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yaninani added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsThinning HairI am a new member to the Gluten-free lifestyle. My test were inconclusive because I did them a month after this lifestyle change since August 2012. I have no doubts in my mind though that I have Celiac because of some mistakes and horrible reactions in the beginning of this journey. Currently, I am dairy, gluten, corn and egg free which has been difficult but rewarding. I have noticed that most of my symptoms have left, I am no longer fatigued, lethargic, depressed and bloated (which is amazing!). However, over the last three months or so my hair has been thinning drastically and my scalp has been incredibly itchy. I have always had more than enough hair (donated my long locks twice) so having my hair fall out is a huge issue for me. I am seeing a new doctor NEXT MONTH, which is hard when you've been waiting for months for some help. So I am sending this out to you guys... have you experienced this before? What am I doing wrong? Any help you can provide is appreciated.
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yaninani added a topic in Gluten-Free RestaurantsOpa Opa Southampton, MassHello everyone! Just to start off, I'm new to celiac disease. I'm about 5months into this new life. So last night we decided last minute to go to Opa Opa in Southampton...Yes, a brewery?! The service was awful, the food mediocre but what got me was the lack of knowledge about celiac. Their menus have a handy little indicator about what's gluten free. Which is nice but it's pointless if you don't understand what gluten free/celiac disease is in the first place. The waitress assured me that the steak fries I ordered with my meal were gluten free. After eating, my party ordered more steak fries. I then asked if she could have them fried in the allergy free, like the ones I ate were cooked. She says "oh those aren't gluten free, we take a regular potatoes and cut them up when you want fries that don't have gluten". At this point, panic sets in as I realize I will spend the next week sick as a dog. She apologizes and takes meals off our bill. Great gesture but the damage is done.
Lesson here is to not eat at this restaurant again, my well-being and health are both worth more than that. Hope this helps someone else not make the same mistake...
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