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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. I also discovered that I should be sure of cosmetics other than lipstick because my eyes tend to always tear, esp. in the winter, and some of my makeup will inevitably make it into my mouth (it gets picked up by the tears, and moves to my lips, I would imagine). I had to get really diligent about which products are gluten-free when my gastroenterologist told me that I was still ingesting gluten despite the fact that I thought I was on a gluten-free diet.
  3. Here's some Midol product info from the manufacturer: Thank you for contacting Bayer HealthCare regarding MIDOL Pain Relief Formula. We appreciate your interest in our product. We do not add any gluten to our products. However, we cannot guarantee that our products are 100% gluten-free as this product is produced in a facility that manufactures and/or packages other items which may contain gluten. Comments such as your own help us meet the growing needs of our consumers. I certainly will share them with our Regulatory, Medical and Marketing departments for consideration. Sincerely, Taren Werkheiser Consumer Relations Representative
  4. Here's a response from GNC: Thank you for taking the time to contact GNC. We appreciate your interest in our company. As the largest manufacturer and retailer of nutritional supplements, we understand that customers depend on us for quality products and quality information. The Nordic Naturals, Inc. Complete? Omega-3
  5. Here's Chanel's response to my inquiry re: gluten: Thank you for your inquiry regarding the ingredients used in CHANEL Lipsticks. Ingredient listings are printed on the packaging of each product. I would like to assure you that all CHANEL products are based on ingredients that are universally used by the cosmetic industry. All of our products are thoroughly tested for safety and must pass very stringent requirements. Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please call 1-800-550-0005. Thank you for your continued interest in CHANEL.
  6. Hello - I did a bunch of emailing to major cosmetic companies and thought I'd share my results. As usual, some are totally vague/non-commital and some are really helpfull. I'll post them from the different companies with topic titles. Here's Covergirl's response: Response (RightNow Administrator) - 01/13/2007 03:43 PM Thanks for contacting us. We know Celiac is a serious disease, so we want to give you clear information regarding the use of our beauty care products. If wheat and/or gluten aren't directly added to a product by us, these ingredients won't be listed on our packages. Like many companies, we often purchase the scents for fragranced products from outside suppliers, and the components of these substances are proprietary information belonging to those companies. Therefore it's possible that a very small amount (generally parts per million) of gluten may be present. We sought advice from physicians; they told us it would be very unlikely a person with Celiac disease would have a reaction from a trace amount of gluten coming into contact with his skin or hair. This is because wheat, rye, barley and/or gluten generally cause symptoms when they're ingested. Since our beauty care products are designed to be used externally on the skin, their use shouldn't be an issue for someone with this disease. Since gluten sensitivity can vary among people, it would be best if you consulted with your physician about the use of all types of consumable goods, if you haven't already. You might even consider using one of our fragrance free products that doesn't list gluten or wheat extracts on the label. Thanks again for getting in touch with us. I hope this response has been helpful to you. For more information about Celiac, you may want to check out http://celiac.com/ and http://celiac.org Customer - 01/08/2007 11:12 AM Are your products gluten-free?
  7. Have you eliminated grains also? Sounds like there's very little you can eat, but it's helped me.
  8. I'm suffering from this right now and I called my GI doc today. She prescribed magnesium chromate for tonight (it makes me retch, I had to take it before the colonoscopy - and it doesn't work!) and then I start miralax every day tomorrow morning. So sorry I don't have any results to share with you yet, but I will say that I have put off dealing with the constip. specifically and I think it's leading to many other problems - pain, aches, misery, bloating, aversion to eating (which makes me very cranky), etc. So I say, be proactive, call the doc, try a bunch of things. I'll report back on my findings, maybe you will too. Any one else get sick of talking about poo all day? I feel like I should be on South Park or something...
  9. i hear you on the bloating issue - I hate hate hate that feeling and have dealt with it for a while, even before I was diagnosed and started feeling sick from celiac, I would get it "once a month" if you know what I mean. I also enjoy the feeling after a night of a few cocktails that I am FINALLy free of all that extra fluid that I otherwise carry around with me all the time - it's sick and twisted but I guess if one good thing can come of a hang over, that's all right. Anyway, after being diagnosed in August/September and trying to go gluten free but still having issues, I decided to try the Paleo diet and it was very successful. To follow it strictly is daunting and damn near impossible, but the best thing that came of it for me is that it has helped control the bloating better than anything else I've ever tried. I am pretty sure it's the elimination of grains and corn that is the main factor, but getting rid of the dairy is probably up there too. I think maybe you should try not eating grains for a week and see if that helps. I've actually read other posts on this forum where this works for others who've struggled with bloating. Sorry you're feeling sick, I am totally empathetic with regard to the bloating issue. Try bigger pants until you have it under control, it's made a difference for me. I was miserable but at least the waist band was looser! Good luck.
  10. I am still struggling with diet and symptoms, Megan, but I have to agree with Flowergirl and the Paleo diet. The best I've felt since I first started feeling sick was when I strictly adhered to the Paleo diet. It's not easy, at first, especially if you have any social life whatsoever, but I think it's worth trying. You could maybe try to eliminate one thing at a time (on top of the gluten-free diet), like start eliminating grains and then dairy. I'm starting to think that right after diagnosis you really have to "shut it down" gastrointestinely-speaking, so that you can heal. I myself am def. still having symptoms (talked to the gastroenterologist today, in fact) but I will just say that the paleo diet has made me feel the best in recent memory. You better like the produce section at your local grocery store, though!! Whole Foods basically owns me.....
  11. I didn't have much discomfort from the gas post-colonoscopy, but I did have alternating chills/sweats for about 3 days afterwards. I mostly was just STARVING after the colonoscopy.
  12. Thanks so much for the responses -- they have been a big help.
  13. has anyone else has a sensitivity to raisins, even though Sun Maid assures me they're gluten-free? I have been eating them assuming it's ok but still not feeling good after. Of course it could be any one of the other 561486745 issues involved w/celiac, but I thought I'd get some feedback before cutting them out.
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