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GeoffCJ

Damn It. It 's My Last Week Of Finals For My Last Year Of My Mba Program

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?Yesterday, I'm in a group meeting with 4 good friends. My friend Paige, who's a big sweatheart, hands everyone redvines. I bite off a piece, chew once, then without swallowing, think , "Oh Sh*t." Spit it out. Check the ingredients online. Wheat flour.

I didn't even think I was that sensitive, but I felt like crap all day and evening. Not too bad on the D, a little, but a splitting headache and tired and not able to concentrate. This was a bad time to get sick. I have 3 finals and 2 presentations this week, plus a 20 page paper to write.

Plus I have an article due for the magazine I write for.

Crap.

Crap.

Crap.

Ugh.

Geoff


Celiac - Gluten Free since Late December 2006

Positive Dietary response, biopsy, Enterolab

Lactose intolerant - dietary response test only

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I am so sorry.

Good luck on all your test and papers, i remember final week all to well, even if it has been 10 years since i got my masters.

paula


gluten, casein and soy free

on low carb/low sugar diet

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*hugs*

I remember in college I always felt like crap during finals. I see now because I lived on Pizza and pasta then because I didn't have time to cook anything. I always thought the "Carbs gives you energy" thing should work on me. I also drank alot of coffee....

I remember one year I did most of my studying in the bathroom :(


Dx 3/23/07

Gluten free 3/27/07

Intolerant:

Gluten

MSG

Allergies:

Ragweed

Honeydew

Cantalope

Nickel (jewelry)

Dx'd Lymphocytic Colitis 6/16/08

I am a bad silly-yak!

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I'm praying for a fast recovery. You'll do well!

Gail ;)


Gluten Free since Jan. 06

Gluten intolerant. DQ 0301 DQ 0602

Lactose intolerant.

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I am SOOOOOOO sorry. It does seem that, when your body gets used to not being "poisoned" on a regular basis, when it happens, the least little amount seems to bring about a fast & furious reaction. I don't have GI celiac, but even I have those types of reactions. I'm sending you cyber (((hugs))) and hoping that all goes better for you this week.


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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I can definitely empathize with you!! I just finished my third year here at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and my finals week was going well (as well as finals week can go, I guess) until I decided it would be smart to go out to dinner! Halfway through my rice noodles dish at Noodles I found several wheat noodles in my food. Great, huh? And I had a final at 7:45 AM the next morning.

At least the manager was incredibly nice about it. He offered to call his supervisor if I needed to talk (complain) about anything and told me if I ended up going to the hospital to be sure and call. They also gave me a $20 gift card to come back. Ha - we'll see if that happens anytime soon!

But, I just wanted to say that I hope you feel better and managed to survive and do well! :)

Good luck!

--- Erin

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Halfway through my rice noodles dish at Noodles I found several wheat noodles in my food. Great, huh?

--- Erin

Go Badgers!

A great many "rice noodles" are only called that because the #1 ingred is rice, and they also contain wheat. Personally I won't eat a rice noodle unless I see the package and read the ingreds myself.

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Thanks all. I feel a little better today, but still only 65% of normal. And I'm behind, but I have a plan in place to get things done.

My headache is killing me. Anyone know what headache medicines are gluten free?


Celiac - Gluten Free since Late December 2006

Positive Dietary response, biopsy, Enterolab

Lactose intolerant - dietary response test only

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guess) until I decided it would be smart to go out to dinner! Halfway through my rice noodles dish at Noodles I found several wheat noodles in my food. Great, huh? And I had a final at 7:45 AM the next morning.

--- Erin

That's a drag. I actually told my wife I'd rather not eat out this week, to avoid that risk. (I'm normally relatively OK with eating out, with care.) Little did I know that a moments inattention would get em like this.

Geoff


Celiac - Gluten Free since Late December 2006

Positive Dietary response, biopsy, Enterolab

Lactose intolerant - dietary response test only

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Thanks all. I feel a little better today, but still only 65% of normal. And I'm behind, but I have a plan in place to get things done.

My headache is killing me. Anyone know what headache medicines are gluten free?

After I googled "Gluten Free drug list", I stumbled across this beauty. Check out this website for a pretty sweet list of gluten-free meds:

http://homepage.mac.com/sholland/celiac/GFmedlist.pdf

I'm an Excedrin user, personally, but the list has a portion devoted to migraine headache meds...(that is, if you're looking for migraine medicine -- otherwise check out the rest of the list) including:

"MIGRAINE HEADACHE MEDICATIONS

Brand Name Form Manufacturer

Cafergot Tabs, suppository Novartis (800-526-0175)

Excedrin Migraine Bristol-Myers Squibb (800-321-1335)

Fioricet Tabs Watson

Fioricet w/codeine Tabs Novartis (800-526-0175)

Fiorinal CIII Caps Watson

Fiorinal w/codeine Caps Novartis (800-526-0175)

Frova Elan

Imitrex (10/02) GlaxoSmith Kline (888 825-5249)

MaxaltMLT Merck

Midol (5/02) Bayer (800 331-4536)

Midrin Women First

Migranal Nasal spray Novartis (800-526-0175)

Neurontin Caps, tabs, oral Pfizer/Parke Davis

Phenobarbital Eli Lilly/ Dista

Tegretol, Tegretol XR, PM Novartis (800-526-0175)

Topamax Sprinkle, caps, tabs Ortho McNeil (800 634-8977)

Zarontin Caps Parke Davis

Zomig, Zomig ZMT, nasalspray Astra Zenaca (800-236-9933)"

I tried to space it all out nice and neat, but I'm pretty sure I failed at that! :) Anyway, I hope this kinda helps.

Feel better!!

--- Erin

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Feel better!!

--- Erin

Thanks Erin! I'm feeling mostly back to normal, just stressed and tired from being behind. But I'll use that list this weekend to prepare for next time! Thanks,

Geoff


Celiac - Gluten Free since Late December 2006

Positive Dietary response, biopsy, Enterolab

Lactose intolerant - dietary response test only

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I once glutened myself from not thinking and licking an envelope--so sick! Then, a couple months later, there I was, licking an envelope again--my tongue was still on the sticky strip when I thought "Uh oh!" and I DID NOT SWALLOW, and I ran straight to the sink, and rinsed and spit and rinsed and spit several times, and did not get sick! So, if it happens again, and you spit out the gluten food, and you can make yourself NOT SWALLOW, and you rinse well right away, you might be able to avoid getting sick, as I did.

Sure is impressive how a tiny exposure like that can make us sick.

Glad you're feeling better.

Susanna


Diagnosed in March 2006 by blood test and biopsy. Eleven year old son diagnosed in May 2006. Both gluten-free since diagnosis.

The Susanna (Flagstaff, AZ)

"I GOTTA have more cowbell!."

--The legendary Bruce Dickenson

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Congratulations! Geoff, just wanted to wish you well at your graduation. Are you going to the ceremony and get "hooded"? I finished my MBA two years ago. I now teach at a college and am walking in their graduation as a faculty member, wearing my gown and hood. I love graduations!

Best wishes

~Laura

?Yesterday, I'm in a group meeting with 4 good friends. My friend Paige, who's a big sweatheart, hands everyone redvines. I bite off a piece, chew once, then without swallowing, think , "Oh Sh*t." Spit it out. Check the ingredients online. Wheat flour.

I didn't even think I was that sensitive, but I felt like crap all day and evening. Not too bad on the D, a little, but a splitting headache and tired and not able to concentrate. This was a bad time to get sick. I have 3 finals and 2 presentations this week, plus a 20 page paper to write.

Plus I have an article due for the magazine I write for.

Crap.

Crap.

Crap.

Ugh.

Geoff


Diagnosed by biopsy 2/12/07. Negative blood tests. Gluten-free (except for accidents) since 2/15/07. DQ2.5 (HLA DQA1*05:DQB1*0201)

Son, age 18, previously delayed growth 3rd percentile weight, 25th percentile height (5'3" at age 15). Negative blood work. Endoscopy declined. Enterolab positive 3/12/08. Gene results: HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201 HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0503 Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,1(Subtype 2,5) Went gluten-free, casein-free 3/15/08. Now 6'2" (Over six feet!) and doing great.

"Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance." Abigail Adams (1744-1818) 2nd First Lady of the United States

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Congratulations! Geoff, just wanted to wish you well at your graduation. Are you going to the ceremony and get "hooded"? I finished my MBA two years ago. I now teach at a college and am walking in their graduation as a faculty member, wearing my gown and hood. I love graduations!

Best wishes

~Laura

Yup. I will walk and be hooded. My wife will hood me, my mom and grandma (all the way from england!) will be in the audience. I'm going to send you a PM, since I'm interested in teaching too.

Geoff


Celiac - Gluten Free since Late December 2006

Positive Dietary response, biopsy, Enterolab

Lactose intolerant - dietary response test only

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