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Lockheed

I Can't Give Up My Dr. Pepper

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Okay, so I know this is absolutely the wrong place to admit this, but I can't give up my Dr. Pepper. I know I should because of the caramel coloring possibly having gluten (and no I haven't ever called the DP company to check because I'm afraid to hear them say "it sure can have gluten" and then I would force myself to give it up). I've really cut back. I have two or three a month now. I know that's still too much when you're talking about gluten and exposure and the possible risks, but I just don't want to! And that's my temper tantrum. Thanks for giving me a moment with that. This is the only place in the world where I could think I could post this and not have people look at me like I'm a freak.


Gluten Free since 2003

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Dr Pepper products are gluten-free, according to their website. http://drpepper.com/

I think it tastes like battery acid, but whatever floats your boat. :lol: It might not be all that good for you because of the high fructose corn syrup, but it does not contain gluten.

See? That wasn't so bad, was it?


-Colleen

Dx 8/05 via bloodwork and biopsy (total villous atrophy)

13-year old son Dx 11/05 via bloodwork and biopsy

Daughters (16 and 5) have tested negative via bloodwork

A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. - Eleanor Roosevelt

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Oh that made my day! But now I don't have an excuse to give up soda other than it's not healthy for me! hehe. Thanks for telling me.


Gluten Free since 2003

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Okay, so I know this is absolutely the wrong place to admit this, but I can't give up my Dr. Pepper. I know I should because of the caramel coloring possibly having gluten (and no I haven't ever called the DP company to check because I'm afraid to hear them say "it sure can have gluten" and then I would force myself to give it up). I've really cut back. I have two or three a month now. I know that's still too much when you're talking about gluten and exposure and the possible risks, but I just don't want to! And that's my temper tantrum. Thanks for giving me a moment with that. This is the only place in the world where I could think I could post this and not have people look at me like I'm a freak.

You don't have to give up your Dr. Pepper. Per their website, Dr. Pepper is gluten free.

http://www.drpepper.com/

The info is under 05 About Us . . . Click on FAQ . . . Scroll a little more than half way down.

:D


Janet

Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.

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Looks like Colleen got me on the quick-draw!!! :lol: . . . Next Time, CruelShoes!! Next Time!!


Janet

Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.

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Colleen I love your taste buds! too funny! In general soda pop is not good for anyone. It gives us the BIG D every time. The kids think it tastes like prunes & it may be an ingredient I can't remember.

It's hard when you must give up so many things but I think your body will love you for giving up soda in general. Maybe you can't go cold turkey but try to taper it way down.

I find that the things I hated before going gluten-free I now enjoy & vice versa!And then there are things I just can't bring myself to swallow yet!

blessings

mamaw

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haha well you know you're an addict when you start to think it tastes like junk but you still drink it anyways. I used to have a six pack a day habit in college but I was extremely abusive to my body then. I was so depressed about being a celiac I think in some ways it was like trying to commit indirect suicide. I even kept smoking for two years after being told that I had celiac disease and should quit because my immune system was already suppressed. I'm much better now on all accounts, but I do find that I'm drinking a DP once in a while and I just wish I could stop. Maybe I'm starting to realize I should just give it up anyways like smoking (which I did stop doing two years ago cold turkey and no probs there.).


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haha well you know you're an addict when you start to think it tastes like junk but you still drink it anyways. I used to have a six pack a day habit in college but I was extremely abusive to my body then. I was so depressed about being a celiac I think in some ways it was like trying to commit indirect suicide. I even kept smoking for two years after being told that I had celiac disease and should quit because my immune system was already suppressed. I'm much better now on all accounts, but I do find that I'm drinking a DP once in a while and I just wish I could stop. Maybe I'm starting to realize I should just give it up anyways like smoking (which I did stop doing two years ago cold turkey and no probs there.).

Have you ever tried any of the Virgil's Sodas? I really love their root beer and it is made with sugar not HFCS. Still of course isn't great for you but if you feel you are 'addicted' to it chances are there is something in there that you body does not want, even if it is gluten free. When we become addicted to stuff it is because our body produces chemicals to counteract the effects of the substance and can complain when the offending substance isn't there anymore. To put it really simply. Although if you are only having one as a treat once in a great while and you don't notice any adverse effects for the 3 days or so afterwards, (intolerance reactions are often delayed) it most likely isn't going to be doing you much harm. I would think you could feel free to indulge occasionally and not worry about it unless you start creeping up to the six pack a day point again.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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