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There was really no need to get heated. Aeraen made a point in a civil manner, and a very good point at that. Nobody is saying you can't be upset, but I have to agree that you need to deal with the other problems instead of blaming celiac. You were the one who came asking for help, and you just received constructive criticism that you obviously did not care to hear. Don't think you can't enjoy yourself "like everyone else" just because you can't eat gluten. Celebrate your achievement, make or order a gluten-free graduation cake, and revel in the fact that you're DONE with grad school
Don't take this the wrong way (or do), but it sounds like she's being a whiny brat (though I have another b-word in mind). I'm 18, and if my older brother had this and I didn't, I would support him. Instead, it's the opposite, and he supports me. Sounds like you need to give her a good punch in the face (that would be my reaction, at least).
Okay, so saying this makes me feel like a greedy b-word, but hear me out.
When I make a special baked good for myself, I have to hide it from my family if I want any. Now I don't like hiding things, and I don't mind sharing. Its just that everyone else in my house can eat whatever they please, but they choose to eat my stuff first. I can't stand it! I feel a bit like they're disrespecting me because of it. I don't know, maybe I'm overreacting. Does anyone else feel this way, or have a similar problem? How do you handle it?
I understand here, and can sympathize. I am currently in treatment right now (at age 18) for bulimia I have been facing since I was 14. In fact..and I may get a lot of crap for this..but I used to use my celiac disease as a coverup. Say, I would go out with friends and 'get sick from something I ate,' I blamed celiac so nobody knew I was purging.
However, I feel like having to live gluten-free mentally takes over my life, also. I'm constantly thinking about food. Where am I going to find it? Is there going to be anything here I can eat? How many calories is this? Will I be able to purge it? I hate this. I told my therapist that 'I'm in so deep that it will take a crane to pull me out.' And its true.
Not eating gluten definitely helps, though. When I eat gluten, even though its an accident, I feel the need to purge. And being acutally sick, is another trigger. I really did think I was getting better. But, here at school, I ended up getting sick the second week and it all spiraled back down.
These are real mental diseases that we need help to conquer. Fighting this battle and coming out on top is harder than living with it and letting it consume you. So, you've conquered this before. Relapses are normal. Keep in mind that you will need professional help to do this (as you know because you've beaten it before), and a good support system. This is a lifelong battle, and you can do it. I have faith in you.
So I was reminiscing my old favorite foods the other day. Well I went to give blood, and while I never had *incredibly* high blood pressure, I've always been overweight and my blood pressure was not normal for that of a teenager.
Well, both numbers went down by 10, and I've lost 24 pounds so far going off gluten.
While I know that's not the case for everyone, eating gluten made me gain a LOT of weight, until I was diagnosed, and even then I still wasn't losing weight. But I went to college and all my cafeteria offers as safe is usually salad/baked potato/grilled chicken etc.
So, when I get sad, I just think about how much healthier I am now!
I'm in college, and my only cooking tool is a microwave, no stove/oven/etc, and I was wondering if it was possible to cook gluten-free pasta in the microwave. Specifically I have Tinkyada's little spirally shapes (sorry that's not very specific). Any suggestions are very much appreciated!!