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  1. Yes! use a different cookie sheet that is only for gluten free! And make sure eveything else she bakes with and uses to touch your food is throughly cleaned before she starts with the gluten-free stuff
  2. Always bring something, be it something you bring just for yourself or something to share with everyone. I would agree-eating a big dinner beforehand is always a good idae to make sure you aren't hungry at the start of the event, but have fun and don't worry about the food if you don't have to-make sure you have options and a most time fruit and veggies can be safe and those are usually staples at parties, just be careful about the dip (I would advise against using it).
  3. Yes, celiac3270 and I both live in Boston now, but he's finishing up his first semester of senior year at Harvard, so he's been working a lot so we haven't had time to hang out, but still keep in touch and will see each other soon! Yes I graduated, degree in chemistry (I don't really know how I did it), I'm taking some time off enjoying life before applying to medical and PHD schools for graduate work, so hopefully starting one of those in the next few years!
  4. From the middle of my Freshmen year of high school to almost the end of my Senior year of high school I was corn free (along with gluten free--have been since I was 2 yrs old), corn is MUCH harder to cut out than gluten, but it can be done. I would suggest doing the corn and gluten free thing for a while, then slowly start trying small amounts of corn (for me it was non-processed corn on the cob that I had for a while before being able to eat any sort of processed corn products). The big problem with corn is HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) and other corn syrups that are in most processed foods. I would suggest doing meats, veggies, rice, potatoes, beans, fruits etc. for the time being, it's going to be a lot of cooking but it'll give your intestines time to heal before you start introducing more of the processed foods that could be causing you problems. Good Luck!
  5. The 2 things I learned when I was diagnosed (at 20 months old), so really the 2 things my mom taught me when I was young are 1. never be too nice 2. always carry rice cakes I'm 22 now, I still have a bag of ricecakes in every bag I have, along with a protein bar and such for the moments where I don't feel comfortable eating what is being served.
  6. I honestly wouldn't take the risk. I am very sensitive, even though no skin reactions or anything you don't really notice how many times you touch your face during the day, and then picking up food and stuff it MAY get into your digestive tract, it's not likely, but it is your wedding day-so I would go with I would rather be safe than sorry (also congratulations on getting married!). What I would suggest is for whoever is doing your hair/makeup just let them bring what they usually use, but you yourself bring backups just in case (really for the lip stuff and things going on your face) just to make sure in case you don't feel comfortable using what they bring you will have a backup. Have a great day!
  7. I'm stopping by to say HI for the first time in forever, so hi to everyone I miss talking to :-)
  8. It could be a lot of different things but for some short term relief I would ask your doctor about sublingual Zofran, it's the antinausea medicine that he/she may have prescribed for you but it'll dissolve under your tongue instead of you having to swallow it, it'll enter your bloodstream and since it's not entering your GI system should actually help with some of your symptoms (when I'm in the same place that you are the meds I take I just throw them back up...) It is possible it is just an AWFUL reaction to gluten (I've had ones like this that last up to 2 weeks...) but it's good that you are seeing a GI doc. Hope you start feeling better soon!!
  9. Hey guys, So about once a year I come back on here to post an update for the newbies and such to say that it is possible to be gluten free as a teenage, as a college student, and as a person for 20 years. Today is my 20th anniversary of my "diagnosis day" as my parents call it, and I'm happy to say that I've been doing great (about to graduate from college with a bachelor of science in Chemistry), and have never once consciously cheated on my gluten free diet. To all of you out there who are suffering with teh diet changes and such, it can be done! and it's so much better for you guys now that it was when I was diagnosed, the only company out there that did gluten-free was Ener-g. I hope everyone I used to interact with out here are doing well, and welcome to all the new members on this message board. 20 years seems like a long time! -Molly
  10. Hey guys, I'm going to be going to the World Series this weekend (WOO) in Arlington, and I'm gonna need food, I'm staying in a small hotel place I think and I have NO idea where I should start for getting food, I'm only gonna be there for 2.5 days so it doesn't have to be much but I'm not gonna be eating in the stadium if I can manage it. Any suggestions?
  11. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/38769921#38769921 Unfortunately, while they are talking about Celiac Disease (which is always good), the doctor however says that people who are diagnosed (actually and don't just go on the diet for fun...) could possibly reintroduce gluten into their diet, which is UNTRUE.
  12. Thanks guys! maybe just maybe i'll pop my head in here a few more times a year when i have some more free time...
  13. I take centrum and they say on their website that it's gluten free
  14. Yeah I know it's been crazy, organic chem has literally taken over my life this year...
  15. I've gotten symptoms up to a week and a half later, and being in college it truely SUCKS but you just gotta deal with it.. when I get the awful glutening to the point of me not being able to keep anything down prescription zofran and phenergen do wonders to at least make it so i don't get so dehydrated that I end up in the hospital on an IV drip for 8 hours getting re-hydrated. You just gotta get through it and now you knowww never ever eat gluten again and you'll be fine.
  16. 18 Years

    So I know i've been a-wall for a while, it comes with be a chemistry major, biology and spanish minors, and being a sophomore in college... BUT (it's a little late) it's my 18 year anniversary of being gluten free (well it was like a month ago February 12th) I always like posting the years here just to tell everyone (espeically those newly diagnosed peeps out there) that it's possible to go this long without gluten and if you ever need any advice etc shoot me an e-mail cause obviously I don't come on here regularly enough. yay 18 years!
  17. best place to eat on the road! I do mine no sauce just in case cause everyone here knows how super duper sensitive I am to CC but i've never gotten sick from them and I just put my own ketchup and mustard on and it's great
  18. never ever will I eat them again, i've gotten sick from them one too many times...
  19. It takes a while to get used to everything, I was diagnosed when I was merely 20 months old and sometimes I still get frustrated with what people say and how they act around the gluten-free lifestyle. I find that when I bring my own food (or drink) places it makes it easier, even if the food is different you're still at least eating or drinking something just like everyone else. I learned from an early age just to ignore the comments about people saying how funny my food is, it's hard at first, but once you learn to just brush it off it's not that big of a deal anymore. By now my friends at college are SO used to what i'm eating every day that it doesn't even matter to them and they never comment on it. I went through a stage in middle school whenever anyone made fun of my food I would just snap and yell at them, which didn't turn out to be very good but they did always stop making fun of my food after a while. It's a learning process and a HUGE life adjustment. But just remember that you are feeling a lot better, and it's not worth it just to fit in to eat gluten when it screws up your body so much. If you want to talk about gluten-free stuff shoot me an e-mail mstone@ups.edu. --Molly
  20. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  21. woohoo! 17 years ago today i was FINALLY diagnosed with celiac disease and i've been gluten free ever since then!!! I seem to post a yearly thread every year to tell everyone that i've been doing it for 17 years, and YOU CAN TOO! it gets easier! yay i can't believe it's been this long, time really does fly...
  22. when i was diagnosed in 1992 there was NOTHING. around second grade there was an adult celiac group that started at stanford. i started attending, but really was the only person under 30 (not to mention i hadn't even gotten into double digits yet...) and i felt a little awkward, cause it was just weird. In 4th grade they put on the first celiac conference for the bay area. i was greeted by one other girl who's parents had draggede her to the conference too. My mom and her parents decieded that a ROCK group would be a good place to start. Soon we had about 10 members in it, and it grew by a lot in the following years. We would meet About oncea month, different places. A lot of people decided to host the meetings at their houses, or during spring and summer we would go to parks to play and eat food. Every family had to bring at least one dish to contribute to the potluck, and all the ingredents had to be listed (due to kids with other allegies...) Also recipes were included so we could make the dishes that we liked when we got home. The group grew pretty fast, my mom started a Yahoo group for the group, so we could send out messages about meetings and anything celiac related... It worked out really well, I outgrew the group and started my own spinoff organization (teens against gluten (TAG)) with Danna Korn and it's working pretty well, it's organized the same as ROCK, just geared towards celiac teens instead of parents. ROCK groups are great, i would say start posting about your group on all celiac related message boards, and get the news out in any newsletter that wil let you put a blurb about your group in it. good luck and if you need any advice my e-mail is mstone@ups.edu
  23. just a friend! we were playing ninja tag and i was stealing all his clothes i seriuosly don't remember the cuteness of my counselor, or which one i was talking about cause they were all pretty cute!! hahaha life is good, just got done with classes and have a psych experiment to do this afternoon, then i gotta go figure out why my phone doesn't work cause it kinda makes having a cell phone pointless if it doesn't answer calls... i just ate an awesome gluten-free lunch haha
  24. AHH 8th grade science fair project relating the genes between diabetes and celiac woohoo for getting honorable mention at california state science fair haha funstuff
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