bremac

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  1. I live in Minneapolis now and the gluten-free offerings are abundant and I know where all of them are but am now moving to Indianapolis and am hoping someone knows the best places to go, including pizza and bakery type places if there are any. Thanks in Advance!
  2. Anyone live in the Albany area? I have not met another celiac here and sometime I feel so alone.
  3. Do you use a glass baking dish or a metal one? confused new cook here
  4. I a copying this down, thanks! I never really learned to cook (diagnosed right before college) and I'm trying now, this one inspired me!
  5. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  6. I am just starting (at the old age of 25, how pathetic) to get back into cooking and baking. I haven't done much since I was diagnosed as I went right into college after diagnosis and then med school where I dont' have TIME. But I getting inspired and I have bought some cookbooks but I wish they had pictures of the food like normal ones do. Any ideas? Or a regular cookbook with pictures that is easily adaptable? Thanks ! Bre
  7. bremac

    How Stupid Am I?

    I'm so sorry! And you are not alone. I posted last week about this same thing, you gave me deja vu! I thought I was buying the rice crust gluten-free Amy's spinach pizza and bought the WHOLE WHEAT one instead. Didn't realize it till I pulled the box out of the garbage after vomiting for 3 hours. I get delayed reactions so I didn't start throwing up till 3-4 hours after I ate it and it took me a good long while to realize it was the pizza. I felt really stupid but ya know what? EVERYONE makes mistakes! I hope you recover quickly Bre
  8. Thanks for pointing me to the blogs! I've had celiac for 7 years...but am just starting to learn to cook and bake for myself. Sad huh? Bre
  9. Hi, I only post on here about once a year so I apologize for barging in again. I have been gluten free due to diagnosed celiac for 7 and a half years now and I made a MAJOR booboo last night. I thought I was buying the Amy's Rice Crust Spinach Pizza but I got the WHOLE WHEAT one instead and somehow never noticed while I was preparing it and eating it. I only had one piece, thank God. And I just want to say that I already feel really stupid and I am always so so careful. I still cant' believe I did this! Anyways, 3-4 hours after eating it (I felt fine up till then) I got really dizzy and nauseated. I had the dry heaves (I'm assuming that means my stomach was empty) for about 40 minutes (not fun!) Then I drank some water (at this point I didn't know I had been glutenated so I thought it was something else) and took a Pepcid AC. And THEN I projectile vomited and it was all the pizza. I vomited continuously for about 10 minutes and then I had 3 more episodes of pizza puking (so throwing up from 11pm to 2am) and horrible horrible nausea and belly pain (right below my ribs in the middle) that I couldn't move. Anyways, I know that the one time I threw up from gluten before was when I had gluten free bread contaminated with wheat flour so I think I get that type of reaction if it's wheat, not so much with barley. Usually I only get glutened from cross contamination and I just have some diarrhea and bloating. The weird thing is that I haven't had any diarrhea which is different for me; I always have either just the D or D+V never just V. Do you think that is because I vomited it all up from my intestines? It felt like it got stuck (the pizza) as soon as it got out of my stomach and my poor duodenum recognized it. And my stomach was definitely empty to begin with (4 hours after I ate and having the dry heaves). Maybe all the gluten got thrown up and that's why I don't have diarrhea? The other upsetting thing is that I cannot eat, but I am drinking Gatorade and staying hydrated. It feels (24 hours later) like someone is punching me in my solar plexus and like I have this ball of burning pain high up in my belly (it's in the middle and kind of between the ribs, so pretty high). I've never had this before and it's scaring me if I can't eat. Could my intestines be so inflamed that they're swollen and that's why I have the pain and can't eat. I am not even hungry and when I tried to eat some mushed up gluten-free pretzels (what I always eat after a gluten reaction since I get really lactose intolerant and can't have my usual comfort food) the pain got a lot worse and I felt nauseated. I took some Levsyn, which is an anti-spasmodic that I take under my tongue and that seemed to help a bit but wears off as soon as the next dose is due. That was prescribed not for my celiac but because I have biliary tract issues but it did help. I am sorry this was so rambling. I just don't have anyone to ask about this and I am scared. I think I will call my GI doctor tomorrow and try to talk to him and ask what to do. If anyone has had this happen or knows what medicines would help or any advice I would appreciate it! Thank you! Bre
  10. bremac

    The Blood Type Diet Scam!

    I will add my 2 cents to distract myself from my horrible gluten poisoning.... I remember learning in med school about how the blood types have no relation to the digestive tract. The "evidence" the authors try to use is something about how the ABO antigens are picked up in the developing GI tract or something like that and they completely skew it and try to make it sound logical. There are a lot of diet books out there that are really crazy and take advantage of well meaning people by using fake "scientific evidence" that they have manipulated and taken out of context to try and get people's money. I remember when I became ill (the year before my diagnosis) with iron def anemia and my mom bought that book thinking it would help me. LOL...I'm type A and whatever that diet recommended would kill me Bre
  11. I am glad you are recovering. I felt pretty good yesterday apart from the D but this morning I had horrible "heavy" nausea, almost feels like I have a lead ball in my belly (still higher up abover my umbilicus and in the middle) and such a horrible feeling. It comes in waves and takes my breath away. Do you think baking soda would help at all in this situation, since I'm not throwing up anymore? It seems like an hour or two after I eat this feeling comes, like the food is stuck where my poor intestines got poisoned Bre
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    Blood Type

    A+ here! I think this trend of Os might just be because that is the most common blood type....
  13. Hmm, are you allergic to Aspirin? IF you are I would think you would be allergic to the Pepto as well, but otherwise, it is SUPPOSED to make your stools dark. It even says so on the bottle and that is a temporary and expected thing. If you're not on a med that has this side effect and your stools are black/really dark that IS a sign of GI bleeding high up in the tract (it's called melena.) I was freaked out when mine became black and then I read the bottle and noticed that, hehe. I wouldn't want you to miss out on the joys of Pepto Bismol if you don't have to. Happy New Year! Bre
  14. I never get emails telling me when someone has replied in a threat I started or after I post in a topic I also don't get the notification. Frustrating! I tried to make sure my setting were correct, and I do believe I USED to get notifications when I posted. Thanks! Bre
  15. I am jealous that you can tell right away! I usually feel perfectly fine until 3-5 hours later when either vomitig or diarrhea and a horrible dizzy nauseated feeling comes out of seemingly nowhere...
  16. The D started today as someone predicted it would Not too bad though and I've been eating a bit, mostly jello and broth and applesauce and peppermint tea. My GI doc told me to take some Pepto Bismol and that actually helped my tummy pain a lot. And hopefully help with the D too! He said something about how the ingredient in it can actually help bind up some of the gluten left over in the intestines and help get it out faster. ANyone ever heard that before? Anyways, thanks for your replies everyone! Bre
  17. Not rambling! I actually feel kind of encouraged knowing other people have similar reactions, weird as that may sound! My D started today, oh joy...
  18. Thank you for all the suggestions. I am not able to get out and find all these things and in all honesty probably wouldn't be able to prepare them all. But I DO have peppermint tea and I've drank that before and noticed it has tummy calming properties. I'll go make some now! Thanks again Bre
  19. That was so touching I am almost in tears. How sweet of you for helping your student and I think it's so wonderful how the class reacted.
  20. bremac

    Being Glutened?

    I was diagnosed 7 and a hal years ago and rarely get accidentally "glutenated" but I make mistakes especially with cross contamination. I would say I am more sensitive now and have worse reactions. I tend to vomit and then have diarrhea...NICE But the more you heal and your villi start to come back, you will feel better and only get sick when accidents happen.
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    How Do You Recover?

    If I do the throwing up deal before getting the D, I have trouble keeping anything at all down for several hours. Then I try Gatorade mixed with GingerAle or seltzer. And gluten free pretzels! My roommate bought me some the last time I got badly "poisoned" and they tasted good and they provide salt, which is good when you're dehydrated!
  22. Yep. I emailed and called and was told I could bring in food for only myself. So I am just going to bring some gatorade and gluten-free pretzels to eat when I get whoozy (don't want to pass out in line for the roller coasters!!!) They said to explain to security about my diet and the guy on the phone said a letter from my doctor "wouldn't hurt" so I'm getting one of those too. Good grief, right?
  23. I'm going there on Friday and I was looking at the website and it said no food is allowed into the park. My only other post-celiac disease park experience was Busch Gardens and they let me bring my own food in so I'm not sure what to do here. I sent an email asking about it and I might try calling them tomorrow but if you guys have any info I'd really appreciate it! Thanks! Bre
  24. Thank guys! I think we're going to all bring our lunches (I'm the only gluten-free one) and go eat on the tailgate. They don't have a picnic area so I think that's our best bet. My doctor is writing me a note saying I need to have good with me at all times so I can bring a few snacks in. Oh, and in case anyone is wondering, you're allowed to bring water in (woohoo!)
  25. 1) going out with friends and trying to be "normal" and eat something 2) food shopping 3) expense of gluten-free food that doesn't even taste that good 4)having to explain all the time 5)cross contamination 6) how sick I get from #5 and wishing I could at least eat an oreo or something if I have to get sick 7) reading ingredients ALL THE TIME