(Closed) Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

One of my best friends had it.  She was also allergic to dairy and soy which made hers worse though.  I still remember having to watch her get a shot every day in high school but now her doctor says her allergies have all but went away.  Her doctor told her she’s lucky that the shots that she had for years seemed to all but eliminate her allergy.  I don’t know if she ever had hives or itching but I do know that she had extreme stomach issues and came close to death before they diagnosed it.  I don’t know if any of this information is helpful but I thought I would share.  

 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My friend has it and felt 100% better once it was diagnosed.  It’s tough to learn everything you can and can’t eat with it, but it’s definitely do-able.  She never had hives or itching as symptoms, either.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I do! I have celiac… I had all of the above symptoms. I didnt go through with all of the testing my doctor said cut out all gluten etc… and well see what happends within a month I was feeling so much better and its been a year coming up and I feel 100% better. If you have any questions feel free to message me!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I haven’t been officially tested for it but I suspect that I have a gluten intolerance. I’ve adopted a completely free gluten free diet and I already feel SO much better! There have been a few threads around recently with recipes, etc. that are Girlfriend…I know the information helped me a lot! It may be worth searching 🙂

My husband is a big carb lover and it’s been a little bit of an adjustment but I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting with recipes and there are lots of things that both of us can eat and enjoy!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I will add too that while my friend’s mom adjusted recipes (her mom and sister also had it and I believe still do, or at least her mom does), they also were able to get things online.  They used to have the most amazing coffee cake made from a mix they found online that they could all eat and I enjoyed it too.  I think it was actually very rare that I got my own food when I’d be over there instead of just eating what they were.  I don’t know how much the stuff online is but that’s worth checking out too.  

The worst for her (possibly because of her additional allergies too) was eating out.  She’d have to order steaks without any marinade or seasoning, some things she couldn’t eat because they were made in pans used for things she couldn’t eat, and at some restaurants all she could eat was more or less a salad (sometimes without dressing). 

This isn’t going to answer questions about symptoms but it’s just a little more information on how things were for her.  

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Linz1231: I’ve just kind of been adapting things myself but I found quite a few really good gluten free cookie recipes (so that there’s something sweet for me during the holidays :)) on Pinterest actually. I just searched gluten free recipes and there are tons of really great ones! One of my favorite cookie ones is this one for peanut butter cookies because it doesn’t call for any weird Girlfriend flour substitutes…http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com/2011/07/flourless-peanut-butter-cookies.html.

I also found just at the normal store a gluten free flour substitute by King Arthur flour I believe and I’ve just been using it in place of regular flour and so far everything has turned out really well!

As for regular food rice has definitely become a carb staple. Just make sure that you always read labels because most rice mixes like the rice-a-roni ones contain gluten. When we go out to eat I usually google the restaurant and their gluten free options beforehand and most places have really done a good job at accomodating the Girlfriend community.

I saw an improvement of my symptoms within a week and making the change was 100% worth it!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Running Elley: I will agree I’ve noticed restaurants have made improvements.  The time I’m referring to was like seven years ago when it wasn’t as commonly recognized so there were pretty much no options for her besides adjusting something on the menu or eating very minimally. 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@mandb122: Oh yeah the changes have definitely been recent…within the past few years. I had a friend in high school with the same limitations that your friend had and she had the same issues…it was horrible for her! I’m SO thankful that things have changed.

@Linz1231:  Anytime 🙂 I’m also open to any questions over PM or anything as they come up. I’ve done a lot of research and I love doing almost all of our cooking myself at home so I have a lot of information and tons of recipes!

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