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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. I was flying SAS from Sweden to the US recently. Two weeks in advance I ordered my special meal, vegetarian gluten-free (I eat meat, but as I am allergic to all fish&seafood I have to stick to the vegetarian meal when traveling). I asked specifically if this was a combination they couldn
  3. After two weeks gluten-free my stomach was flat, it started behaving more like a normal stomach and I started feeling a little bit better. I have brought lunch to work these days to be completely sure I didn't eat any gluten by accident. Today one of my colleagues suggested a lunch at a restaurant. I believe I did everything right....still it didn't work out. I called the restaurant in advance, asked what on their lunch menu was gluten-free. When I ordered at the restaurant I asked again if my choice was gluten-free and they said it was. So guess if I was surprised to find croutons mixed with the sallad at the bottom of my plate. Unfortunately I didn't discover them until I had already put some of them in my mouth...and then realized that sallad isn't usually that crunchy. Boy, was I mad or was I mad? They apologized, but that doesn't help my stomach. It took four hours and then D.... Guess I won't be going to that restaurant anymore...really, I did ask and they obviously didn't bother to check the meal a second time. Thanks...
  4. Hi friends, just a short update! I have now been gluten-free for ten days and...yes, there really are some changes. My stomach is not that swollen anymore (e.g. I have stopped looking 5-6 months pregnant). Normal intestine reflexes are developing, so when I eat I also need to go to the bathroom afterwards. No sign of diarrhea, still a tendency towards constipation (I am adding more fibers, that should be beneficial). The most curious thing for me is that I am loosing weight (I added a couple of not-so-appreciated pounds when I turned hypothyroid, and those pounds didn
  5. We are planning om visiting Long Island, then go up the Hudson, Niagara falls and a few days in Toronto. Then heading back to NY thru Pennsylvania.
  6. Hi! Me and my husband are going to New York state and Toronto on vacation. We are now looking for gluten free accommodations, preferably B&B. Does anybody know any good B&B website or have any recommendations for lodging?
  7. Dear celiac friends, I've been waiting for a week to get the results of my blood work. Today it finally arrived! Tissue transglutaminase <1 (ref.range <7) S-Gliadin IgA 1.2 (ref.range <7) My doctor claims it is normal, but I am worried by the fact that I do have Gliadin IgA-antibodies at all, as I have understood that they are less sensitive but more specific to celiac. I would feel better with no antibodies at all (and a working stomach..) So, does anybody have any ideas on what to do? My mother has just been diagnosed with celiac disease (she is very obese, and I don
  8. Just un update: spent 4 days at a conference in Germany and obviously ate too much of something my stomach couldn
  9. Currently just testing, as I am waiting for my blood work to be done.... If the blood work is negative I am still going to try going gluten-free and see if my vitamin and mineral deficiency improves. Actually I had both vegetables and meat with both meals (more veggies than pasta). My stomach stopped working despite this. When I try to go thru what we eat at home I realize that we don
  10. I realized that I have better keep a food diary, just to keep track of what might upset my stomach and what doesn
  11. There is also a lot of good information on http://thyroid.about.com . I can also recommend Mary Shomon
  12. Oh, let me join you all in this! I have not been diagnosed yet (did the blood work Tuesday this week), but I suspect celiac disease very strongly. So far: *6 toe fractures (thank God, not all at the same time). Took forever to heal, especially the one in the big toe. * Crashed one rib when I had the flu and coughed. Doctor said it wasn't possible, but sent me off to X-ray as I continued to claim that it was broken. It was. Took almost six months to heal, and is still painful sometimes when I cough. I broke it 10 years ago, so it really should be OK by now. It isn't... * One finger fracture. I accidently pinned my finger when closing the doors to the drying cabinet. The doctor at the ER had NEVER heard of anyone managing to break a finger that way.
  13. Thanks Nancym! ;-) (I have obviously been in the medtech business for far too long now, I don