Fran is right, corn spaghetti is great! I never thought about the personal products either, thanks for the tip Fran!
You defiantly need to look at the vitamins you are taking, is it a multi-vitamin? I know there is one brand that says gluten free on the bottle, but can't remember the name, I know it's sold at places like wal-mart, etc. I take the generic brand of Plaq with no problems and I am a very sensitive one!!!! I am one of those that would get sick from the crumb in the toaster oven! Oh, also be careful if you have any iron skillets where you made cornbread etc, I got sick from that too.
For me I noticed a difference after a couple of days being gluten free, mainly the abdominal pain was gone but unfortunately I didn't go back to 100% (I have heard it can take up to 6 months). I continued to have diarrhea every single day until 1 1/2 years later when I was dx with lupus and my rheumy put it all together and figured out that lupus attacks my GI tract. I still have GI problems usually when I flare or when I eat too much fruit or veggies but for the most part celiac doesn't cause me any problems. My most recent celiac incident was when I had a milkshake from Chick fil a and ended up sick as a dog! I later found out they only have one mixer and they use it for the cookies and cream as well as all others, so it makes sense why I got so sick. For me when something like this happens I have the cramps and other stuff and the next day I am very weak, but by the third day I am ok. Oh and sometimes if you have a lot of GI symptoms, it's a good idea to slowly add dairy back to your diet or limit your daily intake.
Here are some brands and things that me and my daughter eat:
corn spaghetti (I like Mrs. Leapers) that Fran mentioned with Prego traditional spag sauce
tri-color rice pasta (also Mrs. Leapers) with tuna
Mi-Del has chocolate chip cookies, double choc cookies, ginger snaps (which make a great pie crust) and pecan sandies
taco mix and sauce (Old el paso, the yellow box but not the "dinner kit")
Amy's organic has some gluten free frozen meals great for work or a quick meal, I like the rice crust pizza, vegetable lasagna.
Van's waffles are great!
Progresso soup - chicken and wild rice and cream of mushroom
Bob's Red Mill makes a great all purpose flour
Kinninnick has great bread products (bagels, donuts, cinnamon buns, bread, hot dog and hamburger buns)
Betty Crocker makes a cake, brownie and cookie mix, in my area they are cheaper than the other GF choices such as Pamela's, gluten free pantry.
I know I have listed a lot of sweets / breads, etc we don't eat them on a regular basis but we do treat ourselves every now and then. We eat a lot of chicken, frozen vegetables, fresh fruit, etc.
I hope some of this helps! Take care
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DX: Lupus, Sjogrens, Raynaud's, Hashimoto's and Celiac Disease
RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Folgard OS (B12), Vitamin D-50,000 IU, Tramadol (as needed) and magic mouthwash (for mouth sores)