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I Am Living Gluten Free

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    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 2 Responses Jan 20

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    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

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    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 18-21 5 Responses May 20, 2012

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    Finally

    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 36-40 Dec 23, 2012

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    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 41-45 4 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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    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

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    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 16-17 4 Responses Aug 30, 2010

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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...
    MAKETEANOTWAR MAKETEANOTWAR 41-45, M Dec 22, 2012

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    I give up on cookies,

    pastries, pancakes everything. I'm grain free not just gluten free including rice free and it's hard making the alternate versions of grain food. I miss having cookies and cakes but I just cant get the recipies right. Not to mention it tastes HORRIBLE. It's kinda like being...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 4

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    What a difference :) I'm finally not bloated

    anymore. Just feel so, much better.
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2014

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    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 22-25 1 Response Dec 26, 2008

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    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 26-30 1 Response Jul 21, 2010

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    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 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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    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 18-21 1 Response Apr 9, 2012

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    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 51-55, F 7 Responses Mar 25, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Mar 31, 2011

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    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

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    Gluten Free Beer???

    Hi Guys, Just wanted to know if you have any interest in a Gluten free Beer?
    Crewbrew Crewbrew 22-25 1 Response Aug 26, 2012

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    I'm not exactly living "Gluten-Free"

    but I am trying to cut down on my intake of foods with gluten in them. It was hard at first...I actually went completely gluten-free for about 2 months to see if it helped with issues I've been having all my life with re-occuring stomachaches, ear infections, and chronic...
    shylamarais shylamarais 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 25, 2014

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    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

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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    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 26-30 1 Response Jun 7, 2012

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    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 22-25 Oct 16, 2009

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    Eat Gluten Free

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

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    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...
    agathashelly agathashelly 26-30, F 5 Responses May 16, 2012

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    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 4 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    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

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    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 41-45 Nov 3, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I was living in my marriage home and got separated from my husband(he called the separation). I couldn't take living their alone and most of all, I couldn't afford the expenses...
    Kira05 Kira05 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Hey guys. I was searching the web how to make dreadlocks, when I found this awesome guy who travels the world and living an adventurous life. Such a free spirit! Was instantly...
    Sunshineo0 Sunshineo0 26-30 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    To the one beneath me..Cant you read ..This page is called "I Hate Living In Australia" ..Its a place for people to come here and tell there story about why they hate living in...
    vladdyy vladdyy 31-35, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    The happiest people are the ones who are living the life they love, And who are loving the life they live. This best describes what I aspire to day to day...with every choice I...
    KaleidoscopeMoment KaleidoscopeMoment 36-40, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Where terrorism strikes, you'll find the matchbox to ignite ignorance and two books, one of false allegations and one of negative preaching. From the inside out, and to the...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Why would I really think that I am worth living, when growing up, all I was ever told was that I was nothing but a mistake, and an accident. I mean, would you think you are worth...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    why do people hate those that are happy and care free? I find that they want to bring them down to their level and see them miserable. they can't stand to see people make the best...
    MalaniaXmc MalaniaXmc 26-30, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    realizing I'm about to be 24 in two months has made me realize I have done nothing to make myself happy and living in this town doesn't make it any better. I'd like to leave and...
    daniE91 daniE91 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've been questioned for posting and commenting in this group a lot. You will find a good debate in this group, you will find racism and you will find sexism! Ep is kind of a free...
    lagertha34 lagertha34 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    i want to break free!! i want to be free from all this pain..free from all these days..free to be me..
    raggedeagle raggedeagle 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Atena Farghadani is in jail in Iran for drawing a cartoon.Questioning the virtue and choices of the leaders of your country is an essential right everyone should have.Seriously...
    Utnapishtim4x Utnapishtim4x 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Life is a ship you are the captain. You can expand your crew but no one has more right to be behind that steering wheel than you. Living life to the fullest doesn't start when you...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 27

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    Although my heart is beating and I'm taking in breaths, I am not truly living. I will never feel my heart speed up for someone else or my palms get sweaty in anticipation for what...
    renlambert renlambert 13-15 Jun 27

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    20 days. Thats how long I have been out of the closet to my freinds/peers. And i have to say, it feels god damn amazing. It was a school trip, a little over a week after I came out...
    vraag vraag 13-15, F Jun 25