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DOWNSIZE4EVER Posts: 32
12/28/08 11:33 P

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I was saved from being offered gluten coated vegies this Christmas season since I have been snow bound for 11 days with my Mom and husband. I did try several gluten free receipes including a Bob's Redmill(?)mix for cornbread which wasn't half bad. I also made french bread and some butter cookies. It was still tough to serve egg nog and ice cream; but those things make the sinus problems even worse. I know the "topic" is bladders; but how did you get relief from the mewing noises?

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MADDIEPARK Posts: 7
12/28/08 7:58 P

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I just got back from the grocery store. I am eager to experiment with some recipes to replace my favorite gluten-filled goodies! I'm going to be driving down to Dallas for a few days for New Years and want to make sure I am armed with an arsonal of GF goodies. I've figured out really fast that the only way I can stay compliant is to always have a GF snack on hand- at home, work, purse and car!!
A wonderful GF evening to all
(I'm pretty sure mine includes red wine and dark chocolate....) emoticon

Susan in Tulsa, OK

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12/28/08 5:57 P

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I have always had wicked sinus problems. I can so relate to the mewing noise. I have also had major bladder problems and have had some surgery to help, because they were so extensive(pregancy related). I also have had a tough time with avoiding gluten during the holidays. Everyone knows I cannot eat any gluten, but they make veggies with bread crumbs and don't tell me. I was so mad. I can definitely relate to all of this.

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12/28/08 4:43 P

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Susan, unless you the tests are positive, you are not a celiac but you are most likely gluten intolerant or gluten sensitive. From your comments and description, you already have your answer. You need to accept it.
Kraft Marshmallows are the one reliably safe marshmallow however not if you have a corn sensitivity.
All marshmallow rice bar snacks contain gluten as they all use barley malt. Enviro kidz has a great crispy bar for snacking but they can get expensive. I've discovered that Natures Path Cocoa crisps (gf vereal) make easy great marshmallow crisps.
Go to www.glutensensitivy.net and read the gluten primer. It is the best consise well laid out primer I have seen and it is free.
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MADDIEPARK Posts: 7
12/28/08 3:47 P

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Thanks for your reply. I know it sounds crazy but I really do hope Gluten is the answer to my bladder problems because then I would have an answer! I would be the best little GF girl you ever saw if I new I wouldn't have bladder problems ever again! I love the meow-snoring sounds......my ex says I used to do that....he called them "baby snores"

Another question--- are pretty much all marshmallows GF? I have a guide that mentions a few but didn't name Kraft marshmallows (the ones presently in my kitchen!) Does anyone know for certain if these are GF. I have the GF GoodMorning cocoa rice krispies and thought I'd make those rice bar sancks to satisfy my chocolate cravings...

Thanks,
Susan

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12/28/08 12:19 A

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I also experience bladder problems when I cheat and eat foods I know I should avoid. When I start toeing the line again; my bladder problems decrease. The other symptom I experience when I eat gluten products is that I have squeaky sinus noises as soon as my head hits the pillow at night. (Sounds like a basket of kittens meowing.)They are loud enough noises that my husband can hear them. Sometimes, they "startle" me awake. I've learned to trust my body....It's been a great encouragement not to cheat.
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12/27/08 11:56 P

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Hi!
My name is Susan. I am 47 and have suffered from bladder problems for several month now...mainly frequency. My Urologist did extensive screening only to tell me everything is fine! My Naturopath Dr. says I have Celiacs Disease and this is causing my bladder problems. He has been telling me for years that I have Celiacs, but I happen to know that he thinks everyone that walks in the door has it! He put me on a diet with no wheat, gluten, soy, maltodextrin, artificial sweetners, peanuts and a few others. In all fairness, my bladder problems cleared up pretty quickly and I was doing fine for several weeks until the Christmas season that brought a few big slip ups and now my bladder is acting up again. I quickly became 110% compliant again and am crossing my fingers. My only other symptom that I have is occasional tingling in my hadns and fingers. Does this sound like Celiacs/Gluten Intolerance? I don't have all the stomach issues except for occasional diarrhea. Any thoughts and/or words of wisdom are greatly appreciated in this time of frustration!

Susan

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