I've been gluten free for almost 3 years and still have bouts of discomfort and pain. I am a "borderline" Celiac, meaning my doctors wont classify me as "full blown" Celiac because of testing. Weird, since I have a dead spot in my stomach from gluten and am extremely sensitive... but, with that said, no tests (not even an colonoscopy/endoscopy) come back positive.
How do other people handle their symptoms when they occur at school?
I have a hard time managing my discomfort, lack of appetite, anxiety, foggy brain and depression once I have been exposed to gluten but, it's exhausting.
How do you eat on campus? Most days I am at school 12-13hrs and even if I pack food, it isn't always enough. I'm scared to eat food that is prepackaged, even if it is labeled "Gluten-Free"; as I just recently found out that Amy's organic "gluten-free" burritos are still main on equipment that processes wheat! WTF? How is that even allowed?
I'm frustrated and very tired of not feeling like I am able to concentrate on my research, when I am constantly fighting my symptoms. Even after all these years of being gluten free....