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  1. What should I use when converting a recipe if it calls for cake flour? Thanks!
  2. You can still have Chic Fil A...they have gluten-free choices
  3. cmom

    Benefits Of Living Gluten-Free

    Being able to go places where the bathroom is more than 7 ft away; enjoying life as a whole again without as much fear; using imodium rarely instead of daily; feeling good again (which I didn't for years); also learning how to cook in new ways. That's just the beginning....
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    Social Implications

    :ph34r:I also have those dreams where I eat a huge amount of gluten food (seem to forget about celiac at the time) and then realize in horror what I have done. What a relief to wake up!
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    Went To Emergency Room

    You are so lucky, not b/c of the ER trip, but b/c the dr was celiac savvy. Most of the doctors I have dealt with don't think gluten is the cause of anything unless it's strictly gastro. Even my gastro's office told me that sinus problems and/or headaches don't have anything to do with celiac.
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    Out Of Body Sensation

    Yes, Sue, the part about causing osteoporosis is true. I have confirmed osteopenia due to not absorbing calcium caused by damaged intestines. I have not had a recent bone scan, but hope that things have improved since being gluten-free.
  7. That's what I'm thinking, also.
  8. I understand all that, Peter. However, my gripe is that the Great Value labels have gone from gluten free to "may contain wheat, etc." On the canned and frozen products I have checked, it does not say "naturally gluten free" even. I often will try products that say "manufactured in a facility that also...." but will not consume those that say "may contain". Maybe it's the same thing, but I have stopped buying the products because of this change.
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    A Bit Stressed Today

    or....they might see how well you handle/assert yourself and how much self-control you have...could be a postive employee attribute
  10. I'm not sure what is going on with WalMart and its Great Value products. It was so nice when many of their products had the words "gluten free" on them. Now, however, the past few weeks I have noticed that the labels have been changed on virtually all of them. Now the statement says, "May contain wheat". I have found this on virtually everything from canned and frozen corn, potato chips, etc. I have yet to find a Great Value product that says gluten-free on it now. This may be a CYA statement, but is very frustrating!
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    Navigating The Holidays

    A friend of mine at work last week was excited about making a gluten-free carrot cake for me to share (she has made gluten-free dishes so I can partake before). She was telling me what she put in it (she likes to be sure). When she was listing the ingredients, one of them was barley. I had to tell her I couldn't eat it. She was so glad I did..she had totally forgotten that barley wasn't gluten-free. She said I'm so glad I didn't give you any! Now that's a caring person!
  12. Hope everyone had a great Turkey Day.....have been wondering...whatever happened to ReadingRacer22 and KaitiUSA? They crossed my mind for some reason and was just wondering if anyone knew.
  13. Wow, that is awesome! Not a chance of that happening where I am...they love their doughnuts...There are a couple of people who do try to see that I have something at a pitch-in though
  14. cmom

    Wild Dreams

    I have dreamed of eating a whole pizza or a hamburger with the bun and then realizing I shouldn't have and wondering how and when I am going to be sick. It is such a relief when I wake up and know that I really didn't do it!
  15. I have been gluten-free (to the best of my ability) for the past several years. I still suffer from pretty intense pain all over upon standing after sitting for over 30 mins. Also, suffer from severe foot pain upon standing the first few minutes when getting out of bed. My left foot has been broken twice and after visiting the podiatrist b/c I believed I had broken it for the third time, found out that the bones in my foot had "regenerated" themselves into some weird adaptation which is causing some of my foot pain. Also have pain in the right foot daily.
  16. While cleaning, you might want to pay special attention to doorknobs, cabinet, refrigerator, and stove handles, etc. just to be safe.
  17. The job I have now as a teaching assistant ijs perfectly suited for me. If I have any intestinal flareups, I can excuse myself and tend to them. However, there are without a doubt, some jobs I could never hold such as assembly line worker, cashier in a busy store, highway worker, etc. I must have a job where I can hit the restoom if necessary. They did put me on a special needs bus for a short time but I started having problems and feeling ill and had to request to be taken off that duty. The ride was 1 1/2-2 hrs. long out throught the country where there were no public restrooms. Thank goodness my principal was so understanding. I was in line to check out a famous chain store one time, and the cashier was begging the supervisor to let her go toe restroom, and the supervisor refused. I thought this was absolutely horrible. (If there are alot of mistakes in this post, I apologize....I'm only wearing one contact!)
  18. cmom

    Choosing A Doctor

    I have a separate dr and GI. My dr treated me for over 6 yrs and could not find my problem. It took the GI 2 visits and I had a diagnosis.
  19. cmom

    State Fairs

    My family loves to attend the Fall Fest in Evansville where they have a whole street shut off and nothing but food booths up and down the street. Everything from buffalo to alligator (anything unusual, as well as the common fair foods). I always leave without having tried anything as I cannot be sure if it's safe.
  20. This may be TMI, but several yrs ago, I was going with my parents to a play my brother was directiing out of town, and they stopped at a steakhouse to eat on the way. As soon as we got inside the restaurant and I smelled the food, I had an immediate urge to go to the restroom. It was so powerful that I did not make it in time. I had to call my DH to come and pick me up so my parents could go ahead. Not only was it embarrassing, but disturbing.
  21. Yeah, I have a MIL that continually says that I "won't" eat certain things, but never I "can't" like she thinks I'm trying to get attention. She gets aggravated when we take her somewhere and don't stop to eat. My DH has said several times that I can't just anywhere and she always says, "Well, she can eat green beans and corn....blah blah blah". And sometimes I do take chances, just to keep down the peace. She just doesn't get the whole cross-contamination thing. She also usually watches every bite of food I put in my mouth...
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    Diarrhoea And Fybogel

    I would strongly advise NOT trying Rheaban for diarrhea. I tried it a couple times and both times made it even worse. This was pre-gluten-free so I didn't read the label. For some reason, it had the opposite effect on me.
  23. I think the "I DON'T eat that" as opposed to the "I CAN'T eat that" depends on your situation and the people around you. In my case, around my DH's family, "I DON'T" would be perceived as me thinking I'm too "good" to eat their food. The "I CAN'T" helps remind them that I have a medically-required diet.
  24. I was also very excited the first time I had normal BM's! I wanted to throw a Poop Party! HAHAHA