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SheenaM

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  1. Alter eco is supposed to be gluten free as well, but there is another thread saying they are not. I'm never sure if people are actually reacting to gluten or if they cross react and then assume it's gluten. I had an alter eco truffle the other day and was fine, but again it's hard to track down what...
  2. I know that most things that are "holiday" candy are not safe despite what is normal for most brand names. Does anyone know of a glute free version of a chocolate orange, cherry cordial (aka chocolate covered cherry) or those multi flavored boxes of chocolates? I can probably make the cherries, but...
  3. So I went back and looked and they did do a blood panel and my RBC count is within normal limits. Also, I didn't test positive for both celiac antibodies just the Tissue Transglutaminase Ab, IgA. I lost health insurance due to a job change but I'm getting it back again at the beginning of July so...
  4. Yes exactly this. And if I'm out in the heat I get way more exhausted than I should. Like my body just can't process it correctly. They never tested anything other than the antibodies that cause the intestinal damage, and that was in January.
  5. They didn't test blood levels of anything besides the antibodies when they did blood tests. I only know I'm anemic because of the fatigue and the purple fingernail beds. I'm definitely not hyperthyroid as I have more trouble losing weight than gaining.
  6. I have an abominable sensetivity to heat that makes it nearly impossible to do things in the summer. I'm writing this with one eye closed right now because of a migraine I've had since Monday when I was at a local theme park. I did everything I could to keep cool and hydrated, but apparently failed...
  7. Oh my gosh I'm so sorry you're going through that! I remember being in third grade and nobody believed how bad my headaches were (gluten induced migraines). I've found that physical therapy exercises are actually helping more now that I'm on the right diet as well so maybe something along those lines...
  8. This may be what I needed to hear... I work in physical therapy and I'm always telling my patients that if their back or neck pain is due to 30 years of bad posture it's not going to take 30 minutes to fix. Same goes with nutrition I'd imagine >.<
  9. That's what I've been hearing is that nutrient panels are almost a waste of money. I did get some gluten exposure at one point and it was 2 weeks to feel decent again. I also have what I would consider to be generally awful/sensitive skin if you know of a good supplement, I've heard vitamin e might...
  10. So I've been confirmed Celiac since my last post, and have been gluten free for about two months. My "gut" issues are gone, no bowel issues, no nausea, etc. However, I have a laundry list of tertiary issues that are probably partially due to malnutrition: muscle cramps, persistent eye twitch, lightheadedness...
  11. Hey Thanks! I did more research and found the iodine thing. I had actually switched to more fruit as a healthy alternative to gluten based snacks and I am one of those people that uses salt on grapefruit >.< I also just found out that at least one of my meds has wheat in it so I haven't actually...
  12. So I was just diagnosed as "probably" celiac a couple weeks ago at age 30. The probably is because the presentation of my signs and symptoms is a little strange. I have been on a gluten free diet for about 2-3 weeks. I have always had what we thought was chronic eczema which has been getting steadily...