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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Mrs. Dash Table Blend?

    Yes, you did warn me about iodine. I don't think I have a reaction to it but I did cut way back on yogurt and stopped using table salt (therefore the Mrs. Dash.) I do not eat a lot of dairy besides yogurt and an occasional bowl of ice cream. I was eating at least a cup of yogurt a day often more so I cut back just to see if I notice a difference. On a new subject. When I went shopping yesterday I very nearly had a meltdown after about the 10th thing I picked up had gluten ingredients or a wheat warning. (Chicken Bouillon, really) I know I am still very new to this but I thought I was past this stage already, Guess not. My bf must have noticed even though I was trying to hide it from him so he made a special trip on his lunch break to bring me The Raw Flying Cupcake goodies (they are vegan and gluten free). The brownie was amazing and I'm saving the cupcake for tomorrow.
  2. Mrs. Dash Table Blend?

    BTW I love your screen name, lol. Thanks so much for your reply. I was so puzzled last night with so many things being a trigger it is indeed vexing. I haven't dared to eat out anywhere and I know it will be a long time if ever that I do. Right now I only trust myself to make my food.
  3. Mrs. Dash Table Blend?

    Thank you all for your responses. I did check the Mrs. Dash website before I bought it and it does say it is gluten free, however, I know that even with gluten free some still react so was just wondering if others had a similar occurrence. Overall I am still feeling much better and even with the new outbreaks my skin is doing so much better. I went to a birthday party on Sunday but brought all my own food with me but often when I am around a lot of people within a few days I become sick so the virus thing might play a role. I'll just keep being vigilant about what I eat and continue with my food diary to see if I see a trend. THANKS!!!
  4. I have had an outbreak and was wondering if anyone has reacted to Mrs. Dash Table Blend? I cannot pinpoint one thing I've eaten today that could have gluten in it. Breakfast: Morning Smoothie all fruits and vegtables Lunch: Butterfinger (I know, terrible but busy day) Dinner: Hamburger Patty with Mrs. Dash Table Blend (first time using it), Salad (romaine lettuce, spinach blend, real bacon bits, Ken's Country French Dressing) and Corn Chips About an hour ago I woke up with an outbreak behind each knee, my lower stomach and left hand. Just looking for any insight as I am puzzled. Thanks, Jyn
  5. I hope you are feeling better today tinpins. My rash continues to improve. My skin still looks a mess but it does feel better. I slept the whole night without waking up itching for the first time in almost a year! I have continued with my morning smoothies and I have to tell you I am eating better than I ever have. I also discovered coconut oil and will now be adding a tablespoon of it in my smoothie as well as cooking with it. It is a bit pricey but it is suppose to help with skin issues as well as lower cholesterol so I'll give it a go. One other thing, a big thanks to everyone on here, before I found this site I felt so alone. I'm not trying to be blubbery but I know I have been so depressed and I quit talking to my loved ones about how I was feeling because not only did they not understand they would joke about how I was always sick. I know they didn't mean harm but it cut pretty deep. I'm only 40 years old and I felt like I was near the end of my life and sometimes I wished I was. So not only is my body feeling better but my mind is too. Jyn
  6. I'm not sure if I react to iodine. My rash has been extremely bad, my whole back, behind. stomach and patches on chest and neck, smaller patches behind my knees and hips, with large sores on my scalp. It started last June and has progressively worsened for the last 11 months. I have completely eliminated gluten but have eaten kale and other foods rich in iodine on a daily basis and while my rash is still there it feels better and seems to be healing and I've only had two new patches in (almost) three weeks. I have pictures but have hesitated to post them because they are not "G" rated. I will see what I can do about editing for modesty.
  7. No problem! Pumpkin seeds it is! Thanks so much.
  8. Thank you! I have been using a cup of almond milk and planned on adding in yogurt. I was worried about kale and yogurt together but figured I'd try it and see. (Kale has something that blocks calcium absorption if eaten at the same time. I will definitely get some sunflower seeds to add into the mix. I gave up soda a few weeks before I started the gluten free diet and limit myself to one glass of lightly sweetened tea besides that I drink water, probably about 40 oz a day.
  9. Thank you for your post. I've been reading non-stop for the past three weeks and have a feeling I will be reading a lot more in the future. I am a seriously picky eater so at first this felt like a death sentence. I love fruit so after I did the three days of only smoothies I stuck with a smoothie for breakfast. I vary it daily but always put in at least three vegetables usually spinach, kale, and carrots and three fruits plus a tablespoon of ground flax seed. My bf is not taking the cross contamination threat seriously so I have to be extra careful in the kitchen and prewash all my cookware and utensils. He tried to kiss me today after taking a huge bite of cake. The look I gave him could have turned some to stone, lol. I think once he sees the improvements he will do better. I can't bad mouth him too much he has spent an enormous amount of money on food for me to go gluten free.
  10. I also have had problems with waking up with a bloody nose and have noticed that my nasal allergies have almost disappeared, I didn't make the connection until I read your reply.
  11. Hi all, I finally figured out I had DH after 11 months of sleepless nights and thinking I might go crazy from the rash that covered my behind, back, stomach, space between my breasts, neck, and scalp and vaginal area. I do not have health insurance and am currently umeployed so I have been going to a free clinic and made two trips to the ER. I was prescribed many different things and offered several diagnosis all of which I just knew were wrong. I had eliminated any scented soaps and detergents plus double rinsed my laundry. Showered only twice a week in cool to cold water and used Eucerine non scented lotion only, no perfumes, no deodorant, no styling products (my bf loved this, lol), I even bought Neem soap to use. Nothing I did helped. Finally while searching the internet I found some pictures of someone's behind who had DH and I was, Wow, that could be me in that picture. I went back to the free clinic and didn't really receive any help they didn't confirm or deny that I was right and suggested I see a specialist, now if I could do that don't you think I would have been doing that all along. So 19 days ago I started a gluten free diet. The first three days I just made smoothies from fresh veggies and fruit then I started adding things I knew were safe like romaine lettuce topped with grilled chicken breast. The fist 14 days were really hard because I was still extremly itchy and missing my favorite foods. Then about four days ago I noticed I did not itch constantly and the rash seemed to be healiing. I tried not to get too excited because it has appeared to be healiing before but then within a day or two comes back with a vengence, but I have had several days of continued progress and for the first time in 11 months I have HOPE! After reading up on Celiac I realized that I have nearly all of the symptoms and have for years. Chronic diarrhea, bloating, fatigue, joint pain, headaches, foggy feeling, hair lose, and vomiting. I had my gallbladder removed seven years ago and had been told the loose stools and diarrhea was just a reaction to having it removed. It didn't make sense to me because that was one of my main complaints when I had a gallbladder. Anyway I could go on and on but I am just relived I finally know what is going on and smiling because I have hope again that I can be "normal". Jyn