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lacey last won the day on November 26 2016

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  1. Unfortunately no. I take natural ones due to the side effects of over the counter antihistamines...(early onset Alzheimer’s if taken on a regular basis). ? It’s just such a strange issue...wondered if anyone else experienced the same!
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    Anyone here from Colorado?
  3. Hello friends. I had allergy testing last year, and am pretty much allergic to everything (grass, pollen, weeds, mold, pet dander you name it). My doctor says this isn’t true...but I know my body and when the allergy levels get high, my entire body hurts (back, knees, fingers, toes). I’m in Colorado, and everything is in bloom. Winter is my time of relief. Does this happen to any of you? If so, what do you do for it? It makes me so tired. Thank you! p.s. I have been tested for rheumatoid, fibro, etc. All negative...just Celiac
  4. Thanks! Fruit seems to work ok for me these days. Perhaps a sensor would be a good investment though. I’m very very sensitive. Pretty sure these berries were the culprit today. Thanks for the advice!
  5. Thanks guys! Seems like frozen fruit should have been safe but who knows! I think I will go back to not buying anything in a package. So much easier ?
  6. I have gotten to the point where I eat an extremely clean diet. Literally almost everything in my diet is pure and fresh and doesn't even come in a package. I haven't been "glutened" in a really long time. However, I recently started a new eating protocol (medical medium 28 day cleanse). Blueberries are a big part of the diet. The fresh ones at my store were gross and old, so I bought organic frozen ones ( simple truth brand for those of you who have king soopers/Kroger). Could I have possibly been glutened from eating these? They have no labeled additional ingredients. They do not say gluten free, and also do not say processed in a facility with gluten, or contain gluten. My eyeballs, spine, and head hurt which is always my first sign of exposure. Any time now my belly will kick in too. Any thoughts on this? Could I have really been glutened by frozen berries!? TIA
  7. Ennis_TX, ha ha yes children with cookies are terrifying! So messy?Keep pushing through with your gluten free baking endevours! I'm sure something will work out! At the very least you are blessing those who eat your creations as decent gluten-free products are rare...especially homemade at that!
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    Dating and celiac disease

    I'm going through the same thing! It's quite a challenge and pretty discouraging. Perhaps you'll find a bit of comfort knowing you're not the only one ? Best of luck to you! Stay strong.
  9. I'm so glad to have seen this! Going to the grocery store has become a huge issue for me. I always leave with a swollen belly and tight chest/lungs. I always end up going when they have freshly baked bread all around grrrr. Whenever I am near others who are eating anything with gluten I get extremely nervous. I've had to step away from a culinary career simply because being near the stuff makes me sick. Best of luck to you! I understand ?
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    Constipation and coeliac

    I found a probiotic about a year ago that has been such a lifesaver as nothing else was working for me. You can get it on amazon if you are interested (prescript assist is the name). Lots of water and stress management (think yoga or meditation). Hope you start feeling better!
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    Vitamin D deficiency?

    I am also low in vitamin d...after researching it a bit more I realized not only how important it truly is, but also how having an autoimmune condition can impact how you absorb it. I have been taking liquid vitamin d drops under my tongue. Purchased on amazon if you are interested. I also read how tanning beds are a great way to get in your daily fill. I don't have the time/finances to go to a salon that often but it's something to keep in mind...after all it's the closest thing to the real deal ...though nothing can beat sunshine. I haven't tried this either but read that vitamin d should always be taken with magesium...apparently it helps you absorb it more easily...? Good luck to you. Be well!
  12. Ennis_TX, I'm sorry you're battling crazy allergies as well! I've never thought about the bags at the grocery store...yikes! Corn is also one of my 60+ allergens ha ha. I will certainly let you know if I find some sort of solution. My doctor said to move to the moon...umm not very helpful. If I can ever afford to live off the grid and grow my own food I will be one happy gal!
  13. Thank you ?I'm at a total loss. Such a weird yet debilitating issue. My last hope is to trust and pray all of this away. Why not right?!
  14. Ok guys...I have Celiac. I can deal with that...and know how now. Now I have a new issue....ALLERGIES. I'm allergic to all of the major food allergens, and avoid them like the plague. I eat paleo which has remedied that problem...though it's not always convenient. Now I'm also allergic to everything else you can possibly have a reaction to...dust, mold, trees, pets, on and on and on. I met with an allergist thinking I developed an additional autoimmune condition...come to find out I am literally allergic to everything. My responses to these allergens consist of fatigue, inflammation, weight gain, difficulty breathing, headaches, digestion problems etc. He has me getting allergy shots two times a week. I feel worse than before and am at a loss. Now I'm on three antihistamine meds and they don't do squat! Has anyone else dealt with this issue? If so what did you do? Do allergy shots work for you? I'm contemplating acupuncture and the gaps diet again...also scaling back at work and school just to get my health back on track. Any thoughts are so appreciated. I'm tired of feeling terrible all of the time. Being told by my doc that I'm allergic to Colorado is disheartening...and being told I need allergy shots for three years is freaking me out. ? XO
  15. Thanks Gemini! its good to know that I may be on the right track! Thank you for your advice and kind words. I've lived in a Colorado forever...so that could play a part in all of if this. I still can't get over how badly I responded, but hopefully this means I'm on the right track. I'be tried researching the subject in regards to Celiac as well, but haven't had much luck. Starting injections next week and will keep everyone updated if I find success...though I know it will be a process. Thank you again!