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  1. Even though I am new here I wanted to send by best wishes and good luck. I will remember you in my prayers. Sheryl
  2. I too was thirsty all the time until I became gluten-free 2 1/2 months ago. All I wanted was water it was like I craved it all the time. Now I drink very little of it. I didn't realize it until you posted this message. That's strange. Sheryl
  3. Hi all, I know this post is old, but I was glad to see that I am not the only one gaining like mad. I was diagnosed and went gluten-free 2 1/2 months ago and am gaining weight like mad (20 lbs since then) I have tried to cut down, but like you said I am hungry all the time all I want is Tostedos LOL. I try to eat a lot of fruit and salads, but the weight keeps coming on and my belly is really bloated. Oh well, guess I will have to exercise more too and try to cut down. Thanks all you made me feel better and not alone. Sheryl
  4. Dear Florida Jean, Hi there! I am really new to gluten-free but am learning. I bought "The Gluten-Free Gourmet" by Betty Hagman. She recomended 3/4 teasp. Xanthum gum per cup of flour for bread, 1/2 teasp. per cup for flour for cakes, and 1/4 to 1/2 teasp. per cup of flour for cookies. My receipe called for 2 1/4 cup of flour so I used 1 teasp of xanthum gum. Hope this helps. I want to make some bread soon but need to order dough enhancer and egg replacer before I can make it no one close to me sells these items. Good luck with your cookies. Sheryl
  5. Hi there! I baked my first batch of cookies today using my own recipe. I used betty Hagmans 3 flour recipe{rice, potatoe starch,& tapioca} and added zanthan. I used her flour cup for cup and they turned yummy. I couldn't tell the difference. They were chocolate chip by the way and sure were good especially since I haven't had any cookies for 2 1/2 months. Sheryl
  6. Thank you all for your replys. I have tried the Tinkyada pasta and it is very good. I will try to eat less fruit as I didn't eat it before I went gluten-free I always thought that maybe my problem before was from eating fruit so I stayed away from it. Thanks again everyone. Sheryl
  7. Hi all, I have been gluten-free for 7weeks now since being diagnosed with celiac disease. I used to get severe diarreha and then bouts of constipation. Since being gluten-free the diarreha has stopped completely (thank God) but now I am bloated and constipated. How long before this goes away too. By the way, I am lactose free too. Also I have been gaining a lot of weight, some of which I needed, but don't want to gain too much. I eat a lot of salads and fruit. Any one out there have the same problems. I want to thank all of you for this web site. I have learned so much from reading all the posts. It makes me feel not so alone. Thanks to anyone who replies to this. Sincerely, Sheryl
  8. Hi there! My hair has been falling out a lot too and it was fine to begin with. I think it's because our bodys are not absorbing the nutrients that they should. My Doctor said it could take as long as a year for my intestines to heal. Been gluten-free for 6 weeks. Hang in there and try to eat a lot of protien as that is what hair is, all protien. Sheryl
  9. Sorry, it's me again I forgot to add Fat free Fudge Bars Fat Free Vanilla Orange Bars Fat Free Raspberry Bars Star Kiss ( Cherry, Grape, and Lime only also these are lactose free if anyone is lactose intolerant. Thanks again, Sheryl
  10. Thank you for my welcome! Joe, just to let you know, Daity Queen vanilla and chocolate ice cream is all gluten free. Since I have learned to read ALL labels, I have made a list of toppings that are gluten free theu are as follows, Pinapple Cocoa Fudge ( contains peanut oil for those with peanut allergys) Butterscotch Carmel Chocolate, Cherry, and Butterscotch Cone Dip Vanilla Syrup M&M Blizzards "Recees Peanut Butter Cup" Blizzards "Snickers" Blizzards (without the Chocolate Syrup) These items have Modified Food Starch and I don't know the source of the starch so I wouldn't eat them, Chocolate Topping Hot Fudge Blueberry Topping Cherry Topping Raspberry Topping Cream de Mint Marshmallow Hope this helps any of the DQ fans out there. Sincerely, Sheryl
  11. Hi everyone, I'm new to this computer thing and have never posted on a message board before, so I hope I do this right. My name is Sheryl and I was diagnosed with celiac disease a month and a half ago. I have had bouts of constapation and then diarrhea for several years but was afraid to say anything to my doctor about it because I was afraid of colon cancer. I didn't matter what I ate( as you all know). I would take Imodium like water and it never helped. Then in February, my husband was diagnosed with prostrate cancer. I was a mess, I was so worried and stressed. My diarrhea was the worst it had ever been loosing a lot of weight. My husband had his surgery on June 2. Everything turned out fine they caught it in the early stages and he is cancer free thank the Lord. Anyway, I lost 12lbs in 1 week while he was in the hospital. He came home on the 5th of June. The next day, I started vomiting which I had never done. He made me go and see the Dr the next day, by now I was very dehidrated. My protien, calcium and potassium levels were way down, I was anemiac. He wanted to put me in the hospital that day, but I wouldn't go. The next day he called, I wasn't any better so he said I didn't have a choice, I had to go to the hospital. That worried me even more because my husband had to be left by himself and only 3 days home from the hospital. Anyway, He had me see a gastro Dr. as soon as I told him the sympoms he was pretty sure right away what was wrong with me. He did a blood test and sent it to Mayo Clinic. I came back posivine for celiac disease. I have been gluten-free since, at least I hope I am. Feel sooooo much better now. I felt so alone and didn't know who to talk to it seemed like Everything had glutten in it. Then my daughter found this website for me and I changed my life. It is so good to hear about everyone else. I have learned so much from all of you and I don't feel so alone anymore. I just wanted to thank all of you and tell you is is so good to be able to talk to other people like myself. By the way, I am 55(56 next month) married for 36 years to a wonderful supportive man, and have a daughter and 2 grandsons. I live in NW Indiana and am a manager for the Dairy Queen. Well I guess that's all for now thanks for listening to me ramble on. Bye for now. Sheryl
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