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OK, so most of you know that I have an absessed tooth and had to start on a corn-filled antibiotic because the compounding pharmacy couldn't make the corn free stuff right away. I have been super sensitive to corn almost from the start.

Well, I finally got the good stuff last night. Before I got it though, I took five doses (ten capsules) of the ones that have corn starch as a filler. I know it has corn starch because the pharmacist told me.

I have had no reaction whatsoever!!!!!!

I have heard so many times that once we heal we can start adding back some of the foods that bother us, but because I was SO senstive to corn, I figured corn would be off limits forever.

Now, I'm not going to push it by going out and eating a bunch of corn, but once the absess is all better (and it IS getting better - the swelling is starting to go down), I might just go get some UDI'S, which would be the best treat I could ask for. And who knows, maybe I'll get nightshades back one day too.

Hope - the most beautiful word in the English language.

(I hate to think that I might start gaining back some of the weight, and I know that between the gluten-free bread and maybe eventually the Kettle Brand chips, I WILL gain some of it back, but if I have enough will power to have lived on such a limited diet for over a year, I can pace myself and not overdo it. I HOPE!)

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That is wonderful news!

I am hopeful for your continued improvement -- which in turn will bring more hope to all of us :)

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Wonderful Bartful!!!!!!

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That's great! Even if you can't eat much corn it would make life easier

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WOOT!!

I am so glad you are feeling better, and that is REALLY good news about the corn. It is hard enough avoiding gluten, corn starch is in so many foods!

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What a marvelously empowering feeling bartful!!!!!!!!

I'm jumping up & down with joy for you. Doing a happy jig.laugh.giflaugh.giflaugh.giflaugh.giflaugh.gif

It DOES give the rest of us hope & inspiration.smile.gif

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I heard on the radio this morning that 75% of the foods in grocery stores have some form of corn in them. If you consider that most fresh produce does not, that means almost 100% of processed foods do.

I will NOT start eating all that processed junk again, but it'll be nice to be able to buy those baby carrots that are washed in the corn-filled citrus wash again. And it will be WONDERFUL to start using the $6 a bottle Tylenol instead of paying $36 for the same sized bottle of the compounded stuff.

And if I go easy on the Udi's, just think - I'll be able to eat a CHEESEBURGER again!!!! Of course the meat will continue to be grass fed or bison, but to actually have one on bread will be a dream come true.

And PANCAKES! I will be able to get some Pamela's and make PANCAKES!!!

I need to stop dreaming in case it was just a fluke!

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Trust me, take it very slowly! Are you sure that your pills do in fact have corn?

I'm not trying to "rain on your parade" I just don't want you to get sick! I know it's made you so sick in the past!

:)

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Trust me, take it very slowly! Are you sure that your pills do in fact have corn?

I'm not trying to "rain on your parade" I just don't want you to get sick! I know it's made you so sick in the past!

:)

That's why it blows my mind. The pharmacist here in town knows I am intolerant to corn and that's why he warned me that the filler used in this med is corn starch. He questioned that the doc would prescribe it for me. When I explained, he understood, but he felt bad knowing that I was going to be sick from it.

I am definitely going to take it slowly. I'm going to wait to try the Udi's until the tooth is removed. That means at least another week or two. I will buy ONE loaf, and eat ONE slice. If I have no reaction I will eat another slice a couple or three days later. And even if I don't have a reaction after the second slice, I will continue to space it out that way - one slice every two or three days. (I can have an open faced cheeseburger.)

And yes, corn has made me sicker than gluten does. But if this continues, and it turns out I CAN eat corn again, that gives me hope for YOU. Like I said in the other thread, if you can just avoid getting accidently glutened or corned for several months, my hope is that you too will heal completely and be able to get corn back.

I am praying for us both!

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First, you could tolerate the vitamins & now this!!!

well, YEEHAW girl!! :D

HEALING HAPPENS and you are rightfully celebrating!

I am dancing for you on my front porch right now...look!...see me?? That's me doing the "yeah baby" dance...

You mentioned HOPE...girlfriend, I LIVE on HOPE .... It is what sustains me.

HOPE looks FORWARD ;)

Keep looking forward.

hugs and xx, IH

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Thanks IH! I wish YOUR pain could magically go away too! I know how much you have and still are suffering. Yet you are here and cheerful every day. You have helped me and so many others, so much. Big (((((HUGS))))) to you!!

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Thanks IH! I wish YOUR pain could magically go away too! I know how much you have and still are suffering. Yet you are here and cheerful every day. You have helped me and so many others, so much. Big (((((HUGS))))) to you!!

:wub: aw, thank you, sweets! My day will come, too! never say die.

I am just glad you are okay!!

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Awwww, now you guys got me all weepy --- the good kind of weepy.

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OK, so most of you know that I have an absessed tooth and had to start on a corn-filled antibiotic because the compounding pharmacy couldn't make the corn free stuff right away. I have been super sensitive to corn almost from the start.

Well, I finally got the good stuff last night. Before I got it though, I took five doses (ten capsules) of the ones that have corn starch as a filler. I know it has corn starch because the pharmacist told me.

I have had no reaction whatsoever!!!!!!

I have heard so many times that once we heal we can start adding back some of the foods that bother us, but because I was SO senstive to corn, I figured corn would be off limits forever.

Now, I'm not going to push it by going out and eating a bunch of corn, but once the absess is all better (and it IS getting better - the swelling is starting to go down), I might just go get some UDI'S, which would be the best treat I could ask for. And who knows, maybe I'll get nightshades back one day too.

Hope - the most beautiful word in the English language.

(I hate to think that I might start gaining back some of the weight, and I know that between the gluten-free bread and maybe eventually the Kettle Brand chips, I WILL gain some of it back, but if I have enough will power to have lived on such a limited diet for over a year, I can pace myself and not overdo it. I HOPE!)

Omg thanks for sharing Bartfull! That is so encouraging to someone who is just at the beginning of gluten-free and CF with other intolerances as well. Luckily i havent lost too much weight yet. I am amazed i still keep losing with the amount of food overall and specifically carbs but i guess i cant complain since i was overweight while i had a diet that was not gluten restricted :-) youre a tough one! I am so happy for you that you are seeing more options open up for you. Good luck!

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Thanks for sharing your awesome news. I know how concerning and downright painful an abscessed tooth can be (I had one and had to have an emergency root canal over Christmas). But I do not have an issue with corn as you do. Stories like this are good for the soul!

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I loved the subject, so I had to look at the thread. :) That's great news! It is nice to be able to add something back, hopefully it works that way for you!

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Hi Barful,

I am so glad to hear you did not react to the corn in the original antibiotics. I know for myself I have often been able to tolerate something once every 3 to 7 days. Some things its all the way up to once a month. But sometimes even then its worth it, eh?

Its nice to realize your leaky gut is a little less leaky more than likely. Good job!

Meanwhile I hope you get your tooth extracted by the good dentist. I found using yarrow tea afterwards helped keep the blood clot in place.

Cooled down Yarrow tea helped my good friend I mentioned who has gone through the same thing with an abscessed tooth recently. You can use the yarrow tea both before and after the operation. It helps take down pain and inflammation plus as said helps the blood to clot very effectively and stanches the bleeding. Be certain to not take it for over a week at a time. After two weeks its hard on the liver. It is bitter but will likely give you a little energy boost.

Be sure not to spit or use a straw or smoke. Take it easy physically too.

By the way, an extraction usually costs way less than a root canal etc. I am betting your dentist will allow you to make payments.

Good luck to you!

Bea

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Thanks, Bea.

It never rains (especially lately!), but it sure does pour sometimes. Now my darned CAR has broken down! Money is so tight right now and I know I have to get this tooth out, but I need a car too. My friend looked at it and determined that it is the starter. On my car, you have to take the engine out to even GET to the starter so it's going to be pretty costly. I could walk to work (it's only a mile), but the walk home is up a very steep, very long hill, and in this heat and with the way I've been feeling, I don't think I could do it.

I'm just going to have to bum rides from people until I can save enough to get it fixed. I was HOPING to get my furnace fixed some time this summer. That stopped working this spring too. I have a couple of those oil filled electric radiators and those got me through the rest of spring. I think I'm going to buy one more (at a yard sale) so I can put one in the basement to keep the pipes from freezing this winter.

Everything seems to be falling apart! :angry:

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I'm so happy that you aren't getting the bad reactions that you were! That gives me hope that I might get some things back too, one day.

I hope you can get that tooth taken care of. Dental problems are just miserable. I had 2 teeth break..two months apart. Needed crowns on both. That was expensive.

Fresh corn on the cob looks so good when my family is eating it. Maybe next summer I can join them? :D

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