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About debnak

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  • Birthday 03/02/1968

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  1. Thank you ALL so much. I really appreciate the honesty and support! I had a gluten free day today I'm going shopping tomorrow so I hope I can find something gluten-free to eat while I'm out. Thanks again, Deb
  2. Thank you!
  3. I was diagnosed with Celiac a few years ago but have not been strict with my diet. My symptoms have been more or less "silent" until yesterday. The area around my mouth is red, cracked and on fire. My lips feel like they are extremely chapped and nothing will relieve the pain. Could this be a new symptom of being a Celiac? I know I should follow the diet but it's just SO hard and I don't do well with change AT all. Please help!? Thank you, Deb
  4. Thank you SO much for your scary pep talk. I was diagnosed a few years ago but can't seem to stop eating gluten. I always tell myself that I've hurt for 43 years and that I wouldn't know any different so why stay off gluten...?? You're post really snapped me into reality. Thanks again!!
  5. I would love to know what you've been eating that makes you so happy
  6. is trying hard to be gluten-free

  7. I'm so thankful for everyone's posts about depression. I have suffered from depression my entire life. I was diagnosed with Celiac's in 2004 but when I try to follow the diet I get so angry and depressed that I cave in and eat gluten because it's easier. I'm not sure which depression is worse, the kind I'm used to or the new feeling when I know I can't have what I want to eat....UGH!
  8. Struggle, Struggle, Struggle!

    I was diagnosed with Celiac's disease in 2004 but have yet to go completely gluten free. I try and try but get so dang frustrated. I try to bake bread but seem to mess it up. If I get it right then it goes bad quickly. I have no patience for preparing "everything" that I eat and no will power. Living in Alaska makes it a bit incovenient to buy gluten-free products without paying an arm and leg for shipping. So...I give up. I tell myself that I've been eating this way for 42 years and have been miserable for just about that long that why does it matter if I'm gluten free? It's an everyday struggle with myself.
  9. Hi there, That is how I was diagnosed with Celiacs. I was very anemic and the doctor kept digging and digging and finally found out the cause.