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ThisHell posted 4/28/2014 12:51 PM

UGH! I am having a rough day. Health has been a progressively more serious issue for me in the last few years-from little things that I chalked up to just being human to about a month ago first working in our new salon doing demo stuff and having a horrible reaction a few hours later.... low and behold I have learned that I have celiac disease and the fact that not only was I working tearing up tiles along the DRYWALL which apparently has gluten , but the whole salon itself was a Papa Johns Pizzeria in its former life! So I had a horrible gluten reaction just from ingesting all that flour dust and drywall dust.

Anyway, I have been attempting to go 100% gluten free as that is the only way to treat it to prevent further damage to my small intestine, but its a learning curve and in the meantime I keep having these horrible depressive moments. I ran out the door this morning with only a Starbucks and not thinking about food. Well by noon I was out with my sister who's daughter was crying about McDonald's. I was starving and quite frankly have a soft spot for Micky D's...but it turns out the only thing on the menu that I would even eat was a huge risk-the fries. And only by double check that they are the only thing cooked in that oil. If a nugget was cooked in it prior to that batch, I'm screwed....I was starving however, so I risked it. I didn't even think about the salad options at the time. But the fact that I can never eat another chicken nugget again in my life about made me burst into tears! This sucks! The bread at dinners and a good 6 piece of nuggets... sigh. And hell! I even have to check spices before using them! Who the heck knew they used gluten products to bind spices?!

Sorry. Just needed to get that out. I guess the only good thing is that living on fruits and vegetables now will probably help me lose the 10 pounds I put on when I tore ligaments in my ankle was laid up for a while watching housewives and eating potato chips

thecosmogirl posted 4/28/2014 13:08 PM

Oh my, lol
I'm not really laughing at you as I have horrible digestive issues and there are a lot of things I can no longer eat also.
It's just nice to know someone else feels like this :)

IrishGirlVA posted 4/28/2014 13:56 PM

Your user name has a whole new meaning.

I too have a soft spot for McD's. Big Mac's and the nuggets.

I think I may have an intolerance to gluten as well but certainly not to the extent you do. I have a doctor's appointment next week. All I know is that my body is not digesting things like it used to when I was in my 20's and 30's.

For some reason, I can no longer tolerate anything with cocoa.

I really feel for you, ThisHell. It's not like we can avoid food or people who eat food. That makes our cravings (addictions) harder to control.

truthsetmefree posted 4/28/2014 13:59 PM

ThisHell posted 4/28/2014 14:06 PM

HOLY CRAP!!!! Lol! TruthSetMeFree, that was hysterically awful!

I feel much better now, lol... much more helpful than what I thought I would be watching-some beady-eyed beak nose Dr. with facts and statistics... lol

Thanks for that one... and I guess I'm doing good with all this! I'm not THERE yet!

Thanks everyone

truthsetmefree posted 4/28/2014 14:11 PM

hysterically awful

That describes it perfectly!

Though not celiac, I did do low carb quite successfully for a year and half. I felt SO much better and would like to get back on it. It's not so hard once your body adjusts but it can be hell getting there.

Hang in there. If the headaches haven't started yet, they will. Just know that it's part of your body detoxing all the bad stuff. And you'll learn, too, that it's really not that hard to eat out once you get the hang of it (ie, hamburger minus the bun). After a while, you really won't want the stuff like you do now.

lynnm1947 posted 4/28/2014 15:27 PM

You can make your own chicken nuggets. Use seasoned potato or rice flour for dredging before frying.

damncutekitty posted 4/28/2014 15:44 PM

When MC Donald's came out with their "Chicken Select" chicken fingers I became terrified that they were going to discontinue the Mc Nugget. I spent hours searching around online for information and ended up emailing and later called Mc D's corporate because I could not fathom a world without Mc Nuggets.

I am so so sorry.

betrayedfriend posted 4/28/2014 15:54 PM

I believe Tyson makes some excellent gf chicken nuggets. You can also eat mcdonalds grilled chicken and hamburger meat, just explain the allergy issue to a manager and they'll make sure your food is ok. You also have options at Panera, Arby's, Wendy's. I go out with my best friend a lot and she's a celiac, she can eat stuff from nearly everywhere.

Want2help posted 4/28/2014 16:00 PM

Girl, forget chicken McNuggets, you can make your own delicious chicken tenders with coconut flour (doesn't taste like coconut) or almond flour. They're so much tastier.

Please look into the Whole30. It is 30 days of eating clean in a way that will not only heal your gut, but kill those cravings. It won't be easy, but it will be so worth it.

I've been studying under a professor at my school that is a pioneer in mind/body medicine, and all of the ways stress, food, and our health are so closely interrelated. You may miss it here and there, but you'll thank yourself for it later on.

PM me if you ever want tips, advice, to vent, etc.

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