I Am Living Gluten Free

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    My Ode Entitled Gluten Free

    Gluten Free I wish this Reality Was entirely Gluten free Cos it doesn’t agree with me It’s a waste product too Must be real cheap Compared to real food And it’s in everything Just get my appendix rumbling Food without; as good as nothing The food manufacturers too Must be...
    41-45, M
    Dec 22, 2012

    I was reading online

    that people who may have issues digesting gluten, may get rough patches on their arms and even some times on their back due to the body not digesting it properly. Has anyone ever dealt with this? Also, slight back acne?? Thanks
    LoveJennaXo LoveJennaXo
    26-30, F
    Nov 6, 2015

    Greetings! I've been gluten-free

    for about 15 months now. It's been quite a journey, let me tell you. At first, I almost drove myself insane trying to make sure I wasn't getting 'glutened'...reading labels, emailing and calling companies to ask about their products, searching the internet day and night for...
    Swofky Swofky
    61-65, F
    1 Response Dec 9, 2013

    Gluten Intolerant? Any Advice?

    Hello Everyone! I am a senior in college now, but the first time I really noticed something different was freshman year in high school. I one day looked at my stomach and it was not flat like I remembered. I immediately thought I was fat, though I was very slender everywhere else...
    paws444 paws444
    1 Response Apr 9, 2012

    Gluten Free Beer???

    Hi Guys, Just wanted to know if you have any interest in a Gluten free Beer?
    Crewbrew Crewbrew
    1 Response Aug 26, 2012

    New To This

    Okay, I've just started this Gluten Free diet and am wondering where are the best places to buy Gluten Free products that are not so freaking expensive? Is there a web site aside from shopping locally? I'm also looking for some good recipes too! Any information will be great...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses May 16, 2012

    The Important Difference

    I recently found out that a person who eats a certain food and has intestinal problems such as stomach aches and diarrhea have a food intolerance, not Allergy. A food allergy can take a day or two show symptoms and can be more complex. A lot of people think they just have sinus...
    Mulhollandrive Mulhollandrive
    26-30, F
    Aug 5, 2012

    Glutenfree Mobile App

    Hi, my company is currently releasing a mobile app for blackberries and iPhones called GlutenFree. I thought this would be great forum to get feedback on what people thought of it: It helps regulate your diet, create shopping lists, locates shopping centers, has recipes and...
    mothmon mothmon
    Oct 16, 2009

    7 Years Before Diagnosis, 5 Since

    80% of what you considered food, no longer is. It is quite a disease...and quite a life changer. But I have learned soooo much about food, the medical establishment, the food industry. You simultaneoulsly need all your darkness and cynicism AND all your hope and faith to navigate...
    rojola rojola
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Aug 17, 2010

    Now Over 2 Years Gluten Free and Feeling Great!!!

    Several years ago I began feeling very sick all of the time. I had horrible stomach problems and would feel breathless a lot of the time. Doctors always thought it was anxiety, but I knew deep down something was not right. I always tried to eat healthy, having found out at around...
    beanette beanette
    1 Response Dec 26, 2008

    Actually I'm Not At The Moment ...

    Actually, I'm not gluten free at the moment, so I hope you don't mind me posting here. I have M.E. (mylagic encephalomyelitis). It can cause a plethora symptoms that are unpredictable, and often surprising. I noticed earlier this year that when I ate flapjack I felt extremely...
    BlueberryMunchkin BlueberryMunchkin
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 23, 2011

    Happy Gluten Free

    I have had intestinal and other allergic type problems off and on all my life. But they all got very hard to deal with some years back. Back pain, sinus congestion, depression, etc. I couldn't get a doctor to test me for food allergies and didn't know about celiac disease until i...
    jamalucy jamalucy
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2012

    My Story

    About 6 years ago I began getting chronic ear infection. The doctors gave me so many antibiotic both orally & topically. They never help, so I just deal with ear drainage till this day. Now I have many more symptoms constipation, a raw feeling in my colon area. I get a stinging...
    beckybn beckybn
    Nov 3, 2011

    Eat Gluten Free

    I  found the  best  cookies   MY  Dads Cookies   they are  awesome
    samflores samflores
    46-50, M
    Mar 21, 2012

    Is There Anything That Can Speed Along Gluten Withdrawal?

    Hi, I'm new to this whole topic. I was having bloating and indigestion very badly and I put my symptoms into a website where it tries to diagnose you by your symptoms, and celiac disease came up. I don't think I necessarily have that, but I decided to give up gluten about 2 weeks...
    LizIis LizIis
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Dec 9, 2009

    What a difference :) I'm finally not bloated

    anymore. Just feel so, much better.
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Sep 16, 2014

    Living Without Gluten

    My youngest son was diagnosed with celiac spru about 6 yrs ago. I also need to be gluten free. It has been a hard and long road these past few years. There is much more awareness now then even 6 yrs ago. So anyone who has celiac or needs to be gluten free knows how difficult...
    feebee feebee
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Mar 11, 2009

    Not By Choice

    My son started reacting to something last summer. Every night "my belly hurts". The doctors tested him for celiac and it came back negative. The allergy test came back positive for dairy allergy but negative for wheat allergy.Long story short, it has taken the better part of 6...
    lisa36 lisa36
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 27, 2012

    Newly Diagnosed

    I'm not sure if the subject should be "Newly Self-Diagnosed". I've been in and out of doctor's offices for the past three months. I was blood tested for Celiac disease, but the results were negative. I have an endoscopy scheduled for Friday. I've read so much about Celiac and...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 21, 2010

    New To Gluten Free

    I am new to gluten free...am officially on day 12 of no gluten.I began having symptoms beginning in August of 2010.  I had been working towards going vegetarian and subsequently increased my wheat consumption....thinking I was improving my health with veggies, fruit and whole...
    seagrape seagrape
    3 Responses Mar 8, 2011

    Actually, I'm Working On It. . .

    I haven’t been my usual self lately. Low in energy. Getting a lot of bugs.  Waking up with headaches. And achy, especially in my joints. And my digestive system has been less than happy. I just thought I was having a bad winter, just getting sick a lot.    It wasn’t until...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest
    56-60, F
    6 Responses Mar 25, 2011

    I removed gluten from my diet

    after being diagnosed with R.A. and not responding to the medications. I read an article published during the summer of last year where there was links found between the diagnosis of RA and gluten intolerance. I figured why not... They say that you will notice a difference over...
    Muruch Muruch
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 20, 2015

    Just Found Out Last January

    I've been gluten-free for about 8 months now. Most of the time, I'm greatful that I could make a change to make me feel better, but it's really, really hard sometimes. What I can eat is limited (I'm also doing without dairy now). Gluten-free products do not come cheap and don't...
    moijejoue moijejoue
    3 Responses Aug 30, 2010

    That's a lie. I'm trying,

    but I can't seem to do it. I forget how bad it is every time I see it.
    DairyFree DairyFree
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 24, 2014

    I have been on a gluten free diet

    for about three and a half months and so far have noticed no difference. I went on it because I've been tested for many diseases over the years and none have come up with any results. We decided to see if a gluten allergy was at the root of my problems. My constant nausea and...
    swill0192 swill0192
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2014

    Liver Disease And Celiac

    As a long time technologist working in the laboratory I'm really surprised I don't remember learning anything about this condition in the past. The first time I recall hearing anything about it was 5 years ago in August of 2006. My older brother asked me if I knew anything about...
    titanis titanis
    51-55, M
    Sep 24, 2011

    English Toffee Recipe

    Here's something so simple and so indulgent. Sometimes, the best things are already gluten-free. :) 14 Tablespoons butter 1 cup sugar 2 Tablespoons cold water 1 cup toasted, chopped pecans 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Dash of salt 1 (6-ounce) bag chocolate chips...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 7, 2012

    Gluten Free In Wellington..

    I have been a Celiac/Gluten Free for 27 years.It took a long time to get diagnosed.Probably five years.I those days there was practically nothing to eat in coffee bars and hardly anything in supermarkets.Today, so much has changed.There are heaps of recipe sites, blogs,etc.There...
    eklectikceliac eklectikceliac
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2011

    Problems While G-free

    Hey Everyone, So I have been gluten-free well over a month. I have been really good with it, but in the end I realize that for me it seems to have been nothing but a burden. I am now constipated all the time. I feel lethargic and I don't have energy. When I ate gluten...
    paws444 paws444
    5 Responses May 20, 2012


    I was missed diagnosed more than 6 years till I went to a natural Dr in new York. I was then diagnosed with gluten sensitivity and needed to avoid corn, soy, dairy, and gluten. This explains my many emergency visits Finally. 28 prescriptions later and a book of medical bills I...
    1hershey2lexi 1hershey2lexi
    Dec 23, 2012
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