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  1. I would have reacted to the xantham gum, the dextrose in the ham, the distilled white vinegar in the mustard and the fat in the peanut butter.
  2. I use the forums infrequently, but every time I do, the automatic greeting says my last visit was sometime within the last 24 hours -- even if it's been months since I last checked in. Is this a common glitch or does someone else have my username/password? (I checked the member directory and didn't see anyone else with my username.)
  3. Thank you both. I appreciate it.
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    Guar Gum?

    People who are intolerant to corn and corn-derived products cannot eat guar gum. Based on my 20 years of experience as a celiac who cannot tolerate corn, I'd say Corn products are much more difficult to eliminate from the diet than wheat gluten. Corn is everywhere, from toothpaste to practically every gluten-free packaged product.
  5. Does anyone have a recommendation for a doctor in the Twin Cities area? I self-diagnosed and have been living gluten- and corn- free since 1989, but have gotten worse in recent years. Now I can't tolerate soy or eggs and am reacting to trace amounts of gluten that didn't used to bother me. Orignally, I consulted a family doc, an internist and a gastroenterologist all of whom misdiagnosed me. I figured it out on my own in a medical library. (It was pre-Internet.) I recently consulted a nutritionisst who sounded like she understood the issue, but her recommendations just made me worse. I'd appreciate any help. Thanks.
  6. Hello: People on this forum helped me identify the cause of the bleeding problems my celiac son had after wisdom teeth extraction. (Lack of Vitamin K) Now I'm wondering if the post cataract surgery complications my mother is having may be related to her undiagnosed celiac disease or other autoimmune disorder. She has had trouble with increased pressure that caused head aches and nausea. She has had to return to the optometrist twice to have the pressure relieved mechanically, in addition to medication. Now it's happening again. Her surgeon doesn't want to see her. Any ideas? Thanks.
  7. OK. I dug out a CBC my son had last summer. Mean Platelet Volume (8.3) and Platelet Count (250) were both within the normal range. Does this mean we can assume it is a vitamin K deficiency? I've stocked up on green leafy vegetables. We'll see if that helps. JMN
  8. Thanks to all of you. Now I have something to go on. JMN
  9. Hello: My 17-year-old son and I both have celiac disease. He had four wisdom teeth extracted 12 days ago. We've been back to the oral surgeon twice with complications. His wounds won't stop bleeding and aren't healing correctly. This happened several years ago when he had teeth extracted before orthodontia. Is anyone aware of a connection between bleeding/clotting disorders and celiac disease? Thanks. JMN
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