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Thank you all, I'm glad to say that I'm feeling less anxious and able to think a little more clearly now that I've stopped eating wheat now. The only person who has dismissed my food intolerance is the CBT counselor I am seeing, who is quite certain that my symptoms are caused by depression and not food, needless to say, I haven't bothered continuing the discussion with her because it was quite clear after one session that she would not be swayed from her belief. Talk about inappropriate bias from a proffesional. I am quite sure that at large number of people with anxiety and depression could be helped by looking at what they eat!
My apologies for putting my post in the wrong section, I initially intended to ask friends and family how they initially reacted to discovering their loved-one had coeliac, but in my hazy, foggy, anxious state of mind didn't quite know what I was doing at the time
Thankyou for your reply, I know that my mother, brothers and sister and their children all show signs of food intolerance, with three of them already milk intolerent, I suppose in my heart I hope for a postive test result, so that I can say quite plainly say to all of them, please, go and get tested for Celieac as it is a genetic problem.
But I now realise that, the test result isn't the most important thing in the world, it's my experience that really counts. it is wonderful to hear that you have been able to help other family members too, you must have been a little nervous about it to start with.
Now I think back, my Mom and Brother only learnt they were intolerent to milk after I drew their attention to it based on my own experiences...it's almost as if our family believes that all food is good for us and can't be the cause of any illness...I suspect your family had similar beliefs, you have done well to help them...I have to build my confidence first...it does make me giggle to imagine a 54 year old lady saying they can 'kiss my butt'!
I hope that when the results come through, I will not lose heart, either way... I've already put the post-it note on my fridge with a big smiley face
That's very true, thankyou, I'm not sure what planet I've been on recently, I feel that I'm actually not sure why I need to prove anything, it may be, and don't laugh, but my mother is very, well, she know's everything and everybody else knows nothing, and I think maybe I am still feel a little scared of her wrath even though I'm nearly 40
I choose to eat gluten free because it's good for me - I may write that on a little post-it note and stick it on my fridge!
I have similar problems, I am trying to work out how to overcome the problem of not wanting to eat anything at all and I think I'm going to try and make a really cool cooked breakfast meal, made from things that I can eat, but aren't traditional breakfast foods, maybe fried potatoes, tomatoes, beans, egg...stuff thats yummy and will help me feel good and I am going to eat the same thing every day for breakfast!
Every Day you ask? The same cooked breakfast? Isn't that a bit boring? Not really, I say, I was eating Cornflakes, milk and sugar for breakfast for 35 years...now that really was boring!
The idea is that I will know I have eaten at least one good meal, right from the very start of the day, every day and then I can move forward and improve my daily lunch and evening meal routine aswell...it's just a start, as I know I can't do it all in one go, but I think it's what I need to do to start me off on the right road
Hi Guys, I'm Deanna from the UK and have a question for you
I am 100% sure that I have a problem with wheat, but I am nervous that my Celiac blood test will come back negative, although I know from experience that I will need to avoid gluten, I am worried about how I explain to my family that I can't eat wheat etc when they ask me 'are you a Celiac?' and I have to say 'no, I'm not'.
Has anybody had a negative blood test and had difficulties with family thinking that 'it's all in your mind, there's nothing wrong with you...just eat food, you're attention seeking, making a mountain out of a molehill' etc?
I am pretty sure that I'm am just having the blood test so that I can hand my family a doctors note with the proof on it arghhhh!
Many thanks for contributing to this wonderful site btw, you've been a great help to me already and I can see you help many others too.
P.S. Much to my dismay the blood test results for Anemia will take only 1 week, the results for Celiac...8 Weeks! Shocking!