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  1. Hello,

    I suspect my 18 month old son may be showing signs of celiac (I was dx 3 yrs ago). Since the blood work is often inconclusive for this age, I'm thinking about starting a gluten-free diet to see if it helps.

    My question is, what do I use for snacks? He loves graham crackers, goldfish, all the standards, and I just don't have time to bake my own graham crackers.

    Any suggestions are welcomed!!

    Dinah


  2. I was dx with celiac 2.5 years ago and have been gluten-free since. My gastro symptoms have subsided nicely (with very occasional bouts of diarrhea) and weight has stabilized.

    However, I have been dealing with sudden onset of diarrhea for about 7 days now. My husband (non celiac) had a very mild form of the same thing at the exact same time, but he's fine now and my problems continue. I'm hoping it's just an intestinal bug or something, but do we take longer to recover from such things?

    Any experiences/opinions welcome!

    Thanks, Dinah


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    I am 34 weeks, and have mitral valve prolapse (in addition to celiac). I've had palpitations since I was 4 weeks, and at 18 weeks, but ob put me back on my beta blockers, which have helped the palps but not the breathlessness. The gluten free diet (which I've been on for 1 year) hasn't seemed to affect it much. Just hang in there! I know how uncomfortable it can be.

    quote name='Annaem' date='Apr 1 2007, 09:09 PM' post='286596']

    Is anyone experiencing palpitations during their pregnancy. It appears my rbc is low and slighltly low in magnesium and potassium. Just wondering if any other celiacs are having this challenge in their pregnancy. Im doing my best to get these levels back up.


  4. I eat lunch meat every day, and continue to do so (I am 17 weeks). Hillshire Farms has a new packaged lunchmeat w/out nitrates and nitrites. Just make sure to heat to steaming every time.

    quote name='silly_yak1979' date='Dec 7 2006, 02:30 PM' post='243705']

    Well, it took my husband and I a whole month of trying before we got pregnant (I am not kidding, thrilled, but very suprised). :D

    So I have my first dr. appt tomorrow, she is familiar with Celiac, but I don't expect my OB to be an expert.

    So I've been reading through pregnancy websites, and am waiting for a few books to come in. I typically would do lunch meat and cheese rolled up. But now, no lunch meat. So I've been eating fruit, string cheese or nuts every few hours, but I feel like I want a normal lunch, well, somewhat normal.

    Any ideas for a pregnancy newby?

    Thanks!

    Brandy


  5. They are Ther X brand. Thank you!

    I can ask a good friend of mine who is a drug rep for Ther X who makes those I believe. Check for me to see if it has KV pharma or Ther X on them.

    I"m not sure. Sorry to be TMI, but I would be thrilled to have the stool softener ingredient. The constipation is my worst pregnancy symptom!

    I loved taking them during my first pregnancy and while breastfeeding. But they recently added a stool softener to the combo pack. I was disappointed because I have difficulty with stool softeners. I wonder if they make one without this added ingredient.

  6. I got pregnant only 4 months after going gluten free, so the 6 months doesn't account for individual differences very well...

    Suzie,

    I am new to all this celiac stuff and I had a question abut getting pregnant. I was wondering about how long would have to be eating gluten free foods before I can attempt to get pregnant? My sister and I both want a child and she is more celiac then I am but I was wondering also if I would have to eat all gluten free foods or what? My sister told me I would have to eat the gluten free foods for at least 6 months to a year. Was she right?

    I am going to write down your recipe and try it.

    Please give me a response on those questions.

    Motherhen

    I'm going through that now and find that yogurt is usually non-offensive to me. I also have been drinking a chocolate nutritional supplement that Kroger stores make (like Ensure) - it says gluten-free right on the label. It does have a fair amount of sugar in it, but lots of vitamins and will do in a pinch when nothing else sounds good.

    I need to vent. I have been incredibly hungry since I got pregnant. I am constantly eating and nothing fills me up. All the foods that are healthy and I used to like taste so nasty that I can't eat them. I loved sweet potatoes and broccoli and now I couldn't get a bite down if they were my only choices. I used to eat some meat and now it grosses me out so much that I just can't. I can't even sleep through the night because I wake up starving and by the time I have eaten enough food I'm wide awake and there is no going back to sleep. I counted and one night in the middle of the night I ate 700 calories!

    I do much better drinking. So, I drink a lot of kefir which has tons of protein and I drink a boost every day. I eat a lot of fruit so I think I'm still getting enough good stuff, I just need more calories. I just don't see how that is possible. I was borderline underweight when I got pregnant but I have already gained some weight, so I don't know why I can't get full.

    I want to eat enough for my baby so I've tried not worrying about how healthy something is and just trying to eat and that still doesn't work. I don't even want chocolate. The only things that sound good are Papa John's pizza and a Firehouse sub - not gluten-free substitutes of those items.

    So, what do you eat when you are hungry but not in the mood to eat anything? Is there anything that you love that is totally amazing?


  7. What a great source this is! Thanks for all the advice.

    I had an ultrasound last week and we saw the heart fluttering - tech said all looked good. My next ultrasound isn't for 2 more weeks (will be almost 10 weeks then) and I'm very anxious for it to get here. Trying to live like a saint!

    quote name='twtums' date='Oct 8 2006, 01:47 PM' post='215720']

    Congratulations!

    I'm 15 weeks and my nausea definelty came and went from about 7 weeks to 12 weeks. It depended on the day, some days I was fine. It is hard not to worry, but some women never have nausea and baby is just fine. And it's normal to be nervous, I've been nervous plenty!

    For me, eating when I started getting hungry was a huge key, I carried around almonds with me-that really helped!


  8. Thanks for such quick replies. I know nausea is normal, but when I'm NOT nauseous, I'm afraid something is wrong. That's really my concern at the moment...

    Dinah

    quote name='jerseyangel' date='Oct 6 2006, 10:54 AM' post='214494']

    Congratulations!! What wonderful news :D

    Nausea is perfectly normal--and the pattern is very much individual. Every pregnancy is different. I had constant nausea with my first that lasted almost the whole 9 months (and it didn't help that he was 3 weeks late!). With the second, I had it for 12 weeks, and then it went away overnight.

    I'm glad that yours isn't constant :) I'm so happy for you--keep us posted!


  9. I also have a cold and am really missing Campbell's Chicken noodle soup!!!

    quote name='chgomom' date='Sep 29 2006, 12:25 AM' post='210117']

    I have a nasty cold....post nasal drip..stuff its all tickling my throat, got me dizzy.....eyes are itchy....

    I wanted to buy Zinc drops....from Cold Eeze.....but are they Gluten Free....I have no idea.

    I thought maybe some Cordricin (sp) cold medicine...but I have no idea.

    So I bought orange juice and I am going to take a steaming hot shower.....

    While I am taking that shower.....I am making cookies for my department at work that I can't eat.....that I made wearing gloves...

    Help....!!! What to do with a cold...my eyes are crossing from the stuffy nose...dizziness and exhaustion!!