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  1. Hi all, a friend of mine is coming to the States and I am hoping to order certain things online (Amazon). Can you please tell me which 1. Sun screens 2. Make up (lipstick, mascara) do you use? Thank you!
  2. Hi all, Almost four years ago, I was diagnosed with Celiac. I did everything I could to avoid gluten, never cheated, but last year my tests were horrible, as bad as they were when I first found out I had celiac. I realized that some products were not safe as they claimed to be. So, I stopped eating them and if I was stressed out, I would only buy the most expensive ones from Germany since I thought that they had to fulfill certain standards. Anyhow, soon after I was diagnosed , I noticed that my ring finger, right hand, used to tremble. Now, it still trembles but I feel like my pinky is m
  3. Hi, I would recommend to also stop eating out. We can never be sure how the food is prepared unfortunately and also, all of us with celiac disease do not get a pass if we eat something accidentally that has gluten in it. We end up dealing with various symptoms, which are scary and make us worry of other horrible things that could be wrong with us, which also does not help our recovery. I have always been so careful about eating gluten-free, did not eat out, but my test results came back horrific. I am suspecting that some of the gluten-free products were not really gluten-free products althou
  4. Hi all, so I was diagnosed with Celiac (Marsh 3C) in May, 2014 and at that time my Anti-Gliadin IGA was 221. I immediately went on a very strict gluten-free diet, and the antibodies were going down. By August of 2015, they were 22. Last month, I repeated the test, expecting it to be close to 0. I was shocked to find out that Anti-Gliadin IGA was >200. I am beyond shocked. As some of you know, I was the one who at first kept saying to everyone to stay away from processed gluten-free food. However, as my antibodies were going down, I felt more comfortable eating processed gluten-free fo
  5. Thank you all!!! I really appreciate your advice. I called the lab and they said I could not drink the tap water because of chlorine. I am looking into getting a distiller. It is also very likely that the vitamin B12 and D are low. I am doing my best to take the vitamins but sometimes I skip them. I need to be better about it. I have actually planned on trying the AIP diet. Thank you for explaining about histamine levels. This further motivates me to try. Thank you!
  6. Hi, I have been trying to get other tests done but it takes forever to get an appointment or get the results. So, I decided to concentrate on things that I can control and I did an allergy test on different types of food/Ingredients. Things that I already suspected (i.e., tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, all kinds of sugar and sweeteners, all kinds of cheese, etc) came back as the ones I need to either stop for three months or completely stop eating them. However, I was shocked when it also showed that I needed to avoid for three months or forever the following things: -tap water - Thi
  7. Hi, it may be difficult for your daughter, but try avoiding even gluten-free processed food as much as possible. It will help her recover faster. While it does not have gluten, it has a lot of other substances/additives, which may not sit well with your daughter while she is recovering. Pay attention how she reacts to dairy products, eggs, nightshades, corn, oats,etc. At first, due to inflammation and damage, she might not be able to eat them. However, once healed, you can start reintroducing one at the time and see how she reacts. No one likes learning that they have celiac disease but try to
  8. Hi all, since the last time I wrote, I got to see a rheumatologist. However, he was not interested in listening to my symptoms but just reading my test results that are already outdated and as you know, some came back as positive. He said that I did not need to come to him since most likely nothing was wrong with me and asked me whether I saw a neurologist. God knows how much I would love that was true. I told him about my foot pain, problems with my ear (the other doctor said it was tinnitus and also told me to go to see a rheumatologist). He told me to repeat certain tests ANA, ENA, a
  9. Hi all, I wrote about my foot pain 7-10 days ago. I really have no clue what it was. I thought it could be bunion or gout. I could not walk for about 5 days straight because my left foot was hurting so much. I literally cried from pain. My dr. said that she thought that I might have hit it but I know for sure that I did not. She ordered some tests, including RF and CRP, which came back positive and ASO negative. Can you please tell me what you think of these results? My foot is still hurting but not as much; sometimes I have chills and I am often feeling cold and my hands are mostly cold,
  10. Dear all, thank you for your suggestions. I am not feeling any better. It is an excruciating pain. My dr. thinks that I either hit my foot or somehow twisted it. According to her, it is not swollen a lot. However, it is difficult for me to walk. After speaking with my mom, she thought it could be gout. Luckily, my toe has not changed color. In general, I avoid taking painkillers as much as possible but with this kind of pain, it is impossible not to take them. My x-ray came back ok, thanks God. However, my foot began hurting after I had an x-ray. One of my neighbors said that her husband
  11. Hi all, Today, while wearing shoes, which I wear almost every day, normal flats, and never had any problems with them, I started feeling pain on my left side of the foot, around my small toe. Had no idea that this area is also considered a bunion (I learned earlier when I googled foot pain). I took a nap and woke up with excruciating pain and could barely walk. I really do not know what to make out of it. I am icing the foot. I do not know if I would call it ironic or stroke of luck, I was scheduled to have an x-ray of my hands and feet today, which I did and now I am waiting for the resu
  12. Hi all, for a long time I was able to stay away from sugar but once I started eating gf chocolate, it has been hard to stop. I am trying to cut all sweets from my diet again. I do not use regular sugar or sweeteners. I prefer using honey because I feel it is a healthier and safer option (worried about contamination in factories).
  13. Hi, I was wondering if anyone has a similar issue. I have noticed before that a few doctors have said that they have problems inserting needles into my veins. They said that they keep wiggling or they burst once the injection is inserted. Over the weekend, I ended up in the Emergency. I think it had to be celiac because I ate some gluten free food for the first time and I was throwing up so much. I swore that I won't buy anything prepackaged ever again. This was like a flashback to when I was so sick that I ended up in the hospital because of dehydration and I was finally diagnosed with c
  14. thanks for always being there for me. I apologize for not responding sooner.
  15. Hi all, I haven't posted on here in awhile. Unfortunately, I think I got glutened. It makes no sense since I am extremely careful. My whole body aches, muscle twitch, my lower left abdomen was hurting yesterday, and no energy. I bought a gluten free salad dressing but I think that it was not gluten-free although they labeled it as such. I drank some milk (lactose free) and I never had such a bad reaction before. I have not had milk in over a year and recently reintroduced it and it seemed ok. If you look at me, I am able to hide pretty well how miserable I feel. I do not want people from
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