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1/31/12 8:10 P

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hey Leslie!
I saw her on Dr Oz promoting her book!
Small world.

Have a glass of wine for me. Okay... mabbe half a glass... haha

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Ps, you can't have most beers if you've got gluten intolerance, or rye, whiskey as its made from grains that have gluten. But wine... no problemo!

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LESLEYJ2 Posts: 118
1/29/12 2:26 P

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Thanks again so much. I hear Elizabeth Hasselback from the View wrote a book on Celiac's
Disease, I'll try to get it at the library. Can't wait for my wine lol. Take care

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1/29/12 1:46 P

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Hi Lesley!

I've been gluten free for the last 4-5 years now.
The hardest thing is when I have to eat over at someone's house or out in a restaurant... during family gatherings when making delicious food and sharing it together is part of the fun.

But at home, its easy, because I can control what comes in here.
Also because its very black and white... there's no "I'll just have a taste".

Allergy to sulfa antibiotics and allergy to sulfites in wine and other foods, is not the same thing.

Meaning you can have Sulfa allergy and be able to drink wine.(that would be me)
Or you may have Sulfa allergy AND be allergic to the sulfites in wine and other foods.

You won't know how you fare until you try it... I'd start with a few sips just to see... but I agree with your... wait until you're back to feeling 100% cuz what you've been thru was very tough on your system.

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LESLEYJ2 Posts: 118
1/29/12 1:21 P

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Hi and thanks again for the info. I will try eliminating wheat, it will be hard. Another question,
if you are allergic to bactrim will you also be allergic to the sulfites in wine? That would be a hard one for me, I've had wine since my allergic reaction, I'm not sure if I noticed anything cause
I don't feel 100% yet. Lesleyj2

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1/29/12 12:42 P

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Hey Lesley!

My philosophy is that I've really got to watch anything I put on my body or in it... be observant whenever I introduce something new. So I test anynew cream with an "active" I am unfamiliar with, out on my forearm for 2 weeks, because if I'm going to have a reaction, I don't want that reaction to occur all over my body.

Back to you...
If you are lactose intolerant and wheat sensitive, then its prolly a good idea to go gluten free... avoid wheat, barley, rye products and look at the ingredients in all your supplements for the words "Gluten Free". Companies are getting really good at labeling their products when they ARE gluten free... its something almost to boast about!

The problem with our diets here, is that they are so wheat/gluten heavy that it presents a real challenge to get the gluten completely out. For example I found some in my calcium pills, shampoo and conditioner!

Its up to you, but I'd think it would be a worth while endeavor to ditch gluten, if your stomach hurts after you eat wheat and you can't take milk.

Lactase (the enzyme that digests milk sugar) is made on the tips of your intestinal villi. If you are eating gluten(wheat) and your have allergy, it erodes these villi, making it so that they can't produce the lactase needed to digest milk sugar. So often lactose intolerance is a sign of gluten intolerance/allergy. Try eliminating wheat from your diet for a coupla weeks and see if things improve.

Hives are another sign of allergy... hmmm.

Thank goodness your goiter was non-cancerous!

Hang in there...
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LESLEYJ2 Posts: 118
1/28/12 3:18 P

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OMG that is crazy, now I'll have to watch my face creams????? I couldn't figure out how to answer your other post, so here goes, I did not have RAI, my thyroid was removed because of
a large goiter and multinodgular (sp) nodules, a couple they did not know if they were cancerous or
not, but they ended up not being. I'm not allergic to any foods I know of, I'm lactose intolerant and I think wheat sensitive, it hurts my tummy, but not diagnosed. I've had hives in the past, but don't know why, my insurance isn't that good, so I haven't been tested, they just went away
on their own. The two reactions to the antibiotics were extreme and not the norm for me. I
appreciate your taking the time to research. I just thought maybe the only thing that's changed is my thyroid situation and Hashimotos, otherwise I've led a pretty uneventful health
life. Maybe just getting older, I'm 60 now lol. Thanks again, lesley emoticon

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1/26/12 5:15 P

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Lesley, hey!

First off, I'm so sorry that you had to go thru what you did with those two antibiotics! Just so awful and scary, thank goodness you went to the ER!
It sounds like you had anaphylaxis to two families of drugs, the Sulfas and the Penicillins.

I don't know why you had those reactions.

Some people's chemistry just doesn't take to certain substances well... you can be fine for years and then one day have a dramatic event like the one you described here.

I had a similar dramatic effect with a skin cream I tried years ago called Prevage.
Prevage contains a substance called ibequinone, a synthetic analogue of CoQ10 (ubiquinone) CoQ10 is an naturally occurring substance in the body and one which I've been supplementing for years so I figured how could Ibequinone do me any harm?

Even so, lbequinione was an unknown active... which means I try it out on my forearm for 2 weeks before applying it anywhere else, particularly my face.

I was excited to see good results within a coupla days. My forearm skin was tighter, had good color and looked plumped up. I really thought I had a winner here and was considering not waiting the full two weeks... buttttt... I just had a feeling that it might be Pointy having a bit of fun at my expense and continued to apply it to my arm. LOL

The morning of the tenth day I woke up scratching. Overnite, in the space of 7 hours, my entire forearm was covered by a thick red skin of tiny raised blisters that burned and itched like the devil.

That's how fast your body can decide it doesn't like something anymore!

I'm sorry I could not be more help with this.
I am going to put it on my list of things to research.
If I find anything of interest I will let you know.

Perhaps there are some here on the forum that can help you with this question?

: )
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1/26/12 2:43 P

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Hi Mzzchief, I wonder if you know the answer to this. Last year I was giving augmenten for an ear infection and got giant hives and can't take it anymore. This year I was given Bactrim for ear, sinus infection and got hives, could not swallow, swelling of the lips, etc. Went to emergency room and gotshot of adrenalin and prednisone for 5 days, 2 per day. Looks like I'm allergic to that also. Very scary. Do you think this has anything to do with my not having a thyroid??? I have always taken these antibiotics and have never been allergic to anything. Scared to take anything now. Any insight you can give me would be greatly appreciated. LesleyJ2

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Last night I caught the tail end of a program on KERA called "the Body Snatchers"... which was about micro-organisms and our relationship with them.

There was a segment about how Toxoplasmosis ... an organism associated with cats... controls the behavoir of mice, causing them to seek out cat urine as well as spend more time in the open than an uninfected rat would normally do.

I found this article online that covers some of the points mentioned on the show, specific to how Toxoplasma is thought to effect human behavoir:
voices.yahoo.com/invasion-body-snatc
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rs-12-freaky-facts-about-5508599.html


Of course after reading it, I wanted to know if I'd been exposed to it and was carrying the cysts! ha

Here's another about the impact of antibiotics, which altered the normal bacterial flora in the intestines of rats, resulting in a change of behavoir that was restored once the bacteria returned to normal.
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/0
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110517110315.htm
voices.yahoo.com/invasion-body-snatc
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rs-12-freaky-facts-about-5508599.html


Both articles gave me pause.
What do you think?
Enjoy!
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