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  1. Then do I need to have a list of unsafe ingredients in front of me when I call? This is all so new to me that I don't feel educated enough... any pointers?
  2. After looking through the posts here and several lists I've come up with a few safe possibilities that our local grocers carry. Thought I should post just in case I'm wrong and one of these sends up a red flag with somebody. Heinz 57 Ketchup Plochman's Mustard LaChoy Soy Sauce Miracle Whip Any Newman's Own salad dressings I'm very new at this and am going very simple to begin with - plain meats, fresh fruits and veggies, plain yogurt, brown rice, plain rice cakes w/Jif, etc. Then every day trying to find a few foods that look good to add back into my diet. I figured that was the best way to not feel so overwhelmed! Thanks for any help! Many blessings, Trish
  3. I think I'm going to need to call the manufacturer regarding the Member's Mark supplements from Sam's Club. What questions do I need to ask to insure I get the most accurate answer possible? Thanks bunches! Many blessings, Trish
  4. Thank you for your reply and your concern, Mariann! I'm going to show my Beloved husband the thread about reasons to get tested and we'll discuss it from there. Our reasoning up to now is that we know our other family members will have no problem either going gluten-free or being tested if they see a difference in my own health. Also, with being *over*weight I guess I'm just afraid the dr.'s will roll their eyes. Even though I've read time and again that celiac sometimes manifests in weight gain, the medical community seems to not agree... at least those not completely informed. I've had very bad experiences with dr.'s in the past, so I guess I'm gun-shy. The other points brought up in the other thread were good, though, so we'll see...
  5. Thank you wildones. Wow... "dramatically better"! If you don't mind me asking, what were the hidden sources you found? And yes, I'd be very interested in hearing of your kids' symptoms. SteveW... Shaking upon awakening and vertigo? Did those go away as well when you went gluten-free? My mom and I, both diagnosed with fibromyalgia, have the shaking upon awakening and hadn't heard of anyone else with this. I just started eating gluten-free to see how it goes...
  6. Wildones, did all those symptoms go away once you were gluten-free? How long ago? How long did it take? Sorry... I'm new too, and just trying to get a handle on all of this. Many blessings, Trish
  7. I've been taking supplements and ibuprofen bought from Sam's Club for some time, but just went gluten-free. I've searched the net and also tried finding info here but haven't come up with anything. Figured I ask before trying to locate a phone number and calling. If no one knows I will certainly do the calling around and then let you all know. Thanks bunches! Blessings, Trish
  8. Hello all! I'm new here... just found you all a few days ago, but have been reading and reading since then. WOW, so much here! Anyhoo... I was reading an article in a magazine a couple of weeks ago about celiac disease and it said that at least 15% of people who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia actually turn out to have celiac instead. Woah... that's quite a lot in my opinion. Well, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia almost 10 years ago, have had symptoms for over 12 years. Things just continue to go down hill. After reading that article I started researching on the internet. It seems I have quite a few of the symptoms of celiac, but I've had so many dr.'s in the past basically think I'm a hypochondriac that I don't want to bring this up quite yet. I actually didn't dr. at all for over 5 years and just recently went to a new dr. because of pain and depression. She's very understanding of the fibro, and I don't want to look like a hypochondriac again. Soooooooooooo... I'm going gluten-free for a while. I figure if there's a 15% chance that this could be the problem after all, then it's worth a try. If there is a noticeable difference then I'll talk to a dr. about it. How long does it take to see results? Has anyone else dealt with being misdiagnosed with fibromyalgia? My mom has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia as well (several years before I was), and one of my sons (16yo) shows symptoms and another son (18yo) has problems concentrating that have always been attributed to borderline ADD (he doesn't have the hyper part). I'm trying not to get my hopes up that this might be what's wrong with all of us... something that actually has a chance of being treated by diet and leave us feeling better than we have in years. wow... trying not to go there.