Hi Suzanne, We are twins! I started going gf at the same time that you did. I have had a few setbacks, but mostly due to me not being careful enough.(How dare they tempt me with onion straws with my steak ;-)) I had the blood work done, but it came back negative. I see my dr again in April for my yearly physical, so I am curious to see how things are by then. I also have hypo-thyroidism, Gerd, and am being treated for migraines. I am hoping I can eliminate some of these pills. This is a great place to read and learn. Welcome.
YES! It's shocking how saturated our culture is with gluten, isn't it?!
So, Yes, you DO have to micromanage the microingredients! Possibly you've seen this book mentioned in other threads, but have you considered or have you read the book, "Living Gluten-Free for Dummies" by Danna Korn?
If you are trying this temporarily, maybe concentrate more on just whole foods without sauces, marinades, flavor. ha! You know what I mean.
Remember, "when in doubt, do without." Every little triumph helps. Keep it up and you will hopefully be rewarded.
Be curious! Health is wealth, I wanna be stinking rich!
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Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 13 1/24/08 12:46 A
Thanks for thinking about me :) I'm doing much better than the other day, but still had some problems yesterday. I am going to have to watch micro ingredients more carefully. It's difficult to look at every little thing. I can't believe all of the stuff in the stores and restaurants that I can't eat anymore.
Sorry to tell you this but you could have a corn allergy as well. Go to celiac.com and take a look, it seems that people with celiac disease also seem to be susceptible to other allergies as well. Also, are you sure the tortilla were gluten free? Never assume because it is corn or rice it is gluten free.
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 13 1/20/08 8:04 P
I think I jumped the gun a bit. I have always thought corn is a problem with me too and used a lot of corn tortillas yesterday. I was miserable today. I have a lot to learn. As far as the testing goes, I don't have the money to pay for any, and my doctor said just try the diet without to see if it helps.
Welcome but I want to shout "There Is No Pattern"!!! Only a small percentage display the underweight symptom. So don't be fooled by that.
I have been gluten free for 27 years. From my experience, it is very important to see your doctor immediately and have the tests done. If they are positve, your doctor has the information needed for your care. If they are negative, you may be gluten intolerant, not celiac, and should still follow the gluten free diet given that you have both experienced improvements!
If you go more than a couple of weeks, the test results may be negative and you will not know for sure. This affects your medical care and your attitude to being 100% gluten free.
Whether Celiac or Gluten Intolerant, it is very important to keep 100% adherance to a gluten free diet.
A wealth of information is posted on this forum. Please take the time to read past. Remember, each person's experience and opinion is different as to which foods they find either benefical or can't eat.
I too don't fit the pattern since I'm overweight, but one of the people in this group said the weight loss, etc., is often further along. I was told about 20 yrs ago that I'm allergic to wheat but have never followed the doctor's recommendations. I joined this group to get more info, and hopefully to get inspired to try going gluten-free to see what happens. Linda C
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Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 13 1/19/08 10:51 P
My name is Suzanne and I have recently begun a gluten free diet. I have suspected this might be my problem, but didn't want to get testing done. Also, being overweight, I don't fit the typical stereotype of CD. For the last 7 years, I've procrastinated, and suffered with major GI problems. On Jan. 2nd, I started the diet, with only a few days of deviation from it. My GI problems have disappeared in just a few weeks, I am glad to say. I just found Sparkspeople yesterday, and this group today and am saying hello to you all.
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