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I agree with Rachel that a lot of intolerances to foods other than gluten arent from the foods themselves but the chemicals sprayed on them or leached out from the soil in the form of fertilizer, or lime, etc. Espically plants, I have problems with plant foods. All the healthy stuff.

Funnier yet, I even have sensitivies to vitamins and minerals.

I bought a bottle of Bolthourse farms mango juice called C-boost, "immune support" from the store, and it contains like 1200% vitamin C, 200% zinc, 100% vitamin A, 640 mg of potassium and right now after drinking it, (it was good tho) I have the worst headache, more worse than if I ate gluten. It has no added sugar, but 36g carbs per serving. So its comming from fruit sugar. Ohh it says 30g sugar. too.

I cant really tolerate juices and smoothies, or sorbet, anything sugary. But I think it has more to do with the fact

it also has a lot of potassium in it, my jaw pain gets worse when i eat high in potassium like banannas, and other potassium rich foods.

This may sound weird but they make me get cotton mouth, really dried up.

So, I react to a lot of vegitables and fruit juices. Which kind of confuses me, but not really because mainly I get cotton mouth from these foods. Initally I get a lot of saliva, then after 20 min I dry up and get cotton mouth, and the headache insues.

Im pretty dry right now.

does anyone know about potassium?

need your prayers!

Okay, Christine, you have my prayers. I'm trying to catch up on new posts, and thought I'd answer yours before going on. If someone far more knowledgeable than I has already addressed your issues, oh well.

I don't know beans about potassium, but the cotton mouth and headaches you mention are exactly how I react to msg. ?????????? It's so confusing! :blink::blink::blink:

Cissie

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I was able to get comfortable enough last night to get a little sleep... thanks to Cissi's prayers and Rinne's suggestion of the ice pack.

My Dingo buddy... you are doing a great job... and if we didn't feel all emotions good and bad we wouldn't be human... we wouldn't be living.... you are always in my prayers with the rest of you and I hope you feel a little better and stronger today!

To lighten today up a little.... I HAVE to tell you all this......this morning Tony woke up with wet goop all over and on him and freaked out, he thought my insides were coming out.... all I had last night was a package of spinach so I used this instead of my ice pack... and this was a frozen cardboard box and I fell asleep with it on my tummy and of course rolled around during my sleep... well the spinach thawed and oozed out of the corners :lol:

But now I have to wash all my bed sheets <_<

ROFLMAO :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Oh, Celia! That's the funniest thing I've heard in years!!!!!

Cissie

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SUSAN, you are so clever! Dogs and geese, together at last! :lol::lol::lol:

Who asked for pictures so we can see each other to help remember who posted what? I want to put my picture up, but I'm stumped by computer talk. What do I do first? Help!

CELIA & RINNE, I'm glad you're feeling better today.

Cissie

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SUSAN, you are so clever! Dogs and geese, together at last! :lol::lol::lol:

Who asked for pictures so we can see each other to help remember who posted what? I want to put my picture up, but I'm stumped by computer talk. What do I do first? Help!

CELIA & RINNE, I'm glad you're feeling better today.

Cissie

OK - First, click on your own name on your posts. This will bring up your profile. At the bottom of the page, there are 3 underlined options. Click Avatar Options (the one in the middle). Then you can either pick a base image (from the site), or you can upload a picture from your computer. To do one from your computer, click "browse" and a windows screen will pop up, and then you choose a picture from your own files. Once you do that, click "update avatar" and it should show up. If you get an error message that your picture is too big, you'll have to edit the picture in another program to get it small enough.

Sorry if that was confusing.

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But, I must tell any of you who don't know what our Vincent is doing.....check out Tanya's Meggan's Gaggin isn't getting better thread - - vincent has gone and donated blood for her little girl, whose surgery is upcoming. It's amazing how this board connects people....and what a hero Vincent is!

Wow, that is just a really great thing to do! We have a Rachelville Town Hero! :D

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OK - First, click on your own name on your posts. This will bring up your profile. At the bottom of the page, there are 3 underlined options. Click Avatar Options (the one in the middle). Then you can either pick a base image (from the site), or you can upload a picture from your computer. To do one from your computer, click "browse" and a windows screen will pop up, and then you choose a picture from your own files. Once you do that, click "update avatar" and it should show up. If you get an error message that your picture is too big, you'll have to edit the picture in another program to get it small enough.

Sorry if that was confusing.

Thanks, Chelsea! Not confusing at all. It makes sense to me now. I looked through my picture file, and not one picture of myself. I'll have dh take one on Tuesday after I get my hair done. :P

Cissie

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Wait a moment--if Julie is Queen, then we don't NEED a King. Maybe a Crown Prince (don't all good fairy tales have a Prince?), but definitely not a King. No offense, guys, but look what happens to the world when men have political power. If women were in charge, we'd never have the mess you see in the Middle East!

We don't need a king, he would out rank the queen by his very title. The husband/sig. other of the queen is called the Prince Consort! ;)

Sorry it took me so long to get here today, but there were things to tend to. I see we have also spilled over into another thread. Not only do the geese tend to migrate, but apparently so does our whole darn town.

Rachel -- Glad tp see you can eat dairy again, and going at it with gusto from the looks of it.

Susan -- Nice work with the photo shop...the girls look good with the geese.

Vincent -- A heart felt thank you for every one with small children who need help.

All -- I will get a pic of me on here as soon as I can. Not at my home computer right now.

Talk to you all soon.

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Hi Ryan, nice to meet you and I completely agree with you about the Prince Consort.

Okay, if relevations is the word for an OMG moment in Rachelville then I think saying, "I'm spinached" means I am rolling on the floor laughing my *** off. :lol::lol::lol:

Thanks for the avatar directions, it puts me one step closer to getting a photo up.

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I don't know beans about potassium, but the cotton mouth and headaches you mention are exactly how I react to msg. ?????????? It's so confusing! :blink::blink::blink:

Cissie

Cissie,

I get cotton mouth from MSG too....it sucks. I got it really bad when I ate all those sweet potatoes and yams a few weeks back. Nothing else causes my mouth to get dry like that....except maybe gluten....so when it happens I know its from msg. For me I dont get the cotton mouth unless I've had ALOT and I'm usually pretty sick at that point. It goes away after a day or two though cuz by then I've stopped eating whatever caused it in the first place.

Before I ever went gluten-free and still ate all the normal processed food and stuff with msg my mouth was like cotton every freakin day...It was horrible. Alot of people get cotton mouth from gluten so I figured thats probably what had caused it back then but now I'm wondering if it was always a symptom of msg and not gluten at all. :unsure:

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Rachel -- Glad tp see you can eat dairy again, and going at it with gusto from the looks of it.

Yeah...I've had like 5 pints in 4 days now. :ph34r: I only have one pint left in the freezer so gotta go back to the store for more. Pints are kind of small though so I dont feel like I'm overdoing it. I'm small but I've always eaten larger portions than the average person. I'm hoping all this ice cream will put some more weight on me. :D

I still cant believe I'm eating ice cream though!!! OMG... :o

It seriously feels like a miracle! I think if it was gonna mess me up it would have happened already. If I ate 5 yams I'd be in some seious pain right now....even 5 carrots would be enough to cause misery. I dont even want to think about what 5 avocados would do to me. :blink:

5 pints of ice cream and still feeling good??? Maybe I really am on the right track with this....maybe this thread title wasnt so "bogus" afterall! :D

I really cant eat cheese though. :(

But, I must tell any of you who don't know what our Vincent is doing.....check out Tanya's Meggan's Gaggin isn't getting better thread - - vincent has gone and donated blood for her little girl, whose surgery is upcoming. It's amazing how this board connects people....and what a hero Vincent is!

Vincent (and his wife) have been AMAZING! From what I know he's offered to grocery shop for her, he's been the one to get the info. to people on the board when she was unable to access a computer, he's offered to drive them when their car broke down....he has been sooo supportive and generous. He truelly is a hero...and I'm sure he's taken a load off of Tanya's mind more than once throughout this stressful time.

Yup...we really do have a HERO in Rachelville!!! :D

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Oh dont worry, I am doing fine.. just was off defing my cardioogists orders... no biggie, then had to run to the food store cause well toddlers tend to get hungery if you dont feed them regularly. Very annoying realy, cause all they do is use that food to make thier face, and the floor dirty, then later what ever is left you have to clean off thier butts. :huh:

Thanks for all the kind words... but Tayna and her husband are the real heros sticking it out so strong through all this! *claps*

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Okay, if relevations is the word for an OMG moment in Rachelville then I think saying, "I'm spinached" means I am rolling on the floor laughing my *** off. :lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol: yes! or, it could mean you, um, soiled your bed, and I don't mean WET the bed....as in, "OMG I've spinached the bed again..."

:P

[would like you all to know BTW that my teacher was APPALLED at my jim-crack photoshop dingo-geese product, and that it is quite primitive and very bad......it disturbed him but I so didn't care :lol: ]

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Oh dont worry, I am doing fine.. just was off defing my cardioogists orders... no biggie, then had to run to the food store cause well toddlers tend to get hungery if you dont feed them regularly. Very annoying realy, cause all they do is use that food to make thier face, and the floor dirty, then later what ever is left you have to clean off thier butts. :huh:

Thanks for all the kind words... but Tayna and her husband are the real heros sticking it out so strong through all this! *claps*

OK, Mister Vincent-what are you doing to defy your cardio's orders?! We will have to place you under arrest. Someone call in that cop! You are a hero, though in our book and nothing you say will change our minds!

Christine--I had extremely low potassium levels when I was at my sickest from chronic D, but excess potassium-I am not sure what causes that. I am wondering what your magnesium levels are since the two work together. Do you have irregular heartbeats?

Chelseapenguin-I hope you are feeling better today-this gluten challenge maybe had one good outcome-your mom is taking this a little more seriously.

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OK, Mister Vincent-what are you doing to defy your cardio's orders?! We will have to place you under arrest. Someone call in that cop! You are a hero, though in our book and nothing you say will change our minds!

YOU CANT ARREST ME!! Im the offical rule breaker, it is my job!

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:):) Ooops, forgot-yes Patti, I tried the magic eraser-(love those things btw for the shower) -but the haircolor is like wood STAIN!! It soaked in immediately. I think it would make a great furniture refinisher, geez :)

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The goal of my new diet is to reduce histamine in my body...I'm pretty sure I have an overload of histamine which is why I react pretty easily to foods that contain alot of it.

I dont think anyone else here has this problem but I'll post some signs and symptoms for anyone who might be interested. Who knows...maybe it will help a "lurker". :)

Some Signs of High Histamine

The more of the following that apply to you the more likely you are to be a high-histamine type.

High histamine types tend to:

• Cry easily <----------not until I got sick

• Hear their pulse in their head on the pillow at night <----------I've experienced this my whole life

• Itch and scratch a lot <-----yup

• Have seasonal allergies <-------nope

• Have a low pain threshold with regular headaches and other aches and pains <----------yup

• Produce excessive mucous <---------yup

• Feel nauseous easily <----------yup

• Have a high sex drive and easy orgasm <----------no comment :ph34r:

• Experience inner tension or ‘driven’ feelings <----------yeah....I've always had this "feeling"

• Have episodes of ‘blank mind’ <---------yup

• Suffer with depression and sometimes suicidal thoughts <-----really bad before diet changes

• Have abnormal fears, compulsions, rituals <-------nope

• Be a light sleeper or experience severe insomnia <--------I'm a light sleeper

Appear to tolerate a lot of alcohol or drugs <------Hmmm...maybe this is why I could always drink and drink and barely get a buzz going!! :o How can a 105 lb. woman be able to drink the same as a 200 lb. man??

• Have a fast metabolism with high body temperature. <---------big time until they nuked my thyroid

• Be of lean build with little body hair <---------I'm lean but I have normal amounts of body hair

• Have a large nose or ears, long fingers and toes (and often a longer second toe than the first) <------nope...all my parts are normal size

• Have excellent teeth <--------yup

Well nothing here totally sticks out to me except the alcohol tolerance, hearing my pulse in my head, fast metabolism and inner tension... because those have been life-long symptoms. I have most of the symptoms listed but most obvious of all is I feel like I would be perfectly healthy and normal if I didnt feel like everything I ate caused a histamine reaction throughout my body. Its been constant for more than 3 years now. :(

Hopefully my new diet and the antihistimine (Keto) will have some positive results if done together. :)

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You're starting to make me want to check my own histamine levels Madam President.

I have most of them there symptoms myself. I'll be sure to ask my doc next time I go in.

Hmmmm...all the things we learn here in R-Ville. :D

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:):) Ooops, forgot-yes Patti, I tried the magic eraser-(love those things btw for the shower) -but the haircolor is like wood STAIN!! It soaked in immediately. I think it would make a great furniture refinisher, geez :)

Robin - do you have the original paint from the door? it will be old, so won't match completely, but if you have the paint, you can thin it (works better if it's oil-based paint) and apply a few light coats, letting each dry for a full day.....this can sometimes work....

or, extreme home makeover!!

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Cissie,

I get cotton mouth from MSG too....it sucks. I got it really bad when I ate all those sweet potatoes and yams a few weeks back. Nothing else causes my mouth to get dry like that....except maybe gluten....so when it happens I know its from msg. For me I dont get the cotton mouth unless I've had ALOT and I'm usually pretty sick at that point. It goes away after a day or two though cuz by then I've stopped eating whatever caused it in the first place.

Before I ever went gluten-free and still ate all the normal processed food and stuff with msg my mouth was like cotton every freakin day...It was horrible. Alot of people get cotton mouth from gluten so I figured thats probably what had caused it back then but now I'm wondering if it was always a symptom of msg and not gluten at all. :unsure:

Rachel, I TOTALLY agree! I often got cotton mouth and couldn't figure out why. But when I got cotten mouth PLUS a migraine I could always trace back and see that it was caused by msg. At the time, I had no idea that msg was hidden under other names, so that's why I couldn't make the msg-cotton mouth connection when I didn't have the headache. I hope I'm making sense. :unsure: There's a storm coming, so I'm trying to finish this in a hurry.

Cissie

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The goal of my new diet is to reduce histamine in my body...I'm pretty sure I have an overload of histamine which is why I react pretty easily to foods that contain alot of it.

I dont think anyone else here has this problem but I'll post some signs and symptoms for anyone who might be interested. Who knows...maybe it will help a "lurker". :)

Well nothing here totally sticks out to me except the alcohol tolerance, hearing my pulse in my head, fast metabolism and inner tension... because those have been life-long symptoms. I have most of the symptoms listed but most obvious of all is I feel like I would be perfectly healthy and normal if I didnt feel like everything I ate caused a histamine reaction throughout my body. Its been constant for more than 3 years now. :(

Hopefully my new diet and the antihistimine (Keto) will have some positive results if done together. :)

Rachel-

you and I have so many similar symptoms- so what exactly are you trying to avoid right now- maybe I can pick up some tips

Miamia

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Rachel, I have had a problem with high histamine for a long time. I had severe migraines and also histamine headaches. I take Zyrtec (so does Zack) and it helps alot. The migraines and histamine headaches have disappeared since going gluten-free, but cheese and msg really were major triggers. I lived with hives, rashes, hay fever, sinus problems, etc. I am still, as many of us are, searching for clues as to what the root problem is, and quite frankly I feel like I am in a rat's maze sometimes.

Susan, I do have some of the paint the builder left --good idea. It probably will be dried up-it is in the attic. :blink: I like your geese picture with the girls!! :) poo on your teacher, I mean, spinach. :)

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then had to run to the food store cause well toddlers tend to get hungery if you dont feed them regularly. Very annoying realy, cause all they do is use that food to make thier face, and the floor dirty, then later what ever is left you have to clean off thier butts. :huh:

:lol::lol:

BTW, I think it's awesome what you are doing for Tanya and her family.

Rachel, I have had a problem with high histamine for a long time. I had severe migraines and also histamine headaches.

Histamine, another word to put on the punching bag...

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This histimine thing is interesting. I have taken Claritan for 12 years, only stopping last year for a while after I was diagnosed. It helps me feel better overall--I swear it used to help calm my stomach during the years I didn't know what was really wrong.

I have to tell you all--I've been off the filtered water almost 2 weeks now, and the heart palpitations that I've had since last fall have stopped!! :huh: I'm so happy :D I had an echocardiogram done on my heart and had to wear a Holter Monitor for 24 hours a while back because no one could figure out what was causing the palps. My GP had finally chalked it up to menopause--but I didn't agree. They were almost constant and were driving me nuts! Usually when they happen in menopause, they come with hot flashes. Mine were there all the time. I even started a thread about it back last fall. I also didn't end up thinking they were gluten related, because they've gone on so long. It's clear that they had to do with the coconut/filter sensitivity. There is no other explanation as to why in the last 2 weeks, my digestion and the palps have improved so much. :o

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