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  1. Thank you for your input Gemini! This kitchen will get some new stuff! Thankful that I have good allclad pots & pans. So far Red Mill gluten-free oats work for me. I really still don't feel well in general. Achy all the time now. I will definitely give this healing process more time. I have follow-up appts scheduled with both the GI doc and my pcp. I actually cut way back on the Zoloft because it seemed to be making me more anxious; could be the absorbtion issue like you said. I truly wish I didn't have to be on psychiatric meds but I have such a bad anxiety disorder that I HAVE to. Anxiety sucks. Maybe it's been from gluten all along!
  2. Wow! Sounds like you are a good cook and a foodie. I hope you posted those recipes somewhere. I do cook almost daily, but am what I consider a "basic" cook. I have to follow recipes. Now is a good time to eat since it's Passover, lol. I went to a Jewish Seder potluck last night and had LOTS of gluten-free food to choose from, even a flourless chocolate dessert. They LOVED my veggie quinua salad Now I need to investigate my shampoo!! ugh.
  3. Ennis_Texas, Thanks for your reply! I will take your advice and start my own prep area and maybe even toaster bags, I have a dedicated gluten-free drawer in the pantry already. I went out to Fridays for lunch yesterday and got a really good gluten-free chicken entree....but....somewhere there had to be either gluten or I was allergic to something. I felt my throat close a little and post nasal drip in the back of my throat. I took a benadryl which helped. The other problem I'm having is random body itches. I can't pinpoint any of it yet. I don't have exzema, dryness, fleas or lice. I use a quality salon shampoo product and mild soap. It could be the time of year and allergies. I wonder if you know if celiac is tied to Rosacea? I started having complexion problems in 2014 and was diagnosed with it. It's ugly and I hate it Cheers, Kat
  4. Easterlily,, I'm glad your hubby is supportive, mine is too in that way ;He has even gone shopping with me for gluten-free stuff and will try it with me. Here in Michigan we have Aldi's and so far they have the best prices on bread and some other things. I am now starting to make my own gluten-free protein bars. I made an awesome baked chicken I found on Pinterest using gluten-free Panko crumbs, hidden valley ranch seasoning pack (it does say it's gluten-free) and butter. He's doesn't do well when I'm depressive/negative, napping all the time, especially when I bring up facts and/or nag about his family and things that need to be done. I lost my mother too in 2007 to cancer and it was horrific. I have been to counseling many times and I feel like all I do is tell my story and the therapists don't do anything to help. With that said, I am currently seeking out a good therapist to help me through all this crap. My psych doc said celiac disease and mental illness go hand in hand. Great. We will make it through all this. Thank God for this support group! hugs
  5. Thank you for the advice. Labs completed Monday ruled out Menopause. I have had Thyroid checked so many times I can't count, even had an ultrasound. The itchiness I mostly mild but intensifies at times and I can't pinpoint why. Definitely will get a good multi vitamin and continue with a good probiotic.
  6. Easterlily, I can relate! Diagnosed Celiac 2/24/17 with a horrible endoscopy/colonoscopy! I was 50% awake and it was tramatic. I am 6+ weeks gluten free and am having some withdrawl symptoms too, as well as major anxiety depression. Be sure to communicate to the GI doc and your family Doc. My psych doc increased my Zoloft....which in turn does causes some diarrhea. One of my docs ruled out menopause, cause I am having female symptoms along with the crying episodes. I am going to take vitamins for sure and resume my probiotic, which I get at GNC. I have not given up labeled gluten free oats yet...I love oatmeal. And I have NOT gone extreme in the kitchen like buying my own toaster, using my own utensils etc. I wonder if that is necessary. I would think the dishwasher sanitizes the utensils. I guess if my numbers don't go down then I will have to re-evaluate this whole separate kitchen thing. My biggest issue right now is my depression. I am literally sad everyday, unable to enjoy much, haven't worked out in 2 months. My husband has been understanding to a point,, but now has become mean to me when I talk to him about how I'm feeling and things that bother me. So, I have decided to seek intensive counseling and deal with myself first. Then deal with him. It's to the point where if he doesn't get better at being empathetic and supportive, then I question why we're married and that is a whole big thing. Anyway, you are not alone. I wanted to share this with you so you know that. This is a great place for support and getting questions answered. I wish you the best. Hang in there and take care of YOU!! Kat
  7. These ear issues are interesting! I, too have had ear problems all my life. I was told in 1996 I had Meniere's disease, which I don't. Very bad Tinnitis in my right ear, like background noise 24/7. And I get random high pitched buzzing that goes away in seconds. I also had chronic sinus infections. Feb 2016 I had sinus surgery and deviated septum fixed. My symptoms worsened and I was p***** off!! I still got ear infections, major fluid build-up, dizziness, nausea, etc etc. There's always a fullness feeling in my ears/head too. I CAN say that I haven't noticed these symptoms since eliminating G 6 weeks ago. However, I have increased joint/knee pain, breast pain, and anxiety/depression. My psych doc is increasing my antidepressant. Yay me!! I feel like it's ALWAYS something with me. My husband is starting to get sick of my negative attitude. *sigh*
  8. Hello all, Diagnosed Celiac in Feb/2017. Been gluten-free ever since. Overall not feeling any better but worse. Aside from the mental issues, I have noticed random itchiness all over my body; not all the time, but I can't pinpoint when it occurs. My scalp is itchy all the time now and I'm shedding like crazy. With the long, dark hair that I have it's very noticeable...no bald spots though. I had some little red, sore pimple-like spots on my scalp too, which seem to have subsided. What is all this? Anyone have any similar symptoms? Kat
  9. Ravenwoodglass: The most recent intense anxiety/depression/can't get out of bed episode happened the day after the prep for the capsule endoscopy. I called the GI doc and he said it is common for mental health issues to be exacerbated by Celiac and to follow up with both my PCP and my Psychiatrist. He had not yet read the capsule study so I'm waiting to hear on that. I am reacting to foods differently at times. I usually drink white wine with no problem. Last night I had a glass before dinner and got all flushed skin from neck to scalp, hot and itchy. Any other night no problems. Ugh!! I am increasingly sensitive to salt too--just a dash too much and I'm up in the middle of the night. Made gluten-free chicken & dumplings in the crockpot for dinner. The dumplings were gross--will need to modify that recipe from Pinterest!! Washingtonmama: Anxiety is a b****!!! I have been more sad and crying easily, focusing on negative things both past and present. I'm thinking, "Oh my God, get over it! Just snap out of it and stop this s*** now!" It doesn't work. It's beyond my control. All of this has been since I cut out Gluten. I will be patient and wait for my body to adjust. In the meantime I am forcing myself to get out and do things rather than hanging around the house and obsessing about Gluten stuff online. Today I have an ultrasound to look for ovarian cysts and labs including hormonal and a1c requested by my obgyn. I may be all jacked up inside there too, or starting Menopause. (cries inside). Thanks for all the replies and input so far. It helps. Kat
  10. Thanks GFinDC! I put a call in to the GI's nurse. She was ambilvalent about it. I felt like yelling, "Hey b****, I'm going outta my mind here, WTF?" I will try to skip oats for a while...but the sudden heart palps, pulse increase and diarrhea is strange and anxiety inducing. I HATE this right now. Good thing I'm on Spring Break and not working. So for now I am eating whole foods mostly, for example, making gluten-free crockpot chicken and dumplings. Also eating fruits and vegies, lots of 'em. And I have a good probiotic. Thanks again
  11. I got breast implants in 2012 but had tested positive for celiac bloodwork right around that time. I don't think it's related.
  12. Hi all I am Kathy, 47 in Michigan. Celiac disease is confirmed within the last 2 months both via the bloodwork and endoscopy/colonoscopy. After the Endoscopy, I had severe stomach pains so the GI doc ordered a capsule endoscopy which I had Friday 3/31/17. The prep/cleanse is similar to that of the colonoscopy but less intense. Anyway, each time, a day or two after the prep I went into severe anxiety and depression. I have this anyway but it's way worse. I went to ER the other day to rule out anything physiological and they couldn''t find anything from bloodwork, ekg, etc. so they sent me to a psychiatric network. From there I will be going through intensive crisis outpatient counseling. I don't feel well. I feel uneasy, anxious, tired, sad with dark negative thoughts. WTF?????? I have been gluten free for about 6 weeks. This morning I had an "episode". Woke up normal, drank 2 cups coffee. Ate a few hours later; gluten-free oatmeal with brown sugar, almond milk, gluten-free bread with peanut butter. Within an hour later I began heart palps, thumping heart, and had diarrhea. Of course my anxiety kicked in too. I had to take a Clonopin to calm down. Please write if anyone has a similar experience. TYIA
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