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  1. I'm really surprised that none of the dentists you saw didn't refer you to an orthodontist. To make a long story short, I saw a dr. for what I thought was an earache, was referred to the dentist, and on to the ortho. I received therapy, was fitted for a nighttime retainer, and everything is now fine. TMJ is a misalignment of the jaw. I don't think it has anything to do with celiac.
  2. Canyon Bakehouse recently came out with a sweet Hawaiian bread, similar to Hawaiian rolls. I haven't been able to find them yet. Has anyone?
  3. My brother found he had it about the same time I was diagnosed. His son was diagnosed this summer 4 years after us. Mom passed recently, but we are certain she had it now that we know much more about it. A second cousin was diagnosed at 1 yr. of age about 25 years ago. My daughter was tested this summer but I'm doubtful of her negative diagnosis - she gave the family history and was told by the doctor before the test that he was sure it would be negative and not to worry about it. I'm uncertain which test was actually administered, and she refuses to do it again unfortunately. My point
  4. You've received a lot of good info from other posters. A few of my favorites, including those already mentioned, are: Glutino English Muffins - my niece discovered them! Yum! Ronzoni, Barilla, and Jovial pasta - Jovial egg noodles are great! Pamelas pancake mix Glutino or Kinnikkinick sandwich cookies (very similar to Oreos) Snyders pretzels - especially honey mustard Freschetta and California Pizza Kitchen frozen pizzas Udi's muffins Udi's or Aldi's brand snickerdoodle cookies Kinnikkinick vanilla wafers Pocono Cream of Buckwheat hot cereal
  5. It's not really out of the U.S., but I'd consider Maui or Oahu. Both islands have a good variety of gluten free food options, including a few gluten free bakeries. I've had great success at both.
  6. Not to be rude, but I seriously don't get all the doom and gloom about a celiac diagnosis. Maybe I live in a bubble, but I can't recall an instance where I felt put down, humiliated, was given disgusted looks, or felt I was being treated any differently than anyone else. If it's happening, it must be that bubble thing or I'm just oblivious to it. I can't think of anyone I know who cares about what I can or cannot eat. Seriously! I eat out, go to parties and picnics, I travel, meet friends for coffee. My life has not been that greatly impacted because of food! It takes a little pre-plan
  7. I have used 3 or 4 different brands of braces wax without any problems. Two of the brands were purchased at CVS when I left the house without the wax I got at the orthodontist's office. No problem with any of it.
  8. It's unfair to make such a general statement about ER's and hospitals. Unfortunately, I've been to the ER several times and hospitalized three times in the past few years. The staff took me seriously when I told them I had celiac. Popsicles and drinks were checked for gluten, and a good laugh took place when a nurse came in to remove the cheesecake that was brought to me when the staff found out it was our anniversary. Dietary services were called and Lucy's gluten free cookies were given to me instead. Once admitted to the hospital, a dietician was sent to my room to discuss meals and she
  9. I love Aldi's gluten free bread and have never had a problem with it. Yes, they still make it, but it is hard to find lately. I found the bread, burger buns, and hot dog buns in Kentucky this weekend. The buns are honestly my favorite of all the brands I have tried. They show up at the stores sporadically, so my advice is to purchase as much as you can and freeze when you find them.
  10. I had the same problem long before I knew I had celiac. Restasis did not help me at all. I was referred to an eye specialist, and he was very helpful. He said to continue with Restasis, but I told him it was a waste of time. He told me that it doesn't work for everyone. He also gave me a Bruder Mask, which is an eye mask with beads in it that you warm in the microwave. Put over your eyes 4x daily for about 10 min. Then, massage your eyes gently - the warmth melts the fat in your eye glands and massaging helps disperse it over the surface. You can also get it on Amazon or just use a warm,
  11. It's a salad dressing with balsamic dressing as an ingredient. I've never found straight balsamic vinegar that contains gluten.
  12. Schar Baguette is really good! My husband (not gluten-free) now prefers it over regular french bread.
  13. What Karen said! My sister and I eat them all the time without any issues. Any rich chocolatey candy will bother me a bit if I eat them on an stomach.
  14. I had the same problem for about three years, and finally last year I started gaining weight and am back to normal plus and feeling great. I worked with a dietician and my g.i. I used a product called Muscle Egg which is essentially liquid eggs that come in flavors. It comes in quart and gallon size and is delivered frozen. The only ones I could stand were the plain and chocolate. Google it - it's an excellent product (also pricey, so watch for free shipping specials). I drank a couple cups a day and added it to smoothies, My dr. recommended medium chain triglyceride oil. Walgreens orde
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