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cstark last won the day on October 13 2016

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  1. When if I read the labels on the chip bag of Doritos and other Lays products, I was jumping for joy inside. Just enjoyed a snack bag of Doritos myself and they were wonderful. :)
  2. I am so with there. I was 29 when everything hit the fan with me. It was hard at times to adjust. Especially when you get those cravings for something that is totally off limits with gluten. For me, it was more with donuts. There is a gluten free bakery about 2 hours away from where I live, and I get donuts from there when I can. Just thankful it's 2 hours away, it makes it a treat. When you start the gluten free, it will take time for your body to reach a new "normal". I am almost 18 mos. into the diet, and now feeling as if I have my life back. You will have the highs and the lows, but remember your body is healing. Drink lost of water and get as much rest as your body is asking for. Also plenty of protein may help the healing process. The protein we eat helps with building blocks our body needs to continue running. Something I have started is to keep journal. It has helped especially during the times when I didn't feel like anything was improving. It helped keep me on track and not get discouraged because it helped me see the actual progress my body making as it healed. Write about the good and the bad days. When you have a lot of emotions or thoughts running through your head, it helps during these times too. Good luck, and I will be praying for you. Also, it helps to talk to somebody too. Be it a family member or a close friend.
  3. I have more of the neurological side effects (brain fog and muscle jerks/twitches). Reaction time could be within the hour to 24 hours.
  4. Sending out a distress signal for anyone around. I have possibly just been glutened at work of my own stupidty (potluck day). Any suggestions on how to stop the process if I start showing symptoms? I do not want anyone at work to know to know of my problems.
  5. This happens even when I don't get glutened.
  6. Is there anyone out there who has some problems with depth perception and slightly skewed vision due to the gluten?
  7. I tried Pamela's flour and it works ok. (aside from being extremely expensive) I actually tried Pillsbury about a month ago and like it better tastewise and for the checkbook as well.
  8. So you have Celiac. Ok. But you can still live a relatively "normal" life, even with its ups and downs. We live with this disease knowing the cure is right there, staying away from gluten. Others are not so lucky with their diagnoses that have no absolute cure: diabetes, ALS, congestive heart failure, cancer, just to name a few. Don't get me wrong, it does get hard when you are the odd ball out asking about every little ingredient that goes into a recipe or having to say "no thanks" when a co-worker offers you something they cooked. I get it, and sometimes the gluten free life can get down right depressing. I want to challenge you (and me ) not to let it. Find the recipes that work your diet (you can do it on a vegan or vegetarian diet). If co-workers get curious as to why you don't eat their food when offered to you, explain to them. If they don't accept it, then it's their problem. You did the best you can to help them understand. It all matters on how you respond to situations in life. Hang in there.
  9. I start showing symptoms within the hour of ingesting gluten. Usually it is in the form of brain fog or every system in my body slows down to a crawl. It is only then a matter of time if I don't get to the Frankincense in time. I do agree with the other posts that it could very well be anxiety related that you start to "react" within 30 secs. It's a very real thing, I understand. It's kind of like a placebo effect. If I concentrate or worry about getting sick, I sometimes "trick" my body into getting or feeling sick.
  10. It could because your body will have to work harder to continue healing and to work hard to digest whatever you eat. My opinion is this, lay off on any "hard to digest" foods, such as popcorn and processed foods. This will give your body an easier time to heal without having to do double duty. After a time, slowly start to add some of the things you deleted from your diet to see how your system handles it. I had to do this with dairy especially. I knew almost instantly when I had gone over the limit of how much my body could handle. You will know as well what your body is telling you. Good luck on your journey!
  11. It is the same for me as well. My first reactions can appear from 1 hour-48 hours after ingesting gluten. The above posts are giving good advice. Hope your son gets better soon!
  12. I have been gluten free for about a year now, and have felt great. We had gone out to eat for my brother's birthday over the weekend, and he chose the place to eat. I was so very careful about what to eat or not eat while at the restaurant. The waitress even gave pointers on what would be glutened or cc'd by gluten, and I had followed it to the best of my ability. However, after about two-three hours I started getting the dreaded brain fog. Thank goodness it started after my concert. This lead into a foggy, crabby, and twitchy weekend. Things finally started to even out by yesterday early evening. My question for you all is this: Does reactions to gluten come this early if it was NCGS or would be an indicator of Celiac? I will not be getting the endoscopy due to the extreme nature of my symptoms after even a molecule of gluten exposure.
  13. How long have you not been eating dairy products? After a about month or so going without, start to slowly add it back into your diet. I had cut out all dairy when I went gluten free last year. When I started to add it back in, I found I could handle a small amount of any dairy. Felt like a lead ball in the middle of my stomach after eating too much dairy. You will start to know what your body is liking or not liking throughout this whole gluten detox process. It's important to know what your body is telling you right now, and like anything right now it is a learning process.
  14. For me, it was more neurological symptoms, but yes you will revert back and forth for a while before things start to feel "normal" again. Your body will be more sensitive during this time of healing because it's recognizing the gluten for what it is, poison. I want to encourage to take the advice from the previous posts into consideration. Let some things around the house go, and take the rest your body needs to heal. Drink plenty of WATER (not coffee, juice, or soda). I include juice in the "no" list because it can be loaded with a lot of sugar which may make it difficult for your body to continue to heal as it should. Tea is okay, but try to be careful how sugar is put in the tea. For a sweetener, honey is a good alternative to table sugar as it's not as processed. Drinking water will help flush out the poison your body is detoxing from your body. For a diet, try to stay away from processed foods as much as possible. Your body is healing from the damage done over the years of ingesting. Because of this, it needs the nutrients vegetables and meat can provide. If you are vegan/vegetarian, there are alternatives out there for the protein gained from meat. The protein content is an important component as it is a building block for our body. You will have good and bad days, but as time goes on you should start to have more good than bad. As one post stated, it can be roller coaster emotionally, spiritually, psychologically, and emotionally. Don't give up thought, because your body is needing you stay in the game. If you accidentally get glutened, don't panic or get discouraged. Deal with the aftermath and go on. Life hands all of us curve balls, but it is how we respond to those curve balls that make the difference positively or negatively. Hang in there. Welcome to the forum!
  15. It could be that your body is not able to handle any type of grain or starch at this time. When a body is at the start of the healing process, there could be other foods the body just can't handle at the time. This seems to be a common thread and topic among those who are starting the gluten free journey. For me, it was dairy. It felt like a lead ball in the middle my stomach for hours after I had dairy. Even to this day, I am careful of how much dairy I have. A suggestion is to eliminate grains and starches from your diet for a while to let your body heal, and then reintroduce them back into your diet slowly to see how your body reacts to it.
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