I'm Feeling Lonely Because Of Celiac
Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:26 AM
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:25 PM
If you can't find a support group on campus - start one ..
Put a sign up at Student Health, the Pastoral office of any campus ministers, the Notice Board near the Food Hall, the College pharmacy/drugstore .. Pro-active! ... You have done very well, at a young age - keep it up!
College life can be a pain in the butt sometimes, so swing it around to your advantage - take charge ... I think that it would be unlikely that you are the only student in this predicament.
If your school has a website with a forum or even a classified section, post to ask if anyone would be interested in a support group. You could also use Facebook and publish your post to the whole school.
I've had food allergies my whole life and recently gave up the gluten that seems to be causing my fibromyalgia symptoms (they're slowly going away since I gave it up). I have found that the people who are worth your time, male or female, will not judge you for refusing certain types of food. I have never been turned down for a date or dumped because of it either. People may think it's weird if you don't explain why you don't eat certain things, but if you're willing to explain, those who are worth it won't judge you for avoiding gluten.
Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:04 PM
I am hypoglycemic and I have celiac disease. No one ever asks me where I can eat when we're out. Because of my hypoglycemia I have to have a balanced meal so I generally end up having to eat wheat and I get sick. I have a horrible migraine because I had to eat wheat yesterday. You are very lucky your friends care.
Sheesh. Those don't sound like very good friends. True friends would not want to make you sick. If you've explained your condition and vocalized your problems with their restaurant choices, they should try to accommodate your food needs. Sometimes they will fail or will want to try a place where you cannot eat, but many restaurants will understand if you bring your own bread or will try to accommodate you. It's always good to keep a snack on hand in case there's an unplanned meal.
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