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  1. A quick Google says your conditioner is ok. Your vitamins really may not be. A lot of vitamins have gluten in them. Post them here or do a Google search for them and the words gluten free and see if anything comes up. :)

    I should get chocolate back. Right now I am on a modified elimination diet for the next few months still to let my poor gut rest. Chocolate is hard to digest so... :(

    But I figure it is the least I can do for my poor body...all the junk I did to it for so many years. It was such a trooper.

    You SHOULD write Dawn. :lol: That is great!

    Soy may be your issue. But also just so you know 4 months seems to be the magic number for when some folks start getting sensitive to air borne gluten. Me, my cousin, and my friend all started reacting at 4 months. Don't know what is magic about it but just putting it out there for your consideration.

  2. Oooh! I really like this thread. It shows the positive side of this whole gluten fiasco. :)

    There are seven people in my life who are gluten free because of me. :) And that is just in the last few months. Many more folks are starting to open their eyes to this poison. :D

    It is the best feeling in the world to see them getting healthy, to see smiles on their faces and brain fog beginning to clear. ^_^

    My Dog and cats would make 3 more. The dog was Grain Free from the start. After switching the cats they are doing great, very little to no shedding! White teeth! :) They are all on the Raw diet.

    No one can digest this stuff! It's not fit for man nor beast! :lol:

  3. If you are eating out frequently then you are probably getting hit. It may not be enough to set off problems in your intestine but it has been enough to set off the muscle pain and thyroid issues. Celiac is one manifestation of Gluten Intolerance. Hypo-thyroid, Muscle aches, Migraines, Depression etc...are others.

    What hand soap do you use? Also is your husband brushing his teeth before kissing you? Washing his hands after eating his gluten?

    It doesn't take much exposure to this poison to keep us sick that is for sure.

  4. Gotta rub in the chocolate ne? :lol:

    Can you post your conditioner? We can figure out if it has gluten in it.

    There is soy free chocolate out there. Just have to look for it. ;) Enjoy Life makes a tasty chocolate bar and I love Jocalot Lara Bars. :D Because yes, even a little soy lechitin can mess you up, it depends on the person certainly but still.

    I still suspect gluten over soy though and even if you are careful not to get it in your mouth it can still be inhaled or even absorbed through the skin in some people.

    Dawn shampoo hey? Very good to know. :P

    Glad you are feeling better about things! That is what we are here for!

  5. Come on now. Do you really think big Wheat is going down without a fight? Nope. They are going to make us out to be insane so the truth that gluten is at the root cause of the three leading causes of death in this country doesn't get out.

    They are going to keep printing this vacuous nonsense to create just enough doubt so that people happily go on eating their poison.

    That is why it is up to every one of us to help people with what we know. I've personally changed 7 lives in the last few months just by spreading the word and being an example of how awesome getting off this crap is.

    Seven people who were slowly suffering and dying and aren't anymore. Seven kinds of awesome. B)

  6. I used to get mega bloated after almost every meal. Turns out is was a bacterial infection called Vibrio at the heart of it. Also made me crave salt and sugar.

    You may want to find a competent Doctor to do a stool analysis and make sure this isn't your issue. From what I understand many folks with gluten issues have secondary infections.

    I had H-pylori and Vibrio

    My friend had a parasite and a bacterial infection (Can't remember the names).

    My husband was fine, but he had no digestive complaints other than heart burn.

  7. I had a swollen thyroid, or goiter, for well over a decade after I was put on Thyroid meds and for pretty much as far back as I could remember. Had an ultrasound that ruled out cancer or nodules and was just told that my thyroid was enlarged and that was the way it is. I had no insurance either and ended up paying $800 for that little revelation in 2005.

    Funny that because after 2 months gluten free my thyroid was no longer enlarged. It was very strange to be able to feel my wind pipe for the first time. O_o

    When I get badly glutened, often air borne, it swells back up for several hours or for the next day. My DH flairs up too. How gluten free are you? Have you checked your hair/beauty products? Soaps & Laundry Detergent? Do you live with a gluten eater or work at a place where you are exposed to gluten regularly? Some of us are very, very sensitive to such things and it could be keeping your anti-bodies active and attacking your thyroid and who knows what else. Air borne exposure won't give you the tummy troubles that ingestion will. In many ways it can be worse.

    If you went to my Docter anything under 1 indicates a hyperactive thyroid. Very interesting and that is my General Practitioner (read yearly blood drawer) who I consider to be completely out of the loop of true health but who is covered by my insurance and five minutes down the road. B)

    The DH will take time to clear up, not sure how creams are going to help but I'd be interested in your experiences there. Mine is pretty well gone except when I get into gluten. My husband's gets better all the time but very slowly, he had a severe case to start though.

    I'd be careful of using iodine, if it isn't an iodine issue you can really, really do some damage from what I understand.

    Dr. Clark Chiro has a

    (He is a Functional Medicine Chiropractor) you may find helpful. There are 6 short videos so far I think. He has gusto for this stuff and I find him entertaining sometimes. :P

    I'd hold off on shelling out money until we can take a harder look at your diet and lifestyle. No need to pay a doctor exorbitant fees if the answer is as simple as having your house go gluten free.

    And finally, :hugs: I know the rollercoaster that is thyroid. I'm hoping to get off my meds entirely one day.

  8. Hi Jocelyn,

    Some questions before I can help you.

    Are you truly gluten free? No gluten in your hand soap, hair/beauty products, living in a gluten free household? Where do you work? Have you checked the soap there, are you near a kitchen or bakery? Do you go to church? Checked the wafers? All of your symptoms tell me you may be getting gluten in somewhere.

    How abut dairy? Have you done any sort of elimination diet for other food sensitivities?

    What does your typical diet look like in a week?

    And finally :hugs: This is a terrible thing to go through. If I were you I would look at going to a functional medicine Doctor. Mainstream Docs are useless in the area of true health. If they can't push a pill on you or do a surgery they throw their hands up, or worse actually do physical harm. :blink:

  9. I read on another post you made that he is sensitive to airborne gluten. If you want his headaches and depression to get better I would suggest taking the whole house gluten free. No way a hyper can live in a gluten environment without feeling it.

    School is a whole different animal. I feel for you here because what can you do? Take him out? Homeschool him? Or work to educate the world that gluten is poison for not just people with Celiac but for almost everyone.

    I'm working on the latter. Let's get this poison out of our food supply already! B)

  10. There is a product called D-Hist that I have been taking for the last few weeks whenever I get glutened. It helps significantly with the duration and severity of the symptoms but is not a cure by any means.

    For example I still get brainfog, but it is lessened and the headache is either nonexistant or light.

    I still move slowly and creakily but there is no joint pain.

    I still have tight muscles and spasms but the stabbing pain isn't there.

    My friend who is also hyper sensitive has taken it with similar results.

    Dr. Rick (My Doctor and author of the Gluten Effect.) advised me to take it every hour for 6-8 hours after a glutening, the sooner after the better. It is an antiinflamatory supplement and something that your adrenal glands make naturally. Keeps the fire down.

    I don't leave the house without it.

    I have had no negative side effects from taking it. :) Hope this helps someone else! A quick Google search can tell you what is in it and so forth and give you a number of places to buy it from without need for a Doc.

    What do you do to lessen a glutening?

  11. You can just tell them you have Celiac or begin educating them on Gluten Sensitivity/Intolerance. It has to start somewhere and it isn't going to come from the pill pushers (Docs and T.V). This is a grassroots effort. ;)

    My family has been skeptical and fascinated all at once. :rolleyes: It is very bizarre.

    However I have had several friends go gluten free since I told them about it and the results speak for themselves. B)

  12. My husband has the same rash. It seemed to get worse on the underarms with certain deodorants but we have noticed since going gluten-free and working to fix his adrenals he no longer has this problem.

    Going gluten-free is the best test you can do, hands down. The ignorance and attitude of most Docs is appalling!

  13. Judy, B)

    I had lots of unexpected things get better too. The weirdest one is that my vision got better. I no longer needed my glasses which I got in my 20's.

    Oh Steph PLEASE do a post on this if you haven't already done so. This is something I am hoping will happen with me and I'd love to hear the details of yours and others stories. :)

    That is AWESOME!!! My hubby will have to go gluten-free with me (I REFUSE to cook seperate LOL...and it was his Idea :lol: )and I'm hoping it will help his Diabetes and his Fibromyalgia

    I'm willing to bet that it will. So long as he is 100% gluten-free. Please do keep us posted. :)

  14. Dove and Tide should be gluten free (You may want to double check to be sure). just google the product and gluten free and most times it'll come up.

    However Hair One is not.

    Ingredient list:

    Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Amodimethicone, CID 157846, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lame Advertisement Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherr) Bark Extract, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Menthol, Polysorbate 60, Citric Acid, BHT, Disodium EDTA, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol

    Sneaky wheat is in everything! Suave and Dove products are gluten-free as are Desert Essence products.

  15. Gluten Intolerance has been linked to infertility issues. I don't see why it wouldn't have an effect on when menopause starts.

    It's taken me 7 months but I no longer have menstrual cramps. :) Check out this video by Dr. Vikki on the subject.

    What an interesting development. Please do keep us posted on any updates. :D This is a very new field and the more stories we have the better we can understand gluten and it's effects on our bodies.

    In the meanwhile going back to pads again gets the thumbsdown! :lol: