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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Sweetfudge - Miss Pizza no more!!! Pier 49 Pizza in Salt Lake City (248 South Main Street) has a wheat free gluten free crust you can choose. I had it for the first time Friday night and its EXCELLENT! Well worth the drive to Salt Lake for pizza. That is the only Pier 49 Pizza Company that serves the gluten-free crust at this time.
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    Ignorant Comments

    I was at Sam's Club the other day and ordered a hot dog no bun. The employee proceeded to pull out a bun to put my hot dog on. I repeated to her no bun and even had another employee tell her NO BUN. I was thinking just pick up the dang hot dog, wrap it in tin foil, and give it to me!!! No I am not kidding when I tell you she walked right over to me and handed me a hot dog ON A BUN. I looked at her and very politely said I asked three times for no bun and she said with a cute little attitude "Well what do you want me to do throw it away?" UGH!!! I told her i didn't care what she did with it but I was "allergic" to bread and could not have it even touch my hot dog. When she came back with my bunless hot dog she had the idacity to say to me "Wow sucks for you to be allergic to bread that must be really hard." I thanked her and walked away. Turning away from her I just wanted to yell at her and say sucks for me?!! YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW F*&*#$G HARD IT IS OR WHAT I GO THROUGH JUST TO BE HEALTHY SOMETIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for letting me vent. LOL
  4. Does anyone else have this problem? I feel as though I am the only one! I'm about 60 pounds overweight!!!
  5. I think I may have some sort of RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) I am trying to figure out if it only occurs when I am glutened or if it is just another phase of getting older. Does anyone have this problem?
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    Please Put My Mind At Rest

    I am sure you will find many people to put your mind at ease but I will share my story with you. I was dx 2 years ago and have been very strict with what I eat. When my husband and I decided to have a baby we got pregnant on our first try. I was very well aware of the fact I needed to stay on my diet. My doctor told me that if I was malnurished the risk of the placenta seperating from my uterus and abrupting was very high. That is the major risk. I did fine the first 8 weeks then I just gave up. I ate everything! EVERYTHING! I couldnt help it. I work in Labor and Delivery and so everytime I worked I made sure I was doing okay and my baby was okay. I did have a pre term labor spell but did just fine. Long story short..........I gained 85 pounds. My daughter was 8 pounds 2 oz and is now 10 weeks old. She did fine and I thought I did fine to until now. I dont want to go back on my diet. My HD is ten times worse than ever before. I feel worse than I ever have. I now have to play catch up for 7 months of eating eating eating. Whatever you do, stay calm and do not stress about getting pregnant! Just relax and let God take control!!!
  7. I was diagnosed with celiac disease 2 days ago. Positive blood tests and also opted to have the endoscopy done, which my doctor left up to me. My first reaction to be diagnosed was frustration. I have been complaining of the same symptoms for 3 years. I switched doctors 4 times trying to find an answer to my pain. My first doctor dx me with bercidis due to the joint pain in my hips I had almost everyday. That was great! I took my medication faithfully (and I hate taking medication even for headaches). That didn't help. I was getting nowhere and getting more and more fatigued and more and more stomach aches after eating, more gas, and starting to have diarreah. I was not getting the answers I felt I needed so I switched doc. Doctor # 2 dx me with irritable bowel syndrome and lack of sleep. Thats right gave me ambien to sleep and meds for IBS. Sent me to physical therapy for my severe hip pain occuring everday. When the PT did not work she advised I see a Chiropractor. Well that was a great adjustment and I still go on occasion but my pain was still there. My hips aching more than ever!! Then I ended up in the ER with pancreatitis. That was 1 year ago. The attending ER doc along with my own physician could not find a reason for my pancreatits. Nothing. They sent me to an abdominal surgeon who took my gallblader out. No stones, but "appeared to be diseased". I was also dx during that time with reflux. Well, that was it. My gallbladder had been making me sick. Sweet I will finally feel "normal again" - not! In March after literally being in bed for a week so stiff and sore all- nearly every joint, sore muscles, muscle spasms for no reason, fatigued, depressed and anxious all in the same breath, I called my doc to get in. She was not able to see me for 3 weeks. I switched again. Doc # 3 dx me with Fibromyalgia. Simple as that. Hello, goodbye! You have fibromyalgia. Here are some #s to call to see a specialist. Well one specialist no longer accepted pts but referred me out to someone else who was a great fibromyalgia specialist. I saw him right away and he was not a fibromyalgia specialist, they gave me the wrong name. I sat there and talked with him about my symptoms for 2 hours. He looked at me and said so, have you been tested for celiac disease? 'CAUSE THATS WHAT IT IS!!! Finally. After all this time I have been diagnosed. My prayers have been answered. I just don't know why they didnt do that simple lab test first!! So now what? I'm a single 29yo female. I rearely cook. EVER! I don't even know where to begin. I eat out all the time. Love to go restaurant hopping and try new gourmet foods or hole in the wall cafes in little cities accross the country. Love it! It's one of my passions in life - really! So, now am I going to be confined to my kitchen? Slaving over a stove? Ordering food off the internet to my house? Is this what my life is going to be like now? I'm horrified to think that. HORRIFIED. Where do I begin? I have known for 2 days and am eating non stop. 24-7 shoveling forbiden food in my mouth. Am I really going to feel better? Am I going to stop hurting? Will my bloated stomach go away? How can someone be malnurished (thats what my doctor told me I was) and weigh 147 #s at 5"6?? PLEASE HELP ME IM SCARED OF MY LIFE CHANGING!!!!!!!!!!
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    Just seeing if mine worked!!!
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    What a jerk!! I have been "pre diabetic" / hypoglycemic for the last 8 years.....Or at least that is what 2 doctors told me...Hmmmm what do you want to bet it was Celiac....
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    Italian food is my favorite!! Now that is self control!! Good for you! I would'nt be able to resist!!!
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    UGH!! I have gotten that one too! I wish there was a way to educate the public a little bit more. I am thinking about renting a billboard for a couple of months. Maybe my picture and a saying something along the lines of I'm Gluten Free - Don't offer me food, just your ear so I can tell you about Celiac Disease. What do ya think?
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    That figures!!
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    I have only been gluten-free for 2 weeks now. I am very strick - absolutly no cheating!! I am already sick of people saying so can you eat this, can you eat that, well it doesnt have THAT much wheat in it, dont worry, so like forever? And the worst comment I get over and over again is well, that "diet" you are on sounds healthy! You wont ever have a weight problem!! I should really try that. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? I'm still in the I feel lost, I feel like a part of my life has died stage and I get those comments? No I cant eat it, no I cant cheat, no its not temporary......Take your bakers dozen doughnuts and LEAVE ME ALONE!! Really I am not bitter at all I promise. I just laugh! Oh annnnnd does anyone know where I can find wheat free licorish?
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    How Cool Is This?!

    I'm new to the gluten free diet and am VERY careful with labels and am still learning. This was a quick fun game to play, thank you!! I did not get 100 % but I did not do that bad either. I learned malt flavoring has gluten in it and didnt know that before. Thank you!!
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    Ok, I'm new at this too!! Where can I get the Mana by Anna bread mix?
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    Scared 2-b Gluten Free

    Tarnalberry - Ha ha yes im out of the parents house. Have been for quite some time now!! Thank you for your suggestions. I think I'm going to try making seared ahi with sauteed vegetables first. Wow that sounds great!!!
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    Scared 2-b Gluten Free

    Wow. I was running some errands today wondering if my sob story would even get read. You guys are great! All the input so far is incredible!!! In one day, just one day, I have learned restaurants (and PF Chengs is one of my favs) are now starting to carry gluten free menu items. I have choices for food! I really don't have to cook ALL that often!! WOO HOO!! Just a couple of you have made my day a whole lot brighter. Thank You!! Thank You!!