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xEmmaa. added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & MedicationsDon't Know If This Is The Right Place...But I'll ask my silly question anyway
Is Coke gluten-free? As in Coca Cola . I automatically presumed that it was but then I seen an ad for gluten-free energy drinks and was like , I've been drinking Red Bull and Coke all my life
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xEmmaa. added a topic in Celiac Disease - Teenagers & Young Adults OnlyVegetarian & CeliacHello everyone, my name's Emma.
I'm 15 years old and in about May of this year I started getting a rash when I ate the majority of foods (the noted ones being bread and noodles ). I work in a pet shop and so I see many dogs with intolerances to gluten so this was one of the first things that came to mind.
I've been a vegetarian since I was about 4 and so far this had never caused any problems, my diet had been healthy enough but I was really dependent on pasta, noodles and that sort of food.
I haven't been diagnosed with celiac disease, because I'm literally terrified of needles, but basically when I don't eat gluten I don't have a rash, when I do eat it I get a rash, so you get the point.
The doctor won't refer me to a dietician because I won't get bloods done, regardless of the fact that research I have done says that these tests are sometimes inconclusive.
To be honest I'm finding it very difficult to stick to what I'm allowed and sometimes I'll see a really nice looking piece of proper bread or something and eat it . The gluten free bread is horrible.
It's leaving me very weak and I'm picking up every illness going round, at the minute I'm lying in bed with a tummy bug. I'm missing a lot of school because of it .
So does anyone have any advice on coping with it? And should I be taking supplements or anything?
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