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I Am Living Gluten Free

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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...
    Aurinne Aurinne 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Feb 25

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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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    My Gluten Intolerance Diagnosis

    For a long time I believed I would get a mild case of food poisoning from a restaurant or had eaten something to greasy because almost exactly one hour and fifteen minutes later I would need to be in a restroom. I also had the belief that the way I felt the day after having...
    Xtopherus Xtopherus 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 13, 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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    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...
    claudiarock1981 claudiarock1981 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have lost about 15 lbs and my stomach has decreased in size, less bloating. I dont think I have gluten allergies, just a sensativity.
    Iyaha Iyaha 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Just found out why been feeling bad I have gluten allergy have to change everything
    uniqeuliv uniqeuliv 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I am diagnosed with Celiac (in Dutch Coeliakie, from the Greek word it comes) end of january. I had lots of problems with my health last two, three years. I lost weight, but I didn...
    MartenBoots MartenBoots 41-45, M Apr 2

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    Why are we scared of living free? Why don't we do whatever the **** we want? Who has the right to tell us how to live OUR OWN life? Why are our friend and family judge us for what...
    lofaszbazmeg lofaszbazmeg 18-21, M Mar 23

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    I dont have fear, its just pain, but I relate to being bored. Thats what I say in my head all day. I am so bored with life. I am so over the human existance. Eat sleep school, eat...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 21

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    School for Fools 2009 US teacher broke law by describing creationism as 'superstitious nonsense' The Guardian, 2009, May 2009 A US teenager has successfully won a lawsuit...
    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 5 Responses Mar 21

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    The probable outcome This card shows you the outcome of your question based upon your current path. Remember, the future is always changing. If you don't like the outcome, this is...
    PsychicAnnaOnline PsychicAnnaOnline 41-45, F 7 hrs ago

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    Compulsory voting. Most Australians are astonished to discover that voting is not compulsory in the majority of other Western Democracies. I propose that Australia introduces a...
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 2 Responses Apr 5

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    THE PROBLEM WITH AUSTRALIA'S IDIOT-INVERSION Every culture in the world has its problems. It is an integral part of the human condition to be flawed. The French can be arrogant...
    seatbelthoon seatbelthoon 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 24

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    The Spirit of being meMany of us come from different places, have done different things, faced our ups and downs and continue to plow through whatever challenges or surprises we...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 51-55, F 8 Responses Apr 4

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    Were I free, the night would be my day, and the moon my sun to which I would sing each night a song to thank it for shadowing my presence and providing just enough illumination to...
    Indari Indari 31-35, M a week ago

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    We are all puppeteer of words .Sinking in our own fantasies , the wall is right in front of you .There is no sun in the place we're living . Every piece of hate in me steals...
    ReversedLumiere ReversedLumiere 18-21, F Mar 29

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    My Spirit captured inside a cage, I fought to be free, yet held my rage. Abused in flesh, yet in the mind worse abuse would be found, Wanting to fly, but my wings kept tightly...
    LadyLouisiana LadyLouisiana 56-60, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I've just started living and it feels fantastic to be free from myself never gonna stop me now
    georgina17 georgina17 16-17, F Apr 6

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    I have a terrible relationship with my parents. They are constantly hovering over everything I do and I feel like I don't have the freedom to do anything I want. When they get mad...
    ayang1150 ayang1150 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I am really struggling with my mental health recently. I've been clinically since I was 15 and take venlafaxine 250 for this. It can seem, at times, that I'm fine, I feel Fine...
    keyedup keyedup 26-30, F Mar 23

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    I want to experience something new. I want to be free from all those expectation and obligations. Just for once in my life, i want to go somewhere where i can be what i want to be...
    elel110993 elel110993 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I first started having suicidal thoughts in December of 2012. Since then they've been reappearing and disappearing from my thoughts. Sometimes I feel as if no one even notices I...
    Realitea Realitea 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    Suicide. To me, that is my life. It is what gives me comfort. Knowing it can all be over whenever I want. To me its not "killing yourself" to me its getting free from your body...
    Anonomous441 Anonomous441 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    OK. I've had it with you uneducated bogans who believe that you are the be all and end all of existence. I'm devoting an entire rant against you. Before any of you start telling me...
    fuckbogans fuckbogans 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 6

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    "Terrible thing, to live in fear. Brooks Hatlen knew it. Knew it all too well." Morgan Freeman...
    HopefullyThirdTimeLucky HopefullyThirdTimeLucky 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    but there is nowhere to go ..nowhere to hide am stuck living this eternal misery ...ok its not that miserable but I need something stronger something more wholesome the drudgery...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 Apr 11

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    God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power , love and a sound mind. Fear of airplanes, failure, judgment, the future, etc. These fears are strongholds that come from...
    Allthingschrist Allthingschrist 31-35 a week ago

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    I think people misunderstand freedom of speech. For some reason people imagine that their freedom of speech gives them immunity to retribution. It does not. Yes you can say what...
    T4RD15 T4RD15 26-30 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I want to run away from all the unnecessary worries that I can't seem to get rid of be freeeeee! Free from worries free from pain free from sadness and just be FREE! 😍
    lurveruinsit lurveruinsit 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I have made some mistakes. I have done some things that I can never take back. It has been 7 months since everything I did came out in the open and I was thrust into a living hell...
    golfer1992 golfer1992 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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