Glad you had such a good experience. I find that most people are willing to help us figure things out if we ask them nicely.
I do not take any regular daily medications, but when I had surgery last year, I had to take a few briefly (pre- and post).
I cannot tell you how gracious the pharmacists at the local Rite Aid were. I did not make a fuss, I just asked ahead of time on the phone
if they knew if the product information was available so I could read them to look at the ingredients.
Well, those two women had scrutinized those teeny tiny pages of inserts before I even got there to pick them up, and they had called the company for me and THEN, they called to ask me if everything was okay a day later!. I was deeply touched by
their concern and kindness.
Later, I learned one of them has a father-in-law with celiac. She "gets" it.
The good news is, they told me that the vast majority of companies have moved to using rice and corn starch as binders because they realize the large number of people with wheat allergies and intolerances has risen. A spokeperson for TEVA pharmaceuticals told me the same thing via email.
"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir
"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy
"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington
“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport
"Do or do not. There is no try. "- Yoda.
"LTES" Gem 2014
Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac 11/01/10. Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.