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Posted by Angie E on October 30, 2000 at 14:56:12:

In Reply to: Re: For Harry (Frustrated) posted by Elisa on October 30, 2000 at 09:14:01:

: : : Harry,My dilemma is I went to the doctor who convinced me I should go on Lotronex again. Tried 1/2 at night, then slowly increased to 1/2 in the morning as well. Things were not perfect but better, then had a bowl of home made minestrone soup. Everything was home made, even the chicken broth and I had a terrible time this A.M with low cramps and then D. I had the same soup last week with no problems. I know it was the soup as a lot of it was in clumps in the toilet including the tomatoes, onions etc. I also have celiac, so my diet is pretty limited. I am going to call the doctor and demand some tests. Had a colonoscopy less than 2 years ago, also all the rest of the tests, but I think I need to have some answers. Have also been under some stress lately (ok. a lot). Any suggestions? I am wiped out after these episodes. All of this has gotten worse since June. I take phyllium but can't stomach anything after all of this.
: : : Thanks for your input.
: : : Elisa

: : Elisa:

: : I'm Celiac as well. Most minestrone soup has noodles. Did yours? Unless noodles are specified gluten free on the box, they are typically made with flour. Don't know if that's the problem, but just a thought...
: : Angie E
: Harry, Angie: Thanks for your replies. I will do the yogurt, I take vitamins plus Fosomax for osteoporosis, and other supplements, also probiotics which has tons of acidophylus, bifidus,bulgaris etc. My soup was homemade and there were no noodles in it. I added rice. Am pretty conscious about avoiding wheat in all forms but I just found out that Tylenol gel caps has wheat or gluten in it, the caplets are okeh, also Tylenol okeh. Angie, please check over the counter and prescriptions for this. There is a book you can get through Celiac USA which lists all the pharmaceuticals and whether their products have gluten or wheatin them. I buy vitamins, etc. which state there is no wheat or gluten added and if in doubt I call the manufacturer. Angie, Are you anywhere near a "Whole Foods Store" here in Texas? You can get a lot of wheat free foods there. I go to one in Dallas but there are 3 of them in the Dallas area. I don't know where you live in Texas. I live in Tyler. Would love to hear how you are doing.
: Elisa

We are just now getting a Whole Foods in Fort Worth, so until then, I've been ordering my stuff from the Gluten Free Mall. I have a great flourless chocolate cake recipe if you are interested. Yeah, I found out about Tylenol the hard way. I'm a member of the Celiac USA society as well and they have great information. I did discover some elbow macaroni made from corn that is pretty good. As for the Quinona pasta, I would just as soon do without it. I love rice, so I use that. I have a beef stroganoff recipe I've been using and its wonderful over rice. Thank God I can still eat Mexican Food! And most chocolate! Thanks for the info!
Angie E

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