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The baking section is 6 weeks long, but that doesn't count other times I will have to bake things with flour in it. 6 weeks is the amount of time I'll have to spend in the baking room.

I have good news, though. It works.

Don't yell at me, I know what I'm doing, but: The only way for me and the allergist to know if it works is for me to eat wheat, so I did that this weekend (and JUST this weekend) so I'd have time to recover.

My stomach still felt like crap, but I didn't break out into hives at all. I almost felt...okay. I think the magic combination is going to be zyrtec and gastrocrom while I'm in school. It's really very exciting!

I'd have to take it for a year and a half to two years, but it's completely worth it. You know, if I never would have gotten sick, I never would have gone. I'd keep putting it off.

Tiffany - The nose spray isn't applicable in this case. It's a different formulation to work systemically, keeps the MAST cells from firing. Oh, and you can't do allergy shots for foods, for whatever reason. They only work for environmental problems.


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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The baking section is 6 weeks long, but that doesn't count other times I will have to bake things with flour in it. 6 weeks is the amount of time I'll have to spend in the baking room.

I have good news, though. It works.

Don't yell at me, I know what I'm doing, but: The only way for me and the allergist to know if it works is for me to eat wheat, so I did that this weekend (and JUST this weekend) so I'd have time to recover.

My stomach still felt like crap, but I didn't break out into hives at all. I almost felt...okay. I think the magic combination is going to be zyrtec and gastrocrom while I'm in school. It's really very exciting!

I'd have to take it for a year and a half to two years, but it's completely worth it. You know, if I never would have gotten sick, I never would have gone. I'd keep putting it off.

Tiffany - The nose spray isn't applicable in this case. It's a different formulation to work systemically, keeps the MAST cells from firing. Oh, and you can't do allergy shots for foods, for whatever reason. They only work for environmental problems.

Hmm, well your not gonna EAT wheat , this is just to prevent the SKIN reaction right?


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Are you taking the Gastrocrom daily? I take it 4 times a day, with meals and before bed and it has a cumulative effect, the longer I took it (for the first like 8 weeks) I got better each day and had fewer symptoms so you might find as time goes on you won't have the stomach ache either.

Its really worked for me with gluten mistakes but again I want to make it clear that I don't take it for that reason, I have another condition that I have to take it for but I've so noticed it helps with the effect (probably not the damage) of glutening.

Susan

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Hmm, well your not gonna EAT wheat , this is just to prevent the SKIN reaction right?

Yes, since I avoid gluten anyway. I get hives more from ingesting it than from getting it on my skin, although I get a rash when I touch it also. If I eat wheat I get hives EVERYWHERE, but if I touch it, it's localized. But yes, this is just for the skin reaction.

Susan - That's how I take it also. I've read that it takes weeks for the full effect, so that's really exciting that it worked as well as it did in less than a week of taking it. I'm going to stop taking it, though, until probably mid-December, so that I'll be all set for school. In the meantime, since I avoid gluten anyway, I don't really need it. Especially since it's so expensive.


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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Yes, since I avoid gluten anyway. I get hives more from ingesting it than from getting it on my skin, although I get a rash when I touch it also. If I eat wheat I get hives EVERYWHERE, but if I touch it, it's localized. But yes, this is just for the skin reaction.

Susan - That's how I take it also. I've read that it takes weeks for the full effect, so that's really exciting that it worked as well as it did in less than a week of taking it. I'm going to stop taking it, though, until probably mid-December, so that I'll be all set for school. In the meantime, since I avoid gluten anyway, I don't really need it. Especially since it's so expensive.

Ah, okay I thought so. :)

Well I realy hope it works as well as you hope it will. Gonna be a rough time, but if that is what it takes to persue your dream, and your willing... go for it. You might not get another chance!


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