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#1 Auntie_Manda

 
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Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:22 AM

This morning I was thinking... I should write a book about all the ridiculous conversations I've had with people about gluten free diet, etc. I'll bet there are lots of stories out there... let's share. Laughing is a good way to cope, right?

 

So I told my coworker (who is also my aunt) that gluten-free diet cleared up my daily migraines (she has migraines often as well). Her response: "well I know that isn't the problem because Aunt F has celiac and she still gets migraines even though she's gluten-free". Sigh. Ok...

 

Here's another one:

LL: did I hear you are wheat free?

Me: yes. Well, I'm gluten-free, which is wheat free.

LL: Well, not all wheat has gluten.

Me: it does...

LL: No, there's this unaltered strain of wheat that some amish farmer in NY has.

Me: Ok, well I don't have access to that, so I'm wheat free. 

LL: *goes on to discuss just starting wheat free and seeing a big difference, and using coconut wheat (?!?) as a substitution*

Me: Well that's good. So wheat is definitely a problem for you, huh?
LL: For sure. I ate pizza all weekend and I'm paying the price now!


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-I am a gluten free supertaster who can only handle small amounts of dairy, and I have serious aversions to meat and vegetables... yep, I live off of fruit, rice, corn, & potatoes :)

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#2 w8in4dave

 
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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:35 AM

OMG I cannot even think about eating Pizza all weekend!! I make Hubbs cook his own pizza! Lol 

 

Thats like my Daughter telling me she went Gluten free.. About a month later I asked he if she was still Gluten free she said yes. One day she was coming over and was taking a while. I texted her and asked what the hold up was, she said she had to take the kids to lunch they were hungry. I say really? Where did you go? She said  "Panara" <-spelling sorry     ?????? I didn't say a word...  She is Gluten free when she wants to be. 


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 01:48 PM

Many people are that way especially once they discover this way of life isn't as easy as it sounded!. 


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 02:10 PM

O MY GAWD YOU CAN'T EAT ANYTHING!!!  yes i can - just not the crap you're eating............ <_<

 

i love the "i think i have that" people, who, as soon as they hear how strict you need to be, abandon the idea that they could have a problem.  "oh.  i don't have *that* - that's too hard."  oh, brrrrotherrrrr  :rolleyes:


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just as i was getting my affairs in order to die of malnutrition...
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#5 Auntie_Manda

 
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Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:39 PM

Right? I HATE when people are like, "oh, I couldn't do that!" Yes, yes you could, if your health depended on it, and if you felt miserable for a week after eating a cracker. My 2nd most hated comment is, "that's so expensive, though!" Ok, well, forgetting the halthcare and medication required to NOT be gluten-free, may I remind you that rice is cheap, fruits & veggies & meat don't cost more than what you pay... it's only expensive if you buy the gluten-free versions of food that has gluten in it. And not being able to eat at resturants sure saves ME a lot of money!


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-"probable Celiac" May 2013, not willing to do testing
-I am a gluten free supertaster who can only handle small amounts of dairy, and I have serious aversions to meat and vegetables... yep, I live off of fruit, rice, corn, & potatoes :)

#6 w8in4dave

 
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Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:41 PM

My friend has Crohns she told me. I don't know how you can just say to your self you have to stop eating all that stuff and do it!! I said "if it ment stoping all or most of your symptoms you would do what you have to do" She said "I am not so sure I could do it"  What ever!! 


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#7 eers03

 
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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:59 PM

Its now entertaining to me that "others" think they are somehow eating better food than I am.  Not true.  You had a combo from Wendy's on the way home from work?  You're right, I'm missing out.... Or not...


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 08:39 PM

This thread is great! Being a newb at this, I am getting hit with all these things for the first time. I imagine these questions and comments are common:

 

"What do you eat?" (often accompanied by a truly alarmed look) I want to answer: "Oh, you know, twigs" But I keep trying to remember that this may be a teachable moment, so I tell them all the things that I can eat until their eyes glaze over. :lol:

 

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"That must be so hard" No. No, it's not. It's not always easy, but compared to being covered in the devilspawn-lovechild of poison oak and shingles that is DH, eating gluten free is a cake walk.


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Self Diagnosed with DH in June 2013

MD and ND confirmed shortly thereafter

Gluten free June 1, 2013

Low Iodine July 15, 2013 - (waiting for the rash to clear...)

Other symptoms: IBS-D gone, skin on face much clearer, anxiety gone, periods regulating and less painful, and oh! this one is new: I have not had a UTI since going gluten-free (used to get them several times a year)

Currently training to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. I want to heal as many guts as I can!

 

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#9 w8in4dave

 
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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:04 PM

Gluten free cake walk :) 


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 05:55 AM

I'm pretty sure I've had everyone of these converstations at least 5 times each.

My favorite is always " oh i could never do that"

Or the fake interest. I get tired of talking about it, like if i hear the word gluten one more time i may have a nervous breakdown.


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#11 moosemalibu

 
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Posted 04 October 2013 - 06:51 AM

I'm pretty sure I've had everyone of these converstations at least 5 times each.

My favorite is always " oh i could never do that"

Or the fake interest. I get tired of talking about it, like if i hear the word gluten one more time i may have a nervous breakdown.

I'm pretty certain I have had a nervous breakdown! ;)


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  • Diagnosed Celiac via blood test 8-22-13
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  • Endoscopy/Biopsy Oct-26-13 positive for Celiac
  • HLA-DQ2 positive
  • Vitamin D insufficiency 12-6-13 (had it prior no doubt, just wasn't checked until December)
  • Dairy Added back in successfully 3-1-14
  • Normal Antibody Levels 3-19-14! 
  • Egg, sugar alcohols Intolerant 5-2014

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:33 AM

This is all new to me - the mother of a toddler celiac (and probably getting the DX for a school age celiac on Monday), but I think I'm going to scream bloody murder if one more person tells me it's not a big deal.  Even my husband's aunt told us that since gluten-free food is easy to find that this is going to be easy.

 

In less than a month I've had my baby girl get DX, de-gluted my entire house and repurchased all the essentials, spent hours figuring out what I need to do with my beauty products (I'm still nursing) and had a meeting with the director of her early childhood center.  Please allow me my freaking pity party and let me state that it's a very big deal!!  I am the mother - it's MY job to make sure she gets better!  And *I* am the one that hears my other kids get tearful when they really want a cheese-it or a spaghetio.  So now I'm making it my mission to be better in the kitchen so I can help those kids not resent the baby.

 

Sigh...  At least the people here get it.


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Kid 2 (4 y/o boy) - DX as "latent celiac" via blood in 9/2013 (age 3.5).  Negative biopsy in 10/2013.  DX with gastritis.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 09:12 AM

My favourite one recently was while asking about the menu at a new bar. They were very accommodating to dietary needs, and have good gluten-free beer, so I did just fine, but anyway:

 

Me: I'm gluten free, and can't eat soy or dairy.

Server (I think she might have been the owner, actually): oh, are you on a cleanse?

Me: uhhh, a permanent one, I guess.

server: Oh, you must have great skin now.

Me: um, maybe, can't say I've noticed, but sure...

 

*face plant*

 

They did make things for me sans soy/gluten and I did just fine, so will definitely go back sometime, but MAN! total hipster-trendy-health-craze-myth alert!!


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- Gluten-free since March 2009 (not officially diagnosed, but most likely Celiac). Symptoms have greatly improved or disappeared since.
- Soy intolerant. Dairy free (likely casein intolerant). Problems with eggs, quinoa, brown rice

- mild gastritis seen on endoscopy Oct 2012. Not sure if healed or not.
- Family members with Celiac: Mother, sister, aunt on mother's side, aunt and uncle on father's side, more being diagnosed every year.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 11:43 AM

I'm pretty certain I have had a nervous breakdown! ;)

Maybe i have and just don't notice. :) ignorance is bliss

 

I'm thinking of adding a sig to my posts here that just says "intolerant to everything"


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 12:01 PM

My favourite one recently was while asking about the menu at a new bar. They were very accommodating to dietary needs, and have good gluten-free beer, so I did just fine, but anyway:

 

Me: I'm gluten free, and can't eat soy or dairy.

Server (I think she might have been the owner, actually): oh, are you on a cleanse?

Me: uhhh, a permanent one, I guess.

server: Oh, you must have great skin now.

Me: um, maybe, can't say I've noticed, but sure...

 

*face plant*

 

They did make things for me sans soy/gluten and I did just fine, so will definitely go back sometime, but MAN! total hipster-trendy-health-craze-myth alert!!

 

She sure wouldn't say that to someone with DH.... jeez...


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"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone." Ronald Reagan

  • Diagnosed Celiac via blood test 8-22-13
  • Dairy & gluten free in 8-22-13 then did gluten challenge in October
  • Endoscopy/Biopsy Oct-26-13 positive for Celiac
  • HLA-DQ2 positive
  • Vitamin D insufficiency 12-6-13 (had it prior no doubt, just wasn't checked until December)
  • Dairy Added back in successfully 3-1-14
  • Normal Antibody Levels 3-19-14! 
  • Egg, sugar alcohols Intolerant 5-2014

Supplements: Fish Oil, Digestive enzymes, probiotics, biotin, multivitamin, joint supplement, psyllium husk

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