Celiac? in Celiac Disease Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms Posted May 18, 2006 · Report to Admin Wow, tempted, that sounds very familiar to me. I, too, was a baker, and now I'm having to re-learn how to do it! There are plenty of substitute and alternate flours out there to work with, though. The batters will look different (and taste different-- anything with soy flour tastes bitter before it's cooked, for example). So it can be discouraging, but you *can* make brownies and even cookies again. They'll be a little different, true, but when you're feeling better, you won't mind as much. In my case, after about a week since an exposure, most of the hives will be gone. Though I have a few that are stubborn enough to last for months. Don't forget to check the ingredients in your meds. If there's something in it you can't have, you may be able to find a different formulation. And honey, whatever you decide and whatever your diagnosis, you are *not* a hypochondriac. Do check in with your doctor when you get home.