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First Gluten Free Day!

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Hi

So I have a doctors appointment for next week. I know it is better to wait until you get all your tests done but.... I was originally diagnosed as a toddler and I've been feeling so miserable lately. I've decided to just go ahead and try it.

I did a great job until a little while ago... forgot about the imitation crabmeat in the california rolls!! oh well, live and learn I guess. I bought a bunch of gluten free items from the supermarket. Soy pudding was very tasty!!!

But not sure about some items. Are these things okay????

balsalmic vinegar

chicken (plain)

fresh spinach

fresh carrot

tofu cheese

regular butter

eggs

honey

yogurt

fresh mushrooms

Guess I should buy a book with a good list in it.

If a item says gluten free can I trust that it is truly gluten free???

Thanks for any info

Jackie

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Hi

So I have a doctors appointment for next week. I know it is better to wait until you get all your tests done but.... I was originally diagnosed as a toddler and I've been feeling so miserable lately. I've decided to just go ahead and try it.

I did a great job until a little while ago... forgot about the imitation crabmeat in the california rolls!! oh well, live and learn I guess. I bought a bunch of gluten free items from the supermarket. Soy pudding was very tasty!!!

But not sure about some items. Are these things okay????

balsalmic vinegar

chicken (plain)

fresh spinach

fresh carrot

tofu cheese

regular butter

eggs

honey

yogurt

fresh mushrooms

Guess I should buy a book with a good list in it.

If a item says gluten free can I trust that it is truly gluten free???

Thanks for any info

Jackie

The fresh veggies and eggs should be good. What items say gluten free? Are they items tou bought today at your store? Some grocery stores label gluten free on their products. Walmart's Great Value brand and also Wegmans both label their store brands.

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If you were diagnosed as a toddler, you really don't need any more testing, you still have celiac disease. In those days they falsely believed you outgrow celiac disease, but they were wrong. Teenagers often stop having symptoms for a few years (while the damage continues) for whatever reason. But you pay later for eating gluten again.

Everything naturally gluten-free is good, like fresh meat, eggs, veggies, fruit. Unless you thicken them with flour (or make gravy with it instead of a gluten-free alternative) you can't go wrong here.

Make sure you don't buy yoghourt that has been thickened with wheat starch. Try all natural.

Everything else you mentioned should be fine, unless you are also intolerant to dairy and soy (and there is a fairly good chance you may be).

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If you were diagnosed as a toddler, you really don't need any more testing, you still have celiac disease. In those days they falsely believed you outgrow celiac disease, but they were wrong. Teenagers often stop having symptoms for a few years (while the damage continues) for whatever reason. But you pay later for eating gluten again.

Everything naturally gluten-free is good, like fresh meat, eggs, veggies, fruit. Unless you thicken them with flour (or make gravy with it instead of a gluten-free alternative) you can't go wrong here.

Make sure you don't buy yoghourt that has been thickened with wheat starch. Try all natural.

Everything else you mentioned should be fine, unless you are also intolerant to dairy and soy (and there is a fairly good chance you may be).

Question on something you said...you said: "Teenagers often stop having symptoms for a few years (while the damage continues)...." This is so interesting to me. How did you know that? Or where did you find that out? The reason I ask is b/c I remember having problems up until I was a teenager. Then, when I was in college I got a major rash on my nose and cuts in the corners of my mouth. With meds and topical cream, this went away. Then, when I was 21 I had a tonsillectomy. Ever since, I've had nothing but problems with stomach and mouth. Does this sound right to you?!

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Hi

So I have a doctors appointment for next week. I know it is better to wait until you get all your tests done but.... I was originally diagnosed as a toddler and I've been feeling so miserable lately. I've decided to just go ahead and try it.

I did a great job until a little while ago... forgot about the imitation crabmeat in the california rolls!! oh well, live and learn I guess. I bought a bunch of gluten free items from the supermarket. Soy pudding was very tasty!!!

But not sure about some items. Are these things okay????

balsalmic vinegar

chicken (plain)

fresh spinach

fresh carrot

tofu cheese

regular butter

eggs

honey

yogurt

fresh mushrooms

Guess I should buy a book with a good list in it.

If a item says gluten free can I trust that it is truly gluten free???

Thanks for any info

Jackie

Jackie...it is VERY tough...I understand what you are going through. Be very careful with the cheese, butter, eggs. I have problems with those. In addition, yeast MAY bother you, so watch out for the mushrooms. The yogurt, if made with Modified food starch is not a good choice. Go all natural; plain meat,fruits and veggies. It's hard and it is by no means "fun" but you should start to feel better. If I get "glutoned" it takes me forever to recover. Good luck!

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Just wanted to add that Yoplait will clearly list their gluten, and many containers say gluten free right on them. I wish I could get my son to eat the natural stuff. He doesn't like it plain and he will not eat any flavors with fruit chunks. :rolleyes:

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