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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. My husband has alopecia and hypothyroidism and I did some research to see if it is linked to Celiac's because he was having some digestive issues. In doing so, I stumbled upon Polyglandular Autoimmune Syndrome, Type III. He is being tested for Celiacs and then we will know for sure. I have read that some with alopecia have "silent celiac" in that they do not have any symptoms. He has never had gastro symptoms until the last 6 months.
  3. I feel so good after going gluten-free I am not as motivated to checking my tolerances for eggs and dairy. I am a very picky eater and it gets worse as I get older (I am 40). I was raised on bland food such as hamburger and tuna helper, canned veggies and other tasteless wonders. I KNOW I need to quit drinking the large amounts of Mountain Dew that I consume each day. More of my calories come from MD than from food. Quiting MD will be very, very hard and I will miss it more than any gluten containing food I am missing right now. I have never let me 3-year-old have soda because it is so bad for him. I should take my own advice! RedWolfGirl
  4. Hello Snow, I have Bipolar II and have been off meds for nearly eight months (and so happy to be). I was doing okay but my mood seemed to change for the worse as my digestive problems increased. I was much more depressed than usual, which comes with the territory for me. I stopped eating gluten about a week ago and I really do think my mood has changed for the better. I have had BP for almost all my life so I find it hard to believe that eliminating gluten would change that but one never knows. I am hopeful. Good luck! RedWolfGirl
  5. Thanks for the great information. When I became a vegetarian 15 years ago, it was for moral reasons, not health ones. I am not the most healthy vegetarian there is. I drink lots of Mountain Dew and do not eat as well as I could. Realizing that I have a problem with gluten is hard enough but to think I would have to possibly stop eating eggs and cheese is a bit overwhelming. I am a convenience eater and that would mean I would actually have to take the time to take care of myself. Yikes! I must say that I have always wanted to be a strict vegan, for my moral reasons, but could never quite do it. I am a very picky eater and do not like many foods but cheese and eggs have always been foods I really liked. I think discovering my gluten problem has been a bit of a wake up call for me and I appreciate you suggestions. RedWolfGirl
  6. Hello, I am an ovo-lacto vegetarian and just became gluten-free last week. Are there any other gluten-free vegetarians out there that can share some food ideas? I really miss my meat substitutes and am at a loss for variety. RedWolfGirl
  7. Thank you for the reply. I am also a ovo-lacto vegetarian so avoiding cheese may be a problem for me. I don't seem to have many problems with dairy at this time but one never knows. I used to get most of my protein from meat substitute products but about 95% of them have gluten in them so I am concerned about where my protein will come from. I assumed that cheese and eggs would be the best choice. I have never looked for MSG in ingredients but will now. Thanks! RedWolfGirl
  8. Hello all, I have been gluten-free since Thursday and must say I feel better but have had a few reactions (gas, bloat, etc.) to food I have eaten. 2 were minor reactions and one was as if I was not gluten free at all. The first came after a potato with margerine and sour cream from Wendy's. The second, and worse, from an Amy's mexican frozen meal and the third from another Amy's mexican bowl. Thought all three were gluten free so I am confused. I guess my question is how long will I expereicne symptons? I'm it varies with each peson but is there some sort of best and worst case scenario? RedWolfGirl
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