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I've only been diagnosed a month and still getting my head round it so can understand the grief you are going through. However, what all the others have said to you makes sense. It is something, in time, that can be controlled and you will feel better. Yes things are difficult right now and your life feels as though it will never be the same again because it has changed. It won't be the same but it will be better because you will become well again.
It doesn't have to stop you living your life whilst you are learning to adapt. Get as much advice as you can and stick to plain fresh foods whilst you are away. Yes it is boring, but only the food is a tad boring. The point is you will be away with your friend enjoying your trip so will be worth it
Liver and kidney function so many times over the years..
Hypogycemia so checked for diabetes every year
Severe migraine so on daily medication
H.Polori which I'm being treated for
Anemia which was positive so started the grusome camera invasions! ( and diagnosis )
It actually took a different GP to be concerned about the sickness/fainting to send me to a consultant who linked all the above and insisted on the tests ( I thought I was run down ).
I'm newly diagnosed with Coeliac. I've been really careful to be gluten free but I've been really sick and in pain since yesterday evening. All I can trace it to is the cottage cheese and milk as the only other things I ate was plain chicken salad!!
I've read you can be lactose intolerant at the beginning. If that is the case, and the thought really does my head in, how long do you have to give it up for? I was hoping I wasn't as really struggling with the gluten-free
Nice to meet you My hubby, bless him, is doing his best to understand ( I was diagnosed the same time as your partner ) but is at a loss I think. He reads all the ingredients of the foods then passes it to me! lol He does join me in the meals when he is home to make it easier, but then raids the cupboards later as he is hungry which makes me laugh!
Still, it's so great you are being so supportive, it does make a huge difference.
This site is great, don't know what we would do without it!
Thanks Laura on the chips advice, we usually buy the blue packet version so I'll look at the others
Scott you really need to get that Food directory as it lists all the foods we can buy and there are hundreds!!!! As I said earlier it lists our supermarkets also, I certainly wished I had it before and have been reading it now for the last 2 days AMAZED at what we can actually eat!!!
Until yours arrives I'm more than happy to sit and answer your questions. I know I'm in the early days like you and my hubby is learning the same but we've no choice but to get through this and we will, just like everyone else has on here and it will become second nature.
Wished you lived near me then we could help each other. I went hungry for the first week but I am slowly getting the hang of it now. I know what you mean by being overwhelmed, wanting to give in etc. I've had a few frustrated tearful moments and isolated times in the bath where I would allow myself to feel sorry for myself so nothing wrong in that Scott. BUT there is a lot we can eat. Have you joined the Ceoliac Uk as you get a free Food and Drink Directory? It's a Godsend and even has our local supermarkets in there!!!!!
I am more than happy for you to email me if it helps. You are not alone and don't go hungry, no need for you to. Take care Nikki
I'm really glad you had a better meal ( even if not as tasty ) tonight. I must admit I'm bored with the plain stuff but I'm playing safe at the moment, as 1, enjoying not being ill, and 2, book not arrived yet so not got a clue about lables!
I can appreciate you being nervous about coming home but this forum stays with you whether you are in the USA or the UK What you have been eating sounds gorgeous though!