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I get this every time I try to explain it to people. Its been two years, and frankly I've given up trying to make people understand that it isn't a lifestyle choice for me. Its not like "choosing" to be a vegan or a veg. If I didn't have celiac, I'd certainally be eating whatever I want. Hopefully I dont offend, but....to me the worse to explain it to are the hippy tree hugger types. They think its cool or something! Um....noooo....this isn't my idea of cool, having any disease is not cool, and not a damn trend. Well, servers too.....I can see the dazed look in there eyes, and I always fear getting glutened because they are not listening.
Exactly, thats what I'm thinking. I remember it all started with reflux, and went downhill from there for about 2 years. I'm not going to do that again thats for sure! FYI, to you all...It wasn't all you think it would be, the cravings and missing the food that is. I think it just gets built up after years of not eating gluten. I'm done with it, after all its only food. Thank you for the friendly advice, and keeping the torches and pitchforks at bay!
Thats just it. I do have celiac disease. I was dx with an upper endoscopy, biopsy. I have been "trace" glutened about 4 or 5 times in my two years being gluten free, and now, I've done this and I'm feeling fine. Its just strange to me. I've been asked why several times so far, I just want to see what happens, I don't even miss the food that much, being gluten free is so much healthier I have no intention of going back to it. I guess I'm just oddly curious.
I'm coming up on my two year anniversary dx, I haven't been here in quite some time. Anyway, I'm doing a gluten challenge, just curious if any of you have tried this, and what were your results. I've had a ton, and I'm fine, which we all know doesn't mean squat. I think its only a matter of time...
Well, I've been at this for a little over a year, and I'm getting tired of the same 10 or so things for dinner. Does anyone have any recipes they could pass on? Complicated or easy, I'm getting pretty desperate. Thanks, Julie
I haven't been on in awhile, things have been pretty smooth. In august my mother passed, and its just been a whirlwind of stress everyday since. My kids went back to school, and were all sick. I've been sick much longer than everyone else, 3 weeks now! Its in my chest, head, and now I have a bladder infection. I can deal with the sickness, its the exaustion I'm grappling with. I can hardly get out of bed, or do the smallest of tasks. My question is, do we celiacs just get sicker than other people because its an autoimmune disorder? Does that have anything to do with other illnesses we get? I would love to know, so I can be prepared nextime I'm zapped for a month!
Sheesh, I'm just glad I found a new thing to eat
Its a pretty big deal to discover a new dinner item, thats actually QUICK
I'm going to be one chicken eating fool for awhile thats for sure, thanks to all!
I called safeway and asked the deli what they season their rottissere (sp?) chickens with. It sounds safe, they have modified corn starch, which by now I know is ok. I just wanted to know if anyone around here eats them? I'm so scared to get sick, I would feel much safer hearing from another celiac that they are safe rather than some shmuk at the deli!!!
Oh, that so good to know! I actually used to live up there, when I was pregnant with my youngest, way before celiac. I love it up there too. I keep hearing about the bonefish, and my buddy did a search on some pizza places around her also. Since I practically live at the outback, and PF Changs isn't my fav, I think I'm going to pork out on pizza!!! Even before celiac I never ate like that anyways, but now that I CAN'T its so much more tempting! lol!!!
Hello all, I am heading to the seattle area (redmond) to see a good friend. Is there anyone around here from that area who can reccomend some spots for me to eat? I know I can look online, but its nice to have an honest opinion from someone who's been to the place.....thanks to all...Julie
I quit smoking in july 2004, I was dx in aug. 2006. So, three months after my dx I started up again.
I just quit again a month ago, I'm done for good. I've been a smoker, and non-smoker with celiac and never noticed smoking, or not smoking causing me any problems. Quitting the smokes just sucks in general, I'm a mess for 4 or 5 days, anxiety, headaches, irritability, sweats, foggy head etc... Your body is ridding itself of a very addictive drug, its not fun. But after those few days I'm fine. I smoked a pack a day for 12 years and 8 months. Blah!