsure:

Dear Andrea,

That is scary! I had a tetanus and some others I think before high school. My symptoms got much worse progressively. Now I am worried. Seeing Lisa's results really freaked me out! :o

Dear Donna,

That is good news about you having an occaisional treat maybe! We all deserve rewards! You deserved to have a brownie! You cannot shun them forever! It is too painful. Besides, we don't want to hurt the brownie's feelings. :P If we do not eat it, it will feel unloved. :(

Dear Rachel and Mia,

I SEE YOU GUYS!

Sincerely,

Jin

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Quick drive-by....

Lots of craziness today.

First....I THREW UP.....3X. :blink:

I have no idea why...I never throw up...EVER. :unsure:

I think the last time I threw up it was the morning following my 21st B-day....and that was for completely different and obvious reasons. :P

WTH??? :huh: I have not thrown up the whole 4 years I've been sick. I do get nauseus and feel like I want to throw up....but it never actually happens....until today. :huh:

Could the sauna have caused this?? :o I dont know what else??? Its so weird and I'm totally dumbfounded. :huh:

I felt better after I threw up so a few hours later I ended up stuffing a brownie into my mouth. :blink:

Yup....Donna....me and you both hit the brownies today...except mine was NOT gluten-free!! :o

Dunno whats going on...but seems I've become quite the "daredevil" the past few days. :ph34r:

Get this...the brownie caused only very slight pressure in my head...I got worse from an apple I ate this morning. <_<

So yeah...I had my first real "glutening" and definately worse things have happened to me. It was only half a brownie though...I'm sure I couldnt have eaten alot more without getting worse.

The brownie got yanked right outta mouth on my third bite. :angry:

So far out of three incidences eating "normal" food...I got the worse reaction from two bites of cheesecake. That reaction was pretty bad. So yeah....it had to be mold. A definate "neurotoxin" type reaction. Todays brownie was nothing like that. :)

I do not recommend anyone try this though....it was a moment of temporary insanity...and curiousity...and also I just kind of said "The heck with it". :P

Holy cow...the brownie was homemade...totally fresh...moist and still WARM!! :o

My friend (who yanked the brownie from me) siad my eyes were huge when she saw me eating it. :lol:

Ummm...yeah...HELLO....I havent had anything soooo good in a long long time!

I was upset that she took it from me...especially now that nothing terrible has happened. :angry:

Anyone know if an infrared sauna could have made me throw up today?? :unsure:

Anna said we would have to see how I react after the sauna and the following day. I was thinking I'd be maybe fatigued, achey, headaches...you know...the normal stuff that I'm used to. Definately wasnt expecting to start throwing up. :blink:

What do you guys think????

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Dear Rachel,

Sorry to hear of your puking episode. :( I get the heaves bad. I almost got them this morning, as a matter of fact. I do not know why for sure, but think it was the rice biscuits I made last night. I ate three, and they are high in fat. I cannot tolerate high fat anything most of the time, due to my gallbladder being removed.

Luckily, I have promethazine to help me on hand. I just have to make sure if I get glutened or caseined that I hurry up and swallow it before I start heaving and my sides feel like they are emploding. It has been difficult trying to be low-fat and gluten and casein free. They have fat-free dairy, and most low or fat-free things are made of grain. :( I can tolerate a small amount of dairy in chocolate candy once or twice a week, though. Pudding makes me as sick as if I had gluten.

As to what made you sick, I would guess it was one of two things. The first possibility is that you had a delayed reaction to the pie you ate the other day. The second one is the sauna. You could ask your doctor if that could be it. You ate the brownie later, right? Not before you were ill? Those are the two that are most likely. I hope you feel better soon! ;)

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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My hair situation is this: I have been thinking about a major change. However, I am not sure it would work. You see, I was concerned that Jennifer Aniston's style and color would not look good on me. Many people think I look Asian (that was even before I dyed my hair black), so I wanted to find out from other people what they thought. I am not sure I should do it. My features are different. :unsure:

Hi, NoGluGirl

I think your features are lovely! But I did wonder if you dyed your hair, as it does look very unnatural (it fights with your skin tone).

Have you considered dyeing it as close to your natural shade as possible, and then letting it grow back in its naural color? With all your chemical sensitivities, you might want to avoid hair dye, anyway. I've read that beauty salon workers have extremely high incidences of cancer and miscarriages, allegedly because of the chemicals they come in contact with in hair dyes and perm solutions--and they wear gloves!

I highlighted my hair for quite a while, and then tried color (I'm starting to get these little white hairs :blink: ), and I noticed I always felt horrible for a couple of days after going to the salon (and I changed salons a couple of times, too). I finally decided to go au naturel--and I was just amazed how much shinier and healthier my hair looks (even with the white) compared with when it was colored. And I'm saving a small fortune! (Sheesh, what men never seem to worry about....)

As for style, chances are that if you like it, it will look good on you!

Oh--the FDA banned thimerosal in over-the-counter products in 1998. So if you were wearing contact lenses in 1997, you may very well have purchased solutions that were preserved with thimerosal.

And children born in the late 90's were usually given about 26 vaccines (most containing thimerosal except for the MMR) by the time they were 18 months. I think Andrea has more info on that than I do, but I do know that the MMR, even though it never did have mercury, is implicated in autism-see: http://www.mercola.com/2002/dec/14/wakefield.htm.

Rachel, hope you feel better! Any chance that you could have some kind of virus? Here in PA, kids are being sent home from school with the barfies. :(

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Anyone know if an infrared sauna could have made me throw up today?? :unsure:

Anna said we would have to see how I react after the sauna and the following day. I was thinking I'd be maybe fatigued, achey, headaches...you know...the normal stuff that I'm used to. Definately wasnt expecting to start throwing up. :blink:

What do you guys think????

Hm, I'm not sure. :unsure: Could be the sauna. Did you do that last night or Thursday? I forget.

Could be the pie but that's highly unlikely as you had that friday and it would have been long past the stomach by then.

Could be a combination of things since you've gotten more toxic with free mercury, treats and the sauna.

Try not to rachel too many treats. You're on a tear with those. :o Don't want to feed the crazy candida fellows to much.

Didn't you tell me that people didn't get better with (was it autism chelation treatments, mercury chelation, lyme treatments) if they were eating gluten, casein or pork products? I forget exactly what we were talking about. :ph34r:

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