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If They Came Out With An Anti-Gluten Pill Thingy


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Poll: If they found a pill that would neutralize the effects of gluten on your body (sort of like the pill people take who are lactose intolerant), would you use it? (72 member(s) have cast votes)

If they found a pill that would neutralize the effects of gluten on your body (sort of like the pill people take who are lactose intolerant), would you use it?

  1. Yes, definitely -- all the time (26 votes [36.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.11%

  2. Sometimes, but only when I am eating out (19 votes [26.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.39%

  3. Sometimes, maybe once or twice a week (8 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  4. No, I'd be afraid that it wouldn't work (7 votes [9.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.72%

  5. No, I don't think I could ever look at wheat the same way (12 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

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#16 byuiemily

 
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Posted 08 July 2004 - 11:17 PM

I can see your point. Maybe it is because those of us who have just recently been diagnosed, still remember how sick we were.


You know, it's so funny because even though I was diagnosed when I was 17 and I had been sooooo extremely sick (throwing up every morning, dropping down to barely 100 lbs from about 130 in maybe less then a month) I think I even forgot to what extent I was in pain, because I recently had a run in with gluten and I got so sick and the horrible horrible pain came back and i was like "oh my goodness, i can't believe this is what i was putting up with for all of my life." I didn't enjoy the vivid memories being brought back, but at the same time I think i needed that wake up call to show to me that being gluten-free really is a true blessing, so that I can function from day to day without worrying whether I'm close enough to a bathroom and if i'll be able to stay out for the night with my friends, and not have to skip out halfway through to go home and be doubled up in pain.

Okay sorry, that was kind of off the subject. I guess what I am trying to say though is that there are going to be times when it's really tempting to side step your diet, but the end result of it is not worth it at all.

I think it has also made me change my feelings a bit about the pill; if it is guaranteed that it will protect me from any harm gluten can do to my body, then yeah, maybe i'd take it once and awhile, but I'm not at all interested in being back in the shape I was for the first 17 years of my life.
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Posted 09 July 2004 - 02:46 PM

I can understand the pain. I've cheated many times, and always regretted it later. I've been on the gluten-free diet for 17 years. I honestly say that it was hard for me to make new friends, because when i was younger i was afraid to tell people. I didn't like being different from anyone else. I feel now that i'm am in good shape from being on the gluten-free diet. But let me tell you after 17 years i would love to be normal, even for a day without worrying about pain, i would be frist in line to get that pill.
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#18 celiac3270

 
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Posted 09 July 2004 - 02:57 PM

I can understand the pain. I've cheated many times, and always regretted it later. I've been on the gluten-free diet for 17 years. I honestly say that it was hard for me to make new friends, because when i was younger i was afraid to tell people. I didn't like being different from anyone else. I feel now that i'm am in good shape from being on the gluten-free diet. But let me tell you after 17 years i would love to be normal, even for a day without worrying about pain, i would be frist in line to get that pill.


I have never cheated, but see where you're coming from with a lot of your comments. I don't like to talk to people about it, either. I don't have problems making friends, but try to avoid food situations or talking about it.

I still wouldn't use something like that....after all, they're always finding complications or problems with drugs later on...I wouldn't want to find out 20 years later that the medicine just alleviated symptoms, and still wreaked havoc on my intestines....it seems like a risk.......anyway....I can see your point, though.

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#19 WSLIZ

 
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Posted 08 November 2004 - 11:36 PM

Ummm I was diagnose liek a week ago and im in shock theres no pill for this and frankly I dont know how anyone wouldnt want to take it! JUST THINK PIZZA!!! so if someone could make up a pill i would be ALLLLL ABOUT IT!!! BRING ON THE GLUTEN PILL!!!!
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 10:28 AM

Wow, i hope 2 heck that they come out w/ that. . . n it WORKS!!!!!
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#21 Eilidh

 
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 11:29 AM

Yep...the longer I'm on the diet, the less I like the idea of depending on a medication...even if they think it works initially, what if they found problems with it later?....celiac disease is something we can deal with w/o pills, so going against what is best for our bodies (to just avoid gluten) might not be the best solution.



I agree. I have been on the diet for 7 years now and the more time that goes by the less and less I crave gluten. I know that I can never cheat because it effects me so badly, so why even sulk about it! I also believe that if we aren't supposed to eat something, then we should eat it... pill or no pill.
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#22 mama3122006

 
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Posted 12 April 2011 - 03:05 AM

If they came up with a pill that enables you to eat gluten, I would take it from time to time because my side-effects are not as bad as many other people's. For example, once a week I might sneek a little cracker or something in and my body won't react because it was such a small amount. I consider myself very lucky! :)

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Do you have Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance? With Celiac, EVERYONE reacts to ANY gluten. Just bc you don't feel the effects doesn't mean that there is not damage happening internally! I was told this straight from my GI specialist!
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#23 ciavyn

 
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Posted 12 April 2011 - 05:07 AM

Gotta be honest -- I wouldn't want the pill. For one, why would you want to put yet another chemical in your body? And second...the stuff we aren't eating isn't good for you any way. I'd much rather look and feel better -- which I do -- than take a pill so I can pack on the pounds and eat foods that do nothing to help my immune system or abs. :)
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 04:37 AM

I'd take the pill but I wouldn't eat gluten. I'd use it for those times that I want to eat out and have a gluten free menu but am scared and take the pill just in case it is cross contaminated or something just to avoid the reaction.
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