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I Am Living Gluten Free

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 191 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Feb 25, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have Crohn's disease and gluten is among the many things I've had to give up..but I cheat in my diet sometimes lol so I still eat it
    ellajade ellajade 13-15, F Feb 23

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    Anybody else from wales feel free to To contact me :-)
    woundedwolf woundedwolf 31-35, M 6 hrs ago

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    It is said that charity begins at home. Working on this principle we decided to raise our kids in cloth free milieu, like ourselves. My wife appreciated and loves staying without...
    friendsfriend friendsfriend 41-45, M Feb 14

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    People think that just because I love clothes and doing things that make me feel good about myself that disqualifies me from being a free-spirit. But I don't believe that's true...
    soulfreedom soulfreedom 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    So I was in a emotional mood today and decided to write a freestyle dedicated to the hard workers. Here's the beat I wrote it to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inkHiSNeIko. Make...
    skidzchannel13 skidzchannel13 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 14

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    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Feb 14

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    Yes, it is possible, because I wanted to do this. I could list a myriad of reasons of why I have chosen a life of freedom from the western economic system. For now would like to...
    Abnoba Abnoba 36-40, F Feb 18

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    I Never felt like i'm home .. I'm a person who lives to be free i adore all sorts of Art i'm open minded to everything and i Just dream to be free and have my place that feels like...
    Mamafein Mamafein 18-21, M Feb 23

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    I think it would be great if I could gust live free forever in the woods with the animals in nature.
    Runawaypeople12 Runawaypeople12 13-15, F Feb 22

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    I think it would be great if I could gust live free forever in the woods with the animals in nature.
    Runawaypeople12 Runawaypeople12 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I want a house with my friend. Her and I will pay rent. Preferably a 2 bedroom house with nobody else living there. It'd be perfect! However, this is going to take a lot of...
    WishMeLuck15 WishMeLuck15 13-15, F a week ago

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    I am mischelli, aged 22yrs. Sudden i came to know that affected with herpes. My mind is blank and feel like there is no life! One Day my close friend suggested me to join in Herpes...
    wkellylaura wkellylaura 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Had a miscarriage at 8 weeks and after a few weeks I'm back again with him. I don't know whats wrong with me. I don't know why I still tolerate everything that he does. Tried my...
    Myoneandonlylove Myoneandonlylove 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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