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Stern added a topic in Gluten-Free RestaurantsSan Joaquin Area, Ca?I'm starting to feel ready to branch out a bit, so I'd love some help finding restaurants that do well with celiacs and food allergies! :- D I'm kinda getting bored of pizza (Only thing I had at restaurants for two years. O.o Suprising.)
I do know of Jules Pizza (Not San Joaquin, but it's worth it if we go to Whole Foods), and BJs Brewhouse. Is there anywhere else that I could go and try?
I would need gluten // soy // nut // sesame // citrus // oat // coconut free food, so most places are out. x_X This was so much easier when it was just gluten-free.
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Stern added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsHow 'worthy' Is An Official Label?My doctor is apparently not willing to do anything for me, and I've just been wondering about this for a little bit.
I've been on a gluten-free diet for a little under 2 years now. I went gluten-free with a friend that did have celiac disease, and recognized some of her own symptoms in the problems I'd been having. I felt so much better that month, that I knew that gluten had to be a problem for me. However, when I tested (I went back on gluten for a month, then had a blood test done), it came back negative. However, that month was horrible for me, and I went back on the gluten-free diet after the test.
So, I've been reading that blood tests aren't the end-all, be-all, and that endos or other tests are much more conclusive. However, my doctor didn't really jump at the idea when I presented it, and now I'm wondering, how much would the 'label' help me? Yes, it would let me know exactly what was happening to my body if I decided to eat gluten, but otherwise?
Some of my symptoms before (Pre-2 years ago, going on for... years and years...), flatulance, nose bleeds, what I'm suspecting was a slight case of osteoperosis (never got it -confirmed-, but I mean, I broke my finger catching a not-too-stong basketball pass.), something that the doctors called excema, and a few more things.
Could I get some help, please? I don't feel like my doctor understands, not that she cares either, and I'd like some more ideas of what my next step should be.
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