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I can't give you any advice on adjusting as I was two years old when I was diagnosed but fir what it's worth, good luck
1) Do some research on ingredients which gluten hides under eg. Dextrose.Generally it will say in brackets 'derived from wheat or maize ( the later is safe) but if not and you're unsure, skip it. A lot if gluten-free foods don't have a specific gluten-free label. If the ingredients look safe to me, I go for it. Look it up online if you're worried.
2) They should have numbers following them eg. Thickner 1487 . You can look them up online also. It should say in bold under the ingredients 'contains wheat/gluten'
3) Depends how worried you are about cross-contamination. I sort of judge it on a case-by-case basis. If there was something in the ingredients I was dubius about, I skip it. A lot of companies include those little phrases so they can cover themselves in the unlikely situation someone gets sick and complains
4) Ask your pharmacist or doctor. The best thing to do is to call up each company and ask to talk to someone high up in the company about the specific product.
One thing to remember is 'if in doubt, leave it out' . A bag of chips is not worth your health.
I heard about the Glutenzyme Plus pills. They're supposed to make you able to digest gluten if you take them before you eat, right? I'm not sure if they work for people with Coeliacs 'cause it says Gluten Intolerance in the ad and celiac disease is autoimmune... I'm going to ask my doctor if they would work for me when I next see her. They would be such a life saver
Oh okay then. I've only recently found out that my reactions are quite severe compared to other Coeliacs. I thought everyone had the whole vomiting-for-six-hours-wanting-to-die-thing, but I guess not. I'm only 15 though so maybe I'll grow out of the vomiting thing (fingers crossed). Anyway maybe I am having a reaction to the bread thing and just not noticing? Or maybe it just doesn't affect me?
I've been severly Coeliac since I was two and have always shared a toaster with my family and have never got a reaction. Have any of you actually had a reaction from sharing a toaster or are you just being careful?
I was diagnosed at 2 years old so i've never missed school except if I have have a reaction. Even the smallest amount of gluten gives me a severe reaction comparable to the four hour flu But I haven't had a reaction in about a year and a half XD . When I do I usually skip the next 1 or 2 days because I'm too exhausted to get out of bed
I know how you feel. People either always think I'm exaggerating or they "feel sorry" for me. I don't want their pity or attention. I just want them to be understanding and tolerant. When I was nine I was at a girls party ( she was my best friend at the time)and she gave me a piece of candy with the ingredients in asian. When I said "not thanks, I can't" she said " Oh, you just want attention, you just want everything to be about you. You're being so rude, you should just eat it."... in front of her mother who said NOTHING. When I was thirteen another 'friend' grabbed a yogurt I was eating and chucked it to the ground screaming " You're lactose intolerant, if you eat that you'll have some sort of fit!" Uhm no, actually, I'm not lactose intolerant and you just chucked my lunch on the ground...people like that p*ss me off :/
Anyway just tell them to f*ck off They probably don't see how frustrating it is so if you just let loose on them next time they take the p*ss of you or your food. They'll get the message
Does anyone know if the Loreal Paris Elvive Full Restore 5 Replenishing Shampoo and Conditioners are alright for someone with severe Coeliacs Disease? It's says something about a wheat protein...I have symptoms similar to the four hour flu ( you know what I mean :/ ) so I'm not sure if they're safe or not.
Cancer really? I've never heard that. Where did you here that from?
You have to be very careful where cross contamination is concerned. Teach your family that "double-dipping" in things like spreads is not allowed and be sure to wash your hands if you have to touch something with gluten. On a side note when you go out to eat at places make sure to tell the staff about your celiac's and make sure they understand how important it is to keep your food free of gluten. If in doubt, leave it out