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  1. has celiac disease.

  2. It's funny, because I just thought of the very same thing, but in all my other "Does it contain gluten" questions flying around my brain, I forgot about the condom question until I cicked into this particular topic out of curiosity. Good info to have!
  3. Hi Everyone, I've been checking out the gluten free medication websites and have found very little help, and I hope maybe someone out there will have some answers for me. I'm taking the Sam's Club Member's Mark generic version of Zyrtec--Cetirizine. Besides the Cetirizine HCI, it lists as it's inactive ingredients: corn starch, FD&C blue #1, hypomellose, lactose, magnesium stearate, polydextrose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, titanium dioxide, and triacetin. Yikes! Gluten free? Here's the next one: Sam's Club Member's Mark generic version for SSudafed. Besides Pseudoephedrine HCI, the pills contain carnauba wax, dibasic calcium phosphate, FD&C red no. 40 aluminum lake, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, silicon dioxite, and titanium dioxide. Gluten free? I'm beginning to feel like a chemistry experiment here. My next one is is Kroger brand Migraine Formula. This one doesn't list the inactive ingredients, but it just has Acetaminophen, Aspirin, and Caffeine. Gluten free? Which brings me to regular old generic asprirn of any old generic brand out there. Should I avoid any or are they all pretty much gluten free? Let's see. I have a few pharmacy companies I can't seem to find out whether their products are gluten free--Ranbaxy, NorthStar, and Watson. I'm not sure how to contact these folks to get any answers, either. Thanks soooooo much! I'm definitely feeling a little crazy at the moment!
  4. This is very interesting--what tipped me off to my stomach issues being rather abnormal was actually due to a ripping pain just a little bit to the right of my left rib cage. I still don't know what the ripping pain is about, and I still get it. I also noticed it would get worse after eating--or if I had been sitting for a long time (I'm a student). I haven't had constipation with it, just serious diarrhea, which also tipped me off to something not being right. Hope you're feeling better, deesmith! I'm interested to hear what the doctor tells you.
  5. Hi! I'm not sure how long I've been suffering from Celiac Disease, but I've had stomach issues since high school. I also have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder/Anxiety/Depression. That's been going on since I was about three. I was wondering if there is any type of link. I know OCD/Anxiety/Depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, but it seems to me that my stomach issues got much worse at the same time that I had an emotional meltdown and had to be put on SSRIs. This was around the time I graduated from college and was forced to look for a "real" job in the "real" world. (Art History just doesn't pay the bills.) I really don't know if there could be a link, but I was wondering if anybody has any ideas. Thanks!
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    This sounds fabulous! I also have asthma. Hoping it will go away now!
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    gluten-free Cooking

    Thanks for the help! We seem to be coping okay so far, but we both have to remind each other to not use a specific kitchen utensil that may be contaminated with gluten. We're coming to terms with the fact that from here on out there will be separate peanut butter jars, jam, butter...
  8. Hi! I was just diagnosed with Celiac Disease, and while I have some background knowledge in a gluten free diet, I'm overwhelmed and frankly, a little freaked out! My husband does not have Celiac, and he is the main cook in our house, but some nights I make dinner. If a Celiac is cooking for somebody else, do they need to be really cautious about what ingredients they touch? I mean, for example, if I were to make a gluten filled cake for him, would I be contaminating myself? I know this might sound a little crazy, but as I said, I'm pretty overwhelmed Thanks so much for any advice! I REALLY appreciate it!
  9. Hi Everyone, I was just recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease. My husband and I used to eat out a lot, but now, we don't know where to go. If a restaurant does have a gluten free menu, can I trust that it's really gluten free? I am worried about cross-contamination. I imagine salads without croutons will be okay! Please help! I really appreciate any input! Thanks so much!!!
  10. Hello Everyone-- I was diagnosed about two weeks ago with Celiac Disease. I have a little background in what is and isn't safe for me to eat, but I am really confused by ingredients that list "Natural Flavors." What does this mean? I don't know if I should avoid all foods that list "Natural Flavors" in their ingredients. I also was wondering if I should only trust foods that say gluten-free on the label. It's rather overwhelming! Also, are foods that are processed in a facility that also processes wheat products bad for me, too. I have assumed so and have stopped eating all foods that aren't marked clearly. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!