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If you find yourself reading more food labels than emails

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If you can stand in the middle of a candy store and not be tempted to taste even one piece for fear of spending a week trying to detox....you might be a Celiac.

Btw the top shelf liquor one is sooo true!

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If you know what, and where, your duodenum is, you are very likely celiac.

Great topic, 1962! :lol:

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If you do not have small children and you still know where every public bathroom in town is ...........you might be celiac

if you have been know to carry a change of clothing in your car ( for emergencys :unsure: ) ...................you might be celiac

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....your first description of a meal out is "it didn't make me sick" instead of "it was delicious"....

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....your first description of a meal out is "it didn't make me sick" instead of "it was delicious"....

I did actually LOL at this one :lol:

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These are cracking me up!

If you only use Rice Chex for dog treats....you might be Celiac.

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These are cracking me up!

If you only use Rice Chex for dog treats....you might be Celiac.

You might be a Coeliac if!

I posted these selections on The Irish Coeliac Society Message Board a few years ago, I hope you enjoy them.

The First Collection

The Second Collection

The Third Collection

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You might be a Coeliac if!

I posted these selections on The Irish Coeliac Society Message Board a few years ago, I hope you enjoy them.

The First Collection

The Second Collection

The Third Collection

Love it! Laughed out loud at the "if I take a sip of your soda will I catch your "bread thing".....

I'd like to add that you may be Celiac if you watch what people eat and think "you're NUTS!".

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I'd like to add that you may be Celiac if you watch what people eat and think "you're NUTS!".

It is like watching some one intentionally eat poison :ph34r:

If you stand in line at the grocery store and look at what other people have in their shopping cart and shake you head in dismay ...........you may be celiac

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When you travel, you pack more food than clothes!

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This is taken from The Irish Coeliac Messageboard and is a true story, believe it or not!

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I was in College a while back, and was standing in line at the dreaded food counter, waiting to hear that inevitable question that all Coeliacs must endure "what would you like."

Ahead of me was a fellow student, and he turned to question me, "So, what are you in the mood for today.."

I replied "I wasn't sure" not wanted to blab out right away that I had unusual eating patterns!

He persisted though. "The pasta looks good!"

At this stage, I just thought I'd get it over with and said with as much gusto as I could "I'M A COELIAC".

He hesitated for a moment and replied

" Really, I'm a Saggitarian myself"!!!!

I laughed till tears came to my eyes...

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Oh so good to laugh, what a crack-up, great wit and hummor here!

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27. You are up late at night trying to develop a recipe for pizza without ........

Flour, Cheese, Yeast, Tomatoes, Beef, Garlic and Oregano.

Yep, been there, done that (except for the garlic and oregano ;) )

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you might be celiac if you did a victory dance in the isle when you found out that fruity pebbles were gluten free

you might be celiac if being hungry away from home is your worst nightmare

you might be celiac if you use tongs to hold the fish flake container when you feed your fish and then was your hands compulsively afterwards

you might be celiac if you avoid passing the bread at dinner

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You might be a celiac if...

There's a stomach bug going around and you are actually jealous of the people with diarrhea. (true story lol)

If you have spent $200 on food just to throw $150 of it away cos it went bad.

You've told a family member they can have some of your food just to find crumbs in it the next day :/

You've told someone that you can't eat gluten and tell them how it makes you feel and they say "I think I have that too!"

You tell family members this maybe why they have some of the problems they have just for them to say "I'm not giving up my food"

If someone has offered you unsafe food and before you can respond a friend or family member shouts out "They can't eat that!!" lol

You've gotten excited and bought something you think is safe just to get home and find you forgot to check for other things it has that you are allergic too.

You're brain hits the delete button after you tell it to remember something lol

Your colon looks at laxatives like they're Flintstones vitamins.

If you have more supplements than the drugstore. lol

If people seem have a harder time with you not being able to eat anything than you do.

You're brain hits the delete button after you tell it to remember something (Just kidding!!) :lol:

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you might be celiac if you use tongs to hold the fish flake container when you feed your fish and then was your hands compulsively afterwards

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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...if you find yourself "seeing celiacs everywhere" and have to stop yourself from telling them their obvious ill health is from gluten.... :ph34r:

...if you have know waaaay more than you ever wanted to about the GI tract, poop and what makes for healthy bowels :rolleyes:

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...if you have know waaaay more than you ever wanted to about the GI tract, poop and what makes for healthy bowels :rolleyes:

And if you find you have an unlimited vocabulary for describing poop, much like the Eskimos have for "snow"

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And if you find you have an unlimited vocabulary for describing poop, much like the Eskimos have for "snow"

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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You might be celiac if....

You've gone to the grocery store and were excited to find a gluten free isle just to turn around and see that it's also the bread isle. Doh! lol :D

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It's the gluten free aisle!!!! No, wait!! it's the organic / natural foods aisle, no wait a minute, it's the international foods aisle -- oh what the heck, it's the "we just chuck everything here that we don't know where else to put it" aisle :blink:

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....your first description of a meal out is "it didn't make me sick" instead of "it was delicious"....

GOOD ONE!!!!! :lol:

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