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I'm Gluten-free, But I'm So Glad I Don't Have To Give Up....

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I'm gluten and dairy free, but I'm glad I didn't have to give up SMOKING... a bad habit, but I gave up everything else.


Celiac - 06/06

Lactose Intolerant - 05/06

Tendonitis in wrists, elbows, and shoulder

Arthritis in knees

Anemia

Possible Sleep apnea (waiting on test)

Falling apart :)

Town Maintenance; Construction Worker; Horse Trainer and Trail Guide of Rachelville

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Yeah I took up smoking again after diagnosis. I felt I needed something. Its terrible, but what are ya gonna do?

It also really makes me feel better during gluten attacks, there is a link between delayed onset of symptoms and smoking. My doc's response was "I don't agree with it, but I'm not going to lecture you on it either."

Think I'll run have one right now :)

Elonwy


Positive Bloodwork 7/8/05

Inconclusive Biopsy 7/20/05

gluten-free since 7/23/05

Never felt better.

"So here's us, on the raggedy edge, come a day when there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. - Malcolm Reynolds"

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I'll answer for my DH who is the gluten-free one at our house. PEPSI or Coke. He says it is his one great pleasure. :) Kendra

My hubby would also say 'Pepsi", he is not gluten free. I am gluten free and am glad I can eat dark chocolate and corn chips, bake gluten free goodies once in a while. Yeah!! :) evie

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even though im glute free im glad i can still have garlic, tomatoes, cheese, quinoa (my new fave food since going gluten-free), chocolate....


Diagnosed in March 2006 after being in the hospital due to pancreatitis due to undiagnosed celiac

years of being told i had IBS, taking numerous IBS medications (since the age of fifteen)

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I miss dairy...and cheese... :(

But, I'm gonna be so thin! :D

I 'd like to also say that I've noticed my dark circles are less dark now! I was impressed when I looked in the mirror!


HLA-DQ 3,1 (Subtype 8,6)

Antigliadin IgA 72

Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 49

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I'm gluten free, but I am glad that I don't have to give up watermellon baby! yum, had some today for breakfast........it's God's little gift personally to me Ijust know it. LOL


Gluten free since 5/06

mommy to Annika(3) gluten free since 5/04 and Kathryn (5) gluten free since 10/05

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You guys are making me SO HUNGRY! :)

I may be gluten-free but I'm so glad I don't have to give up guacamole, filet mignon, or champagne! Hmm, preferably all in the same meal. :)


Diagnosed + via Enterolab, + via serology, - by doctors

gluten-free since August 2006 (with a test run from March-June)

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I may be gluten-free but at least I can still have chocolate, popcorn, white rice, ice cream, fudge pops, Coca Cola, coffee, vegetarian sushi, cheese, corn chips and salsa!

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I'm gluten and casein free and I am glad I don't have to give up

CHOCOLATE (yet) ;)


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 didn't realize i was hungry until i got to the end of this post...

i'm gluten free and i'm glad i didn't have to give up spinach and artichoke dip or the red pepper strips and snowpeas i'm dipping in it :)

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Peanuts! Not sure what my wife would do without peanuts. Or me actually, since I don't tend to eat anything she can't have...


I'm really just here about my wife. Its all her fault!

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Roxanne, interested in the Diet Coke.... my wife has a wheat allergy (not intollerance) and her allergist said the carmel color in Coke was off limits for her allergy. I haven't tried Diet Coke since I went gluten-free... no reaction with you? This could be good news!

For me, it is "I'm Gluten-free, But I'm So Glad I Don't Have To Give Up Chocolate and Ice Cream!" :)


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Gluten Free since June 2006

Dairy and (mostly) lectin free April 2009

Crossfit Junky April 2009

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Roxanne, interested in the Diet Coke.... my wife has a wheat allergy (not intollerance) and her allergist said the carmel color in Coke was off limits for her allergy. I haven't tried Diet Coke since I went gluten-free... no reaction with you? This could be good news!

For me, it is "I'm Gluten-free, But I'm So Glad I Don't Have To Give Up Chocolate and Ice Cream!" :)

Last I checked, all Coke products are gluten-free. Diet coke definitely is :)


Alright, don't worry even if things end up a bit too heavy

We'll all float on, alright

Well we'll float on good news is on the way...

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I'm gluten free, MSG free, sulfite free and I'm glad I don't have to give up my Cafe Lattes, Mocha Lattes, and Chai Latte but I just recently found out I have to watch for the ingredient sodium caseinate which is in some chai tea mixes. I get the MSG reaction to it. Its also in non dairy creamers and ice cream.


Gluten Free since Jan. 06

Gluten intolerant. DQ 0301 DQ 0602

Lactose intolerant.

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I'm gluten free, but I'm so glad I don't have to give up Chocolate, coffee, peanut butter, cheese or any kind of spicy foods.

btw, someone else was saying something about loving peanut butter....me too! I can eat it everyday (several times a day) and not get bored. I haven't been eating much bread lately, but apples and peanut butter are soooo yummy!

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What a fun topic!! Thanks for starting it!

I'm gluten free but I'm soooooo glad I don't have to give up SUGAR!!!

It makes me so mad when I go to buy a gluten free product and they think they have to get rid of the regular sugar in it too - I'm just a celiac - not a diabetic!! GRRRR!!! All those nasty gluten-free products would be so much better if they kept nice and processed regular white sugar in them! I'm not fan of eating Organic foods - why do all gluten free manufactured foods HAVE to be "organic" as well?! *gags* I eat this way because I have to - not because I'm a health nut! (Okay, done venting now...)


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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What a fun topic!! Thanks for starting it!

I'm gluten free but I'm soooooo glad I don't have to give up SUGAR!!!

It makes me so mad when I go to buy a gluten free product and they think they have to get rid of the regular sugar in it too - I'm just a celiac - not a diabetic!! GRRRR!!! All those nasty gluten-free products would be so much better if they kept nice and processed regular white sugar in them! I'm not fan of eating Organic foods - why do all gluten free manufactured foods HAVE to be "organic" as well?! *gags* I eat this way because I have to - not because I'm a health nut! (Okay, done venting now...)

Heehee...I totally agree! I personally hate most gluten-free pre-made products to begin with and am sensitive (headaches, nausea, etc.) to artificial sweeteners, so I understand. The worst part is, it's a myth that Type 1 diabetics (the rarer kind related to Celiac) can't have sugar!

I assume gluten-free companies don't have as big of a market as mainstream stuff, so they try to include "gluten-free, sugar free, organic, nut free" etc. in one product so they can sell their one product to multiple groups. As more people are Dx with Celiac, this will hopefully get better in time.

I found gluten-free gingersnaps with SUGAR that I actually like, will try to get the bag from my bf's house to get the name for you.

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I'm am struggling to be gluten free, but I am extremely glad, I don't have to give up Cool Ranch Doritos


Diag'd w/ Celiac - Feb 2006

Diag'd w/ 5 Vitamin Deficiencies - Feb 2006 (B12, D, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium)

Diag'd w/ Endometriosis - May 2004

Diag'd w/ Hypothyroidism - Oct 2002

Diag'd w/ Polycystic Syndrome - 1998

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I am glad I didn't have to give up chocolate,fruit, goat cheese, vegetables.


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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I'm glad that I can still have...

1. a mushroom-swiss burger, french fries, and a diet coke with a hershey bar for dessert!

(not that nutritious...but absolutely delicious!) B)

2. Fresh veggies! yummmm :)

3. I'm glad I can still eat most breakfast foods. It's my favorite meal of the day! ;)

-Julie


Loves of my life: God, my hubby, and my baby boy!

"I will never give up on my dreams; I will simply modify my path for reaching them." (JH-me).

"Life's a dance you learn as you go, sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow"

(John Michael Montgomery).

"I'm gonna be somebody, one of these days I'm gonna break these chains" (Travis Tritt).

"Life is better left to chance. I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss the dance."

(Garth Brooks).

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Mexican Food and Margaritas, Pasta and Red Wine, Chocolate Chip Cookies (Pamelas are the best!)


Gluten Free...negative blood results...absolutely positive diet results.

Dairy Free...absolutely positive diet results.

Egg Free...there goes another one...absolutely positive diet results.

Allergic to Codeine.

"Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know which ones may have gluten in them:)"

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gosh,this is still new to me... gluten free since the 1st of August, but I am so glad I can still have my peanut butter!! I have been eating it on apples, bananas by itself!! I also gave up soda for while trying to keep this simple.

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